First Class Diver David Ainsley has operated a dive charter boat from Seil, on the West coast of Scotland near Oban for 27 years.
David is the most experienced sports diver in the area with over 3000 dives here. and has extensive knowledge of the wildlife of the area below and above the water. Our capable crew, Katerina or Karen will look after you and provide hot drinks and biscuits as required.
The local area is Scotland’s best kept secret : the Firth of Lorne Special Area of Conservation and Marine Protected Area. Scallop dredging and tangle netting have been banned for a decade : rocky reefs are now healthy and porpoise have increased by 286%! Here you find good visibility and an exceptional variety and abundance of marine animals, second only to St Kilda.
The SAC includes the Corryvreckan Whirlpool and the offshore Garvellach Islands. The unique archipelago of islands and deep channels provides a great variety of dive-sites. There are inshore sea-lochs with minimal tide and sheltered colourful high-energy channels such as Cuan, the Sound of Luing and the Grey Dogs. This is the ideal area for winter, spring and autumn diving as there are good sheltered sites with diving for all levels of experience in most weather conditions. For groups of experienced divers the area offers some of the best high-energy diving in Scotland.
Our big seaworthy boat is one of the fastest dive charter boats in Scotland and easily reaches the Sound of Mull Wrecks and the rarely dived offshore Torran rocks. The purpose built “Porpoise II”, with nearly 900 well-silenced horsepower, is Scotland’s most powerful dive charter boat. This huge boat offers safety, (Marine Coastguard Agency 60 mile licence) stability, comfort, refreshments and toilet; with room for all twelve passengers in the heated wheelhouse or open afterdeck.
Please explore our website to find out more about our boat, dive sites and the other wildlife you may see.