Our speed and our sixty mile licence allow us to visit sites from the Sound of Jura to the Sound of Mull and also west to the Torrans and Dubh Artach.
Due to our range of dive sites and the sheltered tidal waters around the Forth of Lorne we can offer good diving for all levels of experience in all both summer and winter.
All Weather Diving (almost!).
Because our pontoon is located in a sheltered sound with access to sea lochs, we can find calm dive sites in most weather conditions. Access to more tidal areas in the open Atlantic are only a few minutes away.
The Garvellachs and the Slate Isles
These islands create an area of outstanding beauty above and below the surface, with exceptional water clarity. Complex tides are a feature of this area: our local knowledge will put you on the right part of the site at the right state of the tide.
During your surface interval you might see dolphins, porpoise, otters, sea and golden eagles and much more!
Offshore sites exposed to the Atlantic swell
On settled days some of our best dive sites are to be found some 30 miles west of the Garvellachs. These sites have narrow gullies and walls carpeted in Jewel Anemones, huge shoals of fish and water so clear that you can sometimes see the sun at 40m plus.
For your best chance of seeing minke whales, come on one of our five-hour whale-search trips – see sealife-adventures.com for full details.
The channels between the archipelago of local islands provide excellent drift diving with abundant marine life.
We regularly visit the ‘classic’ Sound of Mull wrecks and also some less heavily dived wrecks. We are always searching for (and finding) virgin wrecks.
How to find us…
We are a scenic 30 minute drive from Oban.
Our private car park and pontoon is a 30 minute scenic drive southwest of Oban.
From the A816, turn onto the B844 (brown signs for Sealife Adventures). Follow this road onto Seil Island over the steep, humpbacked Atlantic Bridge. After the bridge, continue exactly 0.8 miles & turn left into our site, look out for yellow “Sealife Adventures” signs.
If you are using SatNav, enter PA34 4TR.
Please phone David on +44 (0)1852 300203 (please leave a message if you can’t get through, David might be out on the boat!) for more information and to book.
What to bring
Please note: tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are provided on the boat.
We have two holiday cottages located on Seil, please see the following links or call 01852 300203 for more information.
Alma Cottage– Secluded Self Catering Cottage on Seil set in rural gardens close to our pontoon, pets welcome, ideal for couples, sleeps 4 (Reduced prices for couples). Special offer – 10% discount on wildlife boat trips with Sealife Adventures
Atlantic Bay Cottage– Charming Self Catering Cottage on Seil with it’s own private beach, sleeps 6 – 8 (Reduced prices for couples). Special offer – 10% discount on wildlife boat trips with Sealife Adventures
Alternatively, visit our links page for other accommodation in the area.
We have full marine risk and passenger liability cover. We take bookings from groups of divers who elect their own marshal and are responsible for all diving operations.
Our insurance does not cover personal gear on the boat.