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 Dubh Artach, Iona and Colonsay.
Due to our range of dive sites and the sheltered tidal waters around Balvicar we can offer good diving for all levels of experience in all both summer and winter.
All Weather Diving.
Because Balvicar opens into sheltered sea-lochs, we can find calm dive sites in most weather conditions. Access to the open Atlantic, through Cuan Sound, is only a few minutes away. The topography of the area is such that it allows shore-diving even in the most extreme conditions.
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.
Spend your surface interval snorkeling with seals or watching dolphins, porpoise, otters and golden eagles.
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 http://www.sealife-adventures.com for full details.
From the infamous Corryvreckan to gentle Dunchonnuil with its tame cuckoo wrasse, we can give you just the sort of exhilarating diving you want.
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.
Switch and most major credit cards accepted.
+44 (0)1852 300203 (evenings and weekends)
What to bring
2 bottles (we have some for hire).
Please note: tea, coffee and biscuits are provided on the boat.
We can supply air from our own onshore compressor or it can be obtained from Oban Divers.
Please contact us for our current accommodation list.
We have full marine risk and £2 million 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.