News & Links


Welcome to the Dive Scotland Website, the home of Porpoise Diving.

Feb 2008

Last summer was one of the best for minke whale sightings in the area and bottlenose dolphins turned up on a regular basis throughout the year. The sea eagles produced two healthy chicks, affectionatly known as Fred and Joe because of the letters on their white wing tags. As last year the winter has been warm, wet and windy and we are looking forward to meeting old friends and new in the year to come.

Please bookmark this site, visit us from time to time, and we will keep you posted on what’s happening in and around our dive sites. Check out our wildlife tours site

Sunset over the Garvellachs


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Local Accommodation

Where should I stay?

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

Argyll Mansions – Argyll Mansions Accommodation in the centre of Oban, sea views and 3 bedrooms.

7 Tramway – Self catering accommodation, Isle of Seil.

Achnadrish House – Mull

Airdeny Chalets – Taynuilt, by Oban

Alltavona – Oban

Ardnacross Holiday Cottages – 1st class B&B and 3 self catering houses, Isle of Mull

Avich Lodge – Self catering Log Cottage near Loch Awe, Argyl

Backpackers – Oban

Barriemore Hotel – Oban

Ben Duirinnis House – 5 bedrooms on shores of Loch Etive, near Oban.

Blaran Cottage – Self Catering accommodation in Kilninver, by Oban

Bon Awe House – Quality s/c accommodation, Bonawe, nr. Oban

Braemar Holidays – Self catering accommodation.

The Byre

Coll Hotel – Hotel accommodation, Isle of Coll

Cologin Country Chalets and Lodges – Self-catering accommodation, Lerags Glen, Oban

Corran House – 4* Hostel accommodation, Oban.

Corriemar – Oban

Creagard Country House – Self catering accommodation, Isle of Luing.

Creel Cottage – Self Catering Cottage (sleeps 4), Balvicar, Isle of Seil

Craobh Haven Self Catering – Luxurious, Self Catering rental holiday cottage

No.8 Cullipool – traditional cottage on the Isle of Luing, sleeps up to 3 people.

Dana Villa – Guest House and Self-catering, Oban

Ealachan Bhana Apartment – Self-catering apartment on Isle of Seil nr. Oban

Falls of Lora – Hotel accommodation, Connel, nr. Oban

Gallanach Estate – Self Catering house, historic West Highland estate near Oban

Garragh Mhor – Bed & Breakfast, Easdale, Isle of Seil

Glenburnie – Oban

The Haven – Self Catering, Seil Island

Innish – Self Catering and B&B accommodation, Seil

Invercloy Guest House – Guest House in Oban

Insh Cottage – traditional one bedroomed cottage in conservation village, Isle of Seil.

Kathmore Guest House – 3* guest house, in Oban

Kinlochlaich House – self catering cottages & apartments in historic country house, beautiful gardens.

Knockderry house

Lag na Keil – Self catering cottages & chalets between Oban and the Isle of Seil.

Loch Awe Cabins – Loch-side Log cabins, Dalavich, nr. Oban,

Loch Melfort Hotel – Award winning country house hotel near Oban,

Loch Seil Cottages – Dog-friendly, self-catering holiday cottages near Oban

Lunga Estate – Self Catering and B & B accommodation,Craignish Peninsula

Melfort Pier – Luxury 5* self-catering accommodation, Kilmelford

Melfort Village – Family friendly and luxury self catering cottages.

Nant Bank – Self catering accommodation, Taynuilt

The Old House – s/c cottage, Glen Orchy, nr. Oban and Fort William

The Old Manse – Guest House, Oban

The Queen’s Hotel – Oban

Rhumor – Oban

Roineabhal – Country House, Taynuilt

Seabank Cottage – Highly recommended self-catering accommodation close to the boat

Seil Chalet – Seil Chalet self catering accommodation on the Isle of Seil

Shuna Farm Cottages – Traditional s/c cottages on an island. Boat provided for short mainland crossing.

Sunnybrae – Camping and Caravan Park,Isle of Luing

Strathnaver – Oban

Strathlachlan Caravan Park – Strathlachlan, Strachur, Argyll

Thornloe – 4* B&B accommodation, Oban

The Tin Church – Used as a Church since the 1900’s, this building was renovated into self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Seil in 2005

Ulva Villa – Oban

Wellpark house – Oban

Local Businesses

Pete Hardy images – Wildlife and Outdoor photography – image library and picture sales & photography workshops and tuition.

Adrian Laycock – Consultant Engineer

Small Paws Cattery – Seil Island, nr. Oban

David Whitaker – Wildlife Photographer

Webcraft – Web and Internet Solutions, est 1996.

Loch Vision – Photo Courses

Tourism Links

Activity Point – Activities and Attractions in Scotland.

TSMV Gannet – Sea angling and scuba diving boat charter, Oban.

Inverary Jail – Scotland’s living 19th Century Prison

Undiscovered Scotland – On-line guide to the Highlands, Islands and Lowlands of Scotland.

West Highland Sailing – Cruise boat and yachting holidays in the West Highlands.

West Scotland Tourism – Information on accommodation and things to do on the West Coast of Scotland.

Serenity Scotland Custom and classic private guided tours of Scotland featuring the richness and distinctiveness of Scotland’s culture, folklore, and nature.

Welcome to Argyll and the Isles – a comprehensive guide to almost everything there is to see and do within the Argyll and the Isles area.

Environmental Organisations

Environmental Investigation Agency – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent, international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime, including ensuring the long-term survival of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises and the environment they depend on.

European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign. – Campaigning for protection of whales, dolphins and porpoise.

Friends Of The Earth – Campaigning for environmental justice.

Marlin – MARine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland

Ores (Ocean Research and Education Society) – Foundation for Marine Environment Research

Sustainable Seas Blog – A place for discussion of news, views, and ideas about the sustainability of coastal and ocean ecosystems and the links to society. We aim to cover all marine issues – from the coasts to the deep sea, scientific devleopments and politics.

Diving links

Dive Search UK – Promoting British Diving and conservation. Dive charter boats and resources for your dive trips.