Lochaline Boat Charters

20+ Years

Diving Since 1999

Boats

2 Dive Boats Available

Capacity

12 Divers per Boat

Cost

Full boat from £420/Day

About Us

Information

Based in the sound of Mull midway between Oban and Tobermory. The Sound of Mull and the Western Isles of Scotland have arguably the most enjoyable dive sights in Britain. They certainly have the remotest of wrecks and the scenery is second to none. Our boats the Brendan and Peregrine are ideally suited for use as dive charter boats.

Both our boats have onboard compressors and diving lifts, so no longer do you have to bring along two tanks or make the sometimes lengthy journey back to land. We pride ourselves on giving the complete diving package. We can help arrange everything from accommodation to having food prepared for a full days outing. Some of our food is now as popular as the dive itself!

Sites

Well known dive sites available from Lochaline which are included in our daily charter rates: Hispania, John Preston, Rondo, Meldon, Breda, Thesis, Shuna, Swan , Falls of Lora, The Garvellach Islands, Ardtornish Point, Pennygown Quarry, Tapti, Nevada, General Consul, Aurania, Ardmore Point, Auliston Point, Calve Island, Bo Fascadale, Danny's Buoy, Elizabeth Rock, Loch Sunart and the diving around the Isle of Muck.

Book Early

We would advise anyone interested, especially for holiday times to book early, as the better dates tend to go quickly

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Diving

To give you an idea of the main areas that Lochaline Boat Charters operate from and the type of diving expected we have listed them below.

In addition to the locations below we are happy to discuss with you other locations and diving requirements.

Location

Lochaline

We believe that Lochaline is the best all round diving centre in the U.K. as well as being only 3 hours drive from Central Scotland it also offers the potential of year round diving in almost any weather, while other diving areas are being blown out the Sound of Mull offers refuge in all but the worst weather. Well known dive sites available from Lochaline which are included in our daily charter rates: Hispania, John Preston, Rondo, Meldon, Breda, Thesis, Shuna, Swan , Falls of Lora, The Garvellach Islands, Ardtornish Point, Pennygown Quarry, Tapti, Nevada, General Consul, Aurania, Ardmore Point, Auliston Point, Calve Island, Bo Fascadale, Danny's Buoy, Elizabeth Rock, Loch Sunart and the diving around the Isle of Muck.

Location

Tobermory/ Salen

The main benefit in diving out of Tobermory is that it enables a slightly shorter journey to reach the dive sites North and West of the Sound of Mull. Well known dive sites available from Tobermory which are included in our daily charter rates: Hispania, John Preston, Rondo, Thesis, Shuna, Swan , Ardtornish Point, Pennygown Quarry, Tapti, Nevada, General Consul, Aurania, Ardmore Point, Auliston Point, Calve Island, Bo Fascadale,Danny's Buoy, Elizabeth Rock, Loch Sunart and the diving around the Isle of Muck.

Location

Oban

Oban has long been recognised as one of the main dive centres on the West of Scotland, one of its main benefits is the relatively short distance to Central Scotland, however this is rapidly offset if you choose to dive the sites in the Northern end of the Sound of Mull (North of Lochaline) Well known dive sites available from Oban which are included in our daily charter rates. Hispania, John Preston, Breda,Falls of Lora,Meldon,Rondo, Thesis, Shuna, Swan , Ardtornish Point, Pennygown Quarry, Calve Island,The Garvellach Islands.

Diving With Sharks

The increase in sightings of basking sharks in recent years has proven to be a bonus for our divers, the areas around the Small Isles and Coll and Tiree provide regular sightings with several monsters around the 9 metre mark being sighted in 2010

Basking shark 1

It is not unusual for the divers to surface from a dive in these areas and find themselves in the company of 4 or 5 feeding baskers.

Basking shark 2

Mindful of the harm that can be caused by harassing these stunning creatures we always comply strictly with the code of conduct put in place by the "Basking Shark Project".

Basking shark 3

All of the basking shark pictures were taken by Doctor Jan Love diving from Lochaline Boat Charters vessels.

Basking shark 4

Accommodation

  • Lochaline

    Morvern Dive Lodge

    0791 8889184 (find it on Facebook) only 5 minutes from the pier, comfortable accommodation for up to 12 divers, all bookings taken through Lochaline Boat Charters

  • Lochaline

    Lochaline Hotel

    A small family-run hotel

  • Lochaline

    The old Manse B&B Lochaline

    Rates are £30 pp per night including full cooked breakfast. They have 2 double rooms and one twin, so can take up to six people at a time. 07903 922781/ clareholohan@hotmail.co.uk

  • Lochaline

    Lochaline Dive Centre

    Accommodation is available at the Lochaline Dive Centre Bunkhouse, which can cater for groups of up to 24 persons in ensuite rooms with underfloor heating.

  • Lochaline

    Ardtornish Estate

    Bunkhouse sleeping 8 close to Lochaline, also comfortable cottages and stunning and spacious apartments

  • Salen

    Salen Pier House

    sleeping 13 in 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with lots of space and stunning views

  • Tobermory

    Bad-Daraich self catering

    Sleeps 10

  • Tobermory

    Tobermory Youth Hostel

    Located on the main street, surrounded by shops, galleries, bars and restaurants, Tobermory Youth Hostel is one of the many brightly painted buildings sitting on one of Scotland’s most colourful and attractive harbours.

Current Price List

There is a surcharge of £30/day for Oban and Tobermory pick ups.

Price may change if outside season.

Please contact us to discuss pricing for other areas.

£440.00 per day

1-3 Days

When chartering between 1 and 3 days. For 12 divers this is £37/day/diver

£420.00 per day

4 Or More Days

When chartering 4 or more days. For 12 divers this is £35/day/diver

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