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Ding
06-24-2010, 08:17
Loads of good shore diving in the sea lochs....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Finstrokes/eastwood1.jpg

Looking ashore...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Finstrokes/Theslates.jpg

And underwater....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Finstrokes/dogfish1-1.jpg

More...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Scotland/2ThornbackRay.jpg

Wrecks...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Moray%2007/sternofunity.jpg

Wrecks....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Moray%2007/clairandandy.jpg

Wrecks....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/johnnicolson/Finstrokes/som4.jpg

Plenty of good diving.....

navyhmc
06-24-2010, 20:19
very nice! Which Loch?

Splitlip
06-24-2010, 20:25
What are "sea" lochs?

I see the ray and what appear to be soft corals. So, salt water? Very cool. (also something which looks like a cross between a shark and a salamander.:))

Ding
06-25-2010, 11:02
The sea loch shown is Loch Fyne.... click link to map

Maps of the world, street map search - powered by Multimap (http://www.multimap.com/maps/#map=55.98993,-5.22949|11|32&bd=useful_information&loc=GB:55.97572:-5.38811:11|loch) fyne|

The soft corals are called dead mens fingers.


The small fish is a dogfish....small shark.

navyhmc
06-25-2010, 15:54
Where on Loch Fyne did you dive? I was considered a little nuts (daft is the word I believe they used) when I snorkeled Loch Fyne around Campbleton and Tarbet. I was in Macrihanish for a few weeks with the US Nacy stationed at the RAF base there. A little bit cold as I remember.

Zeagle Eagle
06-25-2010, 20:08
What are "sea" lochs?

I see the ray and what appear to be soft corals. So, salt water? Very cool. (also something which looks like a cross between a shark and a salamander.:)) According to wikipedia:
A loch or lough is a body of water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water) which is either a lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake) or a sea inlet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inlet), which may be also a firth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firth), fjord (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord), estuary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estuary), strait (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait), or bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay). Sea-inlet lochs are often called sea lochs.

Splitlip
06-25-2010, 22:51
Thanks.
I always presumed them to be land locked lakes.

BuzzGA
06-25-2010, 23:30
That looks really great. I now am adding that to the list of places to go

navyhmc
06-26-2010, 02:25
I can say the drive down the Mull of Kintyre is veryu nice in the spring-a lot of the time you're driving right along the Loch. Tarbet has a nice Maritime Museum too.

Largo
06-26-2010, 21:45
Where on Loch Fyne did you dive? I was considered a little nuts (daft is the word I believe they used) when I snorkeled Loch Fyne around Campbleton and Tarbet. I was in Macrihanish for a few weeks with the US Nacy stationed at the RAF base there. A little bit cold as I remember.

Navy,
I caught a typo for you. I reckon that you were planning to type either "Navy," or "Nancy." Either way, I got your back, bro.

navyhmc
06-27-2010, 19:53
:smiley9: Ooops

Ding
06-28-2010, 07:37
Loch Fyne is a big sea loch and there are loads of dive sites, shore and boat diving....

navyhmc
06-28-2010, 14:45
Very nice all the way around Ding!

By the way, you didn't say where your site was by? Where on the loch did you make entry (or is it a secret spot?)

Ding
07-16-2010, 08:23
There are plenty of dive sites on loch fyne...

Would you would like some dive guides...?

navyhmc
07-16-2010, 10:00
If I could only get back there! I'd love it. *sigh* but alas.... Besides, if I get back to Loch Fyne, my wife and son will be along as well and the last thing "She who must be obeyed" will let me do is dive. In her opinion, there's too much other cool stuff to see and do in Scotland. She's mostly right...

Ding
09-05-2010, 14:37
Its always the same.....the grass is always greener on the other side...LOL. Scotland is drysuit diving ....even in the summer. But if you have a non diving partner there is plenty for them to do while you wet your head. If you need more info just ask.....love to show off the only things I know....:smiley2:

Ding
09-05-2010, 14:49
Thanks.
I always presumed them to be land locked lakes.

There is only one lake in Scotland .....Lake Montieth...the rest are Lochs.....

Ding
12-05-2010, 14:23
Found this...

Dive map (http://www.finstrokes.com/dive-map.html)

Look at the west coast of scotland....great diving