The Sound of Mull is a sheltered haven in the wild hills on the west coast of Scotland. Used as a poor weather route by ships as they weaved their way north, many of these voyages ended in disaster leaving a trail of shipwrecks to explore. The worst of the weather blows over the mountain tops leaving the rich waters in the lee of the wind. On a clear day, the gates at the Point of Ardnamurchan open to a world of small islands and little piers.

On a clear day, the gates at the Point of Ardnamurchan open to a world of small islands and little piers.

Sound of Mull diving is…

A great way to start the season – sheltered waters with good wrecks and a range of scenic sites holding a wide range of diverse critters. Oban is within an evenings drive of much of the top of England and most of Scotland making the sound a perfect weekend destination.

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Shuna: 56.554374, -5.912018
Dunstaffnage Marina: 56.450509, -5.431441
North Pier Oban: 56.414827, -5.475204
Breda: 56.480221, -5.415573
Hispania: 56.580666, -5.983944
Rhondo: 56.538381, -5.912533
Thesis: 56.496144, -5.686970
Tobermory: 56.622781, -6.072300
Arinagour: 56.622243, -6.523132
Tapti: 56.572346, -6.627502
General Consul Elisejeff: 56.626209, -6.492920
Nevada II: 56.690603, -6.493864
Lochaline: 56.534863, -5.777343
Calve Island: 56.625254, -6.044025

 

A good weekend in the Sound of Mull…

Most groups set off after work and arrive late evening ready for an early start. Three day weekends see a run to Tobermory and Lochaline on consecutive nights with a pick of the wrecks sites as governed by the tides. The Breda, Hispania, Shuna, Rhondo and Thesis line the wreck hall of fame here with scenic sites including Calve Island, the Lochaline Pier and Ardtonish Point as welcome diversions from the rust. Four day weekends allow a run out to the Tapti, Aurania and Arinagour while weeks put the whole of the west coast into play. St Kilda anyone..?