Fyne Pioneer, Loch Fyne

Site Name: Strone Point - Loch Fyne

Dive Site Info

This site slopes down fairly steeply, with bedrock and boulders down to 8m, then silty pebbles and gravel down to 25m. Weed and Kelp cover the boulder slope to around 10m, thinning to coarse sand, then sand and mud/silt mix.  


The life in this area is diverse, possibly because of increased water movement off Strone Point. The calcareous tube worm Protula tubularia is common here, as are the usual Long Clawed Squat Lobsters, dogfish, sea squirts, and hermit crabs. Less common species which can be seen at Strone Point include the sea squirt Corella parallelogramma, the Cushion Star Porania pulvillus and the Velvet Swimming Crab Necora puber. Fireworks anemones are plentiful between 15-30m depth, and Pachycerianthus multiplicatus anemones can be seen decorating the sea bed.


Visibility is frequently around 10m.

When to dive

Can be dived at any state of the tide.