Survey Dive Torpedo Site Loch Long Mar 18

Rob and I decided to dive a site that we have been wanting to get back to for months, the torpedoes at Loch Long.  Rob already has an excellent video on our site (take a look) of the torpedoes which he did over a summer a couple of years ago.  However, as this is March and we have had lots of winter weather to contend with, we didn’t know what the visibility would be like but could clearly see lots of fresh water gushing down into the loch when we looked around.

Entry to the site is tricky and does require a good wee swim out to the buoy but before we knew it, we were descending down into the green water.  Rob was measuring and taking bearings and I was to take photographs.  The one tip I would give anyone diving here is to ensure they have very good buoyancy as it is very silty, if not, you will not see a thing for dust!

Over two good dives,  we found lots of torpedoes and the remnants of a small boat as well as beautiful anemones, some little fish and Rob found a lobster living in a large torpedo (you can just spot his claw in the photo)!


The weather was very kind to us too as the sun was out and we had some blue sky, it was lovely!

I’m looking forward to going back to dive this site again, hopefully when it is warmer and sunnier to find more torpedoes and hopefully some of the beautiful fireworks anemones I saw the first time I dived this site.


Last dive of the year

Some of us Thistlers braved the very very cold weather on Wednesday night to have our traditional Christmas night dive at Conger Alley Loch Long. We all went on to The Village Inn for a meal and chill out literally afterwards! Thanks to everyone for a good day. Now, I did take lots of underwater photos with a camera Santa brought me but having problems getting photos to upload onto my computer!! However, as you can see there are lots of photos of us keeping warm by the roaring fire that we eventually got lit! Water was a balmy 5 degrees :-0 — with Donald Bain and 5 others.


Conger Alley 12th Nov

Greatvweather although start to get frosty in the morning


George P Lanzarote

George took a few snap whilst away on holiday.


29th Sept Green ends a Gully Eyemouth

Andy and Rob dived Green Ends Gully even after Andy forgot his Regs.

He is good at breath holding

23rd Sept Girls Can


Diving the Caves


Diving Queenie Reef

Diving the fantastic Queenie Reef Loch Crinan

Diving Cumbrae 20th Aug

Great Diving around Cumbrae

13th Aug Seil Island

Great Diving at seal island