Portskerra

Popular shore dive site offering diving at any stage of the tide with particularly easy entry/exit via the slipway at most times in the tide.

This is a very scenic dive up to 20m and is suitable for all levels of diver. The sheltered nature of the inner basin makes it an ideal training location for new divers just experiencing diving in the sea.

The dive starts with an underwater tunnel/arch near the end of the reef which connects the inner basin to the open sea.

The arch has a rocky bottom and is home to lobsters, crabs and a variety of fish. Pipefish and octopus are regularly seen here.

At varying times through the year, hundreds of baby lobsters can be found sheltering in nooks and crannies under the arch. During May & June, dogfish come here to breed.

There are several recognised routes once outside the arch with the deepest and longest route passing along the outside wall of the distant reef.

All of the reef walls, arch ceiling and sides are covered by an abundance of plant life.

This site is ideal for underwater photography.





The popular dive routes can be identified :