The Caves

This is a really nice shore dive on the south side of Loch Long along the A814. Although a bit of a scramble to get to down a rough, steep track at the lochside it’s worth the walk. The site itself is a steep boulder slope dropping to approximately 35m from the surface with the boulders creating many crevasses and ‘caves’ for sealife. Plumose and sealochs anemones cover the rocks, and conger eels and wrasse are common amongst them.

Unfortunately, because the site attracts so many fish it also attracts a lot of fishermen. As a result there is a lot of fishing line tangled amongst the rocks so a line cutter of some sort is an absolute must here.

Written by: Rosanna Milligan