Dive Boats, Centres and Operators, Gear Repairs and Sales in Scotland

This directory is provided as a service to divers, ScotSAC does not endorse or recommend any service provider, caveat emptor.


North West

Western Isles



Northern Isles

North East


South West


South East

South West Scotland

From the Solway Firth to Ardnamurchan Point, including the Sound of Mull

  • C&C Marine Services - air, nitrox, diving equipment sales, dive rhib charter based at Largs Yacht Marina, Ayrshire

  • Gaelic Rose - dive boat charter specialising in fully catered dive trips to Scotland and Norway, sleeps 12. Air and nitrox onboard based at Oban, Argyll

  • Kylebhan - Liveaboard based in Oban, 7 and 10 day charters to the Hebrides, St Kilda, Rathlin Island and the Irish Coast. Tel 01389 877028.

  • Little Blue - day charters for 12 divers, air fills available onshore at Tarbert, Loch Fyne 
    Read more: Get Charter - Little Blue: Dive Mar 2005, Scott MacDonald
  • Lochaline Boat Charters - mv Brendan and Peregrine each licensed for 12 divers, air onboard. Based in Lochaline, pick up from Oban, Fort William or Mull. Skippers Alan and Bodie will take the boats further afield on request. 
    Read more: Get Charter - The Peregrine: Dive May 2005, Steve Walker 
    Seasearch for the Elusive Maerl: Scottish Diver Nov/Dec 2004, Alison Fish
  • Lochaline Dive Centre - friendly, family-run, dive and outdoor pursuits centre. Air, nitrox and trimix. Cylinder pick up service from the old pier. Bunkhouse, self-catering accommodation for 34, IANTD technical training courses. Home of the Sound of Mull Archaeology Project (SoMAP). Based at Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll.

  • Mull Aquarium - Tomermory Harbour Authority has acquired a Gardner Denver Permiair 48Sair compresssor, able to fill to 232 bars. contact email: aquarium@tobermoryharbour.co.uk  website: www.mullaquarium.co.uk

  • Northern Light Charters - luxury dive charters aboard mv Chalice, Halmar Bjorge, Elizabeth G and Hans Hansson. Northern Light specialise in trips around Oban, St Kilda and further afield to exciting locations such as the Faroe Islands and Iceland, based at Achnacraig, Argyll.

  • Oban Dive Charters     'GANNET' day dive charters from Oban with Skipper Adrian Lauder, max 10, hot drinks, based in Oban. tel / fax 01631 720262 ; voda / text 07720 302727 http://www.obandive.co.uk       http://www.tsmvgannet.co.uk

  • Oban Divers Dive Shop - Glenshellach Road, near Oban. Dive shop, air, servicing, equipment hire, bunkhouse accommodation and campsite. Tel 01631 566618  See also here

  • Porpoise Diving - Dive charters and wildlife cruises in the Firth of Lorne, Garvellachs and Slate Isles. Based at Balvicar, Seil Island
    Read more: The Glorious Garvellachs: Scottish Diver Mar/Apr 2001 Kev Watson and David Ainsley

  • Puffin Dive Centre - dive shop, suit repairs, training, servicing and cylinder testing. Walk-on and charter boats, self-service air panel and on-site accommodation based at Port Gallanch, Oban

  • Shore Scuba Supplies - Scuba supplies, 62 Shore Street, Gourock, Firth of Clyde. 
    Tel 01475 637773

  • Silver Swift - fast and comfortable day boat charter for 12-divers based in Tobermory, within easy reach of the Sound of Mull wrecks. Pick up from Oban or Lochaline may be arranged depending on boat's itinery. Accommodation available in Tobermory. Range includes Sound of Mull, Coll, Tiree, Muck, Rum, Canna or further afield. Air onboard. Dont miss Jeanette's shortbread. 
    Read more: Get Charter - Silver Swift: Dive Aug 2003, Paul Kay

  • Wreckspeditions Dive Charters Ltd - Based in Dunoon with pickup service from Inverkip Marina and Largs Yacht Haven, looking at providing varied diving around the South West and to all corners of Scotland. Providing rhib diving for up to 8 divers including tea and coffee.  We have a 7.4m Redbay Stormforce Rhib with a ladder, fully MCA commercially coded to cat3r.






Western Isles & St Kilda

  • Northern Light Charters - luxury dive charters aboard mv Chalice, Halmar Bjorge, Elizabeth G and Hans Hansson. Northern Light specialise in trips around Oban, St Kilda and further afield to locations such as the Faroe Islands and Iceland, based at Achnacraig, Argyll.

North West

Ardnamurchan Point to Tongue Bay, including the Isle of Skye

  • Craig-ard Charters - day boat charters around the Summer Isles and Loch Broom, aboard the mv Rebecca Ann licensed for 12 divers. Air available. Based atDundonnell near Ullapool.

  • Dive & Sea the Hebrides - Shorepark Lochbay, Waternish, Isle of Skye. IV5 58G.  Phone 01470 592219 - email: diveskye@dive-and-sea-the-hebrides.co.uk

  • Mary Doune - fast hard boat with friendly, helpful skipper. Takes 8-12 divers as a day boat or 6 as a live aboard. Full board or self-catering options at Doune onKnoydart. Air onboard and good range for the small isles, Skye even St Kilda as a liveaboard. 
    Read more: Get Doune: Diver Jun 2003 Jim Greenfield

Northern Isles (Shetland and Orkney)

  • Diving Cellar - day boat and weekly charters. Nitrox and air on board, shore accommodation and use of minibus. Based in Stromness, Orkney

  • Halton Charters - liveaboard dive charter for 12 divers. Air and nitrox on board, trimix and argon on request. Scapa Flow, Shetland and the North East coast of Scotland. Based in Stromness, Orkney

  • Scapa Flow Charters - liveaboard and dayboat charters aboard mv Jean Elaine and Sharon Rose within Scapa Flow, the Northern Isles, Shetland and other destinations. Air and nitrox onboard, self-catering or catered options. Week-long or long weekends, you name it Scapa Flow Charters do it! Based inStromness, Orkney. 
    Read more: Beyond Scapa: Dive Jul 2003 Richard Dean

  • Scapa Flow Diving Centre - day boat charters aboard mv Crusader, air and nitrox onboard. Based at Burray, Orkney

  • Scapa Flow Diving Holidays - day boat and live aboard charter on mv Invincible, based in Stromness. Nitrox and trimix onboard.

  • Scapa Flow Diving and John's Charters - day boat and live aboard charter on mv Karin, based in Stromness. Scapa Flow, Northern Isles, Shetland and North and East Coasts of Scotland. Air, Nitrox and Trimix onboard.

  • Scapa Scuba - Home of the Superman and Spiderman drysuits! Training, diving equipment & drysuit sales, overnight drysuit repairs, guided dives and day boat trips aboard the mv Radiant Queen. Based at Stromness, Orkney.

  • Sunrise Charters - Scapa Flow and the Northern Isles aboard mv Sunrise. Air, nitrox and trimix available. Catered and sef-catering options. Based in Stromness, Orkney

North East - Tongue Bay to Montrose

  • Moray Diving - aboard mv Topcat, 12-person dive charter, air, nitrox and trimix available. Based in Lossiemouth, Moray Firth. Skipper Bill Ruck's curried spuds are world famous! 
    Read more: Top Cat Always Gets the Cream: Scottish Diver Nov/Dec 2005, Jack Morrison 
    Get Charter - Top Cat: Dive Feb 2004, Mike Clark

South East - Montrose to Eyemouth

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