Knoydart, Scotland – 13-20th September 2014

We arrived in Mallaig to flat calm seas and sun shine. This was the weather pattern for the whole week.

Doune Stone Lodge was everything we could have wished for: comfortable, spacious, great showers, drying area and a view across to the Cuillin ridge on Skye. We had otters, playing in the bay and a stag that grazed the lawn (see below). The food was exceptional, with a cooked breakfast, packed lunch and a 4 course meal every evening.  The nearest village was a mere 4 mile hike away.

We dived on Eigg, Muck, Canna and Skye. The main feature was big walls and pinnacles covered in a variety of anemones, sea squirts, soft corals, hydroids and bryzoa. A no take policy ensured that the edible crabs, lobsters and scallops were there for the next group of divers to see. We finished the week with a tour of the Port Napier in the Kyle of Loch Alse. The bonus was watching porpoise, dolphins and a Minke whale as we made our way out to the dive sites.

If you want to visit, book now, as the next available space is in 2017.

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