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Oban Diving WeatherIdeal diving weather for Oban and the west coast of Scotland.

Puffin Dive Centre does not rely on only one source of weather information. Apart from the reality of the situation (believe it or not weather reports can sometimes be wrong!) several sources are checked during operations and the standard (and preferrered method shown in our shop window for the initial use of site users.

The weather in our area is extremely fickle and in some months can completely contradict the reported forecast especially in the early part of the year up to early May. Having said this opportunities to safely take advantage of options presented can be discussd with one of our experienced skippers and some general guidance given.

Shore diving on the site at Gallanach is partially sheltered however th equality may not suit everyone during periods of turbidity. The good news is that when the storm abates the water settles quickly alowing diving to resume. In fact we lose very few days a year of actual diving - Feel free to ask at the shop and add our opinion to your plan making process.

The sensible option is always to have alternative options, either safe havens to go to on route, PONR (Point of No Return)decisions planned in for fuel and turn back options, Prudent monitoring of situations taking into account the duff diver who although briefed to return chooses to selfishly extend his underwater visit and cause the skipper to wait into his travel home/safehaven window.

Often the South West is the dominant wind direction with a build time of usually 4 - 6 hours, thus if it is windy and the sea has not yet built then if watched carefully allowance can be made to dive in several locations that would be out of the question even a few hours later.

Remember many sites have preferred conditions that may only be useful and safe for them. Do not be tempted to assume that what is good for one is good for all.

Puffin Dive Centre 2015

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