Site Use & Prices

Puffin Dive Centre is located at Gallanach Bay, Oban, Scotland. For help to Find us click on this link

We are located on the Sound of Kerrera for easy dive site access. PDC offers a large site area for dive groups with on site facilities such as: boat storage, car & trailer parking, launch & recovery on an easy slipway, compressed air filling services, guest moorings, kit wash locations, toilet facilities, changing rooms and a crew area for group meetings.

ALL VESSELS MUST ADHERE TO PDC WATER SAFETY RULES
Puffin Dive Centre is a diving school primarily and boat launching site second. Trainee divers in the bay have priority and safety adherence is extremely important. The A-flag on site covers diving activities in the bay and by the reef. We do not allow any fishing on site due to diving safety procedures & risk assessments. Basic rules for boat launching and site safety must be read and adhered to by all vessels & boat skippers when entering or exiting the bay 


 
Read Water use & rules at PDC here

SHORT STAY PARKING RATES  PRICE USER TYPE
Parking (Vehicle Only)     Half  £2.00/Half 1300-1830 (half day only)
Parking (Vehicle Only)     Day £4.00/Day Non Diver (Day Only to 1830Hrs)
Parking (Vehicle Only)     24H £5.00/24H Non Diver (24 Hour - 0800 to 0759)
Parking (Vehicle Only)     Week £25.00/Wk Non Diver (Weekly)
Parking (Commercial Vehicle) 24H £25.00/24H PDC Customer (Non air/accommodation)
Parking (Vehicle & Trailer)    Half £3.00/Half 1300-1830 (half day only) 
Parking (Vehicle & Trailer)    Day £6.00/Day Non Diver
Parking (Vehicle & Trailer)    24H £7.00/24H Non Diver
Parking (Vehicle & Trailer)    Week £30.00/Wk Non Diver (Weekly)
Parking (Vehicle & Trailer)    Month £110.00/Mth Non Diver (Monthly)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)      24H £4.50/24H PDC Customer (Short Term Storage)
Parking (Trailer Only)            24H £3.00/24H Non Diver

 Short stay parking includes: Toilet block, shower & changing facilities, kit wash & crew area use. 

PDC DIVING CUSTOMER RATES PRICE USER TYPE
Parking (Vehicle Only)       Day ** Gratis PDC Customer (Day Only to 1830Hrs)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)   Day ** Gratis PDC Customer (Day Only to 1830Hrs)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)   Week ** Gratis PDC Customer (Dive Trip Use Only)

No charges for PDC Diving customers - Dive groups ensure minimum air tokens purchased before using facilities. Customers on courses & visiting the shop gratis day parking. 
 

LONG STAY PARKING & STORAGE   PRICE USER TYPE
Parking (Boat on Trailer)    1 Month £64/Mth PDC Customer (Monthly)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)    3 Month £138/Qtr PDC Customer (3 Monthly)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)    6 Month £210/6mth PDC Customer (6 Monthly)
Parking (Boat on Trailer)    1 Year £365/Yr PDC Customer (Annual)

Long stay storage includes: Unlimited slipway use for boat launch & recovery,  no charges for car parking (1 car per boat stored) & no charges for trailer storage.

LAUNCH RATES & TYPE OF CRAFT PRICE USER TYPE
Launch & Recovery (Self) Small personal craft * *Free with parking  Non Diver - max gratis 2 per vehicle
Additional/ No parking L&R Small Personal Craft * £2 Non Diver
Launch & Recovery (Self) Less than 4mtrs £10 Non Diver
Launch & Recovery (Self) Less than 7mtrs £15 Non Diver
Launch & Recovery (Self) More than 7mtrs £20 Non Diver
Launch & Recovery (Self) Dive Rib **Free with air  **Diver/Club Using PDC Services 
Launch & Recovery (Commercial) £12.00/Day Commercial User Non PDC 
Launch & Recovery (Self) Weekly Use £50 Non Diver unlimited Use
Launch Assisted (Slip fee included) £30 Any User
Recovery Assisted (Slip fee included) £30 Any User

We offer special group rates for canoe clubs using PDC as a base for expeditions. Please give us a call to discuss more details about how we can help.

GUEST MOORINGS FOR HIRE  PRICE USER TYPE
PDC Customer Mooring 24hr ** Gratis PDC Customer (Diver using PDC services)
Guest Mooring short stay Gratis Any User short stay 2 hours or less
Guest Mooring 24hr (less than 7mtrs)  £15.00 Non Diver 
Guest Mooring 24hr (more than 7mtrs) £24.50 Non Diver (Dive Trip Use Only)

GUEST STORE & C/ROOM HIRE  PRICE USER TYPE
Dive Group PDC accommodation ** Gratis PDC Customer (Diver using PDC services)
Dive Group non PDC accommodation £20.00 Min. 3 days (Last day key return pre 1000)
General Hire and Use    £22.00 Min 3 days (Last day key return pre 1000) 
Weekly Hire Rate £128 Min 7 days (Last day key return pre 1000)

GUEST CAMPING & CAMPERVAN RATES  PRICE USER TYPE
Campervan 24hr Pre paid agreed £21.00 Non Diver 
Campervan 24hr stay not agreed £25.00 Non Diver 
Campervan with trailer 24hr Pre paid agreed £24.00 Non Diver 
Campervan with trailer stay not agreed £28.00 Non Diver 
Camping Tent inc. car Pre paid agreed £16.00 Non Diver 
Camping Tent inc. car stay not agreed £20.00 Non Diver 

Camping & Caravans - There are two great camp sites within 1 mile from Puffin Dive Centre with all the usual camping facilities including electric hook-up and dedicated pitches. Please visit these facilities first and check out their options. PDC will not always take campervans on site depending on other accommodation in use and car park capacity. Please look at:
 Oban Caravan and Camping Park (obancaravanpark.com) 
 Roseview camping & caravan park 



Terms & Conditions:

The above prices are subject to change without notice. The prices shown are based on services provided to divers and diving related activities and whilst generally available to members of the public the exclusive availability is at the discretion of the PDC management.

All payments are in advance of the service and should be made during working hours at the PDC shop at the main Port Gallanach site.

* Small Personal Craft refers to Paddle boards, kayaks, canoes inflatable or rigid. The cost of car parking covers the cot for launch & recovery for a maximum of two crafts per vehicle parking. Customers not to park will instead pay for launch & recovery costs per unit. 

PDC Customers using our Air filling services get a benefit on Launching, Parking (Vehicle & Trailers) & other facilities. This benefit is conditional on the quantity used being consistent with the service benefited from. For example, the occasional air fill purchased does not constitute the free use of PDC services or facilities.

The "Fair" policy is intended to benefit genuine consumers of PDC services - the net value of the site services taken by the PDC Customer must be similar to the approximate value of site services paid for. ie gas & air. It stands to reason that the launch (& recovery), parking of vehicle & trailer, use of facilities - pier, toilets, slipway and pontoon (when in operation) and other services provided have to be provided for by paid for services elsewhere.

** To ensure that your use of the air & gas services is fair and reasonable Diving groups should buy air tokens that match number in dive group x days on site OR pay for the launch & parking prior to use. The purchase of a couple of fills in exchange for the launch & recovery and parking of several cars is not equitable. If you do not use air or gas (rebreathers) or bring all you need from home, please ensure you pay for the services used on each occasion.