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 Use Only to 1830Hrs)|
|Parking (Vehicle Only) 24H||£5.00/24H||Non Diver (24 Hour Use - 0800 to 0759)|
|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 Use)|
|Parking (Vehicle & Trailer) Month||£70.20/Mth||Non Diver (Monthly Use)|
|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 Use Only to 1830Hrs)|
|Parking (Boat on Trailer) Day||** Gratis||PDC Customer (Day Use 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||£54/Mth||PDC Customer (Monthly Use)|
|Parking (Boat on Trailer) 3 Month||£138/Qtr||PDC Customer (3 Monthly Use)|
|Parking (Boat on Trailer) 6 Month||£210/6mth||PDC Customer (6 Monthly Use)|
|Parking (Boat on Trailer) 1 Year||£365/Yr||PDC Customer (Annual Use)|
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||£8||Non Diver|
|Launch & Recovery (Self) Less than 7mtrs||£10||Non Diver|
|Launch & Recovery (Self) More than 7mtrs||£15||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)||£9.50||Non Diver|
|Guest Mooring 24hr (more than 7mtrs)||£22.50||Non Diver (Dive Trip Use Only)|
|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.