New West Coast Dive Site – Camus Ban, Harlosh

A trip to the Isle of Skye's West coast and a new dive site for Below the Skye Line Project.  Camus Ban is a sheltered natural harbour near Harlosh and Loch Bracadale.  Being on the West side of the island there are often big swells running when you venture away from the natural shelter close to shore.  It has long been a popular area with sea kayak enthusiasts who enjoy the challenge the West coast brings along with some great stacks and sea cliffs including wonderful sea arches near Idrigill Point. This first dive also showed that it has great potential for underwater photography with a wide variety of plant and marine life, including the shanny (above) having a face off with the camera.  There will be more images when they have all been processed.

And if the lure of the water is not enough to entice you to this part of the island it is also home to the famous Isle of Skye Fudge Company!

Snakelock Anemone

A sponge? (we think)

Double First for Below the Skye Line

No we are not talking about grade inflation and the current situation with exam results!

Yesterday saw a dive at location number 31 around the Isle of Skye and some more great underwater photography to add to the project's growing archive.  You have already come to expect vibrant colour from Below the Skye Line but we also try to catalogue and create images from a variety of the underwater life that we find.  So from our new location at Braes we also have added a new species for us.  Which is?  Well keep following our blog, Facebook and Instagram to find out.

Colourful rock at Braes

Moon Jellyfish - an old favourite

Dragonet Fish