Category: Scotland

My ultimate scuba diving road trip in the Highlands

After traveling to every corner of Scotland for two years while looking for the best scuba diving sites and the most scenic routes, here it is a one-week road trip itinerary showing in such a short time the best glimpse of the Highlands. At the same time, it is a shore diving road trip; which ...

A lucky last-minute dive trip to St. Abbs, Scotland

Located only 1 hour driving south of Edinburgh, St. Abbs is an adorable fishermen village on the east coast of Scotland. 2 years ago, when I just had moved to Scotland, this is one of the first dive destination I heard about in Scotland (beyond the world-famous Scapa Flow in Orkney). It is kind of ...

[PHOTO ESSAY] Loch diving in Scotland

We are very lucky in Scotland. Thanks to its rugged geography and mild weather (please understand not warm in the summer but never too cold in the winter), we can dive all year round in the sea lochs (similar to the Norwegian Fjords) when the weather is too rough to dive in open seas. Last February ...

A scuba diving road trip to Scapa Flow, Scotland

Scapa… Flow… If you are a passionate wreck diver, you know how much of a legend this scuba diving destination is. If this the first time you hear about this place, let me tell you its story, and you’ll understand why. A close story with History November 1918. World War I is over. On the ...

[VIDEO] Orkney, underwater & beyond

Scapa Flow is one of the most famous wreck diving sites in the world. It was on my scuba diving bucket list for a long time. In September, I took the opportunity of a long weekend to take a road trip through the Highlands from Edinburgh to the very north tip of Scotland: Orkney. Between ...

Basking shark diving trips in the Sound of Mull, Scotland

It was my second summer in Scotland. Like last year I had just arrived, I decided this year to use the experience I built up and to stay in Scotland the entire summer to explore more of the country underwater and beyond. The two scuba diving weekends I spent in Lochaline, exploring the Sound of ...

[VIDEO] Meeting the basking sharks in the Sound of Mull, Scotland

Every summer, from the end of July to the end of August, the 2nd largest fish in the world, the basking shark, come to enjoy waters rich of plankton on the coast of West Scotland, and especially in the Sound of Mull. Starting from the port of Lochaline, we were scuba diving on the wall ...