The Heron Wing Drift – Wow, Wow, Wow!

STAR RATING :5 star
POSITION :West of Waternish Pt
EXPERIENCE:Competent, site requires care with slack tide and swell
DIVE DEPTH :15-27m
CONDITIONS :The combination of tidal current and wind make this site one requiring careful planning.
SEA BED :Cliff and boulder reef down to coarse white sand 
TIDES :The tides run strongly along this site, but with caution can be enjoyed as a drift
TAKE CARE:Swell, tide and wind can combine to make difficult conditions
COMMENTS :Described by many as 'my best UK dive ever' this site rarely disappoints. Strong tidal currents maintain excellent visibility often in excess of 15m, while also bringing nutrient laden waters to sustain an incredible diversity of life. Everything from a proliferation of tiny but intricate nudibranch to the giants of the sea including minke whale and basking shark are frequently discovered here. The cliffs are cloaked with an abundance of soft corals in a rainbow of colours with numerous nooks and crannies offering safe haven to many crustacea including crayfish. Dogfish, octopus and shoals of pollock, wrasse and mackerel make this divesite a tiptoptasic underwater experience

 

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Gordon MacKay and Aileen Robertson, Dive & Sea the Hebrides, t/a Hebridean Diving Services, Shorepark, Lochbay,
Waternish, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GD,
Phone: +44 (0)1470 592 219, email: diveskye@dive-and-sea-the-hebrides.co.uk