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Oban Festival of the Sea

From 22nd-31st May 2015, the Oban Festival of the Sea will be taking place once again as a celebration of our surrounding seas, coastlines, people and activities! Check out their website and Facebook page for more info. Although a busy time for us at the start of our shark, diving and wildlife season we will be undertaking a few events during the Oban Festival of the Sea! Snorkelers-1Tuesday  26th May- Experience Snorkelling Session - £40pp We will running an experience snorkelling session from our base at Dunstaffnage Marina. Ever wondered what lies beneath the waves around the Oban coastline? We're a BSAC snorkelling school and our instructors will be on hand to give you a introduction into snorkelling and then there will be time to explore the coastline! After kitting up in our super warm equipment, you will get taught a few of the skills you need to snorkel. Our instructors will then show you some of the local marine life round the coast, looking for crabs, anemones and fish. All equipment is included. Sessions run 11am -2pm and 2pm-5pm with check in 30min before. Showers and toilets available at the marina. Booking in advance is essential. Get in touch here to book. [caption id="attachment_2893" align="alignleft" width="300"]Hebrides, Water, Clarity, Stunning Visibility[/caption] Wednesday 27th May - Seal & Lagoon Tour - Adult Swimmers £150, Adult Watchers (inc island landing & kayaking) - £120 , Kids £90 We will be running a tour out to the stunning Hebridean lagoon which has some of the clearest water in Scotland, a large colony of grey and harbour seals which we can snorkel with, along with opportunities for kayaking among the sheltered islands or landing ashore for lunch. This is full day away and we cover around 80-90miles over the day with a stop in Tobermory in the morning and afternoon. Meeting time 8am for 08:30 departure and expected return time approx 17:00-17:30. See this link for more details about the tour and book here. Thursday 28th May- Careers Fair (free) and Dive the S.S Breda - £20pp Day Time  - Oban Careers Fair, the Basking Shark Scotland crew will be attending the careers fair to give some  advice to the young people about a career involved with the ocean and conservation. Shane will be giving a talk to the classes about the sharks and inspiring them with lots of cool pictures and videos from around the world! Otter STern Post-4 Evening Time - Diving on the S.S. Breda. Through our sister business Dive Oban & Argyll we will be running a diving trip out to the wreck of the Breda from our base at Dunstaffnage Marina. The intact WW2 wreck is covered in marine life and acts as an artificial reef attracting lots of fish. The deck at the bow end of the ship lies in around 12-14m and the seabed drops away to around 25-20m. Cost is £20 per dive and ropes off is at 18:00. Places limited to 12 dives and book you space through Dive Oban & Argyll here.

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