| Free diving / snorkeling with basking
sharks + grey seal dives.
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| Isle of Mull, Scotland.
| Shared cottage in Tobermory, Isle of Mull.
Watch this beautiful video by Film Maker
Simon Spear about basking sharks and other marine life
around the Isle of Mull:
DIVE WITH BASKING SHARKS!
This Big Fish
Expeditions Basking Shark Adventure
combines the best location, the best season (for weather and
animals) and the best boat with the most experienced
Captain. Sign up for a true adventure off the rugged west
coast of Scotland!
Why Scotland and not
We have chosen the Hebrides, in particular
the two Islands of Coll and Tiree as they are said to be the
places within the UK having the most regular Basking Shark
appearances. Cornwall has a lot of Basking sharks in certain
years, but some years they show only in low numbers and
sporadically. Our trip area is not known for large groups of
sharks but it is known for decent regularity of sightings.
Although numbers seemed to be up in 2010 where there were
regular days of 40 or so sharks in the area each day.
Our Captain is a dedicated wildlife fanatic
and he and his family have been operating in the area for
over twenty five years. This WISE accredited operator is
well respected for their responsibility towards wildlife
viewing. Due to the expansiveness of the sharks’ range, our
days at sea may be long, with many hours spent out on the
water. Our captain is one of the most dedicated in the
business and so our chances of encountering the sharks are
very good indeed.
Arrive Tobermory. There is a ferry service to
the Isle of Mull from Oban on the Scottish coast. Depending
on your travel method, we aim for everyone to be in
Tobermory by lunchtime so that we can get everything loaded
on the boat and have a relaxed afternoon before we head off
to our shark sites the following day. We will be taking
recent sighting info into account when we plan our week
ahead, and will spend the afternoon of arrival day making
sure everyone is keyed up on our week ahead. We will have an
option whereby we can camp on some of the islands if we find
the sharks are a long way off, to save on navigation time
and we will be equipped to be able to do this if necessary.
Day Two through to Day Six:
We will spend as many hours as possible out
on the water looking for Basking Sharks. Sometimes we won’t
get a sighting until the afternoon, so the days can become
long. The boat is comfortable and spacious for the group
size, with a dry cabin and tea and coffee making facilities.
There is much wildlife to see, with minke whale and dolphin
sightings and an abundance of birdlife including skua,
petrel, fulmar and gannet to keep us busy while we look for
the sharks. If there are no shark sightings then we have the
chance to explore coves in crystal clear waters for seals,
and abundant macro life on scuba. Likewise if there is an
abundance of sharks in the area, we can also dedicate one
day to macro work in these coves if the group would like. We
lunch on the boat and arrive back at base during the
evening. At the end of Day Six we will head back to
Tobermory and spend one night in this beautiful town
hopefully celebrating a great week full of basking Sharks.
Leave Tobermory. Again, as Mull is such as
distant part of the country, it makes sense to leave early
in the morning on the first sailing to Oban from Mull to
allow the rest of the day to get to our destination.
Five days boat travel with a
knowledgeable and Dedicated Captain.
Lunch plus tea and coffee on board.
Tank & weights. We will only manage one
or two dives during the week as we will be concentrating
on basking sharks most of the time. We will sneak in at
least one scuba dive with grey seals.
Six nights accommodation in a quaint
stone cottage in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull (price is
for sharing a twin room)
Mobile camping equipment (except sleeping
bag) in case the sharks are far from shore and we decide
to camp on a remote island to cut down travel time
(should be fun!).
What's NOT included:
Dive gear other than tanks and weights.
Evening meals back on shore. In the
village there is a pub that serves food plus an Indian
restaurant and a Chinese restaurant for us to choose
A sleeping bag in case we camp out on an
Transportation to Tobermory, Isle of
What you should bring:
7mm wetsuit or a drysuit for snorkeling
with the basking sharks.
All other diving equipment (if you wish
Warm clothing; summer in the Hebrides can
be a bit cool and /or wet.
A sleeping bag in case we camp out.
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