North East Dive - Sea loch diving Scotland | Scuba Travel

North East Dive - Sea loch diving Scotland - UK

  • 10 divers max in a dedicated Diver's guest house
  • 5 twin rooms as standard
  • Guest house with large kitchen, diner and living room
  • 10.5m dive boat the Keltic lady with rear dive lift
  • Kinlochbervie offers some stunning dive sites in the Atlantic, including Handa Island and the sheltered sea lochs of Inchard, Dughaill and Laxford
  • 2 boat dives a day as standard
  • Additional shore and night diving options (local charges)
  • There is currently no phone or internet coverage in the lodge, although this is scheduled to change

North East Dive - Sea loch diving Scotland

2020 has not been a standard year, but one thing that is dependable is the quality of Scottish west coast diving and the rule that the further north you go, the more spectacular it gets. North East dive are based in Kinlochbervie, near Cape Wrath, North West Scotland. This sparsely populated area is famed for its very clear waters and dramatic dive sites, with the beautiful and jagged coastline offering seemingly endless dive opportunities, stunning scenery and plenty of sheltered spots from any inclement weather!

Your home from home is the North East Dive guest house, in the crofting village of Sheigra, in Kinlochbervie. The house is a bungalow layout with 5 twin bedrooms. In total a max of 10 can be accommodated. There are 2 shared bathrooms for the guest house.

The large living room overlooks the beach, and has space for all to relax in post diving. The communal rooms have been recently renovated with a large kitchen dining area. This is a self catering holiday option. We suggest you take food supplies for the duration though there is a local shop and some hotels within Kinlochbervie area if need be. There is central heating throughout and plans to add a fuel stove in 2021. Chill out on the deck outside. Stow your gear in the utility room. A separate wash/drying area is planned as the next addition.

We encourage driving to this remote location, and there is ample parking on site. If you prefer to fly, talk to us about adding flights to Inverness and self drive car hire to your holiday.

If you are not a diver you can still enjoy the stunning Scottish scenery. The lodge is ideally situated for an evening stroll to the stunning Sheigra beach, or cliff tops walk overlooking the water.

Standard trips are based on 5 or 6 nights accommodation plus your diving package. However the team are very flexible, and we can tailor the duration of your stay to suit (min boat numbers apply). If you are a small group or dive club looking for a getaway, talk to us today!

5 twin bedrooms

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Kitchen dining area

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Covid Information for North East Dive - Sea Lochs


Last Updated: 11NOV 2020

Scotland has different Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules to other countries, even within the UK: click here

Covid-19 Risk assessments are available on board Keltic lady and in the guest house.
North East Dive falls into the Guest House/Hostel accommodation, as such facilities such as kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms are classed as shared facilities, please ensure you adhere to the current social distancing guidelines. click here

Do remember to bring with you PPE - face masks, hand sanitiser and any other essentials

Please do not book on this trip, if you have COVID symptoms, or are currently self-isolating, or live in an area with current travel restrictions to Scotland because of COVID.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Basking Sharks Scotland are based on Coll Island (inner Hebrides)
Dive North East are based in Kinlochbervie (NW Highlands)

Covid Travel Information

Weather and Climate

Scotland's weather can vary enormously from location to location, and it can be unpredictable, even within a single day. Warm summers and colder winter months, with a reasonable amount of rain in Spring and Autumn mean that we recommend you always pack a waterproof jacket, lots of layers, an umbrella and comfy shoes for walking.


Flight options

Our holidays in Scotland have different meeting points, and if you are joining from overseas, we will advise the nearest airport. Please ask for a quote for flying domestically in the UK, or to add car hire to your booking from an airport pick up/drop off.


You can fly domestically in the UK to many cities, combing a holiday to Scotland with other locations.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders do not need a visa for Scotland. For overseas visitors, do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


Please check with your chosen airline as to the seating options avilable

Check in

The recommended check in time for flights within the UK is 2hrs


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

You will be sent full instructions and post code for driving to your meeting point to begin your holiday in Scotland


Depending on your destination, your holiday package may not require any transfers. Please ask for a quote for flying domestically, or to add car hire to your booking.


You will be advised at the time of booking your expected time for returning to your original meeting point, from where you can continue your journey



Rental cylinders and weights can be arranged, but you are expected to bring your own gear, tank and weights.


You will need GBP sterling - credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but some cash is handy in smaller shops

Phone coverage

In 2020 there is no phone or internet service at the guest house - this is expected to be available for 2021 (local service provider depending)

Plugs and electricity

3 pin round UK plug sockets - 220V


Hire equipment

Please prebook any tank and weight requests at the time of booking - requests will be accommodated subject to availability


Extra boat night dives can be easily arranged, weather permitting. Excellent local shore diving is also possible.




Nitrox not available. 12lt air fills included. Twinset air fills are £25 a week


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit is 30% of your holiday package cost

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ABTOT certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

We are not currently able to offer any repeat customer discounts on UK holidays

We are happy to provide group quotes and will for full lodge bookings, we are able to offer a attractive price for the whole group with dedicated use of the facilities and sole use of the boat.


Our most popular package includes 5 or 6 nights in the guest house - meals not included
The standard dive package is 2 dives a day AIR 12lt fills. Twinset air fills are £25 a week
Hot drinks are available on board the Keltic Lady dive boat


No transfers are included. Please ask for a quote to add flights to Inverness and car hire to your booking

Additional diving and services are arranged and paid for at the end of your trip

Rental cylinders and weights can be arranged, but you are expected to bring your own gear, tank and weights.

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

All diving is from the well appointed Keltic Lady, berthed in the marina in Kinlochbervie. Keltic Lady is a 10.5m Offshore 105 Hardboat. She has been fully refurbished and offers a large heated cabin, toilet, dive lift & onboard compressor.

A standard day's diving trip is based around 2 boat dives per day, with 10 divers on board. Extra boat night dives can be easily arranged, weather permitting. Excellent local shore diving is also possible.

The dive sites depth ranges will be between 5m to 40m max and most of them you can pick your own depth. The Marina has safe pontoons to load from and there are public toilets and a shop nearby.

Rental cylinders and weights can be arranged, but you are expected to bring your own gear, tank and weights. 12lt air fills are included, and twin sets can be filled for an extra £25 a week.

Keltic Lady is fully insured, equipped and certified to meet the stringent safety requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Lifejackets are provided, if wearing your own buoyancy aid (dry suit) please ensure the immersion suit is fully closed at all times, if not we advise you to wear a lifejacket.

The skippers are all commercially qualified to RYA/MCA standards and between them have a wealth of knowledge of marine wildlife, as well as qualifications in SCUBA diving and RYA instruction.

Handa Island

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 10m | Max Depth: 30m

Several scenic rocky sites with a maximum depth of 30m with large swim throughs, rocky overhangs, huge underwater gulleys & an abundance of sea life.


Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 20m | Max Depth: 45m

Several entry point, with depths ranging from 10-45m and an abundance of marine life, often teaming with shoals of fish and numerous dogfish The site offers stunning underwater gulleys and swim throughs

Duslic rock

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 15m | Max Depth: 40m

Just off Cape Wrath, this is exposed scenic dive with many brightly coloured soft corals. Ideal wide angle and macro photo site, where you can potter at the depth of your choice

The sheltered sea lochs

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 15m | Max Depth: 35m

Loch Inchard, Loch Laxford & Loch Dughaill offer some fantastic sheltered dive sites - no matter what the weather does, you will be able to jump in and enjoy the crystal clear waters in one of these lochs. Fab macro life

Whale Back Rock

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 20m | Max Depth: 45m

A large rocky stack with boulder slopes, and vertical walls covered in soft corals. This can be a lazy meander down the wall, and is another super dive for photographers

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The guest lodge has a fully fitted kitchen and dining area - this is a self catering holiday If you prefer to head out for a meal, Kinlochberive has a number of cafes and restaurant options for you to try

As you are in Scotland, be sure to try some local fresh fish or venison!

Local shops Kinlochbervie

A short drive from the lodge are a couple of small supermarkets for essential supplies

Kinlochberive hotel

The Kinlochbervie hotel boasts a bar and bistro for relaxed, tranditional meals, and great views out over the bay

Worth a Look cafe

This local cafe serves hot and cold light bites, drinks and of course, ice creams!