Eastwood Sub-Aqua Club are a very active club - you'll find us in the water most weekends and we often do evening dives during the week as well. We frequently dive in the sea lochs around the West of Scotland - Loch Long and Loch Fyne being the closest to Glasgow.
The plunging underwater reefs of the Sea Lochs, sheltered by Scotland’s rugged mountains, form a very unusual habitat for a large variety of marine life - some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. From sponges, soft corals and Firework Anemones, to larger predators such as Lobsters and Conger Eels.
The UK has a great wealth of sea life and thousands of shipwrecks around it's coast and we often arrange trips over weekends/bank holidays to explore dive sites which are a bit further afield. Some of our regular trips include the Sound of Mull (great for exploring wrecks), the Farne Islands (brilliant diving with the local seal colony), St. Abbs & Eyemouth (on the east coast), Ballachulish, and our annual week-long trip to Scapa Flow (one of the best places for wreck diving in the world with the remains of the WWI German Battle Fleet.
Although diving in Scotland is very enjoyable, nothing quite beats diving in warm, clear, tropical waters. Eastwood Divers normally organise a yearly trip to the likes of Egypt, the Maldives and the Philippines.
The seas and oceans of the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific are home to the world’s coral reefs - breathtaking underwater walls and reefs forming the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Diving amongst the coral reefs is the highlight of most divers’ careers, as they are a unique habitat for a huge variety of fish and other marine life. Add to this canyons, caves, and wrecks, which themselves form artificial reefs, and it’s easy to see why so many people get hooked on diving!
Check out our photo gallery to see some of our past trips on flickr. All the photographs were taken by members of Eastwood Divers, both in the UK and around the world.
Scuba Diving in Scotland: a short video compilation of various dives in Scotland
Diving the Red Sea: Eastwood's trip to the northern wrecks and reefs 2013
Have a look at some of our other videos on our YouTube channel