The North West Highlands Snorkel Trail includes a series of nine snorkelling sites along this coastline, which forms part of its Living Seas programme. It says that these sites are rich in marine life, including small sea squirts, sponges, anemones, dolphins, whales and harmless basking sharks.
— Scottish Wildlife (@ScotWildlife) July 8, 2016
The trust has identified nine sites suitable for snorkelling, including Tanera Mór in the Summer Isles, Camusnagaul, Bay of Clachtoll, Achnahaird Bay, An Dún, Big Sands Carn Dearg, Mellon Charles, Achmelvich Bay and Gruinard Bay. It has been said that the coral reefs found there are as interesting and colourful as those found abroad in warmer climates.
While the new trail is self-led, it is hoped that a training programme will be established to enable local people to become qualified snorkel instructors. There are also plans for snorkel clubs to introduce young people to snorkelling and their local marine environment.