Useful help, tips, ideas and information to help you with dive planning as well as useful websites and information for diving in general.

Diving Information and Links

DCI Helplines

  • Call the Coastguard, DSC or VHF Channel 16 / Dial 999
  • The Duty Diving Medical Officer (24 hr) : 07831 151 523
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (24 hr, ask for the emergency hyperbaric Doctor) : 0345 408 6008
  • Oban Dunstaffnage Hyperbaric Unit : 01631 559 211
  • Clyde Coastguard : 01475 729 998


  • Radio 4 shipping forecast

Throughout the week at 00:48, 05:20, 12:01, 17:54.

Inshore Waters Forecast throughout the week at 05:40.

Gale warnings will be promulgated at programme junctures and following the hourly newscasts from 07:00 to 19:00.

There are many places on the Internet to check the weather, here are some.

Planning & Information

Underwater Photography

  • Georgina Shellards Underwater Photography

Dive Organisations

  • BSAC The British Sub-Aqua Club
  • PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • CMAS World Underwater Federation
  • SAA Sub-Aqua Association
  • SSAC The Scottish Sub-Aqua Club

Dive Pages

Diving Tips

Dive Charters (we've used)

Dive Centres

Dive Shops (local)


Emergency Numbers

We hope you never have to use these, but it’s worth making note of these contact numbers in case of emergency.

National Diving Accident Helpline: 07831 151 523

In Scotland, call Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and ask for the emergency hyperbaric doctor: 0345 408 6008

When at sea, contact the coastguard: VHF DSC (or Channel 16)

For other instances, when ashore in the UK: 999 or 112.


Though some of the information on these pages may be factual and informative, TSAC or any of its members cannot be held responsible for any errors. Scuba diving can be a dangerous sport, and should only be participated in after appropriate training.