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Basking Shark Scotland

Best place in the world to see basking sharks. Water based wildlife tours. Study of Hebrides BSk Pop'n, overseas tours, scuba diving & photography.

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Will we see 'cut-fin' again this year? We sighted this shark last year so it will be interesting to see if she returns to Scottish waters this summer. This injury is likely a result of laceration by a boat propeller, luckily she didn't appear to be injured anywhere else when we saw her underwater. There are still spaces available on our week-long shark trips and freedive trips for the summer, as well as limited availability on our other trips. . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #shark #baskingshark #fin #cutfin #stopfinning #sharkfin #scotland #marinelife #wildlife #wildlifetour #ecotour #baskingsharkscotland #hebrides #westcoast #westisbest #snorkelling #freediving #apnea #fish #bigbish #injury #laceration

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The great visibility continues offshore making for some amazing encounters with our wee seal buddies. The seals we encounter are not habituated to humans, but by being quiet and careful we can get some close sightings with these beautiful, graceful animals. . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #seal #seals #marinemammal #hebrides #marinelife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #underwaterphotography #photography #wildlifetour #boattrip #ecotour #shadow #female #grey #scotland #hebrides #outdoors #snorkelling #freediving #westisbest #atantic #ocean

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Better weather again for the #Atlantic coast. We have snorkel tours scheduled for fri and sat with a puffin tour also running Friday! Pick up from #Oban or #Tobermory #isleofmull #mull

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Good wee paddle adventure today on the way back from a multi-day island exploring trip. It was a bit warm in a 7mm wettie so Luke had to take a shower.

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We we're lucky enough to see a superpod of over 300 common dolphins recently. They are a true pelagic species, hunting in large groups offshore. We are lucky enough to encounter these beautiful marine mammals regularly on our longer trips. . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #dolphin #commondolphin #wilddolphin #scotland #pod #superpod #marinemammal #cetacean #wildlife #wildlifetour #tour #offshore #atlantic #ocean #hebrides #boattrip #bowride #eye #colour #beauty

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If you want to see the best of what the west coast of Scotland has to offer check out @bbcspringwatch this evening. They are featuring a 5 min film made by our head guide @lukesaddler , all shot while guiding our trips over the last few years. Sharks, dolphins, seals, puffins and other species - hopefully it will get you excited for our busy summer season! . . . . Video: @lukesaddler #shark #sharks #baskingshark #baskingsharkscotland #scotland #wildlife #tours #westcoast #westisbest #hebrides #springwatch #bbc #bbcwildlife

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when Neptune summons you to answer before him.....express elevator to the depths!!!

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Many of our trips this time of year stop in at one of Scotland's most iconic fishing villages, Tobermory! A beautiful harbour to stop off, fuel boats and bodies after days exploring offshore islands. #whatsthestory? . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #tobermory #mull #isleofmull #scotland #balamory #baskingsharkscotland #harbour #colours #reflections #yachts #boats #sailing #tours #wildlife #wildlifetours #hebrides

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@ro5ieb28 - stoked to get her custom #baskingshark lagoon colour hoody before her summer expedition with us! Looking great and not long till peak season now!

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Bunch of #balloons recovered from our #seal buddies home by Gillian ! Sick of picking these up from the water. Don’t let them go!!

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We had a fantastic few days with a group from Delta Safari Holland last week. Passionate birders seeing the best of Scotland's abundant and diverse bird life (with a few hundred common dolphins and some whales to top it off). This might be an easy one for you guys but can anyone identify this species photographed on the Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles? . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #bird #birds #twitchers #scotland #baskingsharkscotland #tour #wildlife #hebrides #lunga #treshnish #wildscotland #deltasafari #feathers #green #greeneyes

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We've had an amazing run of stunning weather up here in argyll, oban and coll over the last month. What better way to spend a hot day than a paddle at the beach! . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #cows #highlandcows #highlands #scotland #baskingsharkscotland #argyll #oban #coll #summer #sun #weather #sea #paddling #islandlife #seaside

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IT'S BEHIND YOU! Off out to the islands to swim with seals again tomorrow. They are pretty adept at sneaking up on snorkelers from behind! . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #seal #greyseal #sealswim #snorkelling #freediving #kelp #kelpforest #marinelife #marinemammals #baskingsharkscotland #scotland #hebrides #underwater #underwaterphotography #atlantic #ocean #explore #outdoors

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Good to be hanging out with @gemitasamarra today - a wee taster of #hebrides #freediving

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Awesome day yesterday #swim, #snorkelling and #freediving at #fingalscave #staffa with @lornamacg @elizabethmacgregor @ronamcmillan @ahoycallum - amazing flat calm conditions for exploring!!!

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We were at Staffa today, home to Fingal's Cave. There are many more caves and gullies to explore on the magical island - always spectacular whether above of below the water! . . . . Image: @lukesaddler #cave #staffa #scotland #fingalscave #basalt #baskingsharkscotland #tours #wildlifetours #atlantic #westcoast #explore #adventure #snorkel #freediving #wildswimming #wildswim #bucketlist #spectacular #splitshot #waterphotography #underwaterphotography #photography

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