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Dan the Merman

Into the wild. Into the water.

Explore Argyll’s unique waters, above and below.

Dan the Merman is a wild swim coach and guide, based in the awe-inspiring coastline of the heart of Argyll. He offers high quality professional open water coaching, guided snorkel and wild swim experiences for all across this stunning corrugated landscape. Dan the Merman is committed to sustainability and cares deeply about the globally significant biodiversity of Argyll. He travels by e-cargo bike across Knapdale in order to deliver his acclaimed experiences. Dan is also passionate about the indigenous language and culture of our coastline, Gaelic, and enjoys sharing knowledge of its intrinsic connection to nature. If you'd like to explore majestic waters for a guided swim or snorkel with RLSS open water safety cover or hone skills in the wild with a bespoke holistic coaching experience, see Dan's website to book and immerse your senses in the Argyll Hope Spot. This is a unique marine protected area and first of its kind in Scotland. Dan works closely with this community led initiative in the Loch Sween area, Sound of Jura. Private sessions and guided tours are available all year round in Knapdale, Oban, Cowal and Kintyre.


All year