Bell Island, Newfoundland & Labrador
Dive site characteristics
Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.
The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water surface current is about 1-2 knots. Ask to local people. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Water temperature is at around 60°F but with underwater currents it may drop to around 37 to 48°F.
Note: directions are accurate as possible, it is recommended to dive with someone knowing the site. Be carefull about surface currents of 1-2 knots at low tide.
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|1||50-100′||PLM 27||The deck is at 50′ depth and the base of the hull à 100′. It is a shipwreck of 400′ in lenght.|
|2||60-110′||S.S. Saganaga||The deck is at 60′ depth et the base of the hull à 110′. It is a shipwreck of 407′ in lenght.|
|3||75-125′||S.S. Lord Strathcona||The deck is at 75′ et the base of the hull à 125′. It is a shipwreck of 455′ in lenght.|
|4||100-160′||S.S. Rose Castle||The deck is at 100′ et the base of the hull à 160′. It is a shipwreck of 455′ in lenght.|
From St-John, take road 40 heading West to get to Portugal Cove. This is a 55km drive. From there you have to take the ferry (N.F. 709 895-6931) in order to cross to the island (~20 minutes).
|Ocean Quest||17 Stanley’s Rd
Conception Bay South
|Atlantic Scuba and Survival||17 Sagona Ave, Donovans Industrial Park, St. John||709 368-7335||air, nitrox, rentals, sales|