Bell IslandNewfoundland & Labrador

Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Deep dive Fauna dive Cliff dive Night dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water
Providers Parking Boat ramp Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

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.

Entry points

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.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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150-100′PLM 27The deck is at 50′ depth and the base of the hull à 100′. It is a shipwreck of 400′ in lenght.
260-110′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.
375-125′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.
4100-160′S.S. Rose CastleThe deck is at 100′ et the base of the hull à 160′. It is a shipwreck of 455′ in lenght.

Driving directions

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).

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Ocean Quest  17 Stanley’s Rd
Conception Bay South
866 623-2664 charter
Atlantic Scuba and Survival 17 Sagona Ave, Donovans Industrial Park, St. John 709 368-7335 air, nitrox, rentals, sales

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