Anticosti IslandQuebec

Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Deep dive Drift dive Cliff dive Night dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Seals or other pinnipeds Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Swimming
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna. Take note of the number of Coast Guard - Search and Rescue, click on the red-cross icon.

The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water current might be important according to the area you are going to dive in (except otherwise). Ask to local dive operators. 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 varies around 4°C (40°F).

It is important to note that if you do your dive from the shore, a dive flag is mandatory. It is important to know that you may encounter lobsters which may have claws as large as a man’s your fingers. Watch your buoyancy otherwise you may sting yourself on urchins. Seals on their side like sometimes to play with you... Take note that in case of emergency, the cell phone cannot be used on most of the dive sites, please ask and test (phone someone before diving).

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the sites. Each site regroups a varying number of shipwrecks. The name of the site is always the one of the reference mark on the island.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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1Pointe de l’EstInformations to come.
2Baie du NaufrageInformations to come.
3Pointe HeathInformations to come.
4Baie CybelleInformations to come.
5Pointe CormorantInformations to come.
6Rivière des OiesInformations to come.
7Lac à la CroixInformations to come.
8Rivière d’AnguilleInformations to come.
9Rivière BellInformations to come.
10Pointe du SudInformations to come.
11Falaise BagotInformations to come.
12Pointe SHandon Informations to come.
13Anse à la ChaloupeInformations to come.
14Pointe BilodeauInformations to come.
15Rivière MaccanInformations to come.
16Rivière FerréInformations to come.
17Rivière du PavillonInformations to come.
18Rivière ChicotteInformations to come.
19Pointe des MortsInformations to come.
20Rivière du CapInformations to come.
21Lac SaléInformations to come.
22Rivière BriggInformations to come.
23Cap JumpersInformations to come.
24Ruissseau BabineauInformations to come.
25Rivière à la ChuteInformations to come.
26Pointe du Sud OuestInformations to come.
27Cap d’OttawaInformations to come.
28Rivière JupiterInformations to come.
29Rivière au FusilInformations to come.
30Rivière à la LoutreInformations to come.
31Rivière CaillouInformations to come.
32Falaise Ste MarieInformations to come.
33Rivière BecscieInformations to come.
34Baie EllisInformations to come.
35Cap HenryInformations to come.
36Anse aux FraisesInformations to come.
37Pointe OuestInformations to come.
38Cap aux AnglaisInformations to come.
39Rivière MakastiInformations to come.
40Cap de RabastInformations to come.
41Baie MartinInformations to come.
42Pointe CarletonInformations to come.
43Baie aux PatatesInformations to come.
44Baie de l’OursInformations to come.
45Rivière SaumonsInformations to come.
46Cap JamesInformations to come.
47Baie du RenardInformations to come.
48Baie InnommeeInformations to come.
49Pointe MerimacInformations to come.
50Falaise aux GoélandsInformations to come.

Driving directions

Don’t get into trouble, make a reservation for the ferry in summer.
Bring your C-card with you.

From Montreal, take highway 40, heading East toward Quebec City. Follow the directions in order to get to St-Anne-de-Beaupré. While now on road 138 follow up to St.Catherine Bay. From there take the ferry boat to Tadoussac. Follow up the road to Havre St-Pierre. From there, take the ferry to cross to Port Menier or take the plane (depending on how much luggages weigth), Anticosti Island. The crossing by boat takes about 5 hours and about 1 hour (with embarkement procedures; need to make a reservation).

Alternative route. Follow the same trajectory up to Tadoussac. But you stop at Sept-Îles (Seven Islands). From the you take the ferry and cross to Port Menier, Anticosti Island. The crossing is about 7 hours. The travel might seem longer but it allows you to rest for the dives to come.

From Port Menier, different scenarios are possible. All depend upon arrangements you will take. Essentially, you must reserv a boat for all the duration of your dive excursion. You will have to live on board for all the duration of your journey. You will need all the security on board (cell phone, VHF communication equipment, GPS, radar, sounding equipment, safety boat like a zodiac, emergency kit, diving spair equipment, tools, a compressor, bathymetric maps, etc). It is a dive journey for experienced divers. Have a large quantity of fresh water in order to rince the important pieces of your diving gear.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Relais Nordik  149, rue Maltais,
800 463-0680 marine transport
Plongée Boréale  1039, rue Titane,
Havre St-Pierre
418 538-3202 air, rentals, charter

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