Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Drift dive Night dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water
Interests Whales or other sea mammals Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp Swimming
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.


The picture on the left shows the old wharf, the boat ramp and the little bay on the left. The picture on the center, taken from the wharf, shows the boat ramp. The picture on the right shows a diver on the site (the picture the picture has been taken during a winter dive, the visibility was 80’).

The dives are done from shore (except otherwise). The water current is mild (except otherwise) at low tide. Ask to local authorities. 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 4°C (40°F).

The bottom of the old wharf is a bit ordinary, you have to remember that it is an old ocean wharf quite busy in its time.

May be diving on the very far West side of Godbout-Matane ferry, you may find a more visible faune (please write if confirmed).

Bring a certain amount of soft water in order to rince at least your regulator. There is no facility.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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120-40′Vieux quai de FranquelinYou have to walk over big rocks at low tide. It is preferrable to dive at high tide.
220-40′Vieux quai de GodboutLocated East of the Godbout-Matane wharf crossing, the entry is done by the boat ramp.
360-80′ÉpaveLocated in front of the old wharf in the same axis as the wharf.

Driving directions

From Baie Comeau, follow road 138 heading East up to Godbout.

Leaving the 138 toward Godbout (2km), the wharf is on the East side of the Godbout municipality.

Other road plan are possible, please consult a road map.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Manic extincteurs 2592, boul. Laflèche,
Baie Comeau
418 589-9025 air
La compagnie extincteurs Côte Nord 518, Perrault,
418 968-9292 air
Les Loups Marins  144, Damase Potvin,
Baie Comeau
418 295-3440 scuba diving club

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