Dive site characteristics

Types Shipwreck dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility very restricted or null
Providers Parking W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

The dive starts from the shore. The visibility can be very reduced according to rain conditions during the days prior to the dive (the water has already a rusty color). It is a current dive but it’s mild one. It is important to fly the dive flag since there is an important boat traffic over the surface.

In order to obtain some informations about water level and outflow, you can consult the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board web site.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with someone knowing the dive site.

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22′Ivy The paddle wheeler ship has a lenght of 100′. It is part of Nation’s Capital Underwater Park d’Ottawa. The water current is low as well as visibility (1-10’).

Driving directions

Don’t get into trouble, bring your C-card, it can be asked.

From the Gatineau Highway, take exit 135 heading South towards Ottawa. Follow the indications for Boul. Maisonneuve, Hull (CENTRE-VILLE). Turn left on Boulevard Sacré-Coeur. Turn right on Notre-Dame-De-l’Île street. Turn left on St-Étienne street et go straight ahead to reach the wharf.

Alternate drive. From Highway 417 (Queensway), take the Promenade Vanier exit 117. After 3 km, turn left on St-Patrick street. Go across the 1st bridge. Follow St-Patrick street for about 2 km. Cross the 2nd bridge Alexandra, turn right on Laurier. Turn right on St-Étienne et go straight ahead up to the wharf.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Scuba-Action  35, Gréber,
819 243-0658 aire, rentals, repairs
Plongée H2O  818, boul. Maloney Est,
819 663-9393 aire, rentals, repairs

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