Fort Erie

Ontario, Canada
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Viz (last reported 31530h ago)
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40ft (unconfirmed)

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Fort Erie

There's some fun drift diving on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, going from Fort Erie downstream towards Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parkway (a nice two lane road that goes along the river) has lots of places to park and access the water. You'll need a diver down flag, because there's boat traffic. Stay in about 20-25 feet of water to avoid the current that can sweep you around to the New York side (passport needed and the Coast Guard will be really irritated). Viz is about 10 feet, current is relentless...If you get really lucky, you may find old bottles, golf balls, or perhaps relics from the War of 1812 to snatch up before you're dragged downstream...You'll need a tracker car as the current will take you a few miles (oh, yeah, stop before you get to the Falls! If you put in at Fort Erie, you'll run out of air before you get that far). A fun, local dive. Thanks for the great web site!
Rick Webb
Rick Webb
Mar 24, 2018, 12:00 AM
Love this dive. Have done maybe 75 times never gets boring . Different entry and exits. If you need info on diving Niagara River contact or on Facebook Fort Erie Underwater Recovery. We do groups with safety boat and pickups and lunch. We also do air fills.
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John Gilmour
John Gilmour
May 25, 2017, 12:00 AM
This is simply convenience information for anyone requiring air while in the Fort Erie area. I run a fully compliant SCUBA compressor for my own operations and can fill tanks for anyone at almost any day/time. Call or text John Gilmour at 905 964 0614. 80's take about 10 minutes a piece. $8 each. 4 or more, $5 each.
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May 31, 2004, 12:00 AM
Nice drift dive. Decent current. Easy entry and exit.
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