Morrison Quarry

Quebec, Canada
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Morrison Quarry

Cars, boats and planes can be explored at various depths such as 111, 46, and 26 feet. Located just north of Ottawa and 4 km south of Wakefield, Quebec. The quarry is better known as the jump point for Great Canadian Bungee. The quarry has a depth greater than 30m (confirmed to 123 feet) and probably reaches a depth of about 40m. The shallow end is 20-25 feet deep. Like most quarries it has a road spiralling down to the deepest part (with a nice drop off in the shallow end). Along the submerged road are numerous attractions, a sunken twin engine plane, a tug boat, small car, picnic table and some jagged pipes sticking straight up at about 20m along the back side wall. All the attractions are marked with buoys. The water is spring feed and cool all the time necessitating a wetsuit if you want to stay in the water for a while. I found it to be a great training area. There is no supervision/life guard. The quarry site is on private land. There is a $10.00 fee to help maintain the above-water site in pristine condition. Washrooms Cold drink machine Wood stove BBQ 30 picnic tables From Ottawa: Morrison's Quarry is located off highway 105 in Wakefield, Quebec. Take Highway 5 north you will be heading towards Maniwaki, continue on highway 5 till the road ends at a stop sign, here you will turn right then turn left at traffic lights. Now you are on highway 105 north stay on this road for about 8 minutes, you will pass the IGA grocery store on your right about 1 minute later you will see a sign on your right " Morrison's Quarry" turn in here , follow road past the play area and notice parking light on right now you're here. Directions (30 minutes from Ottawa)
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John Davis
John Davis
Jun 3, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Being new to freediving, this was my first visit there after being told about it from another online friend. First full dive of season with any depth so far. Great visibility. The "Submarine" at about 60 feet was marginally visible from the surface. Spent 3 hours in the water with a 7mm wetsuit. Water is cool. Anything deeper might require a hood.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jonathan Faubert
Jonathan Faubert
Mar 15, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Excellent to begin. You can see a plane (23'), a tugboat (56'), a submarine (60'), a pipeline (85') and two cars (107'-120'). Water is cold around 40F to 55F. It's a 3 thermocline.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jade Bruyns
Jade Bruyns
Feb 13, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Jun 1, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Great check out area. Excellent for beginners and testing out new gear!!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
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