Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Ontario

Ready to check out the best sites in Ontario for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 70 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Ontario to suit your needs.
Ontario dive site map
St. Lawrence River

#1 - St. Lawrence River

Ontario, Canada

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We have some of the best fresh water wreck diving in the world and we want to share that with everyone! Michael and Debra of Diversparadise.net
The Lighthouse

#2 - The Lighthouse

Ontario, Canada

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This is an excellent shore dive located in the Scuba Diving capital of Canada. Access is relatively easy for both entry and exit. This site boasts unique large rock formations and depths ranging from 30 feet to 90+ for the experienced diver. Visibility can be pretty good at 30 to 50 feet but can vary due to this location being very exposed to ferry currents and weather. Temperatures can range from 40+ in May/June to 60-70 in August. All in all, an A+ dive spot. Very close to all amenities with 2 reputable dive shops located in Tobermory. Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
Fathom Five National Park of Canada

#3 - Fathom Five National Park of Canada

Ontario, Canada

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Fathom Five offers some of the best freshwater diving opportunities in the world. Clear, clean water, submerged geological formations (cliffs, caves, overhangs) and more than 20 historical shipwrecks offer a variety of underwater experiences. Everyone, from the novice snorkeler to the most advanced diving enthusiast, can find lots to explore and enjoy within the park.<br>From Tara Harpur at the park: We do have some excellent shore diving in the area of Fathom Five National Marine Park. The only sites that are shore accessible are sites 3, 4, 5 and 23 (The Lighthouse, The Anchor, The Tugs and the Little Cove). The other sites are not shore accessible due to various issues - private property, etc. If you have any questions please let us know! Fathom Five National Marine, Park P.O. Box 189 ,Tobermory, Ontario, Canada ,N0H 2R0, Administration: Phone: (519) 596-2233 Fax: (519) 596-2298, Diver Registration: Phone: (519) 596-2503 Fax: (519) 596-2552
Innerkip Quarry

#4 - Innerkip Quarry

Ontario, Canada

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Cessna, bus! -- from B.E. Off H'401 exit 250, about 10k west from there. Put-in at the shore. Innerkip Quarry is also known as Trout Lake.
Ceder Hill

#5 - Ceder Hill

Ontario, Canada

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This is an excellent dive spot for a shore dive. It is located on Georgian Bay approximately 10 minutes east of Wiarton along Colpoys Bay (approximately 50 minutes south of Tobermory). Gearing up is made easy with a covered area and picnic tables located about 30 feet from the water. Access to the water is a rocky beach but easy none the less. Visibility varies to water conditions but usually varies from 20 feet to 55 feet. Water temperatures can range from 40+ degrees in early May to 70+ degrees in August. This location boasts many little "n-sunken"reasures to view at depths ranging from 20 feet to 80+ feet. The deepest I have traveled here is 103 feet but it kept going gradually. Occasionally you do have a moderate current to deal with, so if your dive is planned right, you can enjoy a nice drift dive back to your entry/exit point. Speaking from experience, WATCH OUT FOR BOATS!!! They seem to forget how close you can come to a dive flag (a MUST) in this area for some reason. All in all, this site is an excellent spot for the novice or advanced diver. Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
Alexandria

#6 - Alexandria

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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From SOS website http://saveontarioshipwrecks.ca. Built Year:1866 Built Location:Montreal, Quebec Built By:Auguste Cantin Wreck Type:Steam, Passenger Rig:Side wheel Length:162 Beam:25 Draft:8 Tonnage:350 Sank:1915 Bound from Port Hope to Toronto on August 3, 1915 she grounded during severe weather and eventually broke up.
Conestoga

#7 - Conestoga

Ontario, Canada

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On the St Laurence River From the 401 exit at Cardinal and head South to the River. At the river turn right. Find the dirt road behind the building. You will be able to see the parts of the wreck out of the water.
Monarch

#8 - Monarch

Ontario, Canada

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The Monarch (St. Clair River) is a 60 foot, wooden hulled, steam powered tug that sank in 1939. The Monarch is on her starboard side facing up river. Access into the main cabin allows you to get out of the current. The boilers and winches can be seen on the aft deck. Visibility can be up to 70 feet, if the wind has been from the south for a week or more. If there is a stiff north wind blowing, go somewhere else. This is an advanced dive due to the strong currents in the river and the freighter traffic overhead. Don't even think about trying to bring a float & flag with you. Head back when you are down to half of your air. Located just south of the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario. Entry point is by the large stanchion post about 300 yards south of the bridge. The local dive club maintains a cable that leads out to the wreck. The site can also be reached by diving on The Barge and drifting down river (see The Barge site).
The Rothesay

#9 - The Rothesay

Ontario, Canada

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The Rothesay is a 19th Century wooden side wheeler (193' x 28.8' x 7.9') and was launched in St. John, N.B. on Feb. 2, 1868. Initially she sailed between Fredricton and St. John but was later relocated to serve on the St. Lawrence River. She was carrying passengers between Brockville and Montreal when, on Sept. 12, 1889, she collided with the tug Myra and sank at her present location. Although no-one was lost from the Rothesay two crewmen on the tug were killed. In 1901 members of the Royal Military College in Kingston blew up the wreck amidships in a munitions exercise. The Rothesay was rediscovered on Sept. 25, 1964 by the Underwater Society of Ottawa and remains a very popular dive site. Bring a light to see into the chain locker and hold. Prepare for a 1 to 2 knot current along the surface. there is hardly any current at depth. Shore buoy marks the start of a 300 ft. line out to the wreck along the bottom. Follow the line, you arrive at the smoke stack. Upperwork lies at about 20 feet, maximum depth is 30 feet. Best visibility is early and late in the dive season, and varies from 5 to 10 feet. As with all Marine Historical Sites in Ontario, the Rothesay is property of The Province of Ontario and removal of any material is illegal. The Rothesay, is located in the St. Lawrence River, west of Prescott. It is accessible both by land and by boat. Follow Highway 401 and take the Highway 18 Exit (#716) to Prescott. Turn west on King St. W (Highway 2) and follow for 1.75 Km until you reach Riverview Heights. There you will see a Historic Marker along the south side of the road commemorating Justus Sherwood. The adjoining grass strip can accommodate about a dozen cars. From the embankment you will see a buoy approximately 300 ft out, marking the actual wreck and a jug closer in that is the beginning of the line.
Gulliver's Lake

#10 - Gulliver's Lake

Ontario, Canada

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There is a fountain in the middle of the lake ;) There are other items of interest submerged in the lake but I did not have time to investigate since I was with a group getting trained. Gulliver's Lake RV Resort & Campground approximately 30 minutes NW of downtown Hamilton ON Canada. This is a good location for seasoned and novice divers alike. Many diving schools come here for training and diving. As host of the 2002 Provincial Triathalon, Gulliver's Lake is also a popular training spot for local triathletes. Dive access is walk-in from the shore. Drop off is within a few feet of the shore. There are various submerged platforms @ 15+ feet for practicing skills (e.g., mask clearing and neutral buoyancy). The fine silt/mud bottom can make for poor visibility and sometimes algae also reduces visibility. I saw some small mouth bass from the shore but no fish while diving (Sep 2018).
Fort Erie

#11 - Fort Erie

Ontario, Canada

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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!
Chippawa Creek

#12 - Chippawa Creek

Ontario, Canada

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Lovely drift dive! -- from Bozkurt Eralp<br><br> ****** WARNING *****<br><br> There have recently been two deaths from diving in this area. You may view the 2007 incident report published by the Ontario Underwater Council in our Links section below. We strongly recommend not diving this site until more is known about the causes of the accident.
Lake Simcoe

#13 - Lake Simcoe

Ontario, Canada

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-- from Bozkurt Eralp
Lake Street Wreck

#14 - Lake Street Wreck

Ontario, Canada

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-- from Bozkurt Eralp Port Dalhousie, bit of a swim out. Put-in at the shore.
The Conestoga

#15 - The Conestoga

Ontario, Canada

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The steamer Conestoga was built by Quale & Son of Cleveland for Anchor Line and launched July 6, 1878. A considerable amount of money, technical design and skill went into construction,, as evidenced by the description in the Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer on July 8, 1878: "Fitted out in all proportions with a care to strength, durability and beauty ... it is estimated that her cost will be near $90,000.00. Two hundred fifty-two feet long, sixteen feet deep with a gross tonnage of 1,226, Consetoga was powered by a steeple compound engine capable of a speed of 8 knots. The upper portion of the steeple engine protrudes above the river, marking the site. She sank on May 22, 1922 outside Lock 28 of the Old Gallop Canal, one mile east of Cardinal, Ontario. A fire broke out in the engine room while awaiting passage at the lock. The ship was flushed from the Lock and allowed to ground and sink in her present position. Loss was estimated at $200,000.00. She was carrying 30,000 bushels of wheat, much of which was salvaged. From Ottawa, take River Road South to the intersection of Regional Road No. 22 (Shanley Road). Follow Road No. 22 south to Cardinal. Continue straight toward the river, follow the road past the Legion out onto the dirt road on the causeway approximately 1 km. You will see the engine protruding from the water. There is a parking area. Food and lodging can be found in Cardinal. Although the wooden portions of the Conestoga are still in good condition, the upper areas are badly ice damaged and all metal is rusted and deteriorating. Conestoga has suffered greatly from looting and wreck-stripping by sport divers. One blade of the 14-foot propeller was broken off by an exploding dynamite charge during an unsuccessful salvage attempt.
Navy Hall

#16 - Navy Hall

Ontario, Canada

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Great 2-way (almost!) drift; easy return to starting point. -- from Bozkurt Eralp Ricardo st. South of Collingwood St. Put-in at the dock.
Annie Falconer Wreck

#17 - Annie Falconer Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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http://www.northerntechdiver.com/wrecks/annief/annie.php
C. B. Benson Wreck

#18 - C. B. Benson Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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C. B. Benson Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Olive Branch Wreck

#19 - Olive Branch Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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http://www.northerntechdiver.com/wrecks/olivebranch/olivebranch.php
George A. Marsh Wreck

#20 - George A. Marsh Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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http://www.saveontarioshipwrecks.on.ca/Diverguides/dguide9.html
Tasmania Wreck

#21 - Tasmania Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Tasmania Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sligo Wreck

#22 - Sligo Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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Sligo Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
North Wind Wreck

#23 - North Wind Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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North Wind Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Lycoming Wreck

#24 - Lycoming Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Lycoming Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Specular Wreck

#25 - Specular Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Specular Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Frontenac Wreck

#26 - Frontenac Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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http://www.northerntechdiver.com/wrecks/frontenac/frontenac.php
Wilma Wreck

#27 - Wilma Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Wilma Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Nimrod Wreck

#28 - Nimrod Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Nimrod Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Michigan

#29 - Michigan

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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Michigan is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cedar Hill

#30 - Cedar Hill

Canada, Ontario

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Cedar Hill is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Wee Hawk

#31 - Wee Hawk

Canada, Ontario

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Wee Hawk is also known as Kitty Hawk.
Ivy Lea Campground Beach

#32 - Ivy Lea Campground Beach

Canada, Ontario

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Ivy Lea Campground Beach is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Power House

#33 - Power House

Canada, Ontario

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Power House is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Robert Gaskin

#34 - The Robert Gaskin

Canada, Ontario

intermediate
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The Robert Gaskin is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Eastcliffe Hall

#35 - Eastcliffe Hall

Canada, Ontario

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Eastcliffe Hall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ash Island Barge

#36 - Ash Island Barge

Canada, Ontario

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Ash Island Barge is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Juno Shipwreck

#37 - The Juno Shipwreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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Access by boat or shore. From shore; park east of bridge on Cove Road. on the South-East side of bridge there is a small foot path. Follow the path to the shore. The Juno Shipwreck is also known as The Juno.
Aloha- Effie Mai

#38 - Aloha- Effie Mai

Canada, Ontario

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Aloha- Effie Mai is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sherkston Shores Quarry

#39 - Sherkston Shores Quarry

Canada, Ontario

beginner
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Shore dive to quarry
Tiller Wreck

#40 - Tiller Wreck

Canada, Ontario

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Rig: 2 masted Length: 94 Beam: 21 Hull Material: Wood Boat Dive 2.3NM/334T Port Dalhousie, 3.3NM/289T Port Weller
Confederation Wreck

#41 - Confederation Wreck

Canada, Ontario

beginner
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Wreck Type: Steamer, Side Paddle Hull Material: Wood Shallow shore dive A medium walk from parking.
Glendora

#42 - Glendora

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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From SOS website http://saveontarioshipwrecks.ca. Length:314' Sank Year:1925 Hull Material:Wood The ship was stripped of her machinery and scuttled.
Ontario St Bridge

#43 - Ontario St Bridge

Canada, Ontario

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This the site of an old bridge there are 2 large gears there and some columns. Park in the dog park area and walk down the path on the left side of the small tree. There is a small area to get your tank and fins on. Ontario St Bridge is also known as Welland Scuba Park Site 2.
Chippawa Creek Drift - Leg 2

#44 - Chippawa Creek Drift - Leg 2

Canada, Ontario

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Dive Time: 60 - 70 Minutes Cautions: Boat Traffic, Current, Sunken Cars This location, if used as a dive site, has inherent hazards!! The water flow - current direction, current speed and water levels are all subject to change - at any time - without warning!. Always contact a local dive store prior to diving this site to see if there are any known changes expected to the water flow in the Chippawa Creek / Welland River. This is no guarantee that the creek is safe for diving. The Chippawa Creek originally ran in the opposite direction. Dredging during the building of the Welland Canal and Ontario Hydro hydroelectric projects reversed the flow of the creek. Swim across river to start the dive. Approximately, 30 minutes into the dive you will come across some sunken cars. Be sure to check current direction, you should be moving away from the entry point in a southerly direction. If you are moving towards the Niagara River GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. The dive will last 60 - 75 minutes depending on current, and length of time spent at sunken car site. Easy shore access from public boat launch.
Windmill Point Park

#45 - Windmill Point Park

Canada, Ontario

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Dive access is from rock shore.
Tobermory HBC

#46 - Tobermory HBC

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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This is the Hyperbaric Facility. You can pre-arrange chamber dives. Warning do not dive for 24 hours before your chamber dive. Tobermory HBC is also known as Tobermory Medical Clinic.
Lincoln St Bridge

#47 - Lincoln St Bridge

Canada, Ontario

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This dive site has the remains of the former Lincoln St Bridge, Some large cogs and posts. Also in the area area number of bicycles and shopping carts, even a wheel chair. Park and enter the water near the Skate Park
Luckport

#48 - Luckport

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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Enter the water head north the decent will be all rock till the bottom is all sand head east right hand turn travel 350 ft following the sand rock line the wreck will be to your right with in visibility from the rock sand line. From shore there are 3 rock piles piled to the north the wreck is 20' infront of the 3rd pile Located on Champlain rd just before Awenda park but past Sawlog bay Store on Tomahawk Cres. Traveling from the Sawlog Bay Store make a right on tomahawk follow to a left hand turn park just past the next left the sunset trail entrance marker #37 is there walk the trail it will take you to the water facing Giants Tomb Island. There is a picnic table there.
W.L. Wetmore

#49 - W.L. Wetmore

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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Wooden Steamer, the Wetmore, sank in a storm in Nov 29 1901. The wetmore sank pulling two barges, the James C King and the Brurnette. The Burnette was salvaged a but the King lies just wet of the Wetmore in 22 - 93 ft of water. The wetmore outstanding features are it huge boiler and the rudder and Anchor. This is a great Novice dive and Snorkeling trips can be arranged in Tobermory. Tobermory Ontario Canada. Boat access from Fathom Five National Underwater Park
James C. King

#50 - James C. King

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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The KING was wrecked while under tow by the WETMORE in November, 1901. The second barge on tow, the BRUNETTE, was later salvaged. This site is good for advanced levels of experience. It is not recommended for novices or trainees. Build: Schooner - Barge Length: 181' 6" Built: 1867 - East Saginaw, Michigan Sunk: November 29, 1901 Loss of Life: 0 Level: Intermediate - Advanced Orientation: Steep Incline Russel Island, Tobermory. Alt GPS: N45°16.068' W81°42.545'
Philo Scoville

#51 - Philo Scoville

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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Vessel was wrecked during a storm in October, 1889. The bow portion, including the bowsprit can be found at the deeper depths and the anchors are located about 100 feet east of the main wreckage. Because of depth, this site is recommended to divers with advanced levels of experience only. Build: Schooner Length: 139' 5" Built: 1863 - Cleveland, Ohio Sunk: October 6, 1889 Loss of Life: 1 (Captain) Orientation: Steep Incline Russel Island, Tobermory. Alt GPS: N45°16.133' W81°41.833'
P. B. Locke

#52 - P. B. Locke

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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From SOS website http://saveontarioshipwrecks.ca/. Built Year:1873 Built Location:Toledo, Ohio, USA Built By:Bailey Brothers Wreck Type:3-masted wooden centreboard schooner Length:136' Beam:26' Draft:11' Tonnage:Gross 344, Net 305 Converted to a barge, hauling stone, sank in a storm, October 1912 All 10 aboard survived.
The Henry C. Daryaw

#53 - The Henry C. Daryaw

Canada, Ontario

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STRONG CURRENT throughout this dive. The Darya is a 219 ft steel freighter that struck a nearby shoal on November 20th, 1941, carrying a load of coal, which is found in relative abundance nearby. The gash she suffered was too great and down she went with the loss of one crew member. She landed on the bottom inverted with bow upstream and is literally against a canyon wall to starboard with a mere ten feet separating them in spots. Hand over hand it down the line to the props to save your legs for later or, if you're with an experienced charter skipper you can drift onto the wreck from upstream. If you drift it and want easy recovery, grab the line at the props and make your way to the surface marker. If you take the line descent, once at the props, you have two choices. Head left down a secondary line and move to the cargo area and duck under and in to have a rest and explore this vast space. Check out the gash that sank her and if you're properly wreck trained, penetration here can be rewarding. The options are towards the bow, there is a hatch to get into the bow spaces ( well lit by port holes) but depending on your size, you may need to doff your gear to squeeze through. The other place to gain entry is via a doorway with inverted stairs, at the aft end of the cargo space, starboard side. Tie your line off on the stairs. You can turn right, go a short distance and then jog left to an electrical room or duck down a deck and emerge between machinery on the starboard side of the wreck. Alternatively, if you're not a mud puppy, you can instead go straight ahead from the doorway and down a corridor that's about 5 feet high and 40 or so feet long. At the end, drop down a stairwell and either exit under the stern ( very low here) or continue down the stairwell to the engine room. CAUTION: Even the best divers will stir something up here. It WILL silt out on you so get your look at the machinery while you can and never lose touch with your line. This wreck has claimed at least one VERY experienced diver in this area of the ship. Heading outside the wreck from the cargo bay and closest to the bow, swim, grab/haul to the bow and spiderman up to the top (bottom :))and get ready for the flying experience of your life. The current will whisk you almost dead centre down the hull. Grab the prop line or duck under the stern at the end. Personally, I'm usually too pooped to duck under as it will require some effort. If you chose to explore under the stern ( in the lee) from your descent from the props, there is a hatchway leading up and into the corridor and stairwell I mentioned earlier. The fish here almost always tend to be Walleye and are in abundance between the wreck and the canyon wall. By boat: The wreck is marked with a buoy.
Cecil J. Wreck

#54 - Cecil J. Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie

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Cecil J. Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cascaden

#55 - Cascaden

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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138 ton schooner shipwreck. Sunk October, 1871
The Niagara II

#56 - The Niagara II

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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The Niagara II was built in 1930 as a 182 foot steel freighter and later in life, converted to a sand sucker. She was purchased in 1998 and purposefully sunk by the Tobermory Maritime Association the following year after having been thoroughly cleaned in preparation of sinking as a dive site. There are a few videos circulating on the internet showing the actual event. She lies just outside of Fathom Five Marine Park boundaries and to dive her, requires a separate tag available at the Diver Information Centre in Tobermory. She lies upright with an descent line attached to a surface buoy, running to just aft and below the wheel house. This is NOT a one dive affair. She's big and there are a ton of places to explore. Swim throughs abound and also penetration areas. This wreck was prepared for sinking by divers and as such is EXTREMELY diver friendly for all levels of diver. Just keep your dive to your experience and certification level. She lies at a bow down angle, so if you're planning on visiting the machinery at the bow, plan on a dive to 100 feet. You can drop to the mud in front for a good look at 130. By boat, usually via a charter from Tobermory.
Ryserson Park

#57 - Ryserson Park

Ontario, Canada

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In "Old Town" Niagara-On-The-Lake, there is a park called "Ryserson Park" it is on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Entry to the park is easy and there is a little bit of parking available. The park is by an old WWII era rifle range.
The Bruce

#58 - The Bruce

Ontario, Canada

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This is a fun dive for intermediate and advanced divers. It is not recommended for beginners due to the low visibility. The Ottawa River water is very dark. An old station wagon is also located at the dive site. The site is located at the Ottawa rowing club. From Highway 417 (Queensway), take the Nicholas exit, and follow the signs towards Hull/Gatineau and Auto route 5. Just past the first set of lights at Laurier Avenue, (Nicholas becomes Waller St.) go straight through the intersections to Rideau St. ("T" Intersection). Turn right onto Rideau St. At the second lights, turn left onto King Edward Ave. Once on King Edward, stay in the right-hand lane and follow the road past the ramp to Hull/Gatineau and Auto route 5. At the end of King Edward ("T" Intersection), turn left onto Sussex Drive. Keep to the right. After the overpass for the bridge to Gatineau, turn right onto Lady Grey Drive. Follow the road down the hill - take the first right (way down). The ORC is at the bottom of the hill on the water's edge (obviously).
Stacked Hulls

#59 - Stacked Hulls

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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This location has been nicknamed The Stacked hulls, Primarily due to the fact that there are 2 hulls here, one on top of the other in piggyback fashion. The wrecks are classified as unknown. But it is believed that these wrecks were part of the Kingston harbors cleanup that occurred around the years of 1925. The anchor park was created by local divers finding lost anchors and transporting them to this location. As more anchors are found this site will expand. This location is a good spot to dive when the waters are too rough to travel by boat out onto the lake. From shore, it is recommended that you have a minimum of 160 cubic feet of air to travel the full distance. There is a line pinned on the bottom that leaves from the west side of the beach, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor. The line is attached to an old pipeline. Follow the pipeline south-west out approximately 200 feet from shore. The line will be on the left side of you and will take you to an anchor park, that is in approximately in 15 feet of water. Once you reach the 3500-pound marine stock anchor the line will lead you in a southbound direction. The travel time, one way from here is approximately 15 minutes.
Chippawa Creek Leg 1

#60 - Chippawa Creek Leg 1

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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This location, if used as a dive site, has inherent hazards!! The water flow - current direction, current speed and water levels are all subject to change - at any time - without warning!. Under no circumstances should you be entering the water in the Niagara River or on the Niagara River side of the Weightman Bridge (Portage Road). Always contact a local dive store prior to diving this site to see if there are any known changes expected to the water flow in the Chippawa Creek / Welland River. This is no guarantee that the creek is safe for diving. The Chippawa Creek originally ran in the opposite direction. Dredging during the building of the Welland Canal and Ontario Hydro hydroelectric projects reversed the flow of the creek. Enter water under Weightman Bridge (Portage Road) (on the South side), and swim to the middle of the river. Be sure to check current direction, you should be moving away from the bridge in a southerly direction. If you are moving towards the Niagara River GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. Dive 1 Exit Point is approximately 30 minutes down river. When exiting, avoid the boat ramp - it is signed "NO SCUBA DIVING" - use the grass past the ramp. Shore entry across from Tim Horton's on Front St and Portage Rd in Chippawa Chippawa Creek Leg 1 is also known as Chippawa Creek Tim Horton's.
The Arabia

#61 - The Arabia

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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A three masted Barque built in 1853. Lying upright. Stern section collapsed with wheel house over the side. From mid ships toward bow, wreck condition improves. Bow has windlass and both anchors in place. Many dead eyes on rails. Bowsprit largely intact with chain rigging still there. In good vis ( it varies) an excellent photo op from forward and below the bowsprit but be careful of depth and slight current. Two buoys, one leading midships to a concrete anchor and a line leading to the rail, the other buoy aft, leading to a concrete anchor with a line to a fallen mast that takes you to the wreck. This is a cold water dive even in mid to late summer. Expect temps below 46 F and a thermocline or two. By Boat, off Echo Island. The Arabia is also known as Arabia.
Comet

#62 - Comet

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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Paddle wheels on this wreck still stick up 25' or more. Various items still on-site; boiler, collapsed deck, etc. 2 miles off Simcoe Island, Lake Ontario, Canada Comet is also known as Comet Paddlewheel.
Wolf Islander II Wreck

#63 - Wolf Islander II Wreck

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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Easy access to swim through this historical ferry. Features misc items on the deck: bicycle, phone booth, etc. Kingston, ON. Boat only Wolf Islander II Wreck is also known as Wolf Islander II.
City of Sheboygan

#64 - City of Sheboygan

Canada, Ontario, Lake Ontario

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FANTASTIC, in-tact wooden schooner. Mast is still upright. Buoy maintaintained by POW/Kingston. Kingston, ON City of Sheboygan is also known as City of Sheboygan Wreck.
Conestoga Wreck

#65 - Conestoga Wreck

Canada, Ontario

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The steamship Conestoga (ie SS Conestoga) was a combined passenger/cargo carrying vessel, built in 1878 in Cleveland Ohio. She was sold to a Canadian company in 1919. On 22 May, 1922, she caught fire when loaded with a cargo of wheat and sank where she lies today. Along side the old canal south wall, near from Cardinal, Ontario. Conestoga Wreck is also known as The wreck of the Conestoga.
Caroline Rose

#66 - Caroline Rose

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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The Caroline Rose was towed to Driftwood Cove on the Georgian Bay shore by a group of sport divers and sank as a dive site in late August, 1990. This ship is reported to be one of the three ships pictured on the back of the Canadian $100 bill. Build: Wooden Schooner Length: 132' Built: 1940 Sunk: 1990 Orientation: Flattened Tobermory, Outside Fathom Five Park
Dave's Bay

#67 - Dave's Bay

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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Popular area for diver open water check-outs. Look for geological formations such as pitting, glacial erratics and bedrock layering. Limited parking. Cautions: Large rocks on beach can cause a slip hazard, exercise care entering and exiting the water Dave's Bay is also known as Little Cove.
Big Bay Point

#68 - Big Bay Point

Canada, Ontario

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Cautions: Fisherman on Pier, Boat Traffic - always use Dive Flag Float and minimize time in shallow water.
Waome

#69 - Waome

Canada, Ontario

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Originally launched as the MINK, she was overhauled and re-launched as the Waome (Ojibway Indian word for Water Lily) in 1927. The colour of the water is accurately described as tea coloured. The reddish brown hue is caused by tannic acid in the surrounding soil. Visibility is akin to a night dive and the temperature is almost always in the 40 degree F. Build: Wooden Steamer Length: 78' Launched: 1912 Sunk: October 6, 1934 Orientation: Upright Milford Bay, Muskoka
The Anchor

#70 - The Anchor

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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This is a large wooden-stocked iron anchor. At the end of the road 6. Approx. 150 feet from the road end. The Anchor is also known as The Gap.