Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Tobermory

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Fathom Five National Park of Canada

#1 - 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
The Arabia

#2 - 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.
Caroline Rose

#3 - 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

#4 - 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.
The Anchor

#5 - 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.
Tobermory HBC

#6 - 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.
W.L. Wetmore

#7 - 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
Cascaden

#8 - Cascaden

Canada, Ontario, Lake Huron

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138 ton schooner shipwreck. Sunk October, 1871
James C. King

#9 - 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'
The Niagara II

#10 - 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.
Philo Scoville

#11 - 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'