Local Ottawa Diving

It’s true — if you get your certifications in Canada, you can dive anywhere in the world with total confidence. No where else will you find such a variety of diving conditions and experiences than right here in the Ottawa, Gatineau, Brockville, Kingston area.

There are plenty of different diving sites — wrecks, walls, drifts, submerged power stations, locks and other terrestrial structures. Some sites are shore access but many require a boat. Depths are typically 30′, 60′ to 100′ and real deep. These deep sites and wreck penetrations provide plenty of opportunities for technical diving. The village of Rockport is noted for it’s deep sites — Rockport Wall to 240′ and the wreck of the Jodery starts at 130′ and goes to 240′.

Popular shore dives are Rothesay, Conestoga and Prescott docks (for novice and out-of-season dives), Rockport and Lock 21 (which although only 60 feet max depth is an advanced dive due to the poor viz and strong current). Popular boat dives are Wolf Islander, Marsh, Keystorm, Kingshorn, America, Vickery, etc. Architectural sites include various submerged shipping locks and the old Mille Roches hydro-electric generating power house.

One of the most popular local training sites, Morrison’s Quarry, is covered in it’s own section.

Local Dive Site List

The St. Lawrence offers up world-class scuba diving sites both for beginner and advanced divers. Listed below are a few of the most popular wrecks and structures along the St. Lawrence, from Morrisburg up to Kingston.

WrecksLocationTypeLevel
A.E. VickeryAlexandrea Bay, NYBoatADV
AmericanMallorytownBoatADV
ArizonaWolfe IslandBoatOW
ConestogaCardinalShoreOW
Eastcliffe HallChrysler MarinaBoatADV
Fleur MariePrescottBoatADV
Harvey J KendallWolfe IslandBoatOW
Henry C. DaryawBrockvilleBoatADV
IroquoisNiagra Shoal, NYBoatADV
IslanderAlexandrea Bay, NYBoatOW
J.B. KingBrockvilleBoatADV/TEC
KeystormBrockvilleBoatADV
KingshornRockportBoatADV
LoblawsPrescottBoatOW
Maggie LClayton, NYBoatADV
MuscallongeBrockvilleBoatADV
Robert GaskinBrockvilleBoatADV
RothesayPrescottShoreOW
Roy A. JoderyWelkslay IslandBoatADV/TEC
Sir Robert Peel1000 Island BridgeBoatADV/TEC
St. LouisCape Vincent, NYBoatOW
Wee Hawk (Kitty Hawk)CardinalShoreOW
Wolfe Islander IIWolf Island, KingstonBoatADV
Lillie ParsonsBrockvilleBoatADV
Non-WreckLocationTypeLevel
Milles Roach PowerhouseLong Sault MarinaBoatADV
MorrisburgMorrisburgShoreOW
Morrison’s QuarryWakefield, QCShoreOW
Lock 21InglesideShoreADV
Prescott DocksPrescottShoreOW