Bird’s IslandNova Scotia


Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Fauna dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water
Interests Sea stars Sea shells Seals or other pinnipeds
Providers Parking Boat ramp Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water current is mild (except otherwise). Ask to local people. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Water temperature is around 60°F but with underwater currents it may drop to around 48°F.

Entry points


Note: directions are accurate as possible, it is recommended to dive with someone knowing the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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7-80′Bird’s IslandBe carefull about currents which may be strong depending where you dive. Check the tide schedule. It is most preferrable to dive at low or at high tide. Be carefull about tourist boats around the island!

Driving directions

From Sydney, take road 125 heading West. Take road 105 to the Lake Bras D’or. Travel for about 8km and turn left on Factory road and drive up the wharf. This is a 55km drive. From there you have to take a boat in order to cross to the island (1:30 hour).

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