Gooseberry CoveNova Scotia


Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Fauna dive Cliff dive Night 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 the shore (except otherwise). There might be some water current and rip tide, please ask to local people and get the tide schedule for the area (click on the weather icon). 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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130′AstriaÉpave en eau profonde.
225-60′MontaraSteamer built in 1881 wrecked on AUgust 13th, 1920, it was 315′ long and 39′ wide.

Driving directions

From Sydney, take road 125 heading to Louisbourg. Turn left on Little Lorraine Road and drive for about 7km. Turn right on a small gravel road to Gooseberry Cove.

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