LouisbourgNova Scotia


Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Archeology 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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120′CélèbreWarshipof 150′ long with 64 guns wrecked in 1758. The wreck is located inside the harbour and you need a dive permit. The wreck is fragile.
230′PrudentWreck located inside the harbour needing a dive permit.
380′EvelynSteamer of 2,379 tons wrecked on Januray 9th 1913 outside the harbour near Green Island.

Driving directions

From Sydney, take road 22 heading to the historic site of Louisbourg. This is a 37km drive.

Once arrived, you must obtain a diving permit if you device to dive on wrecks located inside the harbour of Louisbourg. At the same time, you may ask to show you the location of the entry points, etc. You may obtain a dive permit from one of the authorised dive operator by Parks Canada.

For the dive at the beach at Kennington Cove, stop at the first beach. From the parking area go to the far extreme left side of the beach. Enter the water and explore from that point.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
DIVEQUEST  Louisbourg (2003?) 902 455-3483 air, rentals, charter (May-Sep)

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