Collins LandingOntario

Dive site characteristics

Types Shipwreck dive Deep dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility very restricted or null
Providers Parking Boat ramp Restaurant Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

The boat heads to one of the destinations.

Read the instructions related to each site. You must watch your (rule of thirds). The current may vary as well as visibility but under 50’ it will be clearer.

The dive flag is mandatory.

It is quite interesting to see an abundant wildlife on some sites.

Entry points

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

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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180-135′Sir Robert Peel Just upstream from the 1000 Islands Bridge.
265-80′Iroquois Near the foot of the Niagara Shoal, 150′ South of the green buoy.
3175-200′Oconto Across the channel from the A.E. Vickery at light #214 South of Thousand Island Park on Wellesley Island and West of 1000 Island Bridge.
465-118′A.E. Vickery Off Rock Island Shoal (about 4 miles Southwest Alexandria Bay), West-Southwest of Ivy Lea Bridge.
525′RaymondLocated midway between the East end of Round Island and Irwin Point of the South shore of the St. Lawrence.

Driving directions

From highway 401, watch and take exit 675 leading to
Thousand Islands Parkway - Promenade des Milles Îles. Follow the road for about 2 km. Follow the directions for Mallorytown Landing and then turn on your left when arrived. Park your vehicule in the parking of Park Canada (there is a fee). If there is not more place to launch your boat or if you took arrangements with a dive operator located at Rockport, continue the road until there.

Alternative road. Follow highway 401, watch and take exit 661 leading to the State of New-York, USA, heading South on the 137. After few kilometers, you will have to cross the Canadian - US borders. It is recommended but not mandatory to registrer your equipment with the Canadian custom officier before crossing the border. This way while coming back you may have less trouble since your equipment will appear on the registration slip you will have. To the American border officer you will have to answer any question he might ask about journey. Once you’re done, follow the road now 81 toward Collins Landing. Then turn right on road 12 heading West. More informations are to come...

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If you dive on an american wreck located on US territory coming from Canada by boat, you must first pass by the US customs located on Heart Island. Also, if you dive on wrecks located on Canadian territory coming from USA, you must pass by the Canadian Customs located at Rockport. On your return way, you must pass by the customs of the departure country. For more details consult the rules.

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