Lock 22Ontario


Dive site characteristics

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

Diving notes

It is important to take good reference point with the compass before diving and bring a lamp. The visibility is sometime poor. The return has to be done in the right direction! The essential thing to remember is if you go against the current, the exit is on your right while with the current, the exit is on your left.

The dive is done by boat. From the East point shore of the Morrison Island, the dive starts. You dive the lock with the current and ends by coming back against the current.

On the East side at the lock’s exit, there is a underwater bassin (where the ships get to wait when the lock was operating) where a small whirl pool current may be present. The visibility might then be reduced.

In case of difficuties, you have to let you drift while ascending in the North-West direction in order to reach the small island (little dot North-East of the point Morrison).


Source: Robert Wood website

On the picture, you can see the green marks indicating the Morrison Island East point, the small island and the Ferran’s Park. The whole is now submerged including the lock.

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

Entry points


Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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55-60′Lock 22 The descent is done following a perpendicular line to the shore of the Morrison Island. Depending on the topography, the current may get stronger than at lock 21. Visibility can be be greatly reduced.

Driving directions

From highway 401, take exit 778 toward Long Sault. Take the South direction on Moulinette Road up to road 2 (also known as King’s Highway). Turn right on road 2 heading West and follow up to Ferran Park.


Alternative route. From highway 401, take exit 758 toward Morrisburg. Take the South direction up to road 2 (also known as King’s Highway). Turn left and follow up to Ferran Park.


To get to Lock 22

You can also launch your boat from the ramp for a reasonable fee (16$ CAN in 2006).

Carry your gear to the boat.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Ferran’s Park  14704, County Road 2,
Ingleside
613 537-8600 boat ramp, parking

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