Ivy LeaOntario

Dive site characteristics

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

Diving notes

The picture on the left shows the Capricorn Motel where you can get a parking place ($5 in 2010). A bit further, on the right there is a road leading to the federal quay. On the boat ramp and the quay is shown on the right picture.

pictures of th 2nd row shows the scenery during the distance by kayak.

Divers are invited to show some degree of courtesy, park authorities have refused divers because some did occupy the whole beach. It is recommended to quit the beach area and go back to his camping site to allow others to use the beach. Otherwise we might lose access to this site which is quite fun for diving.

The dive can be done in kayak from the federal quay down to the Ivy lea Park. The dive starts then from shore. It is recommended to keeping a depth of approximatly 40-60’ deep to get familiarize with the site during the first dive.

Click on a picture to see a video.

Click on a picture to see a video.

The site is interesting for those who want to see fish and for drift dive.

Entry points

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

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
To display on Google map, click on the link
140-70′Drift (dérive)The dive starts at point #1 and ends ideally at point #2. You have to maintain a constant depth of about 40-50’. You have take into account that you can surface at any time and therefore you should drift along the North shore while heading toward the point #2.
240-70′Beach (plage)From the wharf, the dive can be done going right heading against the current at a detph of 50-70’ and on the return by doing a drift dive back to the entry point while maintaining a depth of 40-50’. The dive can also be done while exploring the entire little bay. Please take note: at a depth of 50-70’ near the point, there is a counter-current more or less important which may even stop you.

Driving directions

From highway 401, watch and take exit 685 heading South. Take the last exist before taking the brige to USA.

Turn right on the 1000 Islands Parkway and take a few distance away on your left the park entry. You must park your vehicule in the entry parking lot and acquit the camping rent fee for the day.

Once done you may deposit your gear near one of the entry points and park your vehicule on the camping lot that you just rented.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Capricorn Motel Royale  108 Ivy Lea Road,
Ivy Lea Village
613 659-2281 parking 5$ (2010)
Ivy Lea Campsite  1000 Islands Parkway 800 437-2233
613 543-4328
dive site access

© Copyright 1999-2016, Michel Robitaille. All rights reserved.