Minnie - OtterOntario


Dive site characteristics

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

Diving notes

The dive starts from the shore. The visibility can be very reduced according to rain conditions during the days before the dive (the water has already a rusty color). It is a current dive but it’s mild one. It is important to fly the dive flag since there is an important boat traffic over the surface.

In order to obtain some informations about water level and outflow, you can consult the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board web site.

Entry points


Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with someone knowing the dive site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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122′Minnie The barge is located just under the parlementary hill, at the West exit of the 8 locks of the Rideau Canal. The current is low with a low visibility of about 6′.
222′Otter The tugboat has a lenght of 103′. The water current is mild and the visibility is low (6’). The shipwreck is just beside the Minnie

Driving directions


Don’t get into trouble, bring your C-card, it can be asked.

From the Gatineau Highway, take exit 135 heading South towards Ottawa. Cross the MacDonald-Cartier bridge. Keep your right and take Dalhousie street. Keep right on Boteler street. Turn left on the Sussex Promenade. Turn right on St-patrick and immediately on your left ton Mackenzie. Near the parlementary hill, in Major Park Hill, park nearby the last lock.


Alternate drive. From Highway 417 (Queensway), take exit 118, and follow the signs towards Hull/Gatineau and Autoroute 5. Just past the first set of lights at Laurier Avenue, (Nicholas becomes Waller St.). Go straight through, the street`s name becomes Sussex Promenade. Turn right on St-Patrick and immediately on your left ton Mackenzie. Near the parlementary hill, in Major Park Hill, park nearby the last lock.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Scuba-Action  35, Gréber,
Gatineau
819 243-0658 aire, rentals, repairs
Plongée H2O  818, boul. Maloney Est,
Gatineau
819 663-9393 aire, rentals, repairs
Global Scuba Diving  7, Damien-Charron,
Gatineau
1-866 725-3381
819 770-0820
aire, rentals, repairs

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