The Hoople Creek bridge site is located at about 1500’ from the shore. It is definitely a dive to do by boat.
The dive site is full of sediments, particularly under the bridge, without forgetting the visibility which varies according to waether conditions. Even the smallest palm movement can reduce the visibility to null. It is highly recommended to use a dive lamp.
A video can be seen and gives an idea about the side and the visibility (click on the arrow to watch it).
The brige is nearly in the same direction as the road crossing the Long Sault Parkway (there is a bridge to cross the waterways) and is perpendicular to the Hoople Creek river.
It is important to take good reference point with the compass before diving. 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.
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.
N44 59.4 W74 55.545 Old road #2 bridge. Informations to come.
For all the details about this site, consult the informations.
Approximative travel time : 1:30 hr
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).
Continue heading South direction on Moulinette Road crossing road 2 toward to Long Sault Parkway. You will have to stop and pay your entry fee (3.25 CAN$ per person; summer 2007). It is free the rest of the year. Follow the route up to the Dickinson Island or Hoople Island.