Marco PoloPrince-Edward Island


Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Fauna dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water
Interests Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp Restaurant Swimming Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water current is mild (ask to the charter). Ask to local dive operators (see below). The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Water temperature oscillate around 37 to 47°F. During summer water temperature will vary from 55 to 68°F.

It is important to note that if you do your dive from the shore, a dive flag is mandatory. Be carefull with the wildlife and accidental wounds. Watch you buoyancy. Take note that in case of emergency, the cell phone cannot necessarily be used.

Take a boat up to the eastern end of the Cavendish Beach. The wreck is located offshore at the intersection of Route 13 and the National Park road.

Entry points


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

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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18-24′Marco PoloWreck dating from 1851 of 56m. The dive is done by boat.

Driving directions

From Charlottetown, follow Route 2 North-West for about 22km up to Huner River. Turn North on Route 13 and drive 16km up to Cavendish Beaché Ounce inside the National Park heading East follow the park road along the coast for about 0.6km up to the parking lot located on the North side near the White Eagle Cottage.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Black Dolphin Diving  106, Hillsboro, Charlottetown 902 894-3483 air, rentals, charter (all year long)
Campbell’s Deep-Sea Covehead, Parc National Park 902 672-2837 air, rentals, charter (July-Sep?)

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