Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Drift dive Deep dive Cliff dive Night dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Whales or other sea mammals Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom Soft rincing water
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna. Just remind that a fin stroke can damage the underwater flora. Please try not to fin too near of the bottom or to walk on the flora.

On the panoramic picture, you can see on the left a small bay used by kayakers and on the right, the entry point.

The dive is done from the shore (except otherwise). It is important to respect the environment as well as the fauna. This is a dive in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.

There is a lot of diving sites, ask to a local personnel.

It is highly recommended to use a a dry suit. The water temperature is quite cold around 4°C (40°F). According to your dive plan, you may dive with a 7.5mm neoprene wet suit but for short period of time. Hypothermia is your worst ennemy!

There are also strong water currents due to water tidal. It is highly recommended to dive between those.

If you do a night dive, be sure to know the area you may drift over a long distance. Bring a spare lamp and a strobe light. A dry suit is recommended for that dive, it may keep your warm if you have to stay in the water for a long period of time.

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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20-60′Paradis Marin Abundant marine fauna.

Driving directions

From Montreal, take highway 40, heading East toward Quebec City. Follow the directions in order to get to St-Anne-de-Beaupré. While now on road 138 follow up to St.Catherine Bay. From there take the ferry boat to Tadoussac. Follow up the road up to Bergeronnes.

Other road directions are possible, please consult a road map.

Once arrived at Bergeronnes, heading East follow up to Cap de Bon-Désir. Watch the signs for the Paradis Marin. Turn South (on your right) on the Chemin de l’Anse. At the first branch keep right. Follow the road holding to your left. Then the road turn at 90°, continue up to the registration office.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Paradis marin  4, Ch. Émile Boulianne, chemin de l’Anse,
418 232-6237 dive site
Complexe hôtelier Pelchat  445, route 138,
Les Escoumins
418 233-2401
air, nitrox

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