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 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 picture, the Cap-à-l’Aigle refuge harbour, the entry point is on the left side on the center.

Source: Pêches et Océans Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The picture on the left shows the boat ramp. The picture on the center shows the marina. The picture on the right shows 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.

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20-60′Cap-à-l Aigle 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 La Malbaie. Follow up the road up to Cap-à-l’Aigle.

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

Once arrived at Cap-à-l’Aigle, you must enter into the village. Follow up to rue de la Grève et turn South (towrad the river). Once at the wharf, you simply need to park without obstructing traffic.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Gîte du plongeur  93, route 138,
418 683-5858
air, nitrox, rental, charter, lodging B&B
Complexe hôtelier Pelchat  445, route 138,
Les Escoumins
418 233-2401
air, nitrox
Plongée Capitale  2700, Jean-Perrin,Québec
(sortie Boul. St-Jacques de l’autoroute de la Capitale)
418 847-1105 air, nitrox, rental

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