Dive site characteristics
Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (#1) and with permission of Richard Larocque (#2)On the aerial photo, you can see the wharf and the road 132. You arrive by the 132 located on the right on the picture. You turn on the North direction toward the wharf. You may park on the wharf to take off your gear. It is possible that these rules change over time and you might have to park away. The X indicates the wreck’s position in a radius of about 10 to 15m. The right picture shows the wreck.
Behavior to have: protect the wreck.
The dive is done from the shore. The dive is done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.
From the corner formed by the wharf and the wave breaker, you have to swim 10-15 meters toward the North-East in order to reach the wreck.
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.
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|15-20′||Barge||The wreck is located near the wharf of Cap-Chat.|
From highway 20, leaving from Rivière-du-Loup (where the highway 20 becomes road 132). Head up to Rimouski, then to Mont-Joli, Matane and finally to Cap-Chat.
The fishing port is located between the lighthouse at few kilometers toward East and the bridge leading to the rest area.
While going East toward Cap-Chat, you may take time to fill your cylinders at the dive shop in Rimouski and ask more details about the Cap-Chat wreck.
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