CarletonQuebec


Dive site characteristics

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

Diving notes

Source: Transports Canada

On the aerial photo, you can see on the left the wharf, in the center the marina and on the right the wave breaker. The dive has to be done from the South side of wave breaker.

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The dives are done from shore (except otherwise). The water current is mild (except otherwise). Ask to local authorities. 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 varies around 60°F but with underwater currents it may drop to around 48°F.

It is important to note that if you do your dive from the shore, a dive flag is mandatory. It is important to know that you may encounter lobsters which may have claws as large as a man’s hand...watch your fingers. Watch your buoyancy otherwise you may sting yourself on urchins. Seals on their side, if you encounter some, like sometimes to play with you...

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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25′Brise lameAbundant fauna.

Driving directions

From Montreal, take highway 20 going East toward Quebec city. Follow up to Rivière-du-Loup where the road becomes road 132. Follow up to Ste-Flavie. From there, 2 routes are possible. You may follow the 132 by the North road along the St.Lawrence River up to Carleton or follow the 132 by the South road along the Chaleurs Bay up to Carleton.

Once arrived at Carleton, you need to turn South on Rue du Quai. You have to pass through the marina in order to get to the wave breaker.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Le copain plongeur enr.  55, rue Roy,
Carleton
418 364-7668 air, dive shop

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