Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Deep dive Fauna dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Seals or other pinnipeds Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp 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. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.

The Germanicus measures about 100m (315ft) long and lies at a depth of about 4m down to 25m. The shipwreck lies on its port side. From St-Fabien-sur-Mer, 9.6km has to be done by boat before reaching the site near Biquette Island. It is mostly preferrable to use the service of a local dive operator.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site. There are strong tidal currents. The water tidal may sometimes have an amplitude of 5m.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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112-75′GermanicusIt measures 350′ long by 49′ wide ant it sank in 1919.
212-75′BlehemIt is right under the Germanicus et sank in 1878.

Driving directions

Don’t get into trouble, make a reservation with Aquatour by calling (418) 869-2300 or (418) 750-1998 (excursion fee).
Bring your C-card: you must register in order to dive on the site.

From highway 20, follow the indication leading to Rivière-du-Loup where the highway 20 becomes road 132. You must continue up to St-Fabien-sur-Mer where you will turn on your left toward North (the St-Fabien village is located on the South side of the intersection).

Touristic note: you are near Pointe-au-Père (Father Point) where you can visit the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père (Sea Museum) which hass an excellent exhibit about the Empress of Ireland (the 3rd largest sea tragedy after the ones of the Titanic and the Lusitania ; some historical data can be read at PBS Online).

And also on the road or while returning, you may visit Musée maritime du Québec (Quebec Maritime Museum) located at L’Islet, a nice visit to do.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Aquatour  St-Fabien sur Mer 418 750-1998 air, charter

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