Havre St-PierreQuebec

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 Swimming
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Source: Transport Canada -- Transports Canada

On the aerial photo, you can see in the in foreground part (in the enclosed area) the marina where departures are done.

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The dives are done from boat (except otherwise). The water current is mild (except otherwise) at low tide. 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 4°C (40°F).

Entry points


Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with someone knowing the dive site. The national park is more extended. Only a small part is showed on the map.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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120-40′Grande ÎleInformations to come.
220-40′Île QuarryInformations to come.
320-40′Île NiapiskauInformations to come.
420-40′Île du HavreInformations to come.
520-40′Petite île au MarteauInformations to come.

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 Havre-Saint-Pierre.

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

From the marina of Havre-Saint-Pierre, take a taxi boat for one the dive site location as indicated on the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Plongée Boréale  1039, rue Titane,
Havre St-Pierre
418 538-3202 air, rentals, charter

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