Anticosti Island, Quebec
Dive site characteristics
Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna. Take note of the number of Coast Guard - Search and Rescue, click on the red-cross icon.
The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water current might be important according to the area you are going to dive in (except otherwise). Ask to local dive operators. 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).
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 like sometimes to play with you... Take note that in case of emergency, the cell phone cannot be used on most of the dive sites, please ask and test (phone someone before diving).
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the sites. Each site regroups a varying number of shipwrecks. The name of the site is always the one of the reference mark on the island.
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|1||Pointe de l’Est||Informations to come.|
|2||Baie du Naufrage||Informations to come.|
|3||Pointe Heath||Informations to come.|
|4||Baie Cybelle||Informations to come.|
|5||Pointe Cormorant||Informations to come.|
|6||Rivière des Oies||Informations to come.|
|7||Lac à la Croix||Informations to come.|
|8||Rivière d’Anguille||Informations to come.|
|9||Rivière Bell||Informations to come.|
|10||Pointe du Sud||Informations to come.|
|11||Falaise Bagot||Informations to come.|
|12||Pointe SHandon||Informations to come.|
|13||Anse à la Chaloupe||Informations to come.|
|14||Pointe Bilodeau||Informations to come.|
|15||Rivière Maccan||Informations to come.|
|16||Rivière Ferré||Informations to come.|
|17||Rivière du Pavillon||Informations to come.|
|18||Rivière Chicotte||Informations to come.|
|19||Pointe des Morts||Informations to come.|
|20||Rivière du Cap||Informations to come.|
|21||Lac Salé||Informations to come.|
|22||Rivière Brigg||Informations to come.|
|23||Cap Jumpers||Informations to come.|
|24||Ruissseau Babineau||Informations to come.|
|25||Rivière à la Chute||Informations to come.|
|26||Pointe du Sud Ouest||Informations to come.|
|27||Cap d’Ottawa||Informations to come.|
|28||Rivière Jupiter||Informations to come.|
|29||Rivière au Fusil||Informations to come.|
|30||Rivière à la Loutre||Informations to come.|
|31||Rivière Caillou||Informations to come.|
|32||Falaise Ste Marie||Informations to come.|
|33||Rivière Becscie||Informations to come.|
|34||Baie Ellis||Informations to come.|
|35||Cap Henry||Informations to come.|
|36||Anse aux Fraises||Informations to come.|
|37||Pointe Ouest||Informations to come.|
|38||Cap aux Anglais||Informations to come.|
|39||Rivière Makasti||Informations to come.|
|40||Cap de Rabast||Informations to come.|
|41||Baie Martin||Informations to come.|
|42||Pointe Carleton||Informations to come.|
|43||Baie aux Patates||Informations to come.|
|44||Baie de l’Ours||Informations to come.|
|45||Rivière Saumons||Informations to come.|
|46||Cap James||Informations to come.|
|47||Baie du Renard||Informations to come.|
|48||Baie Innommee||Informations to come.|
|49||Pointe Merimac||Informations to come.|
|50||Falaise aux Goélands||Informations to come.|
Don’t get into trouble, make a reservation for the ferry in summer.
Bring your C-card with you.
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 to Havre St-Pierre. From there, take the ferry to cross to Port Menier or take the plane (depending on how much luggages weigth), Anticosti Island. The crossing by boat takes about 5 hours and about 1 hour (with embarkement procedures; need to make a reservation).
Alternative route. Follow the same trajectory up to Tadoussac. But you stop at Sept-Îles (Seven Islands). From the you take the ferry and cross to Port Menier, Anticosti Island. The crossing is about 7 hours. The travel might seem longer but it allows you to rest for the dives to come.
From Port Menier, different scenarios are possible. All depend upon arrangements you will take. Essentially, you must reserv a boat for all the duration of your dive excursion. You will have to live on board for all the duration of your journey. You will need all the security on board (cell phone, VHF communication equipment, GPS, radar, sounding equipment, safety boat like a zodiac, emergency kit, diving spair equipment, tools, a compressor, bathymetric maps, etc). It is a dive journey for experienced divers. Have a large quantity of fresh water in order to rince the important pieces of your diving gear.
|Relais Nordik||149, rue Maltais,
|800 463-0680||marine transport|
|Plongée Boréale||1039, rue Titane,
|418 538-3202||air, rentals, charter|