Lake des Piles, Quebec
Dive site characteristics
The picture on the left shows the ponton at the wharf. Please take note that you can load and unload your gear but you cannot park in front of the wharfs. The picture on the right shows the lake looking toward the entry point no. 4. on the diagram.
The temperature at the surface is at 55°F and 40°F under the thermocline which is at ~27’. The bottom is located at 272’.
The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). You may dive with a local dive operators, please make a reservation. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is recommanded. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits.
If you dive with the local charter, you must fill and sign the disclaimer (in French only).
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with somone knowing the dive site.
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|1||25||La Pirogue||An old wood canote made with a tree trunk.|
|2||?||Pointe Ouest de l’Île||At the West side of the island. Rock formations and fishes.|
|3||30-40||Sud de l’Île||Old bottles and fishing material. Be carefull of the fishing lines.|
|4||?||Cloche & Pédalo||There is a diving bell at 27′ deep.|
|5||50||Haut fond de la Baie Martin||A cliff with a plateau.|
|6||?||Falaise de la Baie Martin||A small cliff with rocks where there is one which is hairy.|
|7||20-40||L’ancien Hotel||The remains of a pilar of a wharf of the former hotal that was located in the bay. Many ciment barrels can be also found as well as an old boat.|
|8||20-130||La Falaise 7!UP||A vertical cliff. At 45′ deep, there are air bubbles which come up to 20′.|
|9||20-160||Ancre & bateau||A yacht, a boat and an anchor. Toward North-West, there is a cliff with a stairs style at 160′ deep.|
Don’t get into trouble, if you dive with the local charter, have your C-card. Otherwise have a cell phone and some emergency measures.
From highway 55 heading North, take exit 220 (Biermans/Vallée du Parc) and turn left toward Vallée du Parc. Once arrived at the level of the 50th street turn right. Take the 35th street while turning left. Follow the road over a distance of about 4,2km. Turn right toward Piles lake. You may continue (~800m) to the Prévost marina which will be on your left (large parking lot). Go down the slope, pay you parking place (restaurant owner) and drop your equipment near the ciment quay. Get back to the entrance road and park your vehicule over there (gravel parking lot).
|L’escale du plongeur||1535 Lac des Erables,
|819 377-8141||rentals, charter|
|Marina Prévost||561 Ch. Du Lac des Piles,
|819 533-2449||marina, parking, gaz|
|Station d’air||819 533-0150||air, nitrox, please call Mark Gravelle|
|Plage Baie Martin||819 538-4117||beach|