Lake Massawippi, Quebec
Dive site characteristics
From the beach or by boat, you go to one of the 9 dive entry points (please ask for it). Due to boat traffic, it is highly recommended to bring a dive flag with you.
Caution! The bathymatry indicates a strong slope gradient. It is mostly important to watch your buoyancy. The depth can reach 260’. Localisation of two sites needs to be confirmed due to contradictory informations on older maps: the cavern et the cliffs.
Note: directions are accurate as possible, it is mostly recommended to dive with someone you knows the site.
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|1||?||La chaloupe||The rowing boat, just in front of the federal wharf. May be not interesting due to boat traffic and bad visibility during summer.|
|2||?||Les bouteilles||The bottles, please leave artefacts on site.|
|3||15-20′||L'Île sous-marine||The underwater island is a rock pick starting at 240′ deep rising at 15-20’ from the surface water. On the South-West side it is vertical and less on the North-East side.|
|4||20′||La caverne||The cavern is under a bunch of cedars located on the left of a rock face. You will need to dive 20′feet deep and swin along the cliff. The opening is about 5′ by 4′ and its length about 15′.|
|5||260′||Falaises||The Cliff is in a lake section where it has a vertical face of 250′. It stands from Bluberry Point up Cathedral and the Mayflower shipwreck.|
|6||?||La Cathédrale||The cathedral, is a spectacular rock formation. You will need a good lamp.|
|7||60′||Mayflower||The shipwreck is located under a private wharf. Be courteous and have reserved manners! And also there is no question about accosting! The shipwreck is an old steam boat of 18.3m which was carrying merchandise and passengers around 1890-1895. There is an underwater plate on the north side of the boat at 20′ deep. The ship lies on the port side. The stern is 20′ deep and bow at 40′. There is a lot of fishes. The best time to visit is at morning time and at the beginning of the afternoon.|
|8||?||Le quai||The quay...quite explicit.|
|9||40′||Niagara||From the left corner of the wharf of North Hatley, 310°, over 150′ of distance and 40′ deep.|
From highway 10 toward Sherbrooke, take exit 121 going to Ayers Cliff. Take highway 55 heading South, take exit 21 leading to Ayers Cliff and follow on road 141. Or continue by taking the road 143 leading up to North Hatley.
|Plongée Nordsud||45, rue Cate
|819 564-2929||air, nitrox, charter|