Les MéchinsQuebec

Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Shipwreck dive Deep dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp Restaurant Swimming
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: protect the wreck.

Source: permission Richard Larocque

The dive is done from the shore. The dive is done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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120-35′RécifsFrom the shore, the dive is done near the islands (îlets).
265-100′RécifsFrom the shore, by boat, the dive is done on the North side of the islands (îlets).
3?I.V. No.4Wrecked on december 13th, 1959 near the public wharf of Les Méchins. Informations listed in the shipwrecks inventory of le Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père. A this time (sept. 2, 2007), we don’t know if the wreck is still there and if we can dive on it. Please let us know if you have any informations.

Driving directions

From highway 20, leaving from Rivière-du-Loup (where the highway 20 becomes road 132). Head up to Rimouski, then to Mont-Joli, Matane and finally to Les Méchins.

Source: Transports Canada (photo #1) & SHC (photos #2 & #3)

On the aerial picture (the left one), you can see the shipward. The dive site entry point is located outside the village ie very far at West of the shipward of Les Méchins at allmost 4km West. The center picture shows the Îlets. The right picture (dating from 1974) shows the old wharf (today disappeared) in front the Îlets.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Centre de plongée du Bas St-Laurent  292 St-Germain est,
418 722-6232 air, nitrox, rental, charter
Dany Saint-Cyr 199, Route de la Mer,
418 775-5611 air, nitrox, rental, charter
Sécur Feu  Sainte-Anne-des-Monts 418 763-3402 air
Centre hospitalier de Rimouski  150, av. Rouleau,
418 724-8554 health center

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