Parc des Îles de St-Timothée, Quebec
Dive site characteristics
It is nearly a lake dive. There is a low water current. Ago, near the parc’s shore line, there was a fiberglass boat of 28’ long which was lying at 24’ deep but it has been removed for unkown reasons (as confirmed during a phone call given to the scuba diving school july 28th, 2001).
The site is interesting due to its proximity to Montreal. It is a site which could accomodate the divers during a certification. The visibility is quite good.
Please take note the islands are part of the St.Timothée hydro-electric power dam built by Hydro Quebec. Signs along the parking area indicates that water level may change at any moment. The diver has to exercice his attention.
But according to St. Lawrence Vision 2000 in his report Fluctuating Water Levels in the St.Lawrence states that: “Water levels have stabilized above the historical average since the early 1960s. Seasonal and interannual fluctuations have decreased significantly since that time.”
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.
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|10-30′||La baie||Informations to come.|
From Montreal, take highway 40 heading West which will merge highway 20. At exit 14, take road 201 South direction toward Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. And then take road 132 heading East toward St-Timothée over a distance of about 10km. You must follow the indications showed on the touristical signs along the road.
Alternative route. From the South Shore, follow road 132 heading West from Mercier bridge over a distance of ~35km (you will go through Châteauguay, Léry, Beauharnois and Melocheville cities) up to Saint-Timothée. You must follow the indications showed on the touristical signs along the road.
Once arrived at St-Timothée, you must follow blue tourist sign along the road.
|Parc régional des îles de Saint-Timothée||240 rue Saint-Laurent,
|450 377-1117||dive site|
|Soulo Inc.||1175 boul. Mgr Langlois, Valleyfield||800 363-4961||air, rentals, formation, repairs|