Dive site characteristics

Types Structure dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced
Providers Parking Swimming Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

The picture on the left shows the dive site area (North view). The picture on the right shows the gates of the lock (looking West).

It is a canal dive. Opened in 1899, it is now closed to traffic since 1959 at the opening of the St.Lawrence Seaway. Some old artifacts can be seen. Visibility is bad during spring and improve during summer to the end of june. It degrades after and becomes good during fall. It is no very good after strong rain falls. The dive is done from the North side of the canal.

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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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120-30′CanalThe entry is done with a with a simple jump away from the edge. Visibility can be bad mostly after rain and sometimes during summer.

Driving directions

From Dorion on highway 20, watch and turn on road 338 heading West toward Pointe-des-Cascades (~7km from Dorion). Turn left on Cascades road. At the stop, turn right on Centrale street.

Heading South, cross the bridge downto Chemin du fleuve et turn left at the intersection. Follow up to the stop sign and up to the parking lot on the right side of the road.

From there you will have to carry your gear by following a trail.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
École de Plongée Soulo  1175, boul. Mgr Langlois
450 373-4961
800 363-4961
Les Explorateurs sous-marins  170, rue Principale
(route #338),St-Zotique
450 267-8144
888 267-8144
air, rentals, formation, repairs

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