St-Pierre PointQuebec

Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Drift dive Night dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Seals or other pinnipeds Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Swimming
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The picture on the left shows the entry point (the slope is strong for the gear carrying). The central picture shows the Île Plate ("Flat Island"). The dives should done between the shoreline and the island. The picture on the right shows the height of the shore (to give you an idea).

The dives are done from the shore (except otherwise). The water current is mild (except otherwise). Ask to local dive operators. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Water temperature varies around 60°F but with underwater currents it may drop to around 48°F.

It is important to note that if you do your dive from the shore, a dive flag is mandatory. It is important to know that you may encounter lobsters which may have claws as large as a man’s your fingers. Watch you buoyancy otherwise you may sting yourself on urchins. Seals on their side like sometimes to play with you... Take note that in case of emergency, the cell phone cannot be used on the dive sites, please ask and test (try to phone someone before diving).

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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16-30′Le QuaiThe quay
26-45′Tête d’IndienThe indian head is accessible from the beach of the camping.
36-30′BaieOn the interior side of the point you may find anhors.
425-45′L’Île PlateThe flat island , a small island, serves as a seal colony. Current is stronger on the open sea side of the island.

Driving directions

From Montreal, take highway 20 going East toward Quebec city. Follow up to Rivière-du-Loup where the road becomes road 132. Follow up to Ste-Flavie. From there, 2 routes are possible (take a look at the road map). You may follow the 132 by the North road along the St.Lawrence River up to Gaspé or Perçé or follow the 132 by the South road via the Chaleurs Bay up to Perçé or Gaspé. Pointe St-Pierre is located between Gaspé and Percé but nearer to the last one. The quay is located a few kilometers South of St-Pierre road. Tête d’Indien is located a few kilometers North of Pointe St-Pierre (you can use the rest area parking near the camping ground).

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Plongée Pointe St-Pierre 1377, rue Belle Anse,
418 645-3927 air (please check), rentals
Club nautique de Percé  199, Route 132,
418 782-5403 air, rentals, charter

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