Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Drift dive Deep dive Cliff dive Night dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking 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 boat ramp and the wharf. The central picture shows the obelisc (picture taken from the South at low tide). The picture on the right shows the installations on the right side of the boat ramp.

The dive is done from the shore. It is important to respect the environment as well as the fauna. This is a dive in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.

It is highly recommended to use a a dry suit. The water temperature varies around 4°C (40°F). According to your dive plan, you may dive with a 7.5mm neoprene wet suit but for short period of time. Hypothermia is your worst ennemy!

There are also water currents due to water tidal but due to the fact that the site is near the mouth of the Outardes Rive. It is highly recommended to dive while being vigilant. At low tide, you can observe a low water surface surrent in front of the wharf from left to right toward the ramp.

Due to the presence of a boat ramp, it is highly recommended to have a dive flag.

Bring a certain amount of soft water in order to rince at least your regulator. There is no facility.

Entry points

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

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120-40′Quai de RagueneauInformations to come.

Driving directions

From Les Escoumins, follow road 138 heading East up to Ragueneau.

Alternative route. Other road plan are possible (like from Baie Comeau), please consult a road map.

You have to watch for a rest area. At the entry there is quick snack bar (in 2003) on the South side of the road.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Gîte du plongeur  93, Route 138,
Les Bergeronnes
418 683-5858
418 232-1154
air, nitrox, rental, charter, lodging B&B
Complexe hôtelier Pelchat  445, route 138,
Les Escoumins
418 233-2401
air, nitrox
Manic extincteurs 2592, boul. Laflèche,
Baie Comeau
418 589-9025 air

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