Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Drift dive Cliff dive Night dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water Strong current
Interests Sea stars Sea shells
Providers Parking Boat ramp Restaurant Swimming Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

Source: Pêches et Océan Canada -- Fisheries and Oceans Canada

On the aerial picture, on the top there is a old wharf of Sept-îles, on the center the Marina, on the front the wharf of Sept-Îles.

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The picture on the left shows Pointe Noire located on the West side of Sept-Îles bay. The central picture shows the Sept-Îles boardwalk and the North wharf. The picture on the right shows the marina and at the background the islands.

The dives are done by boat (except otherwise) around the islands. The water current is mild (except otherwise) at low tide. Ask to local authorities. The dives are done in sea water, watch your buoyancy. Raise the weight on your weight belt accordingly.

It is highly recommended to use a a dry suit. 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!

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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130′Baie Ste-marguerite Marine life observations.
230′Pointe à la Chasse Marine life observations.
330′Pointe au Corbeau Marine life observations.
460′Îlets De Quen The dive is done around the rock located at 200′ North-East of the islets.
540-70′Mur de Manowin The passage is narrow, you must anchor on sandy bottom. There is more wind and waves at this place. Interesting fauna. To avoid on windy days.
615-20′Le Corossol Ship from the French Royal Navy sunk in the bay of Sept-Îles in november 1693. There are only few artefacts remaining. Read the story of the Corossol.
725-75′Pointe Est de Manowin The dive is done on the rocky point.
845′Jean-Marc Soucy Wreck of an old fish boat, located at about 400′ from the shore.
960′Cuvette de la Passe A basin located between the two islands.
1025-45′Baie Sud-Est de La Grande Basque Anchoring at 30′, the dive is done on a sandy bottom between the rocks.
11?La Grosse Boule Dive can be done with Excursion Petit Pinguin.
1230-60′La tour de fer In front of the lighthouse, a steel tower on a sandy bottom.
1330′Le récif de la petite Boule Rocky zone with abundant fauna.

Driving directions

From Montreal, take highway 40, heading East toward Quebec City. Follow the directions in order to get to St-Anne-de-Beaupré. While now on road 138 follow up to St.Catherine Bay. From there take the ferry boat to Tadoussac. Follow up the road up to Sept-Îles.

Alternative route. Other road directions are possible (by ferry), please consult a road map.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Extincteurs Côte-Nord Inc.  518, Perrault,
418 968-9292 air
Plongée Petit Pingouin  589, rue Humphrey,
418 968-9558 air, repairs, rentals

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