Heritage Lake, Saskatchewan
Dive site characteristics
Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.
The dives are altitude dives, watch your buttom time. A 7.5mm thick neoprene wet suit is mandatory. A dry suit may be more suitable depending of your comfort habits. Water temperature oscillate and there is a thermocline.
It is important to note that if you do your dive from the shore, a dive flag is mandatory. Be carefull with the wildlife and accidental wounds. Watch you buoyancy. Take note that in case of emergency, the cell phone may not be operationnal.
The site is accessible with pylons clearly attached to the top of the old dam. The dive starts with a surface swin of about 100m. It is an exploration dive of the old flooded town during the building of the first dam in 1912 and of a second one in 1947. The interest points are along the old dam, a road, two spillways, a blockhouse, three telephone poles. Recently divers have added toilets accessories and an habitat. Another possible visit is the one of the old abandoned town. The site is accessible only by boat and is not clearly marked.
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with somone knowing the dive site.
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|10-30m||Old Dam||A cold water dive.|
Don’t get into trouble, bring your C-card with you.
|The Diving Center||Mall 51, 17-844, 51st Street E,
|306 652-9090||air, rentals|
|Brad Johnson Scuba Services||1440, Fleury Street,
|Ed’s Scuba Service||1689, Barton Drive,
|Scuba Guy’s Dive Shop||126, 1st Avenue Northwest,
|Triton Skin & Scuba Club Inc.||1128, McKercher Drive #168,