Tracadie Bay ChannelPrince-Edward Island

Dive site characteristics

Types Sea dive Fauna dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility more or less reduced Thermocline or cold water
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

Behavior to have: respect the environment and the fauna.

The dives are done from a boat (except otherwise). The water current is mild (ask to the charter). Ask to local dive operators (see below). 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 oscillate around 37 to 47°F. During summer water temperature will vary from 55 to 68°F.

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 cannot necessarily be used.

Watch water currents (take note of tide schedule) and small boat traffic.

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to dive with somone knowing the dive site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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6-18′Tracadie Bay ChannelThe dive is done from shore. There are strong water currents during tidal flows. Dive has to be done at low slack or high tide.

Driving directions

From Charlottetown, follow Route 2 North-East for about 14km up to the intersection with Route 6. Turn North and drive 7.5km up to the Tracadie Harbour Road. Follow an unpaved road for 0.6km before turning right to the shore.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Black Dolphin Diving  106, Hillsboro, Charlottetown 902 894-3483 air, rentals, charter (all year long)
Campbell’s Deep-Sea Covehead, Parc National Park 902 672-2837 air, rentals, charter (July-Sep?)

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