Flintkote QuarryQuebec

Dive site characteristics

Types Deep dive Structure dive Cliff dive Night dive Ice dive
Conditions Satisfying or excellent visibility Thermocline or cold water
Providers Parking Swimming Picnic tables Shelter
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

The picture on the left shows a montain (debris excavation) on the North side of the road 112 (located on the East part of Thetford Mines). Once you it, this is the direction the direction where the Flintkote quarry is located. The picture on the center shows the entry point located in the bay (#1 & #2). The picture on the right shows the entry points that you will see while getting on the quarry site (all the others).

On the panoramic picture, you can see the road to follow in order to get on the left to the 1st parking. Following the road (using the dive flag road signs), you will get to the 2nd parking lot in the bay of the other side of the quarry between the cliffs.

It is shore dive. Watch you descent, your depth and your air. Depth may reach 50m...be carefull. The water has a beautiful turquoise color. The visibility is quite extraordinary.

Entry points

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

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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130′La salle de bainThe bath room there are 2 toilets, 1 bath et 1 large mirror.
245′L’habitacleThe habitacle is a concrete loader. A line leads to it.
380′L’ordinateurThe computer, installed under the dock. A line leads to it.
460′La grande falaiseThe great cliff There is a line leading to the site.
533′La bouéeThe buoy a good visual reference mark.
6134′Le ski-dooThe skidoo the line from the buoy splits near the computer and leads to the skidoo on a rocky platform.
796′La cuisineThe kitchen. After a surface dive, you will see a buoy 5′ underwater. The line leads directly to the kitchen. There is a table, a fridge and a stove. Just beside, there is a washer and a dryer.
8180′L’autoThe car

Driving directions

Don’t get into troubles, make a reservation (access fee will be asked $10 in 2014).

From Montreal, take highway 20 toward Quebec city. Take exit 228 and follow road 165 South toward Black Lake. Once arrived on road 116, turn left at the red light heading East. Continue for few more kilometers. After crossing some read lights, wath for road 165 which then continue again and turn right South. Follow up to road 112. Turn left on road 112 heading to Thetford Mines heading East. Out of the town (2-3km) you will see a montain on the North side of the road, watch for the red light. Turn left on the Flintkote road heading North. The quarry is 2km away on the left side of the road.

For you convinience, take note that it is much preferrable not to go on rainy days. Your vehicule might get stuck in the mud. Remember it’s an old desaffected quarry but still one.

On site you pay your entry fee. Follow the road on your left. For the 1st entry point, it is suggested to back up down with your vehicule, it will be much easier to load your your equipement. You will not be able to manoeuver your vehicule at the bottom of the slope. To get to the 2nd entry point follow the indication arrow on the dive flag road signs.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Carrière Flintkote,
Mme Guylaine Cloutier
  418 427-3547
418 332-0137
dive site access
Service d’extincteurs
M. Jacques Boutin
263, rue St-Alphonse Sud,
877 335-5345 air
Plongée XL  355-A, Pie X,
819 357-9050 air, rental

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