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Dive Review of Diver's Den in
Canada/Tobermory, Lake Huron, Ontario

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by fiona rattray, on, canada
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 3519
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, dry  
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
46   to 57    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
review dive plan with captain before diving and stick to it on the deeper
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
The waters in Geogian Bay are very clear and blue, and cold. 7mm or drysuit
diving. Tobermory is on the tip of the Bruce Penninsula, and there are
numerous accommodations there. It's a speck of a town centered around the
Little Tub Harbour. Fathom Five National Marine Park includes numereous
real wrecks and some shore dives, and an interpretive center just south of
town. You need to get a dive tag here (good for one year, $20) or wristband
(good for one day or one weekend) to dive in the park. Many local dive
shops come up to Toby to do open water and AOW dives.

Diver's Den website shows you the wreck sites in the park, plus the Niagara
II, sunk on purpose for divers outside the park 

DD has several boats: my favourite is the Deep Obsession, designed for
divers. The ladder is a central stalk (Xmas tree style) so you can just
walk up it with your fins on. Captain Dave is worth his weight in gold.

You can pick shallow wrecks or deeper ones depending on your skill level.
I'm still working my way through all of them, and I live in Ontario. 
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