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

Diver's Den, Aug, 2006,

by fiona rattray, on, canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 3519.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 46 to 57 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions review dive plan with captain before diving and stick to it on the deeper wrecks
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 www.diversden.ca.

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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