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Dive Review of Limestone Divers in
Canada/Lake Ontario

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Williams, PA, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 1836
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Northeasten Pennsylvania lakes, rivers, and quarries.  Fiji, Bahamas, New
Jersey, Massachuttets,  North Carolina
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
42   to 70    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Just dive safe.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
Kingston is a nice old college town on the northeastern shore of Lake
Ontario at the mouth of the St. Lawrence.  Because of this, there have been
many shipwreaks over the years.  In addition, Kingston has done clean-ups
where they towed old derelics out for sinking.  With the zebra mussels and
the cold, fresh water working together, you get a wreak lovers paradise. 
We were treated like responsible adults and only had to fill out a next of
kin form.  The boat was a fast 36' all aluminum with a head and oxygen on
board.  Boat driver Steve Flaherty certainly knew all about the local area,
what the diving would be like, and how conditions would turn out on the
lake.  He was happy and smiling until conditions started to change our last
day.  Our safety and enjoyment were their concern.

The Kingston dive community has placed permenant bouys off of the wreaks to
preserve them.  You drop off of the stern and take the line to the anchor
line.  Dropping down thru the thermocline (30') to about 20' above the
wreak and there it all is.  You can see the whole or most of the wreaks. 
On some, artifacts found by previous divers are left for you to observe and
go back in time.  By the end of the week we had done most of the major

We stayed at the Days Inn, but there are as many hotels to stay as there
are restaurants to choose from.  We are already planning to return.
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