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Dive Review of Limestone Divers in
Canada/Lake Ontario

Limestone Divers, Jul, 2005,

by Paul Williams, PA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 1836.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 42 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 35 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just dive safe.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 wreaks.

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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