Lake Ontario Pipeline

Lake Ontario borders Canada and is the 13th largest lake in the world. The water is fairly cold, especially in the winter so you’ll want a thick wetsuit or drysuit for diving here.

Wildlife encounters here include cold freshwater fish species like salmon and walleye. You’ll also see many different trout species.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

One of Lake Ontario’s most impressive shipwrecks, the St. Peter is located east of Pultneyville, NY.This 135-foot, three-masted schooner rests upright and intact in 117 feet of water.

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US COAST GUARD BOAT 56022

The US Coast Guard Boat 56022 sank in a storm on December 1, 1977. The boat was located by shipwreck explorers, Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville. While on route from Oswego to Niagara, the 56-foot Coast Guard cable boat experienced 6-foot waves and winds of 50 mph as it approached Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.

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Scottsville Quarry

The Scottsville Quarry is located right outside of Rochester, New York and is easily accessible. Not the best vis but a good dive for all levels.

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Keuka Lake

Keuka Lake is one of the Finger Lakes of New York. There’s always something to be found at the bottom of the Finger Lakes from 18th-century glass bottles to old jewelry and even old fossils. Visibility is best in the spring and fall but the water is pretty chilly so bring a thick wetsuit!

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Skaneateles Lake

Lake Skaneateles is a long skinny freshwater lake in the state of New York. You’ll enjoy seeing fish and plant species, beautiful underwater rock walls and the wreck of the Ossahinta.

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Sevey’s Marina

Sevey’s Marina is a private working boatyard so please be courteous when diving here. Leave your keys in your car in case they need to move it and pay your $10 parking fee at the green kiosk. Located on Lake Skaneateles, this dive site is like diving in an aquarium it’s so loaded with fish.

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Wolfe Islander II (Wreck)

Deep and cold watedr dive, more information can be found at http://patsdivecharters.com/wolfe-islander-ii/ , http://www.northerntechdiver.com/index.php/news/wecks/34-wolfe-islander-ii-1947-1985 and https://www.neptune-scuba.info/ca/on/wolfe-islander-en.html ,

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Gallagher Beach

This is best done as a shore entry dive. There is a swimmers section marked and Jet skis are abundant on the weekends. Be careful at this location - the whole place gets overgrown by tall thick weeds in late July - September.

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Niagara River Isle View Drift

River drift from Isleview south parking lot to Isleview boat docks. Float and flag needed. Max depth is approx 23-feet and approx a 45-minute dive time.

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Wreck dive for Advanced Certification recreational divers. Divers will use guide lines to get onto the wreck. Depth varies from 60ft at stern to 115’ at bottom of rudder.

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