Islander (Wreck)

The Islander wreck is found in Alexandria Bay on the USA side of the St. Lawrence River. This is an easy dive to access from shore and even has a dive park for divers to park and stage their dive from. Visibility is usually pretty good at around 50 feet.

This dive is more about the wreck than the wildlife but expect to see some catfish, trout, bass, and possibly salmon.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Wreck Dive
  • River

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Great training area for Open Water, Advanced, & Master diver students. Shore entry to wall. Guide lines take you from wall to platforms at 30-feet. Max depth is 65-feet following guide lines to sunken car or boat.

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Kinghorn (Wreck)

This is a deep dive in a strong current. The dive should not be attempted from shore. Multiple dive boats are available for hire from the marina. The wreck is located approximatively 90 feet from shore.

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Lise Cottage

There is no thermocline in this area, allowing for very comfortable diving temperatures from May through October. Visibility is great and you can reach depths greater than 100 feet if you’re looking to do deeper dives. If not, this is also a great site for shallower diving close to shore.

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SS Keystorm (Wreck)

The S.S. Keystorm is a great wreck dive located on the USA side of the St. Lawrence River. Be cautious as some fishing line may be present on the wreck. You’ll see larger fish speciesm, especially if this dive is done as a night dive.

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The America (Wreck)

This is a boat dive. The America wreck is located across the shipping channel from Jordstat Castle and Dark Island on the St. Lawrence River, New York side. Canadian boats going to this wreck must check-in with US customs first. The current can be strong so this dive is recommended only for advanced divers.

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Lillie Parsons (Wreck)

This is a boat dive. Bring a light to see under the wreck. Prepare for strong currents (2-3 knots). Penetration is possible but not recommended for novice divers.The wreck lies between 40 and 50 feet with wreckage extending to 90 feet. Visibility is 8 to 12 feet.

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Robert Gaskin (Wreck)

It is best to dive the wreck of Robert Gaskin from a dive boat. The dive can be done from shore but requires a long swim and a diver that has a very low SAC. It is located at Brockville, Ontario / N44°35’21.48“ W75°40’37.4988“, more information is available at https://saveontarioshipwrecks.ca/buoysites/robert-gask

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Centeen Park

A popular dive site for all levels of divers, you can see the underwater sculpture placed here with six standing human figures looking up, surrounded at an 18-foot radius by benches at each cardinal point. Two sturgeons point north at 35 feet out, a tribute to a species that was once plentiful in the river.

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Rothesay

Touted in Augusta as the “World’s Best Fresh Water Scuba Diving,“ this Rothesay dive and picnic site offer a great day-use area with easy access to amazing freshwater diving. The water clarity is excellent with no thermocline.

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Prescott Dive Park

This site was set up by the City of Prescott. It has easy access and a nice set up for divers. The area is shallow with calm water. Bottom composition is silt.

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