Dolime/Glenchristie Quarry

This is the old Dolime quarry or also now known as the Glenchristie quarry and is located just outside of Toronto, Canada. The quarry sits at around 30 to 40 feet deep and the deeper section towards the back reaches just to about 90 feet. There is limited parking and this is a popular training site, so get there early!

There is not much wildlife but you will see lots of small silvery minnow type fish along the limestone edges.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Innerkip Quarry

This is a great spot for spring & early summer diving. There are lots of sunken artifacts to find like planes, boats, buses, cars, and a sunken mine shaft. Visibility dramatically reduces toward the fall and winter. You can pay the $5 day use fee or stay the whole weekend at the camp ground on site.

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Oakville (Wreck)

This is a buoyed wreck which is a Work Barge. The flat hard deck is in 60 feet/ 18 mtrs of water. This site has easy navigation in all visibility. The muddy bottom sits at about 72 feet /22 mtrs) Beware of cold water temperatures. Even in the heat of the summer, 41 F / 5 Celsius is the norm.

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Welland Scuba Park

This is an excellent dive site for beginners as well as for advanced training. Explore boats, cars, barges, and other assorted items, all sunk & ready for you to discover! This site is apparently private land, although we have not been able to locate any owner. It has been closed for special events like FloatFest.

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Tradewind

Thermocline dive. She sits upright in 120’ of water. There is normally very good visibility at this site, in the range of 30-70’, with bottom temperatures in the low to mid 40’s.

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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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Windmill Point Park

Excellent training area for Open Water, Advanced, and Master diver candidates. Quarry has many scuba platforms with guide lines. Max depth of 35’

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Betty Hedger

The remains of the Betty Hedger lie in 115’ of water, with mounds of sulfur cargo still in place. Much of the decking and sides are gone, leaving the massive framing structure exposed. There is a small pilothouse complete with portholes, a small winch, an anchor and other items visible.

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John J Boland

Thermocline Dive. Thermocline is typically at 55’. She’s lying on her starboard side in 130 feet of water, rising 40 feet of the bottom. Bring dive lights.

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W C Richardson (Wreck)

Boat dive. WC Richardson is broken up iron freighter that rests at 35-feet. Main guide line extends over 400-feet along wreck. No float & flag as wreck site is in shipping channel. Anchor dive boat on shipping channel boarder. Connect tag-line from accent/decent anchor line to main guide line.

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Indiana

The Indiana lies upright in 90 feet of water, with her stone cargo above and below decks, just as it was loaded. Her masts are down and her bow broken. Her anchors can be found among the bow wreckage.

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