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Niagara River Dive (S)

SUCI Dive team. June 2022 Niagara Drift dive

 

                                                                Niagara Falls – Dive Flag Optional – lol

Date: June 25 or 26 (1 day only). Divemaster will decide which day. Designated for a drift diving course for those who enroll.

Video of 2 different dives. 1st from Railway Bridge, 2nd from Barge: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Z2IC26MXM&t=18s

Number of divers: 20

Number of Dives: 4-5

Open spots as of June 12, 2022: 11
Cost: Divemaster – Free; Divers – $20.00

Great weather, great divers and congratulations to our newly certified PADI Drift Divers

Diver Rating: A

Divemaster: Jack, Mike McC and Nora

Emergency Assistance Planclick here

Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: English; French

Description:

This dive has been designated to run a PADI Drift Diving course. You to to Contact Jack Purchase to enroll in the course. Other divers are welcome to follow the along. Divers will enter from the railway bridge and drift down river.

The Niagara River is a great site for a drift dive, with many entry points, including one that allows you to view a barge if you can hit just right and good visibility (depending on the weather). There are a lot of large fish to see on this dive. A full 7mm wet suit and hood may not be required as the Niagara River is relatively warm, 21C or 70F, but bring them along just in case. Wearing a hood is suggested for bacteria reasons. You will need gloves and boots because there are plenty of zebra mussels, which will cut your hands and feet. Also, don’t forget to bring extra weights. Depths can vary from 20 -40 feet. A dive flag and a dive light (for experienced divers considering a night dive)  are required. We plan to do two dives on Saturday.  

Reservations can be made at Riverside Park campground. After the second drift dive on Saturday and dropping off tanks for filling, we will proceed to have dinner. Dinner is left up to each individual or a group event.

Tank Refills: 

Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit: See directions below under Dive Shops. 

Directions:

To get to the Niagara Parks Commission Marina (Saturday’s 9:00 am meeting place), at 2400 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, take the Queen Elizabeth Way West, continue past all of the Niagara Falls exits and take the Netherby Road East exit (exit 12). Follow Netherby Road East until it hits the Niagara Parkway and turn right (south). Continue  6-8km south on the Niagara Parkway until you see the Marina on the left. We will meet in the parking lot. Estimated travel time from Toronto is 1.5 – 2 hours.

The map below is for the Riverside Park campground “A”, http://www.riversidepark.net/directions.html  Dive meeting is to the south (right) of “A” about 6 km along Niagara Parkway on the left at the marina.

Niagara river Map

Dive Shop: call in advance

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Accommodations:

Riverside Park, 13541 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, 905 382-2204 Web site: http://www.riversidepark.net/
Email: Camp@riversidepark.net

Howard Johnson’s

http://www.hojo.com/HowardJohnson/control/Booking/property_info? propertyId=14643

Comfort Inn

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