Penetanguishene 2 Dive (C)
Entrance to the City
Date: August 20-21
Number of divers: 12
Number of dives: 4
Open spots as of August 3rd, 2022: 6
Cost: DM – $135; Divers – $235
Diver Rating: A
Divemaster: Patricia Striewe
Emergency Assistance Plan: Click here
Description: Our charter operator will be Steve Wallace aboard the Georgian Explorer.
Departure will be at the Christian Island Ferry Dock, 1 Dock Lane, Tiny Township. There is a parking fee. Divers need to arrive by 8:00am. Boat departs soon after. Boarding will need to be done quickly as the ferries have priority. We suggest you bring 4 tanks. Tank fills at Neptune’s Locker Dive Shop is located on Southern Georgian Bay Tiny township 12km outside Penetanguishene and can fill the dive tanks. Tanks fills are $10.00 for Air and $20.00 for Nitrox + HST. Store hours will be posted on their website in April. Steve will provide coffee, donuts & fruit on arrival, a hot lunch and cold drinks provided throughout the day.
Southern Georgian Bay is one of the best places in Ontario for diving, located just over 2 hours away from Toronto and an hour away from smaller cities such as Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, and Wasaga Beach. Making it a short commute and an ideal place for divers and non-divers to find a multitude of activities.
With warm water temperatures and moderate visibility, it reduces the need for thick wetsuits, hoods, and gloves allowing new divers to feel more confident and excel in their skills. It also allows for easy multiple dives in a single day saving time and money. Our wrecks and dive sites are shallow in water depth and mainly located within seven miles which makes it very accessible.
Some of the shipwrecks include The Mapledawn – Steel Bulk Carrier, Lottie Wolfe – Schooner, Michigan – Lifting Barge, Thomas Cranage – Lakes Longest Wooden Steamer, Marquette – Schooner – Most Intact of Area Wrecks.
Accommodations: More details will be in the dive plan emailed a week or so before the dive.
Other Accommodations: Lafontaine RV Resort Family Fun near Georgian Bay – Lafontaine RV Resort & Campground (sunrvresorts.com) is in Tiny
Other Accommodations: Book early. Midland is about 10 km from Penetang. Try this link: https://www.expedia.ca/Hotel-Search?destination=Penetanguishene%2C+Ontario%2C+Canada&startDate=07%2F09%2F2018&endDate=09%2F09%2F2018&rooms=1®ionId=6296902&rfrr=TG.LP.SrchWzd.Hotel&GOTO=HOTSEARCH&SearchType=Place&SearchArea=City&star=&theme=&lang=4105&needUTF8Decode=true&H-hotelId=&storedCheckinField=&storedCheckoutField=&adults=2&children=