Tobermory Dive (C)
Date: July 16 – 17
Number of Divers: 12
Number of dives: 4-5
Open spots as of June 12, 2022: 1
Price: DM’s $100 and Divers $200
Diver Rating: C (Advanced or more)
Signup link (SUCI Members only) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/269822675887
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This charter is catering to the newly certified Open Water Student. It may be an opportunity to further your certification or take a specialty course if an Instructor is on board and willing to teach.
Approximately 6 spots will be kept for these divers. The other 6 spots will be open to other divers. Maximum dive depth will be 60 feet. We are chartering the Proteus at 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday for 2+ dives and 8 am – 12 pm Sunday for 2 dives. Upon arrival, do not forget to register with the Fathom Five National Marine Park. The registration fee is currently $5.25 per day and $20.50 for an annual pass. See the Fathom Five National Marine Park. Passes are also available at Divers Den in Tobermory. You will be fined (and fed to the freshwater sharks) if you are caught diving without a permit. Surface temp will be in the low 60’sF and at depth will be in the low 50’sF.
Some of the wrecks we might visit are The Tugs, Sweepstakes (which is on the SUCI pamphlet with the Niagara II), W.L. Wetmore, and others. For info see: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/activ/plong-dive#sites
Please note that the dive shops in Tobermory will not fill any tanks made from the 6351 Alloy (if you do not know if you have one of these tanks – the number will be stamped into the metal near the neck of the tank – otherwise have someone more experienced look at the tank to let you know). This is their prerogative as a business to not to fill these tanks, you can rent tanks if you have one of these tanks. They will also not fill tanks that predate 1988 I believe. They do rent tanks.
Visit Google Maps and type in Tobermory. Take 401 and exit at 344 to 410 North. Continue onto 10North. Turn left at 10N/89W and look for Shelburne/Collingwood/Owen Sound. Turn right at Owen sound Street and look for the Dundalk sign. Turn left at 10th St. East/21S/6N and look for the Tobermory sign. Turn right at 6N. Look for Shallow Lake/Wiarton. Turn right at Bruce St. Continue to Toby.
Toronto: 3.5 – 4 hours to Toby
We will again have the use of a private “cottage”, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is 10 minutes south of Tobermory. For the past few years, a friend of a SUCI member has loaned their cottage for this weekend, at a nominal cost. Details of the location will be given in a separate email. The cottage can sleep 10 – with two people on large couches if there are 12. Their lot can also accommodate about 3 tents.
Hotel / Motels
First try www.tobermory.com.
There are many hotels available in Tobermory – More information can be found at this link
The Coach House Inn is a popular place but must be booked ahead of time.
Tobermory Village Campground Tel.: 519-596-2689 firstname.lastname@example.org
For those camping, Tobermory Village Campground is recommended. For information see http://www.tobermoryvillagecamp.com Reserve early!
There are numerous motel accommodations in Tobermory to choose from.