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Dive Ontario! - Maps


ONTARIO HAS SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST FRESHWATER DIVING!


Dive Ontario! - Maps | Dive Ontario! - Sites | Dive Ontario! - Background

OUC's internationally famed Google Earth Dive Ontario! Directory is now available on Google Maps.

Diving in Ontario is very unique. The cold, fresh waters preserve our old wooden shipwrecks. Two-thirds or more of the shipwrecks that occurred on Lake Ontario during the schooner and early steam era, took place between Point Petre in Prince Edward County and the Main Duck Islands.

The waters around Prince Edward Point, Point Traverse, Timber and False Duck Islands and the treacherous schoals and bars such as Psychic Shoal, Gull Bar and Poplar Bar, contain the wrecks of a number of two and three-masted schooners, brigantines, barges and steamers. This "Graveyard of Lake Ontario" contains some of Ontario's richest marine heritage.* "Corts Report - The Quinte-Kingston Area"


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OUC Members


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We ask that you recognize these organizations for their commitment to the sport of Scuba Diving.

OUC Member Scuba Clubs

OUC Member Scuba Clubs represent over 1200 member divers.
Not sure if you want to join a club? Dive clubs are a great way to find dive buddies, enjoy social events, travel the world, and have fun.

Google Map of OUC Member Clubs

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OUC Commercial Members

Looking for a dive store, dive charter or just info on travel?
Check out these OUC member businesses.


Google Map of OUC Commercial Members

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Hazards and Warnings to Divers

This map shows you hazardous areas or areas where there are warnings for divers.
OUC strongly recommends you avoid diving these locations altogether or use good judgement in Mitigating the Risk.



Photo © Courtesy of Tom Wilson

Keep yourself safe. Stay alive to dive another day!!

Hazards and Warnings to Divers

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Ontario Shipwrecks

This map will provide you with the locations of various shipwrecks. For each shipwreck, you will see a description, links to photos and sometimes videos. GPS coordinates are provided, although, unless stated as confirmed by OUC, the coordinates are supplied by third parties.




OUC takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the coordinates, the information supplied, nor the appropriateness of any dive or dive site for any purpose.


Photo © Courtesy of Tom Wilson

Please ensure you always dive within your limits and training.

REMEMBER: Anyone can cancel any dive, at any time, for any reason.
A diver should never feel pressured into conducting or continuing a dive if s/he feels fearful or apprehensive.

Another little phrase used by experienced divers - 3 strikes and I'm outta here!


Google Map of Ontario Shipwrecks

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Ontario Shore Dives


This map will provide you with the locations of various shore dive locations.
For each shore dive location, you will see a description, links to photos and sometimes videos. Some shore dives will provide access to shipwrecks.

Where GPS coordinates are provided, unless stated as confirmed by OUC, the coordinates are supplied by third parties.
OUC takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the coordinates, the information supplied, nor the appropriateness of any dive or dive site for any purpose.


Photo © Courtesy of Tom Wilson

Please ensure you always dive within your limits and training.

REMEMBER: Always notify a responsible person of your dive plan.
Always plan your dive and dive your plan.

Google Map of Ontario Shore Dives

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Ontario Boat Launches


This map will provide you with the locations of various boat launch sites.
For each site, you will see a description, links to photos and sometimes videos.


OUC takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the coordinates, the information supplied, nor the appropriateness of any dive or dive site for any purpose.


Photo © Courtesy of Tom Wilson

Please ensure you always dive within your limits and training.

REMEMBER: Where there is boat traffic, you should always use a clearly visible surface marker. Divers should stay close to the marker when on the surface.


For more information on OUC's Dive Flag Awareness program please go to the Safety page and look at the Aviva Barth Memorial Program.

Google Map of Ontario Boat Launchs

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Miscellaneous Map Links


The maps in this section are provided by OUC Members and other interested divers from the Ontario Diving Community.
OUC provides these as a courtesy to all divers, but assumes no responsibility for accuracy or appropriateness for any purpose.




Photo © Courtesy of Tom Wilson


These maps have been contributed by OUC members.

Map Link Contibutor Description
Kingston Dive Site Proteus Diving - Kingston This map of wrecks in the Kingston area was created by/for an OUC Commercial Member Organization using an earliy version of the Google Earth Shipwreck Directory

Upper Niagara River
Dive Tour 1
Raimund Krob - SUCI, OUC This map is a Upper Niagara River drift dive nicknamed International Railway & War of 1812 Bateau Drift Dive. Please pay attention to the notes provided.

Upper Niagara River
Dive Tour 2
Raimund Krob - SUCI, OUC This map is a Upper Niagara River drift dive nicknamed Cairns Crescent Barge and Shipwreck Drift Dive. Please pay attention to the notes provided.


OUC would like to thank all who contribute to the sport of Scuba Diving.
If you have a map which you feel would benefit Ontario Divers, please feel free to forward it to the Dive Ontario! Directory Coordinator.





There are old divers and there are bold divers - but there are no old, bold divers.

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Please contact the Coordinator of the Dive Ontario! - Directory directly at ouc.shipwrecks<"@">underwatercouncil.com for any questions or concerns about the content of this page.



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