Diving in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

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Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia. It is famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (established 1868).

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Peggys Cove is 43 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. Today, Peggys Cove is primarily a tourist attraction although its residents still fish for lobster, and the community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance.

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The regional municipality and the provincial government have strict land-use regulations in the vicinity of Peggys Cove, with most property development prohibited. Also, there are strict restrictions on who can live in the community to prevent inflation of property values for year-round residents.

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Dive Details:

Depth: 25 to 34 feet depth

Date: September, 2016

Water temperature: 15 degrees Celsius

Visibility: About 20ft.

The dive site is a rough entry and exit because of the waves, but there are a few spots available for a safe entry where you can slide into the water.

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Photos courtesy of Rory MacKenzie, who is studying Marine Geometrics at Centre of Geographic Sciences, and lives in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

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