Brockville Dive Report: 28 July – 30 July 2017

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Shipwreck of the Conestoga, Cardinal Ontario

Shipwreck of the Conestoga, Cardinal Ontario

More divers exploring river despite high water levels

This weekend is looking sunny with temperatures in the low-to-mid 20’s in the Brockville and Kingston area. It is getting busier on the river after a bit of a slower start than usual, but as we head towards August boats are filling up fast. If you are looking for some diving call the charters to see who has spaces. There are still spots for one or two last-minute divers on a lot of the boats.

The river is still high, and heavy rain the past couple of days in the area has meant any reprieve we were getting has been short lived. If you are on boats, expect that you may be walking on docks that are covered in water still. Currents are still up as dams remain open wide in attempts to manage the excess water. If you like drift diving the drifts are still faster than they normally would be.

If not already mentioned access to the Conestoga is open again, but again, currents are up and you can expect a stronger than normal current on the Conestoga.

It is exciting news that we have two new dive shops opening in the area. In Kingston, Helen of Dive Brockville Adventure Centre/Abucs will be opening a shop on Rigney Street. There will be a soft opening this Saturday July 29. If you are in Kingston come out and check out the new shop.

In Trenton a new scuba shop has opened, Dive Force Scuba. It is located at 81 Dufferin Ave. It has been open for a few weeks now and they are doing well. If you are in the Trenton area or passing through, stop in and see this nice new shop, and chat to the owners who have years of dive experience and knowledge. Quality gear and air and nitrox fills are available.

If you are diving this weekend, as always dive safely and have fun.

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Matthew lives in Kingston Ontario at the gateway of the Thousand Islands. He is fortunate to have the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario in his backyard. He can be found most of the time in these waters. Matthew began diving in  2011, and completed his open water training in Loreto MX Diving in the Sea of Cortez. Matthew has since completed his Dive Master, Cavern Course, Intro to Cave Diving and has logged over 300 dives. Matthew has also completed Advanced Nitrox, Deco Procedures, and Helitrox Training

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