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Scuba diving in Ontario

Temper Tantrum

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I know considering the bluster of the snow this is probably NOT the most popular option....but come spring I really wanna learn how to do some scubadiving in a dry suit, because i'd love to do Ice diving etc. And in the summer if i'm not somewhere warm i DEFINETLY have to go diving. The great lakes are meant to have some cool ship wrecks and stuff.

So does anyone here do any diving through any outfits in Toronto?

I've been diving for 10 years now and it's always been in warm places.

I want to maybe teach scuba diving (as a dive master....i don't have my scuba diving teaching certificate yet ;) thats a wee bit off) and yeah. I need to brush up!

~allie~

PS all my certifications are PADI. So a PADI dive centre would be better :)
 

rejenerate

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I started a thread on this a few months ago...well, on basic training...but there were a few recommendations. I ended up going with a place called Aquarius Scuba but I was not impressed so I would not recommend them.

~jen
 

Caz

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hey Allie
there is lots of good places in Ontario, I only started to explore them last season.

I'm an intructor

Similar to you, I MAINLY only go in warm places, but like i said, we started to explore around here last season, and found a few good places.

Barrie - the J.C Morrison is a small shipwreck in swimming distance from the shore in Barrie's harbour. Pretty cold, but I was in my bodyglove shorty and had no probs. Lots of fish, crawfish, various other small creatures living in and around the wreck.

Tobomory (sp?) - THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR DIVING IN ONTARIO. period. You can start at the tip of the coast, and find over 100 various wrecks along the shore. Most of them are really shallow, making them pleasent warm dives. The community is also so "dive-friendly" that there is a dive shop every three shops on the strip. very easy to get air, rentals (if you need them) lunch, boat, etc.

diver's playground this is the sweet secret of North Ontario. Few know about it, but those who know, take advantage of it! actually it's not that dramatic lol, but it IS a wicked spot for a chill relaxing dive. It is a Quarry that is privatly owned, it's about the size of a football field, and VERY VERY warm. The owner has prohibited boats or fishing, so even divers don't need to tow a flag! at the bottom, there is sunken boats, a plane, 2 cube vans, a pink cadillac convertable, a parade float, and various other 'fun' things (hence, the name)

send me a PM is you'd like to know more, and we should hook up for a dive next season!! :):)
 
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The Tesseract

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Tobermory hands down.

Although, there are equally good wrecks in the Georgian bay area north of Midland.

Tobermory is rather cold, from what i hear. Even the shallow wrecks are cold, hence why they are preserved so well.
 

gollum

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As has been said before Tobermory is the best place to dive in Ontario and arguably the best in Canada, depending on the types of diving you want to do. The water is crystal clear, and so clean you can drink it while diving (helps with the dry mouth normally associated with diving.

That said I found the Wet Shop (now scuba 2000) one of the best companies for diving in Ontario.
http://www.scuba2000.com/
Scuba 2000/The Wet Shop
9033 Leslie Street,
Richmond Hill,
Ontario, Canada L4B 4K3

They have a year round dive facility where anyone with a membership can come out and practice. They do regular dive tours all year round to the carribean and around ontario.

I did my basic open water in Tobermory and was blown away by the quality and comraderie of the instructors and people involved.

Cheers...I miss scuba diving.....:(
 

Caz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by gollum
As has been said before Tobermory is the best place to dive in Ontario and arguably the best in Canada, depending on the types of diving you want to do. The water is crystal clear, and so clean you can drink it while diving (helps with the dry mouth normally associated with diving.

That said I found the Wet Shop (now scuba 2000) one of the best companies for diving in Ontario.
http://www.scuba2000.com/
Scuba 2000/The Wet Shop
9033 Leslie Street,
Richmond Hill,
Ontario, Canada L4B 4K3

They have a year round dive facility where anyone with a membership can come out and practice. They do regular dive tours all year round to the carribean and around ontario.

I did my basic open water in Tobermory and was blown away by the quality and comraderie of the instructors and people involved.

Cheers...I miss scuba diving.....:(
Scuba 2000 is the only place we go anymore. They provided our air almost every weekend last summer! they have alot of good deals, such as third fill free, etc.
 
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