Georgian Bay Dive Notice, July 22-23, 2023

This is an excellent dive weekend for newly certified divers at the “Western Islands” in southern Georgian Bay. You will find very interesting shipwrecks, warm water, shallow diving (25-40 ft.), with up to 6 dives on the weekend to practice your scuba diving skills and buoyancy. You will gain experience and comfort under water, and add to your number of dives to allow you to participate in more challenging dives later. Our dive location is in beautiful southern Georgian Bay, not too far a drive from Toronto (approx. 2 hours), and includes great wrecks such as the Maple Dawn and the Lottie Wolfe which are very interesting for experienced divers too!


Date: July 22-23, 2023

Time: Arrive in the Penetanguishene area early early early on Saturday morning to be ready for an early start at Cedar Point. Allow contingency time for your drive in the early morning of a summer weekend. A Saturday morning arrival avoids the expense of one night’s accommodation. (Or, come up Friday evening if you prefer!)

  • Arrival Time: Divers are asked to be at the dock at 7:30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings for check-in, loading and orientation.
  • Leaving the Dock: Our boat departs at 8:00 am. Be early because the boat leaves promptly. It takes time to unload your car, load gear on the boat, get your car parked, and hear the briefing.
  • The boat returns at approximately 4:00-5:00 pm.

Location: Cedar Point and the Western Islands, in southern Georgian Bay
Cedar Point Dock is located at:

  • Dock Lane, Cedar Point, ON L9M 1R3
  • Here’s the map

Dive Boat: Georgian Ranger

Divemaster: Martin Bonert, NAUI Instructor 33907

Number of Divers: 8

Description:

Welcome Aboard!

  • Coffee, Timbits and fresh fruit will be available when you arrive on board.
  • Soft drinks and water will be available throughout day.
  • A hot lunch is provided. 

Cost:

  • $295 per diver for the 2-day weenend. Our Club will have the dive boat for the entire day, both days, with the opportunity for up to 6 dives (including a hot lunch both days!)
  • Payment is by eTransfer to bluenorthscuba@gmail.com
  • Deadline for payment: May 12, 2023. Space is limited. Pay early to avoid disappointment.

Register:

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Requirements to participate in the dive

Scuba Gear:
Bring all your own scuba gear – including TWO TANKS

Air Fills:
Air fills will be available at Neptune’s Locker Dive Shop after the Saturday dive. It closes at 5:00 pm, so get there early to get your tanks filled for the Sunday dives. It’s located a 20 minute drive from Cedar Point in the village of Tiny, Ontario, at 1390 Champlain Road, Tiny, Ontario L9M 0C1
Or, bring 4 tanks from Toronto.

Carpooling:
Please arrange your own transportation. We will try to assist to connect you with other divers for carpooling.

Accommodation:
Please arrange your own accommodation. There are hotels, lodges, cottages and campgrounds available in the area. Search the internet to find the one that best suits you. Your divemaster may be able to provide a recommendation.

Camping: Try Awenda Provincial Park — but please note that you must book early in the winter or spring before it is completely booked up for July.

Hotel: Neptune’s Locker Dive Shop recommends something in Midland which is a 20 minute drive from the dive shop and a 1/2 hour drive from the Cedar Point dock. For example, Super 8 hotel at 1144 Hugel Ave, Midland, ON L4R 0B1. Don’t leave your reservation to the last minute. Summer weekends are popular.
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Club Policies
Club dive policies

Questions or Comments?
Contact bluenorthscuba@gmail.com .

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