August 25-26 - Tobermory (C)(8)
Quick Info

Tobermory (C)

Date: August 25-26, 2018

Number of Divers: 12 

Number of Dives : 5 dives off the charter and Possibly 1 dive from shore on Friday for early arrivals  

Open spots as of April 30th: 0 and 3 members on the waiting list

Cost: DM - $90; Divers - $190

Rating: C 

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Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: English; French
Divemaster: Mike Mc

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Description

Important Finding: In July, 2017 the wreck of the Jane Millar was found. A 75ft coastal steamer built in 1879 and sank on November 24th, 1881. Unfortunately the 28 passengers and crew perished. Jerry Eliason, Ken Merryman and Jared Daniel found the wreck in Colpoy's Bay near Wiarton on your way to Tobermory. The location is being kept secret until the Ontario Provincial government can determine it is safe to dive or they will allow it to be dove. It is slightly beyond recreational limits. The divers are hoping it will be a protected dive site as is the SS Emund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. Please view the video: https://vimeo.com/244474805

We are chartering the Proteus (Divers Den) at 8:00 AM on Saturday for a full day and 8:00AM on Sunday 1/2 day. There maybe a night dive on Friday. There is a possibilty to do 5 dives on Saturday and 2 dives on Sunday. Please make the appropriate tank arrangements.

Due to the distance, it is highly recommended that you depart Toronto on Friday afternoon or early evening. Upon arrival, do not forget to register with the Fathom Five National Marine Park. The registration fee is currently $9.80 for 2 days, (as per Parks Canada as of August 01/18). See the Fathom Five Website at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/activ/plong-dive/activ2c. You will be fined (and fed to the freshwater sharks) if you are caught diving without a permit.

Some of the wrecks we might visit are the Niagara II, the Arabia, San Jacinto, City of Cleveland, the Forest City, the Sweepstakes, W.L. Wetmore, and others. For info see: www.tobermory.org/public/jpage/l/p/shipwrecks/content.do

Please note that the dive shops in Tobermory will not fill any tanks made from the 6351 Alloy. If you do not know if you have one of these tanks – please check the website. As for the Luxfer manufacturer, tanks made prior to 1989 are made of this alloy. This is their prerogative as a business not to fill these tanks, you can rent tanks if you have one of these tanks. I believe tanks older than 1986 will also not be filled.

Driving Directions to Tobermory:

Visit Google Maps and type in Tobermory. Take 401 and exit at 344 to 410North. Continue onto 10North. Turn left at 10N/89W and look for Shelburne/Collingwood/Owen Sound. Turn right at Owen sound Street and look for Dundalk sign. Turn left at 10th St. East/21S/6N and look for Tobermory sign. Turn Right at 6N. Look for ^n/Shallow Lake/Wiarton. Turn right at Bruce St. Continue to Toby.

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- Direction to shore dives
- Meeting place for charter
- Visitor Centre to get Fathom Five Tag
- Lighthouse for night dive and navigation dive

Accommodations: We will again have the use of a private "cottage" (really an older 4 bedroom house) just south of Tobermory. For the past few years a friend of a SUCI member has loaned their cottage for this weekend, at a nominal cost. Details of the location will be given in a separate email. The cottage can sleep 10 - with two people on large couches if there are 12. Their lot can also accommodate about 3 tents. 

Hotel / Motels: 

There are many hotels available in Tobermory – More information can be found at this link: http://www.tobermory.org/

Camping:
Tobermory Village Campground Tel.: 519-596-2689 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For those camping Tobermory Village Campground is recommended. For information see: http://www.tobermoryvillagecamp.com Again, reserve early!
There are numerous motel accommodations in Tobermory to choose from.