Aug 11-12 Brockville + Ribfest (20)
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Aug 11-12 Brockville+Rib Fest (20)

Date: Aug 11-12

Cost: $255 Members; $155 DM

Number of divers: 20

Available spots as of March 27th: 20

Diver rating: C

Divemaster: LeeAnn and Mike D ; 2 needed if there are more than 12 divers

Emergency Assistance Plan: Click here

Scuba Divers are Different EAP: English; French

Number of dives: 5; 3 on the Cdn side and 2 on the US side. A 3rd US dive is possible for and additional $45. For divers arriving on Friday, you can do a shore dive at Canteen Park.

Departure: 1Pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday

Description

3 tanks required. The 5 dives will be the choice of the DM and boat captain. Wrecks to choose from can be the America, Keystorm (US side) (Vickery as an option), Robert Gaskin, Muskulonge, Lilly Parsons, Daryaw. Dives will be on the Canadian and US side of the St Lawrence River.

We are diving with “ABUCS Dive Center” accommodating up to 20 divers. They have 5 boats. We will charter the "Knot A River Queen" on Saturday and depart from Tall Ships Landing, 15 St. Andrews Street Brockville.

On Sunday we will charter the Emily C. Departure is Andress Boat Works in Rockport. We have chartered the boat for 3 dives on Saturday and 2 dives on Sunday with an option for a 3rd US dive for $45 additional dollars. A hot lunch is provided for both days.

Tank fills are $9.60 for air and $18 for Nitrx.

Brockville hosts a Rib Fest festival with great food and music. It starts on Thursday the 9th and ends on Sunday the 12th. See the website below for various shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence: http://www.diveseewayvision.com/Dive%20Sites.html

Driving directions:

All of your driving directions you will find here on Abuc’s Scuba’s website:

http://www.divebrockville.com/directions.html

Dive Shop:

Abuc’s Scuba, 12 Water Street East, Brockville (613) 345-2800

http://www.divebrockville.com/main.html

Accommodations:

SUCI St. Lawrence River Cottage Rentals for St. Lawrence

  • Howe Island, 6 bed, 1.5 bath sleeps 12 $664/night for 5 nights (Aug. 2nd – 7th) Total: $3320 or about $276 each
    6 bunkie style bedrooms, 4 attached side by side with a screened-in front area and 2 front to back. https://www.homeaway.ca/cottage-rental/p4261621
  • $350/night for a week, sleep 8, 3 bath, loft and cabin. Total $1750 or $220 each. Close to shore and Ivy Lea Need to book a week. Right on 1000 Islands National Park. Canada Stays

https://www.homeaway.ca/cottage-rental/p4660661

  • Rockport, $1900/wk, or about $173 each; 2 bath, 5 bedrooms sleeps 11

https://www.cottageportal.com/details/lazy-river-lodge-at-rideau-1000-islands-3278

            https://www.vrbo.com/893266    

  • The cottage: Aug.2-7th; 12 people, $188/night, total $940 about $80 ea. Johnston, ON
    5 bed, 2 bath; same location as above;

            https://www.vrbo.com/3984109ha 

  • Gallop Canal near Brockville 2400 sq. ft. owner Christine Joli-Coeur$351/night - Total $1750 or about $146 ea. Or $175 4 bed, 2 bath sleeps 10-12 but need 6 in one bedroom for 12, as there is a king bed and 2 murphy beds.https://www.vrbo.com/6255 *price varies depending on the site.


St. Lawrence Park Camping: (the boat leaves from there on Saturday and Sunday) http://www.city.brockville.on.ca/index.cfm?ID=193&FAQID=107&showtext=no 

St. Lawrence College Residence: This years prices were as follows: Double Room 
including taxes. Single Room $63.80 including taxes. In 2013 the prices are likely to increase just slightly. 613- 345-0452 – http://www.brockvilletourism.com/index.cfm?ID=79 &showtext=no&BusCard=467 .
60 Magedoma Boulevard, Brockville
See http://www.brockvilletourism.com/welcome.aspx  for a complete listing of area accommodations and items of interest.