Aug 28 - 29 - Tobermory (Ch - C)
Quick Info

Tobermory (C)

Date: August 28-29, 2020

Number of Divers: 12 

Number of Dives: Possible 5 dives. 3 on Saturday depending on the distance between shipwrecks and 2 on Sunday. There is a possibility of one shore dive on Friday for early arrivals.  

Open spots as of September 7th, 2020: 12

Cost: DM - $100; Divers - $200

Divemaster: TBA

Rating: C (Advanced or more)

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Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: English; French

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Description

We are chartering the Proteus from Divers Den at 8:00 AM on Saturday for a full day and 8:00 AM on Sunday 1/2 day. There may be a twilight shore dive on Friday for early arrivals. There is a possibility to do 5 dives. 3 on Saturday depending on the distance between shipwrecks and 2 dives on Sunday. Please make the appropriate tank arrangements. Check tank caution below

Due to the distance to Toby, 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 $4.90 per day.                       

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, Arabia, San Jacinto, City of ClevelandForest City, 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. It is their prerogative as a business to not fill these tanks; alternatively, 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 the 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 and cottages available in Tobermory – search the internet to find the one that best suits you. Toby is a popular tourist destination so book early!

We recommend The Coach House Inn but it can get booked up so reserve well in advance:  http://www.coachhouseinnresort.com/

Camping:
Tobermory Village Campground phone#: 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!