Sept 12 - 13 - Kingston (Ch - C)
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Kingston (8)

Date: September 12-13

Cost: $240 for members; $140 DM

Total number of Dives: 4

Diver Rating: C

Number of divers: 8

Available spots as of November 4th, 2019: 8

Emergency Assistance Plan: click here

Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: click here (English); (French)

Divemaster: TBA

Description Kingston hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of freshwater wrecks ranging from 18th-century paddle wheelers to modern tugs, tankers, and ferries. From the absolute novice to the most advanced and experienced technical diver there is a wreck in Kingston that matches your desire. The crew of ABUCS Dive Charters will get you there safely and comfortably aboard our meticulously maintained boats. We will charter the Yasmine and depart from Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in downtown Kingston. This is a “C” rated dive.

Tank fills are approximately $11 for Air and $20 for Nitrox at Explorer Diving at 2214 Paul Boulevard, Kingston. 20 minutes northeast of the city. Shop is open from 8:00am to 6:00 pm Mon. to Sun. Phone number is 613 328-5467. 

Some of the wrecks you may visit include the Wolfe Islander II (2 left pictures below), City of Sheboygan (center picture below) and Munson (right picture below).

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 Driving Directions: Departure point is Portsmouth Olympic Harbour aboard the Jasmine. Take the 401 east to Kingston. Exit at Sir Joh A MacDonald. Travel into town and make a right on King Street West. Then a left on Yonge Street.


- Rideau Acres Campground

Address and phone number: 1014 Cunningham Road, Kingston, K7L 4V3 613.546.2711

11-15 minutes from Treasure Island Marina 320 campsites, large level, treed & grassy with gravel pads. Tent campsites by the lake designated for our divers.

No service, $31.47 + HST/night, 4 persons.

Directions to campground: Hwy 401 East to County Road 15 – Exit 623 – toward Smith’s Falls/Ottawa – turn left Go 2.1 km and turn left onto Cunningham Road.

Directions from campground to marina: 1. Head east on Cunningham Rd toward County Road 15 South 2. Turn right onto County Road 15 South 3. Take 1st left onto John F. Scott Rd 4. Continue onto Abbey Dawn Road 5. Turn left onto County Road 2 6. Turn right onto St. Lawrence Avenue 7. Destination will be on right.

- Ivy Lea Campground - Nestled in the Thousand Islands under and to the west of the Hwy 81 Bridge about 30 minutes from Kingston. For reservations: 

Reservations can be made starting on February 24th, 2015 at 8:15 am. Call 1 800-437-2233 or 1 613-543-4328. Campsites go very quickly and require a credit card. Sites 105-109 are excellent for regular camping. The park has designated "diving" sites. Sites 73-76 and 86-87 are on a small hill. Site 84 is at the water level.

- KINGSTON MOTEL EAST; Hwy 15 (5-7 min from Downtown) Located on Hwy 15 near the 623 exit from 401. Approx. $114 per room dbl occupancy (+tax) 25 units. They will not take bookings for more than 3 months in advance. Contact Dale at 613-546-6674

- LORD NELSON HOTEL (ALSO KNOWN AS A1 ACCOMMODATIONS); Hwy 15 (5-7 min from Down Town) Located on Hwy 15 near the 623 exit from 401. Approx. $79.99 per room dbl occupancy (+tax), 14 units will take bookings anytime. Recently renovated. Contact Jody at 613-542-2883

- HIGHLAND MOTEL 5: Hwy 15 (3 min from Downtown) Located on Hwy 15 near CFB Kingston/ Fort Henry. $89 per room dbl occupancy (+tax), an additional person in room $10 25-30 units, will take bookings anytime and have several kitchenettes available Contact Andy at 613-546-3121 or 1-800-267-1048 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Above Accommodations Have: CABLE/INTERNET/PHONE/FRIDGE/MICROWAVE/AMPLE PARKING/QUEEN SIZE BEDS (2/RM)