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St. Lawrence River, NY

Dates: October 14-17, 2021






Diver Price: $450.00
Non-Diver Price: $250.00 (If Available)
Group Air: Not Available

Are you ready to some diving that doesn't require a plane ride? The St. Lawrence is an incredible location that is easily within driving distance and makes for a perfect last weekend of local diving before the winter season. Are you looking to get your feet wet in technical diving? This trip includes an "Intro to Tech Clinic" that will give you an opportunity to practice kicks, working with reels, and SMB deployments. 

What's the diving like?

The St. Lawrence River is a freshwater diver’s delight, especially for those interested in history. Instead of coral or exotic fish, the 1000 Islands are filled with intriguing shipwrecks. The rocky underwater geography and numerous islands made a number of vessels prone to disaster. There are dozens to explore stretching as far back as the early 1800s, each with its own story.

Below the surface, a fantastic and varied collection of many historic boat styles awaits to fascinate underwater explorers. The Iroquois, for instance, was a French ship constructed in 1759 and captured by the British during the War of 1812. The Maggie L, a schooner built in 1859, was cut in half by a passing freighter in 1927. The massive Eastcliffe Hall sank in 1970, taking with it the lives of nine crew members.

Uniform temperature, around 60 degrees and exceptionally clear waters draw divers from across the country each summer into early fall, though diving is possible year round. Though not extremely challenging, there are some experience requirements that divers must meet and a list of required equipment that they must have. 

Diver Experience Requirements
- Advanced Diver Certification
- Active Diver: Recommended to Have at least 50 Dives in the Last 3 Years
- Understanding and Capable of Neutral Buoyancy

Required Documents Must be Printed and Hand Carried
Medical Questionare

- TDI General Liability Release 

Where will you be staying?

Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay, NY, Bonnie Castle Resort is your gateway to the breathtaking beauty of the Thousand Islands Region.

A world of beauty, history, and relaxation awaits you at Bonnie Castle Resort. Enjoy fine dining in our Manor House Restaurant, grab a sandwich on the dock at The Pointe Bar and Grill, relax by the pool, or simply sip a cocktail on our expansive decks overlooking Boldt Castle on Heart Island. For generations the 1000 Islands has been calling visitors to the St. Lawrence River to enjoy all the natural beauty of the area has to offer. 

Be Prepared!

Here's what to expect and a few tips for packing:

 

Included with your vacation;

  1. 3 nights at Bonnie Castle Resort (dbl occp)
  2. 6 Dives
    1. Intro to Tech Clinic w/ 2 Shore Dives
    2. Two Days of Two Tank Boat Dives
  3. Underwater World Trip Leader

Not Included: 

  1. Divemaster Tips
  2. Meals
  3. Transportation to the Region

Required Equipment: 

  1. 7mm+ Wetsuit or Drysuit
  2. 5mm+ Hood, Gloves, Boots
  3. Finger Spool and SMB

Recommended Equipment: 
  1. Back Inflation BC
  2. Pony Bottle w/ Regulator or Double Tanks
  3. Line Reel 
  4. 5' SMB 

Planned Schedule of Events

  • October 14th: Meet with Trip Leader for Dinner to discuss following morning dives and Intro to Tech Clinic. 
  • October 15th
    • 9am: Meet at the Bonnie Dive Site (Shore Dive) for Intro to Tech Clinic
    • 3pm: Meet at the Islander Dive Site (Shore Dive)
  • October 16/17: 8am Meet at the Boat Dock. Wreck sites are TBD.