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Labour Day in Ontario

An August 2001 trip to Ontario by kiminhalifax

Fathom Five National Marine Park Photo, Ontario, Canada More Photos
Quote: Ontario - the centre of Canada and its residents think the centre of the universe. Our goal was to not see land - head underwater to Canada's only underwater National Park!!

Labour Day in Ontario


Tobermory -- Fathom Five National Marine Park scuba diving
Stratford Theatre Festival
Cambridge -- African Lion Safari Park

Quick Tips:

Use Canadian

Best Way To Get Around:

Rent a car - Ontario's a BIG province
Blue Bay Motel Photo, Ontario, Canada
Comfortable little motel. We had a room with a queen bed, small bathroom (shower & bathtub), and satellite TV. That''s about it!! There are lines "out back" to hang dive gear to dry and if you have a ground level room, parking directly outside of your room, so no need to drag tanks and weights up stairs or through the lobby.

Everything in town is within walking distance, so park the car and put on your walking shoes.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2002

Blue Bay Motel
32 Bay Street
Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
(519) 596-2392

Diver's Den


Customer service SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! We called to book in advance and had specific dives scheduled for specific days. I can understand bad weather coming into play, but the weather wasn't bad!! The ONE wreck we specifically wanted to do was off-limits to 95% of divers because of the regulations the dive shop has put into place. It seems they "lost" divers the previous year and are now being overly cautious. They find it very difficult to get enough divers to take a boat out. Needless to say, we didn't get to dive it because of these regulations - which we met!! The boats are sub-standard - we were put on a fishing boat that did not have a ladder to get back on the bo...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 9, 2002

Fathom Five National Marine Park

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Attraction | "Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada"

Fathom Five National Marine Park Photo, Ontario, Canada
This is Canada's only underwater National Park. According to their brochures, it offers some of the best freshwater diving opportunities in Canada. This may very well be true, but it was my first freshwater experience, so I don't feel capable of properly rating it. Cliffs, caves, and overhangs and over 20 "historical" shipwrecks offer a variety of underwater experiences. You must purchase a tag (to be displayed on your BC) at the Diver Registration Centre - I think it was $10 for the tag. If you choose to dive the Niagara II you are to purchase yet another tag. Ooops!! We didn't know and dove the Niagara anyway - no one checked for tags. Most wrecks are accessible only by boat, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 9, 2002

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Northern Bruce Peninsula
Ontario, Ontario