Welland Canal SCUBA Park, Welland, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dfx
N 42° 58.872 W 079° 15.317
17T E 642254 N 4760203
Quick Description: SCUBA park with free access, easy dive.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/2/2011 6:25:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMBXWX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DavidMac
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Welland SCUBA Park is a portion of the old Welland Canal that got designated as a recreational dive site by the city of Welland. Several local dive clubs work on developing the park. Among other things, there's a few sunken cars and a training platform, connected by guidelines.

There's free access and free parking. The site is also used for fishing and swimming, but is closed for boat traffic.

A buoy marks the entrance point and the beginning of the guidelines. Visibility can be very good in early spring, but can be bad (almost zero) after rain and generally gets worse later in the year.

Silty bottom with some weeds.
Water Type: Other

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 30

Typical Visibility: Poor (11-25 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Multiple

Underwater Life: some small fish

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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