Chippawa Creek

Ontario
Canada

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Lovely drift dive! -- from Bozkurt Eralp

****** WARNING *****

There have recently been two deaths from diving in this area. You may view the 2007 incident report published by the Ontario Underwater Council in our Links section below. We strongly recommend not diving this site until more is known about the causes of the accident.

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03/31/2009 Mike (Avg: 3.00 Review) - This is a good dive. The divers that passed away entered near the mouth of the river. I would not enter the river any closer to the Niagara than Tims Hortons. The river flows away from the Niagara river!!! This is a very fun dive but I would recommend doing it with somebody who has done the dive before. Boat traffic can be heavy so be careful.....

08/30/2004 Fiona Rattray (Avg: 2.04 Review) - Viz is limited, the attractions are the drift and the possibility of finding antiques from the War of 1812; all I've found is beer bottles, golf balls and shotgun shells, but it's a heck of a drift!

02/16/2004 J C (Avg: 2.91 Review) - Enter at the boat launch for easy entry. Takes almost an hour to reach the bridge where you can have a easy exit. Best to exit on the north side of the bridge for an easy pick up. Fun drift dive with old cars and lots of golf balls.


Dive Site Links:
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*  The Underwater Council -- Dive organization dedicated to safe diving in this area.
*  2007 Report on Scuba Diving Related Incidents in Ontario (1.2mb PDF) -- This is the report published by the Ontario Underwater Council describing the September 18, 2007 fatal diving incident at this shore diving site. Beginning on page 9 you'll find their incident report and recommendations.


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Diver Averages for  Chippawa Creek  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.67
Bottom Conditions:  3.67
Reef Conditions:  1.67
Animal Life:  2.00
Plant Life:  2.00
Facilities:  2.00
Solitude 3.67
Roads:  4.33
*Site Average:  2.65
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  1.67
Beginner Scuba:  3.33
Intermediate Scuba:  3.67
Advanced Scuba:  4.00
Night diving Scuba:  3.33

Number of reviews for this site: 3

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