Fort Erie

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Submitted By:
Fiona Rattray

Submitter Comments:
There's some fun drift diving on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, going from Fort Erie downstream towards Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parkway (a nice two lane road that goes along the river) has lots of places to park and access the water. You'll need a diver down flag, because there's boat traffic. Stay in about 20-25 feet of water to avoid the current that can sweep you around to the New York side (passport needed and the Coast Guard will be really irritated). Viz is about 10 feet, current is relentless...If you get really lucky, you may find old bottles, golf balls, or perhaps relics from the War of 1812 to snatch up before you're dragged downstream...You'll need a tracker car as the current will take you a few miles (oh, yeah, stop before you get to the Falls! If you put in at Fort Erie, you'll run out of air before you get that far). A fun, local dive. Thanks for the great web site!

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05/25/2017 John Gilmour (Avg: 3.00 Review) - This is simply convenience information for anyone requiring air while in the Fort Erie area. I run a fully compliant SCUBA compressor for my own operations and can fill tanks for anyone at almost any day/time. Call or text John Gilmour at 905 964 0614. 80's take about 10 minutes a piece. $8 each. 4 or more, $5 each.

05/31/2004 Sparky (Avg: 2.43 Review) - Nice drift dive. Decent current. Easy entry and exit.


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Diver Averages for  Fort Erie  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.50
Bottom Conditions:  3.00
Reef Conditions:  2.50
Animal Life:  2.50
Plant Life:  2.50
Facilities:  2.00
Solitude 2.50
Roads:  3.50
*Site Average:  2.72
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  2.00
Beginner Scuba:  3.50
Intermediate Scuba:  3.50
Advanced Scuba:  3.00
Night diving Scuba:  3.50

Number of reviews for this site: 2

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