Get Ready, Get Set for St Lawrence

We had the group meeting for the dive trip to the St. Lawrence River this past Monday night. Before then I wasn’t really getting excited about the trip. It was still a week away and I still had a lot to do at work. Well, once we walked through some of the dives and what to expect for conditions, it was hard not to be excited.

We’ll be diving some steel hulled shipwrecks as well as 200 year old wooden wrecks. Because of the cold fresh water, the wooden ship wrecks are still largely intact! Some of the wrecks are in the shipping channel, which poses their own special requirements. We’re actually staying in Brockville Ontario. Most of the dives are in Canadian water, however a few are in US waters.

We’ve been told to expect water temps in the 70-73 degree range. That’s way to warm for the dry suit, so I’ll be diving wet. The visibility is usually in the 20 to 40 foot range. No where near Caribbean visibility, but it is much better than what I’ve gotten accustomed to off the coast of NJ.

There will be10 of us travelling up to Brockville this Sunday. Hopefully a few of my fellow divers will have underwater cameras. I want to take a laptop and camera with me. I’m hoping that there will be a wifi access point so I can blog each night about the dives and have some photos to share.

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