Friday, May 13, 2011

Sea-Side Dive Shop hosts Tobermory trip over Memorial Day weekend

By Don Gardner

Sea-Side Dive Shop, located on Harper Ave. in St. Clair Shores, 586-772-7676,, will play host to a scuba diving weekend in Tobermory, Canada, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29.
I've visited Tobermory a couple of times, once for diving. It is a beautiful area, not much for nightlife, but with plenty of natural scenery to enjoy. It takes about six hours to get there from the Detroit area, but the diving makes it worth the trip. The wrecks are in fantastic shape, and the water is crystal clear. Of course, this time of year, most, if not all, of the diving is done with drysuits.
Here is the information from Sea-Side:

On May 27 drive to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Canada, check into your cabin.  If you get there before dark, check out the area, spring time in Tobermory is beautiful.  On Saturday morning, after sleeping in, we will register with the Fathoms Five National Marine Park.  Then in the afternoon we will take a charter boat out to Forest City, a wreck that ranges in depth from 60 feet to 150 feet. 
After dusk, we will dive the Niagara II.  Sunday we will dive the Arabia (120 feet) and a yet to be determined wreck site.  We decided to reserve the cabins through Sunday night as Monday is a holiday.  Make a leisurely drive home on Monday or make a few shore dives before heading home.    
Trip cost is $320 which covers three nights accomodations (triple occupancy) at the Lands End Park Cabins, (bring your sleeping bag), 2 days boat diving (2 dives per day)   The trip fee does not include: diver registration fee, meals, scuba equipment, air fills or transportation (we will help organize travel buddies).   

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