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Niagara River Drift Dive



One thing we should make clear up front: No, youdon’t come anywhere near the falls. Drift diving is both exciting and fun – you barely have to kick; the river does most of the work. Don’t be surprised if your dive buddies include walleye, sturgeon, pike and gar.

You should expect visibility of 30 to 40 feet with water temperatures in the upper 60's (June) or mid-70's (September). To see what you should expect, a Canadian dive club has posted videos of past drift dives here.

We will drift on the Canadian side of the river just past Fort Erie from where Frenchman’s Creek empties into the Niagara River to the Black Creek as shown in the map. The exit point is across from Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.

We are planning two runs down the river, each lasting 45 minutes (depending on the speed of the current) at a depth of 15 to 25 feet. 

Time

What / Where

10:00 AM

 Arrive at dive site and brief dive.

11:00 AM

 First buddy pairs start their dives. Buddies will be staggered every ten minutes or so

12:00 PM

 Lunch. After your dive, grab a sub, drink, et al and relax

1:00 PM

 First buddy pair starts their second dive

3:00 PM

 Clean up site

3:30 PM

 Leave for home

What we supply

  • Guided dive down the river
  • Dive Flag, Float, & Reel per buddy team
  • Lunch – please let us know if you have any special dietary needs
Rental of Two tanks, Weights, Wetsuit, Regulator, & BCD is only $25.00!

The approximate street address of the entrance is 1123 Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie Ontario.

Don't forget to bring your PASSPORT!!!
Please download, complete, and bring this liability release with you to the dive.


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate
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