Go Beneath the Surface on a Voyage of Discovery
Become a certified scuba diver through a course in our Dive Tank, one of the most exciting dive attractions in the 1000 Islands!
Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for dates/times we will offer certification classes!
Learning to freshwater scuba dive opens up a whole new way to explore the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands. In our Dive Tank, certified instructors will lead you through all the basics of scuba diving that you’ll need to obtain your independent diving license. In this deep, pool-like tank, you’ll become familiar with using your scuba equipment, navigating underwater and following safety procedures. Once you’ve mastered the Tank, you and your instructor will head out to open water to practice your new skills in the local St. Lawrence River underwater environment.
There’s no better place to learn scuba diving than in the many freshwater shipwrecks and other dive attractions in the 1000 Islands. Our region offers the world’s best freshwater diving, with visibility of up to 70 feet!
Beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River, you’ll explore the diverse life that populates in the underwater mountain range of the 1000 Islands. These billion-year-old peaks provide an amazing seascape of granite walls and 100-foot chasms to explore. And thanks to the cold, fresh water of the St. Lawrence River, over 200 shipwrecks are preserved in the area. Some date all the way back to the War of 1812! The many shipwrecks present a variety of dives at various levels for anyone who wants to explore one of these amazing time capsules, some of the most visited attractions in the 1000 Islands.
For any questions, please email Aquarist@aquatarium.ca.
Dive Tank Fast Facts:
- SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, the system that allows you to dive and breathe underwater.
- The amazing visibility in the waters of the St. Lawrence River is a side benefit of an unfortunate influx of zebra mussels, an invasive species not native to our area.
- In a dive mask, objects underwater appear 33% larger than they do on land.