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Newfoundland Scuba Diving, July 2009

Newfoundland has to offer some of the most diverse dive opportunities with marine life and shipwrecks. Combine this with spectacular coastal scenery, fun adventures and friendly people.. it's a neat destination for scuba divers!

The key diving attraction is the Bell Island shipwrecks which are located in Conception Bay. These are WWII iron ore ships that were sunk by German U-Boat torpedoes. The ships stayed upright as they went down, presenting a nice wreck profile for diving as recreational or technical dives. They are covered with anemones and other marine life, and in certain times of the year the visibility extends around 100ft or so. I think they are absolutely the best wreck dives in Canada with their beauty, the history, and often divable conditions.

Here are links to pics I have from previous trips;
( https://pbase.com/connieb/070408
( https://pbase.com/connieb/nfld2007

Newfoundland has much more diving to offer with it's craggy shoreline, harbours and coves that contain numerous other shipwrecks.. and always wonderfully varied marine life. If a trip is timed right, there are lots of opportunity to see icebergs and whales! The West coast of the island has Gros Morne park, which occasionally has the opportunity for diving on it's endless walls.

This trip we had a few days chartering with Ocean Quest ( http://www.oceanquestadventures.com/ to dive the Bell Island shipwrecks, and shore diving at interesting spots like Dildo Harbour (whale bones), Harbour Main, and the Whaling Wrecks that sunk on their moorings. We tacked on a day to check out scuba diving at Gros Morne park, but we didn't have access to a boat so limited to shore dives. I'm sure we have not seen the best marine life the park has to offer!

Ferry Crossing
Ferry Crossing
Ferry Crossing
Ferry Crossing
Harbour Main.. cloaked Flounder, cute eyes!
Harbour Main.. cloaked Flounder, cute eyes!
Harbour Main.. beautiful scenery..
Harbour Main.. beautiful scenery..
Harbour Main.. Ocean Pout
Harbour Main.. Ocean Pout
Harbour Main.. lots of pesky cunner fish
Harbour Main.. lots of pesky cunner fish
Harbour Main
Harbour Main
Three Whaling Wrecks.. shallow, shore wreck diving!
Three Whaling Wrecks.. shallow, shore wreck diving!
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks.. little prop
Three Whaling Wrecks.. little prop
Three Whaling Wrecks.. nice rudder!
Three Whaling Wrecks.. nice rudder!
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Three Whaling Wrecks
Scenery (Bell Island)
Scenery (Bell Island)
Scenery (Bell Island)
Scenery (Bell Island)
Scenery (Bell Island)
Scenery (Bell Island)
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks.. PLM prop... huge!
BI Wrecks.. PLM prop... huge!
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks... remains of a life boat..
BI Wrecks... remains of a life boat..
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks.. Joe finding me in the hold
BI Wrecks.. Joe "finding" me in the hold
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks
BI Wrecks.. really nice Lions Mane shot by Joe
BI Wrecks.. really nice Lions Mane shot by Joe
BI Wrecks.. me wondering how much longer?!
BI Wrecks.. me wondering how much longer?!
BI Wrecks.. me holding the bag!
BI Wrecks.. me holding the bag!
Bell Island Wrecks.. little teacup
Bell Island Wrecks.. little teacup
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo.. what does a diver do when they find a toilet underwater... sit on it!
Dildo.. what does a diver do when they find a toilet underwater... sit on it!
Dildo.. these crab were very dead..
Dildo.. these crab were very dead..
Dildo.. huge whale bone!
Dildo.. huge whale bone!
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo.. more like a garbage dump site..
Dildo.. more like a garbage dump site..
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo
Dildo.. sculpins with spooky eyes
Dildo.. sculpins with spooky eyes
Screeching In Stuff!)
Screeching In Stuff!)
Joe & the Brits getting Screeched in at OQ
Joe & the Brits getting Screeched in at OQ
Scenery (Bishop's Falls)
Scenery (Bishop's Falls)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne).. first dive site, on the salt water intake pipe for the Marine Center aquarium
Scenery (Gros Morne).. first dive site, on the salt water intake pipe for the Marine Center aquarium
Scenery (Gros Morne).. on Norris Point, another dive site.. ripping current happens here
Scenery (Gros Morne).. on Norris Point, another dive site.. ripping current happens here
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne).. to the left was our 3rd dive site.. still on Norris Point
Scenery (Gros Morne).. to the left was our 3rd dive site.. still on Norris Point
Scenery
Scenery
Scenery
Scenery
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Scenery (Gros Morne)
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne.. not sure yet what this is!
Gros Morne.. not sure yet what this is!
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Gros Morne
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)
Scenery (Signal Hill)