Arrow. The wreck of the Arrow rests between 20 and 30m / 66 – 100feet, after hitting Cerberus Rocks on a cold morning of February 4th, 1970. The main part of the broken Oil Tanker stands upright in 30m / 100 feet deep water. The upper decks reach up to 8m /25 feet below the surface. While the main part is mostly intact, the wreckage of the smaller part is scattered all around Cerberus Rocks, the rock formation that caused the Arrow to sink in the early seventies. Today, many sea animals are around and inside the wreck and in it’s debris field. On the way to the wreck we can often see dolphins, mink whales and seals.
Belaine. The Belaine is a nice wreck, suitable for beginners, not far away from the wreck site of the Arrow.
Finchley. The 90m / 271 feet long wreck of the cargo ship “SS Finchley” rests in 25m / 80 feet of water off Harbor Island, Drumhead, after it hit a shoal in 1884. Today, the upright sitting wreck is home for many sea creatures and a very nice wreck to explore.
Montara. At the north-eastern end of Cape Breton Island rests the wreck of the “Montara”. A former cargo ship, now turned into a wonderful artificial reef rests in an upright position just off shore in 20m / 66 feet of water. This wreck is accessible by boat or directly from the shore line and is very easy to dive.
Le Celebre. It was the early morning of June 22nd, when the French 64 gun ship “Le Celebre” sank in the harbor of the Fortress of Louisbourg in eastern Cape Breton, after fighting a hopeless war against a mighty English army, trying to capture the Fortress. The wooden remains of the wreck rest in 8m / 25feet of water. Up to this day, many cannons and other bigger parts of the shipwreck are still clearly visible. The wreck today is host to many lobster, some even living in the canons.
Unknown wreck in St Peter’s Bay. Not far away from the Dive Shop, and accessible from shore. The biggest remains of this unknown wreck are the two steam boiler and the mast. It is said, that the former coal tender hit the rocks right underneath the St Peter’s lighthouse in a foggy night in the early 1950’s. Today, many sea creatures can be found around the wreckage and it’s debris.
Unknown wreck in Iona. There are many speculations about the real name of this old 25m / 80 feet long wooden sailboat, that found it’s final resting place in the 20m / 66 feet deep waters of Iona. Resting on sandy bottom, the wreck had to pay it’s tribute to the strong tidal currents in this bottleneck shaped channel in the Bras d’Or Lake. Due to the strong current, a large amount of plankton is always present in the water, making the wreck an El Dorado for fish and anemones and a divers paradise. Accessible only from shore.
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