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Centeen Park Brockville

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by electric_diver, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. electric_diver

    electric_diver Barracuda

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    I'm hearing that the locals are getting fed up with rude and obnoxious divers at centeen park in Brockville and are complaining to the local government. Parking at the site is a real issue.

    As usual a few individuals are creating a potential problem for all divers. We don't want another Rockport to happen
     
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  2. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    I’m going there Sunday with KDS. I’m hoping it will be ok. Never been to the park actually. What are the issues with parking?
     
  3. GrafCanuck

    GrafCanuck Barracuda

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    Was at Centeen in August 2018 on a Sunday. Was told to get there by 7:00 amish. We did. Found a parking spot reasonably close. By the time I had my wetsuit (yes a 3mm) and gear on, the parking area was full. A large % of the divers were from Quebec and the other large group were PADI students. My advice. Get there early.
     
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  4. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    This is a perennial problem at Centeen it seems.
     
  5. Diver Rick

    Diver Rick Nassau Grouper

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    I took a group of 10 divers there over the August long weekend. There were at least two other groups diving there as well.
    While parking was tight, and limited, we all managed to get spots both Saturday morning and later that evening.
    What I did notice was many locals using the area, and everyone apparently mingling and using the park together without any problems or issues.
    I sensed no animosity whatsoever from the other people using the park and everyone was very friendly. (socially distanced of course!)

    Oh, and the dives were great too! Water temps 78ish and other than the lousy viz caused by the newbies I had in the water, conditions were good.
     
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  6. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    So I want to dive the Gaskin from shore this weekend.
    Anyone know where the line is at the park? Does it start at the stairs and are their more than 1 line?
     
  7. electric_diver

    electric_diver Barracuda

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    The line starts at the concrete pipe.

    The "H" of the DIVETECH sign is right beside the concrete pipe. Find that. Proceed south along the pipe and the line will start on the right after a few meters.

    Alternatively there is a cable that runs East/West that runs by the "S" bench, the bottle tree, and the midwater square thing. The cable crosses the pipe.
     
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  8. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    If you’re swimming not scootering, it’s about 20 minutes to the Gaskin?
     
  9. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    Yes that’s what it took last time I did it. 20 out, 17 in.
     
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  10. electric_diver

    electric_diver Barracuda

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    It depends on how fast you swim and the current. I tell people that its usually 15 to 17 minutes at an average depth of 45 feet. Thats with no time spent looking at stuff in the park.
     
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