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Diving Kingston Wrecks - Visibility?

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by Diver Rick, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Diver Rick

    Diver Rick Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: East of Toronto Canada
    Our Club was diving Kingston area back in mid-August and the viz was terrible. 5-10 feet at best on the Marsh, Munson, Aloha, and Wolfe Islander II. It was a shame too, because water temps were pretty comfortable.

    It appeared to be some kind of algae bloom like I've never seen before.

    I've since heard mixed opinions on whether or not it is clearing up as things cool down. One story was that charters were being cancelled because the algae was so bad that people were feeling irritation on exposed skin!

    We're planning a charter (from Wolfe Island) in 2 weeks and wonder if anyone can update the conditions.

  2. Blue Quaker

    Blue Quaker Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    Haven't been on the Wolfe lately, but dove the Munsen last Wednesday. It was blowing hard, surface current and bottom current flowing in opposite directions, and vis was about 6 feet with no light. With my can light (2800 lumens) I had good vis and no particulate in the water to spoil the beam pattern. We dove the Marsh at the and of August and didn't bother switching a light on. I could see across the entire width of the wreck..... Wolfe this time of year can be iffy last year awful and the year before was fine.

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