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Shipwrecks and other dive sites near the Buffalo / Tonawanda area

Discussion in 'Lake Effect Divers' started by EAN, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. EAN

    EAN Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States
    I wanted to see what you guys consider the best dive sites in the area. I know there are some nice wrecks not far away. The only dive I have done there is the Niagara drift dive. Please list your favorite dive sites with location, depth, and other info if possible.

  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    not much close to Buffalo -

    The Tonawanda is basically a timber pile with a gearbox and a damaged prop (50') and is technically in Canadian waters
    Off Crystal Beach in ft. Erie is the Raleigh which is a bunch of gear on a pile of timbers (30').
    the hull sticking out of the water east of it is the "Steel Products"
    The Richardson is off buffalo, but was dynamited due to being a navagation hazard so there is nothing left of it
    There is another tug (Acme?) off Buffalo - don't know what is really left of it
    Barge 42 is in Buffalo Harbor on the breakwater

    Most of the better stuff is off Dunkirk/Fredonia, but can get deep, and out in open water in between Barcelona and Erie, Pa., and as far as Presque Isle...

    A.B. Wilson & Pasaic are the shallow ones, stuff like the Boland, Dean Richmond, Finney, Carlingford, McGrath, Brunswick, Washington-Irving, Niagara, Betty Hedger, Indiana, Martin etc. are deep

    Off Pt. Colborne is the Benson - a Canadian National Heritage Site
  3. EAN

    EAN Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States
    Thanks for the info.

    Sent via Tapatalk from Android 4G.
  4. Tavi

    Tavi NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rochester, NY
    Lake Erie has a lot of awesome shipwrecks!! The Deeper ones are well worth the extra certifications and gear. The deeper you go the better they get. Check out the website for Osprey Charters
    rhwestfall likes this.

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