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Tobermory

Discussion in 'Ontario' started by Divingblueberry, May 19, 2020.

  1. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    Location: Ontario Canada
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    Sorry Stoo...

    Re: TRI-MIX...I assumed wrong...my bad...

    W...
     
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  2. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    when giving advice and you you don't know ................... assume......
     
  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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    Anytime.... Anyone should feel free to hunt me down regarding Tobermory information. I may not know the answer, but I'm excellent at making stuff up. It's going to be a weird year here I think, so information may be "variable".

    I just had my hound out for a wander around town an hour ago and there is one visiting boat there. I had a chat with the couple on board and they were surprised to learn that nothing was open. I assume they are from Mars. Otherwise, there wasn't a soul out and about. It's like February, except that the weather is perfect!
     
  4. jmark18

    jmark18 Rebreather Pilot

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    Stoo: Any word on restaurants and hotels opening. I don't want to drive up and back in 1 day
     
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  5. treasurechaser

    treasurechaser Nassau Grouper

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    Is this tomorrow May 25th and this is official? How can we verify this.

    Thanks.
     
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  6. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    It is, and they are. This is not to say they're operating though. The Park is still closed to diving. Bit it's a step in the right direction.
     
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  7. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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    Crowsnest has take out, possibly just on weekends. Hotels are all closed still.

    Also, you're an idiot. ;-)

    (If is isn't obvious, @jmark18 and I go back a ways... )
     
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  8. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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    I snuck/sneaked out last evening for a dive at the Cleveland (which is way outside the Park). It was glorious...

    Cleveland dusk nice © _LLC7813.jpg
     
  9. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario Canada
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    TC...

    This date was confirmed with me by Kelly Marcotte...DD shop owner...however Fathom Five Marine Park remains closed...

    Check with Kelly/local accommodation providers...prior to making any plans to travel...

    Stoo is a Tobermory local...when the ''pool'' is open...he won't be long in letting us know...

    You may want to consider getting on Divers Den mailing list...Kelly is keeping us fully apprised of current conditions...

    Stoo had posted a couple days ago that all local Tobermory shops/restaurants remain closed as well...

    Best...

    W...
     
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  10. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    3,176
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    I wouldn't believe a word he says though...

    There are signs of life in town, but for now, Tobermory is basically closed. Even shore access diving (Lighthouse, Tugs, Little Cove) are off limits. Divers' Den isn't open, but they're working on it. I was in there yesterday and we were talking about how they can best deal with fills and rentals in this strange new world.

    Having said, the water is gorgeous... as clear as I can ever remember seeing it. It's also relatively mild. It was a mild winter here, so not much ice or snow. The water remains high, and the Wetmore is now a full-on mix dive.

    The biggest thing to consider is when the National Park will open. It's slated for June 1st, but until it is, I wouldn't make any plans you can't back out of gracefully.

    As @W W Meixner suggested, follow Divers' Den on Facebook for the latest updates.

    And I was kidding about the Wetmore, but I hit 32' on the Cleveland last night, and that's a first!
     

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