Fathom Five National Park is currently Ontario's only underwater park. If Killarney park is known as the Crown Jewel of Ontario parks, Fathom Five must certainly be the crown jewel-underwater.
Perched on the spine of the Niagara Escarpment as it plunges below the lake to surface again on the shores of Manitoulin Island, this is a region of stunning beauty above and below the waterline.
The entire Peninsula offers diving, but the tip has a concentration of wrecks and general dive sites, plus all the support services to make diving easy.
At the end of the sole highway that leads to the Peninsula, a fleet of charter boats waits to indulge your every exploratory wish. Or, if you wish to continue you journey over the horizon, board the ferry to Manitoulin Island to dive Georgian Bays northeastern shore.
These waters proved as treacherous as they are dangerous. The list below chronicles the diveable wrecks within the park boundaries. There are many more beyond.
|Wreck||Year Built||Length (ft.)||Depth (ft.)||Special Feature|
|Avalon Voyageur II||1946||135||15||Engine|
|City of Grand Rapids||1879||122||10||Mechanism|
|Forest City||1870||216||60-150||Very Deep!|
|James King||1867||175||20-95||Steep incline|
|John & Alex||1924||59||20||Shore|
|Marion Breck||1840||127||75||broken up|
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