..enjoy the "silent world"
Dive Cape Breton
Diving in pure Nature
..some of our dive sites...
Wreck of the Arrow

One of the most spectacular wreck of the north Atlantic.

Down to a deapth of 12 meters the wreck is fully grown with kelp. Going deeper divers will see big lobsters, wulfeels, thousands of cunners, Searavens and sculpins. From time to time sunfish comes along and with some luck those strange creatures can be seen during a dive.

Fox Island Westsite

This little island is about a 75 minute boat drive from Janvrin Island.

During the cruise we often see dolphins, whales, seals and sunfish.Protected in a bay north of Fox Island divers find colonies of red soft corals. Due to the near by deep water canal, blue fin thuna and cod fish can be seen. During the dives the nice Beach on the island can be visited.

Wreck of the Baleine

The Baleine is a nice little wreck close to Red Head shoal, about 40 minutes from the wharf.

The length is abot 40 meter and it stand straight on the ground in only 23 meter max.At the bou there is still one ancre. Divers will se the big boiler and prts of the engine.The Baleine is a good spot to find nice aand colourfull sea ravens.

Forest Cove

This protected dive site is a perfect spot for beginners. It's also a site where we do the 2nd dive after a deeper dive around Cape Hogan.

This bay is a good place to find winter skate, sea raven and moon snails.Early summer the rocks are fully coverd with kelp where lobsters like to hide.Here it's mostly very calm, so why not go for a swimm after a "hot" dive.- rcommended only summer...

Crid Island

This is dive site where we can go by boat or by car. Sometime if the wind blows to strong we better take the car to go diving.

Crid Island is a nice spot for kelp an huge lobsters.On the island hundred of cormorans have the nests. A good place to do pictures of sea birds.

Arrow bow, Cerberus Rock

Just 400 meters from the stern directly at Cerberus rock is the bow section of the Arrow.

The impressive ancors are still on their position. Seals are often playing in that part of the wreck. After visiting the wreck,the dive can be continued at the rock where the diver will find nice rock formations and a lot of kelp.

dive. eat. sleep. repeat.

Pure adventure

Diving in Canada

MARLIN DIVING ENTERPRISES INC., located in the VIPI Lodge was found 1980.

We provide the highest level of safety. We are member of Diving Organisation CMAS/ VIT and ANDI

Ingo, who operate the dive centre is full time in the diving business since 1976

 

He is a dive instructor since 1977, Instructor Trainer for ANDI International and a well known under water Cameraman and Photographer.

 

The dive center is equiped with 12 litre aluminium tanks and rental equipment.

At the dive centre our guests can rinse their equipment in fresh water and a special drying area the equipment can be dried.

 

There is also charging (110 / 220V) and preparing space to prepare flash lights and uw housings.

Our 2 boats are Canadian Coast Guard approved and meets international safety standards. The boat captain is a certified Captain for commercial boats.

 

Please bring you certification cards and your logbook when you check in.

You need a warm suit (full suit 7 mm Neopren), best is a dry suit. The water temperature is never very warm. Even at a surface temperature of 18°C in August the temperature in 20 meter can be under 10°C.

During the summer months we leave the warf at 9:00 and are back between 13:00 and 14:30

When we arrive at the dive site we always do a briefing so everybody of the dive team has an exact information of the dive site.

 

Our "house reef" is the wreck of the Arrow, just 30 minutes away by boat.

During the summer month we organise a biwak tours where we stay one night on an island in tents (we provide tents, sleeping bags etc.)

 

- this is pure fun and a very nice memory of your stay in Cape Breton.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us (ingo@vipilodge.com) any time for more info!

diving since 1977!

Nitrox - Safe Air

The MARLIN DIVE CENTER is ANDI Facility # 244. Since 1994 we offer EAN for open and closed diving systems.

With our ANDI partial pressure filling panel we can do all mixes between 22% and 60%.

Corerect certification is required to get NitrOx fills.

 

 

Aditional filling costs:

 

32% $ 8.-- CDN

36% $ 10.-- CDN

40% $ 12.-- CDN

50% $ 14.-- CDN

 

If you like to have NitrOx fills, please contact us one week ahead of your visit.-thanks-

Dive center and boats

Our Dive Center is located in a seperate building close to the main house. We have 2 air compressors, one at the center and one on board of our Dive boat "Tury".

 

Depending on the number of guests and dive site we use one of our 2 dive boats: The cape Islander "Tury1" or our 7,5 m RIB (150 HP)

 

We also can offer NitrOx. (Please contact us about a week ahead for NitrOx fillings.)

 

The facility has space to rinse, store and dry diving gear and cameras. We also have a charging station for 220V & 110V.

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