Hubbards Shrimp Cannery Beach Dive Site

Hubbards, Nova Scotia
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Certification Level:  Novice

Overview:

This is a small beach area and can be fairly busy during the summer months for locals.  This dive site/beach is adjacent to an old shrimp cannery long since closed. The local community keeps the few steps down to the beach, and the roadside widened.

The beach is sandy , changing over to gravel and eventually silty/mud. Off to the right, around the wharf and on the flanks of the little point with the old cannery is nice boulders with richer marine life.

 


Parking:

There is parking along the side of the road.

Facilities:

none on site

Site Entry/Exit
 

Very easy entry into the water, just a few steps down to the water

Points of interest/natural navigation aids:

lobsters and lots of marine life (moon snails, pollock, sea ravens, sculpins, cunner, flounder), sand/mud bottom

Bottom Composition & Depth:

Depth ranges from 15ft/5m to 48ft/14m

Visibility:

Visibility varies based on many influences including the weather - rain runoff, wind and waves - the tides and the time of the day.  Improved visibility may be experienced during slack high tide.  Visibility of 30ft to 40ft/9m to 12m is not uncommon for this site.


Hazards and Safety:
 
In the winter be careful of the steps down to the beach, in warmer months be careful of boat traffic

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