Indian Point Dive Site
St Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
Certification Level: Novice
Indian Point Dive site is a nice swim for all levels. This is a shallow dive for the most part, the majority of your time can be spent at 10ft/3m to 30ft/9.1m however you can reach 60ft/18.2m but its quit the swim. Indian Cove is best avoided when there are strong northern or northeastern winds, as waves action. Also note there can sometimes be a very mild current due to the water movement coming into the cove.
There is limited parking at as its on the side of the road.
There are no rest room facilities at the site. Be aware that this is an active walking trail that many locals use.
The entry into Indian Cove is very easy and simple. It is a gently sloping rocky beach which comes directly up to the parking area. The beach consists small rocks rocks and crushed stone with a scattering of large boulders.
If your looking to avoid all the shallow water you can walk over to the point of the island (easier at low tide) you'll drop off to 60ft/18.29m.
Points of interest/natural navigation aids:
Divers exploring this site can see a variety of sea life including lobsters, crabs, flounder and even the odd seal can be seen here.
Bottom Composition & Depth:
Starting off at small rocky bottom switching from cores sand to silt. for the most part, depth ranges 4ft/1.2m to 60ft/18m
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.
Take the 103 till you reach exit 5, turn left, go through lights until you reach the bottom of the hill, then turn right. Drive by the Irving then turn left at the lights. Take Indian Point Road, St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia
Hazards and Safety:
Boat traffic, mild current, if removing garbage from this site don't remove anything your life bag cannot support. Don't forget to log any garbage removed from the site on the Project Aware site or App (www.projectaware.org)