Ovens Point Dive Site
Rose Bay - Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Certification Level: Novice
The Ovens Point located in Rose Bay (Lunenburg County) this site is worth exploring whether for diving, camping, explore the museum or just touring around the park. The Ovens was very busy place back in 1861, a gold rush took place here. Did you know you can still pan for gold on this site, check out the Ovens Park website.
This a great place to explore from the water (diving/kayking/paddleboard). There are a few places you can enter the water, if you enter from cunard's beach. Lots of rock formations. www.ovenspark.com
There is lots of parking at the camping ground but there are fees associated with the park.
There are washrooms/camp ground on site
Very easy entry into the water about a 5minute walk to the water
Points of interest/natural navigation aids:
lobsters and lots of marine life, rock formations best to dive this site when the ocean is calm
Bottom Composition & Depth:
Sandy bottom with rocky ridges, max depth 13 m / 43ft
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:
Be aware of the shallows/caves if the ocean is rough and boat traffic, may be worth having a SMB or surface buoy.