Dive the Tiller Wreck, Lake Ontario 2023
Join us on beautiful Lake Ontario and dive our local Tiller Wreck, a stunning, fragile wooden schooner 100′ long by 25′ wide. The ship is in great shape and even features 2 beautiful masts, a gorgeous rudder, cargo holds, a picturesque bow, windlass, anchor and stove.
The Tiller Wreck is an unknown 2 masted wooden schooner sitting on a 45 degree angle on the starboard side 6 km’s off Port Dalhousie in 113ffw. The wreck was named by Len Rooney on our 1st trip out because it used a tiller which moved the rudder back and forth instead of a stearing wheel.
This wreck is perfect for Advanced Level Divers and is an Ideal Nitrox Dive for more bottom time. Visibility is usually 60 feet or better with average temperature of 40 degrees at depth. A Drysuit is Highly recommended to make this a more enjoyable dive.
2023 Charter Dates & Times
Saturday June 3rd – 9:00am & 2:00pm
Wednesday July 12th – 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Wednesday August 9th – 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Monday October 9th – 9:00am & 2:00pm
Diver Level Minimum Advanced Open Water certified with cold water dive experience. Max depth 113ft. Lake Ontario remains cold at depth even in the summer. Drysuit or good quality 7mm wetsuit recommended with hood and gloves. DDS Charters are Tech and Rec friendly.
Run Time The boat comfortably holds 8 divers and can accommodate double and single tanks. The boat has dry storage, shade, and a marine head onboard. Run Time has large ladder rungs for ease of climbing back on after the dive. During the surface interval cookies and water are provided.
Departure The boat departs from the Fish & Game Club, 61 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to dive charter’s departure time to load your gear. Departure times are sharp.
Cost $110 + HST for a two dive charter. Not Included: tanks, scuba gear & gratuity.
Terms and Conditions
Diver Responsibility All Divers are responsible for insuring they have the appropriate scuba gear for cold water diving, redundancy and exposure protection. No scuba gear, tanks or weights are included. If rentals are needed the diver is responsible to pick them up in store during retail hours. DDS Charters are not guided, private Divemaster can be arranged for an additional fee. All divers are expected to only attend dives within their diver certification level and experience. Lastly, unsafe divers putting themselves and others at risk may be asked to leave.
Cancellation Policy All dive charters are non-refundable. Please let us know if you are unable to go. If we are able to fill your spot you will receive a store credit for your charter fee. If the dive charter is cancelled by Dan’s Dive Shop or the boat operator due to unforeseeable circumstances a credit or full refund will be provided.