Kingston's Scuba Diving

Kingston is a city in the eastern part of the Canadian province of Ontario, located at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River. Thanks to its location, the city became a trading centre, war harbour, and transport hub in the 17th and 18th centuries. Kingston is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Nowadays, tourism is an important sector of the local economy. This is why the entire city is full of hotels, cafes and restaurants; and several dive shops are located along the embankment. Divers will surely like the incredible mix of nature from the north and the south that creates spectacular biodiversity and attracts marine biologists from all over the world. Thanks to its abundance of shipwrecks, Kingston can be considered one of the world's best places for freshwater wreck diving.


Kingston is located in the temperate climate zone. The air temperature falls below zero in winter, and there is a lot of snow. Summer is warm and rainy, with air temperatures climbing up to +24-26 °C. The water in Lake Ontario warms up to +22 °C. It is necessary to wear wetsuit whilst diving. A 3-5 mm wetsuit will be good for summer. But you will need a dry suit for diving in spring and autumn.

Dive Spots near Kingston

The Comet is a wooden side-wheel steamer that sunk along Kingston's shore in 1861. The vessel rests at a depth of 24 meters. Its deck-house and two 40-foot-long wheels weren't destroyed, and you will find interesting places to discover.
The Cornwall is the sunken former residence of King Edward VII. The ship sunk to the bottom during a clean-up of the harbour in 1930. Its precise location was only found in 1989. Since then, the vessel has become one of the best underwater showpieces of Ontario.