Ocean Quest Newfoundland | Dive Canada

Ocean Quest Newfoundland | Dive Canada

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Ocean Quest Newfoundland

(Atlantic - Canada )

from: £2225 inc. flights*

*Based on (B&B) 7nights, transfers, flts, 5 days wreck diving

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The Newfoundland Ocean Quest lodge is one of divings best kept secrets. Built in 2004, it is a home away from home and the best place from which to step into exploring the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland. Conception Bay South may look like a sleepy town but under the surface, the diving is raw and always rewarding. And the team at Ocean Quest are at hand to make sure you dont miss a beat during your stay.

The Ocean Quest Lodge is a 4 star establishment that has 4 rooms, which range from twin to honeymoon suite. There is also a full family suite that sleeps up to 4 people. All have private bathrooms, high speed internet and TV. There is a communal living room where the finds of the day can be traded, as well as a kitchen, BBQ and bar area. The on site sauna makes this a modern choice for modern divers. Or pull up a chair and watch the sun set behind Bell Island from the comfort of the lodge deck.

Ocean Quest dive whatever the weather. A hardy bunch that can deal with a full range of recreational and technical divers, they know how to bring out the best of their cold water environment. Scuba Travel organises a series of expeditions over the summer diving season when the days are warm and long. Flights are with Air Canada to St Johns via Halifax. The heart of each trip is the wrecks - unmissable and splendid dives again and again - but also adds that little something extra, be that whales or icebergs. A longer expedition explores the Labrador coast and dives this diverse and impressive area. There is something for everyone at Ocean Quest, including non divers so dont miss a single breath. Book your spot today and see this extraordinary destination for yourself.

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 6
  • Fridge: No
  • Room safe: No
  • A/C: No
  • Pools: 1
  • Restaurants: 0

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: On site
  • Dive Courses: On request
  • House Reef: No
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: No
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: Yes

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 2 - 21 C
  • Water Temp: 2 - 18 C
  • Visibility: 10 - 35m
  • Airport: 20Km

Diving in Newfoundland is a non stop thrill from beginning to end. Few places on earth can compete with the astonishing diving experiences you can encounter here. The Bell Island wrecks lure many divers to these cool water, but what a spectacle awaits. There are 4 Second World War relics that met a watery end in the shelter of Bell Island. Infrequently dived by anyone other than Ocean Quest, they are in incredible condition, with decking, masts, portholes and anchors all in place. Enjoy the colourful marine life smothering the decks or peer into the structures to find hidden treasures. During May icebergs drift past Conception Bay and some of these can be dived! In the summer months, humpback whales follow their food to the shores to gorge, sing and play. Minke's speed by and even beluga or narwhal have been seen here.

Ocean Quest have decades of dive experience diving in and around Newfoundland's expansive coast. They have even won a national award recognising their excellence and commitment. The dive centre have everything you would need for any training and courses on site. There is kit a plenty, including dry suits, for rent. The pool is on site and you are only a short ride away from the jetty. As a PADI and TDI training facility, all courses right through to instructor are possible. The wrecks are largely at recreational depth but do lend themselves well to technical diving - who wants to come up when the diving is this good? Ocean Quest can teach Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures TDI courses.

  • PADI IDC centre
  • TDI technical training
  • Pool on site
  • Drysuit hire
  • Boat diving & RIB excursions

There is no such thing as an average day with Ocean Quest. If you are diving the wrecks the boat will depart around 9am. Grab your gear and away you go. It is a short sail from Conception Bay to the wrecks, all sunk within easy distance of each other. Two dives are made before heading back to the harbour. A light lunch is served on board. If your day's adventure involves whales or icebergs, hitch up the RIB and enjoy the scenery en route to your dive site. Both of these excursions are full day trips. Finally there are some shore diving options such as the Whale Graveyard. The dive programme is flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests and experience levels.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Ocean Quest Newfoundland.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: £126 (2 dives, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • 3 days diving from: £379 (2 dives day, 12ltr tank and weights)
  • 5 days diving from: £631 (2 dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £67 (per day paid locally)

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


June 2010

Hi Caroline, Just wanted to drop you a big thank you for all your advice and help prior to our recent trip. As you said the wrecks are world class diving and the people are so helpful and friendly it took a bit to get used to it. We met lots of people there who I am in contact with who have a shared interest in our part of the country and of course diving. And Rick and Debbie are in a class of their own as hosts. I will probably be going again all being well so till next year. Thanks. Ray and Neil

July 2009

In a list of the world's best kept dive secrets, Newfoundland and St Johns are in the top 3. If you just want a run of the mill diving holiday then this place is not for you! If you want meet the nicest people in the world and dive the most fun wrecks in cold water in a sheltered harbour, then head to Oxygene Newfoundland. But that's not all - go diving for giant scallops or snorkeling with whales (different types- minky and humpbacks) and dolphins. And when you get chance, St Johns downtown and screeching await. What a night out!Ps If you want to be warm under your drysuit then take noting but the Fourth Element Arctic undersuit. Oh and say hello to Bill the skipper. Thanks for a great holiday. Tim

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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

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