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Shipwreck or Site Name: Kirkfield Quarry
Located Near: Kirkfield
GPS Coordinates / Location Deg
Latitude/Longitude (Degrees): 44.584240 / -78.972020
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min Sec): 44 35 3.26 / -78 58 19.27
Latitude/Longitude (Deg Min): 44 35.05440 / -78 58.32120
Minimum Depth: 0 metres / 0 feet
Maximum Depth: 7.9248 metres / 26 feet
Long Description: UPDATE - 08/09/2004: There is now construction at this site to build up to 80 homes. The following restrictions take effect IMMEDIATELY for divers: 1. The per head rate for dives is now $10 (instead of $5) 2. The minimum # of people for the quarry to be opened is 20 ($200) 3. YOU MUST make prior arrangements to dive here. it is PRIVATE Property and entering without permission will result in charges being laid. You will not get in if you show up unannounced. ---------------------- It does feature an airplane, a 14`` fiberglass boat, several cars, an interesting (read: pornographic) arrangement of ceramic turtles, eerie looking sunken trees, and more than a few fish. The owner of this quarry is so diver-friendly he does not allow boats or fishing here - whatta guy!! Bottom composition ranges from weeds to rock to the kind of silt so fine it can be disturbed from 10 feet off the bottom. Previously used as a parade float by the Trident Underwater Club of Peterborough, "Big Archie" reportedly took considerable effort to sink here in 1999. It may be the single greatest danger at this location however, but in no time you will have mastered the art of laughing your ass off under water. There are no facilities on this site, no buildings, or other conveniences (unlike [url=http://www.geodiving.com/locationDetails.asp?id=2449]Innerkip[/url]) so ice diving is not as common here. Despite its lack of development this is an extremely popular site for training dives and there is little chance you will be alone here on any summer weekend. The beach area offers a decent amount of parking and the access could not be much easier. A gradual slope ends at a ledge 40 feet from shore where it drops drop from 4`` to about 15``. There is a $10 entry fee per diver and a minimum of 20 divers.
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