Shore Dives

The City of Kingston and the local diving community claim the title of “World's Best Freshwater Wreck Diving”. The large number of wrecks and the impeccable condition of many of them make it impossible to contradict them. Here are some of the dive sites you can enjoy from shore.

Cora W Post

(Howe Island)

Gord Downie

Memorial Pier

Harvey J. Kendal

(Wolfe Island)

Holiday Point Wreck

(Wolfe Island)

Inner Harbour Wrecks

(Cataraqui River)

"KGH" Wreck

Kingston Yacht Club


(Wolfe Island)

Marine Museum Ramp/Barge

Morton's Brewery


Nicholson's Point

Port Metcalf

(Wolfe Island)

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Pumphouse Museum Waterfront


(Wolfe Island)

"Stacked Hulls"

During the War of 1812, the city of Kingston, under the British Empire, was a strategic military center. A shipyard was established at Point Frederick (now site of the Royal Military College of Canada) to build warships to control Lake Ontario and protect Upper Canada from the Americans on the south side of Lake Ontario. The shipyard built at many warships, including the HMS Prince Regent, the Princess Charlotte and the St. Lawrence. After the war, these ships were abandoned and eventually sank.

HMS St. Lawrence

HMS Princess Charlotte

HMS Prince Regent

HMS Montreal*

The local shipwreck protection organization is Preserve Our Wrecks Kingston, whose goal is the preservation, cataloging and promotion of responsible shipwreck diving in the greater Kingston area. Please consider becoming a member of POW Kingston. Your membership fees and donations directly help maintaining the moorings.