Diving on the HMCS Chaudiere


The Facts

Located in Kunechin Bay, Sechelt Inlet BC

Commissioned Nov.14 1959 Scuttled Dec. 5 1992

366 ft long

Depth 60-90 ft

A Little History

The destroyer escort was launched Nov.14 1959 at Halifax Shipyards. Primarily an anti submarine ship, it was also equipped for operations during nuclear confrontations. Retired after twisting it's keel. It was purchased for a dollar by the Artificial Reef Society or British Columbia. They prepared the vessel for diving by removing pollutants and cutting access holes through out. This enhances diver saftey by providing many points to exit the shipwreck. Only qualified wreck or cave divers should ever enter a shipwreck.

The Tour

Beautiful wreck !!

For photographs that would closely represent this ship check out the HMCS Saguenay

HMCS Saguenay

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