Above the water at the dive site entrance, the rocky shoreline shows a mirror image of the underwater terrain. Around the site, there are some gently sloping sandy bottoms and areas with gorgeous rocky walls. Under the water, there are a few ‘landmarks’ to catch your attention, we may even see small mouth bass or sucker fish that frequent the training dock. Check out the pictures in our Gallery!
The West Hawk Lake town site has a few restaurants to grab a bite to eat and several places to stay. If camping in the campground is not for you, we can recommend West Hawk Lake Resort (1, 2, or 3 bedroom cabins) or Crescent Beach cottages (motel rooms and cabins) as great places to stay.
Located within the campground, Miller beach is another popular destination for local divers. With its shore entry into a gradual sloping bottom, there are lines set up as a reference as well as ‘landmarks’ and wooden platforms. This is not a controlled site, meaning there are not marker buoys set up, so there is boat traffic overhead and it is recommended to dive pulling a surface float.
A more advanced dive site, Mackenzie Beach has a dive site just East of the campground. With a very long, shallow walk out you’ll want to stick to the East (right) side to avoid the majority of boat traffic. After about a 5 minute surface swim out, there is a more gradual slope followed by rock ‘stairs’ that quickly lead you to depth. Again not a controlled site, so it is recommended to dive pulling a surface float.
Though the name sounds promising, this limestone lake has beautiful coloured waters but the visibility is lessened by the ‘milky’ visibility.