Causeway Diver Supply is located at
13296 Trans Canada Highway
Auld's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Auld's Cove is located in Guysborough County, in northeastern Nova Scotia. The Canso Causeway, near our shop, spans the Strait of Canso and is the link between Cape Breton Island and mainland Nova Scotia. (See photo on main page.) We are 240 km from Halifax International Airport, and 150 km from the Sydney Airport, and both airports have vehicle rental agencies.
This is a photo of the Canso Causeway area showing locations marked:
Location A: Dive Shop, Boat Launch, and Wharf
Location B: Dive Training Site
The Causeway is a man-made structure completed in 1955, which has created a deep water, ice-free port and, incidentally, several unique dive sites. The span is nearly a mile long with depths to 200 feet, and is home to a variety of plants and animals of interest to divers.
Centrally located on the Trans Canada Highway entrance to Cape Breton Island, we offer divers a base from which to obtain accommodations, equipment and divemaster services for dive sites around the Island. The coastal routes of eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton offers excellent dive opportunites without having to backtrack to return rentals, etc.
A short distance by boat or car can put the visiting diver into a variety of interesting diving locations and conditions in Guysborough County. The Milford Haven River runs passed the Village of Guysborough, and is an excellent site for drift diving and scalloping.
It is not legal to dive for lobster in Nova Scotia - photos only.
The Strait of Canso along the highway through Mulgrave to Sand Point is a good area to see unusually large lobster. Many divers are lucky enough to find antique bottles and items discarded during the days of sailing ships when the Strait was a major shipping centre.
Cerberus Rock is found in the middle of the approach to the Strait of Canso in Chedabucto Bay. This dangerous pinnacle of rock rises from depths of 100 feet to near the surface which has caused the wreckage of several ships. The most popular wreck dive at Cerberus is on the bow and stern section of the 11,000 ton oil tanker Arrow which sank in 1971.
Georges Bay and the Strait of Canso north of the Causeway offer divers clean water and temperatures that permit diving without full wet suits during the summer. The same water is used to conduct our ice dives in the winter.
For information regarding areas opened or closed to fishing,variation orders, and for clarification of any provisions contained in this licence, contact your local fishery officer or a Department of Fisheries and Oceans Licensing Centre.