The Wreck of the Islander

The Wreck of the Islander
New York
USA East


Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 09/27/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    2.87
This site really can't get much easier. Park next to the water by the Gazebo and down the street from the hospital in the very small city of Clayton, NY. The "downtown" area is very quaint in a touristy kinda way. It's kind of like Key West without the weird, lol. A VERY short swim brings you to the wreck in 15 feet of water. The wreck, or what is left of it, drops to about 45-50 feet. Just swim directly away from the small concrete entry ramp into the St. Lawrence river. Visibility was about 35 feet and water temps were around 72 in August. No current to speak of. A very easy and relaxing dive with a little bit of fish life and bottles as well. It was worth the two hour drive while visiting family upstate. Save time to drive another hour into Canada to shore dive the Conestoga and the Rothesay! It was slow the weekend we were there but others told us that the place is sometimes jammed with divers, so get there early I guess. We didn't have a problem though. If the small parking area fills up then just take one of the close by metered spots. No bathroom other than close by restaurants. Enjoy!!!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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