On the morning of November 2, 1942, the SS Rose Castle was anchored off Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland waiting with other ore carrier merchant ships to sail with convoy WB-9. The SS Rose Castle was to carry iron ore from the mines on Bell Island across the Atlantic.At 7:00 am the German uboat, U-518 under the command of Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmannfired, fired torpedoes at the anchored ore carriers. The SS Rose Castle and PLM-27, a steam merchant carrier, were hit and both ships were lost. Twenty-two crew and one gunner from the SS Rose Castle were lost. Seventeen crew and 2 gunners were rescued by Canadian motor launches. Seven crew from PLM-27 were lost; thirty-five crew and six gunners were able to swim to shore.

Join Aquasub for a week of wreck diving on the Rose Castle, PLM, as well as the Saganaga and the Lord Strathcona. Four causualties of German submarine attacks in Conception Bay during World War II.

All of the dives are shallow enough for advanced recreational divers and yet offer spectacular oppourtunities for technical divers to explore a little deeper and longer.

Technical diver training is also available on this trip!

 

 

 

 

This trip package includes:

  • All Transportation once on the ground in Newfoundland.
  • 7 nights accomodation
  • 5 days of two day nitrox diving (can be recreational or technical based on your training)
  • All tanks and weights
  • Cultural emersion into our community with food, story telling and music
  • Screech in ceremony
  • Mix and max of other adventures
  • Trip t-shirt and more

You also have the option at booking to add an excursion to snorkel with whales, an excursion to dive the Bell Island Mine (full cave cert is required) and a seafood dinner with the group featuring fresh scallops, lobster, crab, cod and more.

All rooms are double occupancy. You can bring your own roommate or we will find you one.

The trip package, priced at $2850 (plus tax) includes everything but your flight to St. Johns.

Space is strictly limited and you can secure your space with a deposit of $600.

The second installment payment of $1000 is due by December 31, 2022.

The final payment of $1620.50.00 is due on April 1st, 2022. (The final installment includes the HST for the full trip.)

 

Thinking about getting trained for techincal diving? Conception Bay is a GREAT place to complete your tec dives. We have limited spots for Tec 40 and Tec 45 training available. Give us a call if you want more information on what  experience and equipment you might need to become a tech diver on this trip!

 

  Start Date Course Type Max. Places Places Available   Price    
11 Jul 2022 TEC 40 3 3 CA$ 1000.00

Paperwork, Orientation and Equipment Prep
Sat 02 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Classroom 1
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Classroom 2
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Pool Training Dive
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 1
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 2
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 3
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 4
Mon 11 Jul 2022
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Instructor(s): Tyler Caughill,

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13 Jul 2022 TEC 45 3 3 CA$ 1000.00

Paperwork, Orientation and Equipment Preparation
Sat 19 Jun 2021
12:00 AM
AquaSub
Classroom 1
Sat 19 Jun 2021
12:00 AM
AquaSub
Pool Training Dive
Sat 26 Jun 2021
12:00 AM
Centennial Pool
Classroom 2
Sat 10 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 1
Wed 14 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 2
Wed 14 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 3
Thu 15 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Open Water Dive 4
Thu 15 Jul 2021
12:00 AM
Newfoundland
Instructor(s): Tyler Caughill,

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  Destination Start Date End Date Max. Places Places Available Price  
Newfoundland Saturday 09 Jul 2022 Saturday 16 Jul 2022 13 12 CA$ 2850.00

  • Max. Places: 13
  • Places Available: 12
  • Our Price: CA$ 2850.00

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