Atlas Park is located in Pointe-Verte NB, and is the only scuba diving park in the Maritimes. The Park is built around a flooded rock quarry which is now a recreational lake for several activities including SCUBA diving.
The village of Pointe-Verte is a small fishing village located in the Acadie-Bathurst region. The nearest dive shop is Enveco Diving, located in Beresford (506-542-1011).
The visibility in the rock quarry is usually excellent, due to the spring-fed water in the quarry. The bottom is rocky and silty, and the lake is stocked with trout for recreational fishing. This would make fishing line a hazard diving in the lake! The depth of the quarry extends down to 100ft, and there are a few items like sunken boats for divers to navigate. This is an excellent site for diver training, and for divers practicing skills. View the underwater pictures here.
The park is open during the day (8am-8pm) through the Summer, and is available for ice diving in the Winter. The facility requires divers to register and pay a small daily fee to access. The facility includes a lunch/snack bar, cafeteria type seating, washrooms, showers, lockers, and a gift shop. The building has entertainment areas (outside and inside) which can be reserved for special events.
Nearby camping and other lodging is plentiful. A few recommended locations: