Scuba Diving Gooseberry Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

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Pat Roach and Harvey Morash recently went scuba diving in Gooseberry Cove in July. It’s located close and south of Little Lorraine, and the scenery is claimed to resemble that of Ireland. Many different sorts of berries can be found on the sloping ground that surrounds the cove. There are blueberries, cloudberries, fox berries, cranberries, and juniper berries found here, but no gooseberries. It is recommended not to eat the berries, in case. One of the most intriguing aspects of this cove is that it is home to two or three shipwrecks, dating from the 1700s to the turn of the century.

There is a trail here and it is possible to walk all the way to Little Lorraine. The trail isn’t really well defined in places and some spots can be a bit boggy. The scenery all along this trail is gorgeous, and it’s a great place for stargazing if you feel like staying late.

Gooseberry Cove is a patchwork of textures, from craggy coast to squishy marshlands that burst to life beneath your feet. The inland sections resemble the Scottish Highlands, while the coastline is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Photo Credit:Andrzej Kajetanowicz – Gooseberry Cove Trail

Dive Report

Tour Guide, Louisburg Scuba Services

Dive was 77 mins with a maximum of 92 feet max and an average of 45 feet. As cold as 48f at depth. Beautiful dive cruising over the kelp.


Video submitted by Pat Roach

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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