In collaboration with Sépaq, all-inclusive dive packages will become available.
VICTORIAVILLE, December 12, 2021 – Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, co-owners of N2Pix, are thrilled to announce that they will be expanding their diving offer with the establishment of a full service scuba diving operation. It will be located in Port-Menier on Anticosti Island, Quebec, in the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Diving will be available as of June 2022.
Operating under the name ANTICOSTI ECOTOURS, all-inclusive diving packages as well as daily diving options will be offered. Diving will be conducted onboard Limitless a Transport Canada certified 7.3-meter RIB equipped with top of the line safety features and crewed by a highly trained and experienced team.
“Within a few minutes, we fell in love with Anticosti and all its potential but we are aware that Nordic destinations are harder to promote. So many people assume that diving in Canada is very demanding, that the water is very cold and that the underwater world is less interesting than in your typical tropical destination. Our goal is to change that mindset. We want to redefine the cold water diving experience. We want to offer divers and non-divers alike the opportunity to go off the beaten path, but without compromising comfort”, says Michel Labrecque.
“You don’t need to visit the tropics to be pampered and offer yourself a luxurious, yet wild, diving holiday. Our collaboration with Sépaq allows us to offer all-inclusive VIP packages with round-trip domestic chartered flights to the island, lodging at the newly built Auberge Port-Menier and fine cuisine. To add to the VIP experience, we will limit to 8 the number of divers at a time. Our focus will be on providing superior services with many extras during our guests’ time on or below the water”, added Mr. Labrecque.
“From a diving perspective, everything remains to be discovered. Practically no one has explored the island’s waters. Our dive season is very short, from the end of June until the end of August. Even once our operations are in full swing, we will accommodate fewer than 100 divers per year. Diving Anticosti will be very exclusive because of this and it will be even more true during our inaugural 2022 season since we will be offering only 24 VIP spots”, says Julie Ouimet.
“When you set foot on Anticosti, it’s like entering a different realm. The island is huge and, for the most part, untouched. You often feel like you are alone in the world and that discovery and exploration await. This feeling is true on land a well as underwater. There are very places on this planet where you can have the impression that you may be one of the firsts to dive where you are diving. It’s a priceless feeling. The reefs are virgin and untouched and we are truly thrilled with the idea that we will be able to share this gem with others’, added Mrs. Ouimet.
About N2Pix and Anticosti Ecotours:
N2Pix offers a diverse list of diving related services that include underwater photography and videography, dive trips, expedition logistics, dive charter services and high-level dive training. The owners of N2Pix, Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet, are Fellows of the Explorers Club (FI’16), Awardees of the Explorers Club 2018 Citation of Merit and Associate Members of the Boston Sea Rovers. They are expedition leaders and guest speakers in Canada and the US. Their underwater images and films have been presented in film festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe, published in several international dive magazines and they are the authors of a coffee-table book. Michel and Julie are also the co-founders of an international underwater film festival. Michel is a photojournalist and he was named as a PADI Ambassador. He is a PADI Master Instructor, DAN Examiner, PSI Instructor and Technical Trimix Diving Instructor and rebreather diver. Julie is an expedition videographer, filmmaker, Assistant-Instructor and a Trimix and rebreather diver. She is a member of the Ocean Artists Society and a class of 2019 inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Anticosti Ecotours offers diving and non-diving packages and is based on Anticosti Island in Quebec, Canada. The diving operations have received the “3 fins” seal from the Quebec diving federation, the highest certification as part of the Route palmée.
The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec is a Quebec governmental agency that manages parks and wildlife reserves, including a large portion of Anticosti Island.
The entire description of all the packages offered by Anticosti Ecotours is available at: http://anticostiecotours.com
Submitted by Julie Ouimet @ N2Pix