Effective immediately, jumping or diving off the wharf and bridge into the channel at Basin Head Provincial Park is strictly prohibited due to extremely shallow water.
The channel was dredged in late June, however the channel has become shallow again with some areas being only three feet deep according to a press release from PEI's department of tourism
The jumping and diving ban will be in effect for the duration of the 2020 summer season.
Security guards will be on location starting Friday, July 24 for the duration of the season to monitor the wharf and inform beachgoers of the ban. Signage around the wharf will warn beachgoers of the extreme dangers of jumping or diving.
The beach remains open for beachgoers to enjoy and lifeguards continue to be on duty.