There is Great Scuba Diving on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has outstanding scuba diving to offer.

Discover Outstanding Beauty! What do you say? Let’s take a quick look.

Vancouver Island hosts some of the best world-class temperate scuba diving on the planet.Kelp cod, scuba diving vancouver island The diversity and scope of marine habitat here are simply incredible!

From marine invertebrates to all kinds of fish, to killer whales, to natural and purposefully sunk shipwrecks to create living reefs.

From shore dives to high current boat dives, for beginners or advanced level divers, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo and Campbell River among many other spots allows you access the best scuba diving Vancouver Island has to offer.

Come join me here on Vancouver Island at Pacific Watersports in Duncan for great scuba adventures. Just a short ride from Vancouver BC on bc ferries, (follow the link for schedules and fares) will get you to where it all begins.

We will help you find some great diving adventures right here in one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.

This is some of the best cold-water scuba diving in the world so said legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, as well as many other available current reviews.

Amazing scenery and marine life abound and it’s all local.

The amount of life and colour to be seen for those of you who are not familiar with west coast diving will pleasantly surprise you.

Many of the dives also have good to excellent shore access, and are really great dives, not to mention the price is right.

By the way, shore diving is great! call up a buddy, load your gear and go. How good, and easy is that!

wold Ells scuba diving Vancouver Island

Nanaimo’s Artificial reefs and high current dives are just some of the spectacular highlights you will encounter.

Nanaimo boasts two artificial reefs, by way of shipwrecks (the H.M.C.S. Saskatchewan and the H.M.C.S. Cape Breton) just outside of departure bay that is both must do dives that are quite spectacular.

As far as current dives go there are many that are tried and tested in the waters surrounding Vancouver Island.

Dodd NarrowsGabriola passage, and Porlier pass are all spectacular local high-current dive sites that will amaze even the seasoned diver!

Nanaimo also boasts the Rivtow Lion, (a purpose sunk wreck right in Departure Bay) which is a perfect dive for the newly certified. This artificial reef is also in sheltered waters and can be accessed anytime day or night.

Anyway, let’s get started! where would you like to dive?

For more information on scuba, diving check have a look at our course page or contact us

Larry Wedgewood
Larry Wedgewood

I am a PADI Course Director and an avid scuba diver with thousands of dives logged. I started my Scuba Diving Career over 35 years ago on Vancouver Island, and since then diving has taken me to some extraordinary diving destinations around the world. While I still train divers I am also a Digital Business Development Consultant and the owner of My Webpros Digital.