Clover Point

Clover Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Difficulty
beginner
Viz (last reported 140361h ago)
Max Depth
32.8 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Clover Point

Clover Point is a no-frills park used by most to contemplate the coastline and sea beyond. But what make this area worthwhile for the diver is the point and the surrounding marine life. Kelp and creatures will keep you company on this dive. From the inner harbor of Victoria, drive South 1.5km to the end of Government Road, and turn left on Dallas for 1.9km.
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Rockfish Divers
Rockfish Divers
Suite 102- 19 Dallas Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5A6
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Frank White's Scuba Shop, Ltd.
Frank White's Scuba Shop, Ltd.
721 Kings Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1W4
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Pacific Water Sports
Pacific Water Sports
260 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, British Columbia V9L-3P9
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Sundown Diving
Sundown Diving
22 Esplanade Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4Y7
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Diving Sports Canada Inc
Diving Sports Canada Inc
4578 Main Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3R5
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Dive and Sea Sports
Dive and Sea Sports
825 McBride Blvd, #2
New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 5B5
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UBC Aqua Society
UBC Aqua Society
AMS Student Nest, UBC Aqua Society
6133 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
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IDC Diving Centre, Ltd.
IDC Diving Centre, Ltd.
2572 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3Y2
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Kocher's Diving Locker, Ltd.
Kocher's Diving Locker, Ltd.
2745 West 4th
Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9
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Ocean Quest Dive Centre
Ocean Quest Dive Centre
107-3790 Canada Way
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1G4
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
You'll find these steps to help you down to the water. Just to the right of the entry, you'll find the kelp beds. Carefully swim around them, as they are usually quite dense. The entry is very easy off this ramp. Be very careful of the current, as this is a point that juts rather far out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. This carving marks the entrance to Clover Point.
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Bryan Heit
Bryan Heit
Sep 5, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
An interesting dive. Enter at the boat ramp, swim to the outer edge of the kelp be and drop down. Usually you can swim through a channel in the kelp (put there by boaters), but if this is missing then your best bet is to swim under the kelp - the tops are way to thick to crawl through. Most interesting stuff is hidden in the kelp, and is found where the kelp/rocks give way to sandy bottom. In amongst the kelp are numerous species of crabs, nudibranchs, massive moon snails, rockfish and greenlings. In the summer the kelp forest is quite dramatic, especially from the bottom. There is supposed to b e a lot of sea pens out in the sands - I didn't see a single one. But in the sands I did come across several C-O soles (flatfish), some mammoth sunflower stars, eel grass and its associated denizens, as well as numerous types of crabs. Overall an interesting dive. But watch out for currents - they run straight out into the Juan de Fuca straight - you get sucked out and the next landfall is somewhere around Seattle. . .
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Jes Saliba
Jes Saliba
May 9, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
A different Dive. Since this is a point, it juts out into the straight. The currents can be very strong here. Ensure you have a dive flag on the surface as there is heavy boat traffic. Seal colony on the point makes for fun encounters!
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JS
JS
Aug 24, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
A close-to-home dive site that seems to be a secret known only to locals about how good it can be. Lots of small fish life and great plant life. Had an amazing seal encounter, actually several. Best dove in Fall and Winter to reduce the amount of Kelp. A shallow, interesting dive and who knows how many seals you'll see.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Mar 9, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Fish-eating anemones, rockfish, kelp; the usual Victoria stuff. wicked current. Dove at slack, but almost got swept away, even in the bay. Be careful.
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Terry Russell
Terry Russell
Oct 6, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy entry dive. max depth about 50 ft.We dove in the early spring and experienced some sea lions. Some interesting bottles and stuff. You can go in at the boat house ramp, it's the easiest.
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Terry Russell
Terry Russell
Oct 6, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy entry dive. max depth about 50 ft.We dove in the early spring and experienced some sea lions. Some interesting bottles and stuff. You can go in at the boat house ramp, it's the easiest.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
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