King Koho

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at King Koho

Enter the water immediately in front of the parking site, and follow a bearing of 0 degrees (i.e. due north). You should hit the King Koho at about 20m/70' in depth. Local divers have run a line out to the boat - so if you come across a week-encrusted line you can follow it to the wreck. The King Koho is a 10m/30' sail boat that sunk in the late 90's. There are a lot of fish on the wreck, some good sized anenomies, and some octopi make their homes under the wreck. The only hazard here is the fishermen - they seem to think that the divers have hidden all the fish. Apparently 'over fishing' isn't in their vocabulary. Drive towards the ferry terminal in the town of Comox. Immediately before entering the ferry grounds there will be a road going off to the right, turn onto this road. Follow this road for 2-3 blocks until you hit singing sands road. Turn left onto singing sands road and follow it to the end. There is a bit of space to park at the end of the road. This is a busy site, so don't hog space.
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Bryan Heit
Bryan Heit
Jul 8, 2005, 12:00 AM
This is an excellent dive, and is one of the only shoredives in the Comox area. The wreck itself is full of life. At some point a huge hole was put into the roof - you can look in. Everything is still there - even the kitchen sink! The ship is lying on its port side - along the seafloor the starboard side doesn't hit the ground in all places, forming a series of medium-sized "caves" which are packed with fish. There is a lot of life to see here. And the shallows are an interesting place to spend some time during your safety stop. Lots of sole hiding in the sand, and in the rocks are all kinds of weird fish.
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