Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in British Columbia

Ready to check out the best sites in British Columbia for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 101 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in British Columbia to suit your needs. Diving in British Columbia is some of the finest in the world. From the shores of Vancouver, North to the Sunshine coast, and then to the inlets of Vancouver Island, there are phenomenal opportunities to view sea life and explore the underwater terrain. Local operators offer their guidance, expertise and advice; rely on their knowledge and understanding of their region. Explore the variety of dive locations and dive safely!
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Ogden Breakwater

#1 - Ogden Breakwater

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Ogden Breakwater is a marine preserve with features created just for divers. A very easy entry marks the start of a diving 'scavenger hunt' for the sunken plaques that line the break water. Each plaque contains information about the area and marine life you'll encounter. From the inner harbor of Victoria, drive South 1.5km to the end of Government Road, and turn right on Dallas for 1km.
Tuwanek Beach

#2 - Tuwanek Beach

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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For something completely different, try the Tuwanek Beach dive. You'll be swimming in the very protected Sechelt Inlet, just North of the town of Sechelt. It will be a shallow dive, but worth it for the marine life you may not see elsewhere. You may notice that you can hear a pin drop in this neighborhood. Let's keep it that way! In the town of Sechelt, head North on Wharf Ave or Xenichen. Turn right on East Porpoise Road, which becomes Sechelt Inlet Road. Travel for 9.7km until you reach the parking below.
Lions Bay

#3 - Lions Bay

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Lions Bay offers an easy access dive for those interested in seeking out smaller creatures to observe. Shallow and rocky, you'll have plenty of time to explore. A dive flag is very important in this area. Give the marina a call (604-921-7510) before you decide to show up. Diving is restricted to certain times of the year. Heading North from Horseshoe Bay, after about 11km, take the second exit into Lions Bay. Head West toward the water, until you see the tracks below.
McNeill Point

#4 - McNeill Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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McNeill Point is an exciting spot to explore, but only during ideal conditions. The tidal currents through here could ruin your whole day if you're not careful. Check with a local dive shop about seasonal and hourly conditions at this site! Located 0.4km West of the Victoria Golf Course on Beach Road.
Whytecliff Park

#5 - Whytecliff Park

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Whytecliff Park is the premier dive spot for divers of all capabilities. You can find dive classes exploring the inner cove, and advanced divers venturing further out toward the Queen Charlotte Channel. All the classic sea life of this area can be found within an afternoon of touring the slopes and walls. For the non-divers, food and restrooms are found close the parking area. The original name was White Cliff City. In 1914, Colonel Albert Whyte pressed for the spelling change from White Cliff City to Whytecliff. The park is currently home to more than 200 marine animal species and is the first Marine Protected Area in Canada. Sea lions can be seen sunbathing on the beach during summer. Whytecliff park is located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay Neighbourhood. To get there, take Marine Drive west from the Lions Gate Bridge past light house park to Horseshoe Bay and then continue on to 7100 Block Marine Drive. 2014 Note from Chanel MacKay: I am the current operator of the concession at Whytecliff Park and am in the process of reducing my hours of operation for the fall and winter 2014. I thought I would reach out to you to see if there would be any interest in my staying open for coffees, soups, and sandwiches over the park's off season. I know from speaking to divers this summer that the fall and winter are generally better for diving at Whytecliff. Would a hot drink and snack be appreciated by your divers or do they prefer to take off once out of the water and head somewhere warm to shower and dry off properly? Any feedback you could offer would be greatly appreciated as this is my first year in operation and I would like to make sure I'm meeting the needs of park guests. Please email me at foxfoodsvancouver *at* gmail*dot*com. Thank you!! From the Copper Cove dive site turn right onto Marine Drive. In a short distance you'll see the entrance to Whyte Cliff Park.
Belcarra Bay

#6 - Belcarra Bay

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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An excellent park for the kids, with picnic and playground facilities. For you divers, expect a rocky reef just off shore with all the small marine creatures you'd expect! From South of Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge, head East on 7A for about 14km, parallel the Burrard Inlet. Wrap around Port Moody by taking a left on Ioco Road. In 4.5km, take a right on 1st Ave, and in 0.7km turn left on Bedwell Bay Road for another 5km. You'll see the park on your left.
Ten Mile Point

#7 - Ten Mile Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Ten Mile Point can offer some great sights for the advanced diver. A constant current of varying strength keeps this area alive with sea life. You can stay in the shallows to explore the shore, or quickly drop down to 30 meters to investigate the nearby wall. Our best advice is to get a map of Victoria once you arrive, and locate the general area of the point in the Cadboro Bay district. Find Tudor Ave which runs the length of the small peninsula, and head Southeast. Tudor will eventually bend to the left; in 300m, take a right on Baynes Road, then a left on White Rock. You'll see the intersection below. Ten Mile Point is also known as Whiterock Street.
Porteau Cove

#8 - Porteau Cove

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Porteau Cove should be renamed Diver's Paradise! The park system went all out to make this an appealing marine park for all levels of divers. Easy entry, marine life, marked wrecks, and a stair-side shower for your return make this site a two-tanker! Heading North from Horseshoe Bay, after about 23km, you'll see the park on your left.
Whiskey Cove Lane

#9 - Whiskey Cove Lane

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Whiskey Cove Lane is one of those spots used by the locals for a relaxing dive of exploration. The rocky walls of the cove and the small island make perfect hiding places for sea life. From South of Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge, head East on 7A for about 14km, parallel the Burrard Inlet. Wrap around Port Moody by taking a left on Ioco Road. In 4.5km, take a right on 1st Ave, and in 0.7km turn left on Bedwell Bay Road for another 5km. Then after making a right on Belcarra Bay Road, watch for the parking area below in another 0.7km.
Bonnie Bay

#10 - Bonnie Bay

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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A more user-friendly, easy-access park, you'll find Bonnie Bay a quiet dive with wonderful scenery. There are no facilities here, just a nice, grassy trail and park. Drive South on Marine Drive 1.4km from Horseshoe Bay. Turn right, after the Glen Eagles Golf Course, onto Glen Eagles Drive. Stay on the upper road and wind your way 0.6km to the end of the Drive.
Spring Bay

#11 - Spring Bay

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Spring Bay is a very easy dive for beginners, but can become quite difficult if you venture too far out. Although mostly protected from the current that plagues Ten Mile Point, the closer you get to Ten Mile, the more you will feel the current. So, stay in the general area of Spring Bay, and swim into any current you encounter. Our best advice is to get a map of Victoria once you arrive, and locate the general area of the point in the Cadboro Bay district. Find Tudor Ave which runs the length of the small peninsula, and head Southeast. Tudor will eventually bend to the left; continue to the parking lot at the end of the road.
Kelvin Grove

#12 - Kelvin Grove

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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It looked mighty nice, however you may now find it impossible to dive there. Apparently the neighborhood association decided to 'privatize' the beach, which effectively ended all diving there, unless you can kayak in from elsewhere. We present the site, nonetheless, in the hopes that it will one day reopen to us Marine Explorers. You must go to the marina at Lions Bay and get a parking permit then return back to Kelvin Grove. Heading North from Horseshoe Bay, after about 10km, take the first exit into Lions Bay. Wind your way South, toward the water. You'll dead end at the park.
McMicking Point

#13 - McMicking Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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For a very quiet dive through some rock and kelp-laden waters, you'll find this area a joy! You are in the midst of a tightly packed neighborhood, so be courteous and silent. Be very careful of the current! Located just Southwest of Victoria Golf Course, take the first road to your left off Beach Drive: Radcliffe/Hood Lane.
King Koho

#14 - King Koho

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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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.
God's Pocket Resort

#15 - God's Pocket Resort

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Browning Passage of Vancouver
Ross Charles Park

#16 - Ross Charles Park

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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For a relatively easy entry and dive, try Ross Charles Park. There are several rocky outcroppings to explore, and a flat bottom otherwise. From the inner harbor of Victoria, drive South 1.5km to the end of Government Road, and turn left on Dallas for 3.7km. After you pass the cemetery on your left, prepare to turn right on St. Charles Street.
Esquinalt Lagoon

#17 - Esquinalt Lagoon

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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For an easy dive, without the hazards of rocks, kelp and strong current, Esquinalt Lagoon offers the chance to see the bottom dwellers you'd expect on a sandy stretch of coast. There are no facilities in the immediate area, so bring water and warmth! From Victoria Harbor, take the Trans-Canada Highway (1) to the North. In 9km go South on Highway 14 (Old Island Highway). In 1.8km turn left on Ocean Blvd and travel for 1km until you reach the bridge below.
Albert Head Lagoon

#18 - Albert Head Lagoon

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Albert Head Lagoon is another wonderful no-current dive for searching out crabs and skates. This site is really off the beaten path, so bring everything you need for a comfortable day. From Victoria Harbor, take the Trans-Canada Highway (1) to the North. In 9km go South on Highway 14 (Old Island Highway). In 4.5km turn left on Metchosin Road and travel for 3.6km until you reach Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park.
Henderson Point Dive Site

#19 - Henderson Point Dive Site

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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The best dive spots are on a heading of 255*. There is one smaller reef and two larger ones just past the first. The bottom is sandy until you hit the reefs. Max depth is 80ft but most of the dive will be 30-60ft. Special note for diving in the Inlet: Ceiling / thermicline can make vis only 2ft at the surface but when you descend below 20ft it will "open up" to excellent vis. It may be dark so carry a flashlight for looking at things up close.-- Geoff <br> <br> Entry: You need to climb down a small drop to get to the beach - use the dead tree for support. To find the site itself swim straight out (west) from the flag pole about 30-50 feet, then drop straight down. This will land you on one of two reefs. Stay on this reef, or continue into deeper water where you'll encounter a second reef. Both reefs have wolf eels, octopi, a large variety of fish, and plenty of other stuff. In summer watch out for large Cyanea jelly fish - they'll give you a nasty sting. First reef is in ~50' of water. Second reef drops down a series of shelves at 60', 80', 130', and possibly deeper. Because this dive is in the Saanich Inlet there is no significant current. IMO this is the best dive in Victoria aftert the Ogden Breakwater. - Bryan H. From Victoria, go north on West Saanich Rd., continue N throughout Brentwood, after passing through the Tsartlip Indian Reserve you will come to a road called Mt.Newton Cross Rd.on you right and Senanus Dr. on your left, turn LEFT. Follow Senanus Dr. all the way to the end where there is a small parking lot. Access is at the left side. Check out the access point before putting on your gear.(200ft walk) There is a tree that you can use to help get onto the beach. - Geoff <br> <br>How to get there: Head north from Victoria along the Patricia Bay Highway (highway 17). After ~10km turn left (west) onto Keating Cross Road. This road will take you past a Whites dive shop with a map of the site - a good reference if you've never been there before. Follow Keating until you hit West Saanich Rd, where you turn right (north). Follow this road ~5km to Mount Newton Cross Road, where you turn left (west). Follow the road until it ends in a small cul-de-sac. Park here (don't hog space), and follow the footpath to the dive site. --Bryan H.
Britannia Beach Dock

#20 - Britannia Beach Dock

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Britannia Beach Dock is the site of the old Customs House of years gone by. The area has a lot of history due to the large copper processing plant just across the street, which makes the waters perfect for treasure hunters. While off-gassing, you may want to take a tour of the mine! Heading North from Horseshoe Bay, after about 32km you'll see a large mining facility to the right, and the railroad crossing below to the left.
Telegraph Cove

#21 - Telegraph Cove

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Telegraph Cove is a nice protected area to get your fins wet. Parking is limited, but the dive is worthwhile. From the Copper Cove dive site turn-off on Marine Drive, continue heading down Marine Drive past the entrance to Whyte Cliff Park. Turn left on Cliff Road, and continue to the trail head below.
Brooks Cove (Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park)

#22 - Brooks Cove (Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park)

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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Brooks Cove is for the more advanced diver. You'll have quite the swim to get to the prime diving spots, but the effort will be worth it. With depths to over 100 feet, the water clarity will be spectacular! At 1.3km North of Halfmoon Bay, turn left onto Brooks Road, and follow the signs to Smuggler Cove.
Saxe Point Park

#23 - Saxe Point Park

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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A wonderful beach park for the kids, with hiking trails and facilities, you'll find Saxe Point Park a relaxing spot to spend the day. Bring a couple of tanks and a picnic lunch, and enjoy! From Victoria, head West over the Johnson Street Bridge onto Esquimalt Road. In 3.1km turn left on Fraser Street and head into Saxe Point Park.
Dinner Rock

#24 - Dinner Rock

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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The Powell River area offers such spectacular diving, and Dinner Rock is no exception. Basic campground facilities are available, so take a couple of tanks and plan on spending the evening. Drive 4.5km South of Lund, or 15.5km North of the Powell River bridge, then turn Southwest on Dinner Rock Road. The preceding roads you'll encounter from Lund are Malaspina, then Dinner Rock. The preceding roads you'll encounter from Powell River are Wilde, Southview, Gifford, Atrevida, Craig, Emmonds, then Dinner Rock.
Clover Point

#25 - Clover Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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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.
Telegraph Bay

#26 - Telegraph Bay

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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A great site for beginners, Telegraph Bay offers a shallow dive with no current. As you swim toward the points of the bay, you are bound to see the local marine life. (Note: to eliminate any confusion, there is a Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island that has some spectacular diving, as well!) Our best advice is to get a map of Victoria once you arrive, and locate the general area of the point in the Cadboro Bay district. Close to the intersection of Tudor and Arbutus, you'll find Telegraph Bay Road, which you should follow Northeast into the bay.
Willis Point

#27 - Willis Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Diving here is great! When you finally climb down the rocks using the tree on the right for help. Swim about 100ft from shore then descend. If you swim to the left and out a bit you will come to a sheer wall that drops to 110ft! It is covered in life and in the deeper depths you may find some Cloud sponges. I usually swim on the surface past the 3rd house(left if you are facing away from shore) descend to the wall then to 100ft. I work my way up the wall while going back to the entry point for my safety stop in the kelp beds.(it gives my something to look at) - Geoff Head north on the Pat Bay Highway (#17) turn off, then left at the Royal Oak Dr. overpass (look for the sign) follow Royal Oak Dr. till you get to West Saanich Road. Follow north 6.5km , turn left onto Wallace a Dr. then when you see Willis Point Rd. turn left (the only way to go) Follow all the way to the end (8.2km) where you will find Mark Lane. Turn right and drive down about 0.6km to a fire lane on the left. Do not park right in the lane and be careful not to block peoples driveways. I believe the address of the last house before the fire lane is 7442. To find this on a map it is best to enter into Google Maps or Map Quest: Steamer Drive, Brentwood Bay British Columbia - then look for the fire lane as you are driving along. Its beside a black iron fence. If you encounter Steamer Drive itself, you have just gone past the fire lane. Do not block the fire lane as this is for the fire trucks to get water from the ocean. But there is parking for at least 4 cars here.
Sasamat Lake

#28 - Sasamat Lake

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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For something completely different, try White Pine Beach at Sasamat Lake! This is an easy lake dive, perfect for the beginner or for taking your new gear out for a maiden voyage. The family will enjoy the white sand beach and facilities. From South of Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge, head East on 7A for about 14km, parallel the Burrard Inlet. Wrap around Port Moody by taking a left on Ioco Road. In 4.5km, take a right on 1st Ave, and in 0.7km turn left on Bedwell Bay Road. You'll see the entrance in 3km.
Copper Cove

#29 - Copper Cove

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Copper Cove is a scenic location, both above and below the water. Located in a quiet residential area, please strive to be unobtrusive. Located due West of the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, the following is a minor detour through the scenic Horseshoe Bay. Take the Upper Levels Highway (1) to Horseshoe Bay. Do not get into the ferry lines, but head down to the water, and turn left on Bay Street. Beautiful, eh?! In 0.3km turn left on Nelson Ave. In 0.5km turn right on Marine Ave. Wind your way down 0.6km to the intersection below.
Cates Park

#30 - Cates Park

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Cates Park is a nice location for divers and non-divers alike. Facilities, picnic tables, and beach combing will occupy your family while you're exploring the off-shore reef. From Vancouver, take the Trans Canada Highway into North Vancouver over the Second Narrows Bridge. Make an immediate right, and head East on Dollarton Highway for 5.3km.
Beach Garden Resort

#31 - Beach Garden Resort

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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There are two very easy dives at the Beach Garden, one to the left and one to the right of the marina. These protected entries are perfect for the beginner, and the breakwaters offer an ideal location to check out new gear and have a relaxing dive. From the ferry terminal at Saltery Bay, the entrance is 26km to the North on 101, just South of Powell River.
Point Atkinson

#32 - Point Atkinson

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Point Atkinson is found at the tip of Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, entrance to the vast Burrard Inlet. This site is a fantastic vantage point for getting a glimpse of all the indigenous marine life. Along with the impressive trail system, basic facilities are available. See your local dive shop for the seasonal conditions and requirements. Located on the Southwestern tip of West Vancouver, access is via Marine Drive. From Vancouver, take the Lionsgate Bridge North and exit on Marine Drive West and drive about 11km. The entrance below will be on your left.
McKenzie Bight

#33 - McKenzie Bight

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Diving here you go 30-40 ft from shore and descend. There is a wall with some interesting contours along it. The wall starts at about 30ft and goes all the way down over 120ft. If you are lucky in the summer you will find 6 gill sharks but only at 80ft and deeper. This dive site does require a walk of approximately 5 minutes. And a rocky trail leads down to the gravel beach. Once you are in the water there are some walls, but not much life on them. There is more life in the gravel. This site is more well known for one of the few places that the Six Gill Sharks sometimes are spotted here during the summer at depths of around 30 metres [100 feet]. Head north on the Pat Bay Highway (#17) turn off, then left at the Royal Oak Dr. overpass (look for the sign) follow Royal Oak Dr. till you get to West Saanich Road. Follow north 6.5km , turn left onto Wallace a Dr. then when you see Willis Point Rd. turn left (the only way to go) Follow all the way to the end (8.2km) where you will find Mark Lane. Go left and you will find McKenzie Bight. There will be a locked gate. Go down the path a bit and you will find different paths that lead to different beaches and entry points(spot #1 is 200m,spot #2 is 600m and #3 is the end). I usual take the first one I see but check it out in advance. - Geoff
MV Zebalous

#34 - MV Zebalous

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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In Union Bay there is a 100ft steel barge at 60ft that has been down for many years. This shore dive has tonnes of life including giant octopus. This is the shore dive on the wreck of the MV Zebalous a 60ft Seign wooden boat @ 50ft. The historic site of the government wharf that has been dismantled is between 40 and 20ft us home to many fish, octopus, moon snails and millions of porcelain & glass objects including hand blown opium vials (left by the oriental railway workers) that have been discarded where the old steam ships once docked. Union Bay
Strathcona

#35 - Strathcona

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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This is a nice suburban park with very easy access to two small islands. Take time to circle the islands, watching for boat traffic. You won't find facilities here, but you will find a relaxing atmosphere! From Cates Park, head North on Dollarton Highway for 1.6km, then right onto Strathcona. Wind around for less than a kilometer until you find the parking below.
Cattle Point Park

#36 - Cattle Point Park

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Cattle Point is mainly used for dog walkers and boat launchers, but if you are careful, you can slip down the boat ramp and explore some very scenic coastline. The current is, of course, an issue, so check with your local dive shop for the seasonal conditions. Located in the Uplands Park of the District of Oak Bay, you'll see the entrance to Cattle Point off Beach Drive.
Old Government Wharf

#37 - Old Government Wharf

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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You are diving on the remnants of an old government wharf which was destroyed in a severe storm. The bank head of the wharf is observable from the boat launch, off to your left, on the hill. You want to swim under this, at which point you then submerge and follow the wreckage out. The wharf used to be huge - over 20m/60' high, and 800m/0.5mi long! There is a lot to see as you follow the wreckage - coal cars, pilings, tanks, bottles, and lots of other debris. Not a lot of life, although the sandy regions in-between pieces of wreckage are home to all kinds of crabs, telias, sole, and other sand-feeders. Fish tend to congregate around some of the larger pieces of wreckage. Depth varies from 3m/10' to approx 20m/60'. A large portion of this dive is next to an active boat launch. Fly a flag. This dive is exposed directly to a channel, so be prepared for some current. Best dived at high tide - vis can be very poor at low tide. Also, at high tide you can escape (i.e. 'swim over' the crazy-glue like mud which is exposed at low tide. Take the old island highway to Union Bay (located mid-way between Comox and Nanaimo). Park at the boat launch. The launch is also your entry point. There is a dive shop on the other side of the road. The owner is very familiar with the local sites, and has some of the cheapest air fills around.
Sydney Pier

#38 - Sydney Pier

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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The town of Sydney has started an artificial reef on both sides of the pier. These reefs consist of concrete "reef balls". These balls are shaped like hollow soccer balls, and make homes for a variety of animals. There isn't too much to see hear - a lot of leaf kelp, a few anemones, some nudibranches and the odd rockfish. The pier is a popular spot for crabbing, although we didn't see too many large crabs.To find the artificial reefs swim out along the pier until you hit the second-last pair of supports for the pier. Descend along the support; this will land you directly on the reef balls. You can then do a circuit - follow the balls east to the end of the pier, then cross the pier to pick up the second set of balls. Follow these balls west, back towards shore. That's it - easy as pie! The dives shallow; at high tide you'll be lucky to hit 10m/30'. Just two things to be concerned about; fishermen on the pier and current. This dive is best done on slack. Fishermen usually don't cast as far as the reef balls, but be prepared for monofilament when you pass under the pier. From Victoria take highway 17 North until the Beacon Ave turnoff for the town of Sydney (~20km from downtown Victoria). Turn right (east) onto Beacon Ave, and follow it to 2nd Street - at this point turn right (south) onto 2nd, take it for one block and then turn left. This'll put you on Bevan Ave, from here you should be able to see the Pier. Park where possible, gear up, and walk to the pier. You can enter on either side of the pier - careful, both entries are rocky and slippery.
Mystery Wreck in Deep Cove

#39 - Mystery Wreck in Deep Cove

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Dive off the end of the dock (left side) and swim out to the marker buoy. Descend down the line vis may be bad on the surface but around 20ft it will clear up. Swim along the bottom on a heading of about 90* and you should co to a reef with a sunken speed boat on the side to it swim a little further and the wreck will appear out of the dark (it looks rather eerie). No one knows the name or who owned it. I start by swimming along the side then at the end I swim through the middle with the wreckage coming out of the bottom all around me. There are big schools of fish that may follow you around , plume enimnies , nudeabranks, crabs and other such life. It is a large wreck (165ft long) so it may take two dives to see the whole thing but I have been 6 times I still love going there. When you pay ask which buoy to go to as there are a few and they change places a lot. There is no current to speak of even on large tidal exchanges. Even during not so good weather when you can not dive anywhere else you can dive here! Have fun! - Geoff <br><br> Additional Information from Bryan Heit: <br><br> 1) The ship is a train barge which sunk in the 1950's (not 100 years ago as listed). The barge struck a reef just outside the harbor and limped in - only to sink about 100' away from the dock! No one knows who the owner was, nor the name of the ship. <br><br> 2) The buoy which you dive to is the faded pick spherical buoy, located at about a 45 degree angle to the right of the dock when standing in the parking lot. This has been the same buoy for several years. <br><br> 3) At the bottom of the buoy is half of a speed boat. According to the owner of the marina this boat sunk in 2001 when he was towing it - the owner hadn't paid their dockage fees. A great picture opportunity is to get a photo of someone "driving" the boat. <br><br> 4) The barge itself is in poor condition, and penetration should not be attempted. Large sections of the wreak have collapsed in, making any penetration dangerous. But there's a lot to see on the outside, including ling cod, grenlings and purch. <br><br> 5) As mentioned the marina owner is really nice, and will fill tanks for $5, including parking. <br><br> 6) Another (free) entry option: Take highway 17 towards the ferry terminal, to Wain Rd. Take Wain west until it ends, turn right (north) onto the road at the end of wain (mardrona drive). Follow this 3-4 blocks until you reach Setchel Rd. Turn left, follow the road to it's end, and park in the cul-de-sac. Take the path down to the point, and dive from there. The wreak is to the left. If you dive from this spot swim along the bottom to the wreak - there used to be an old Chinese colony here and there is a tone of debris to see, including a lot of old bottles. <br><br> 7) Dive this dive at the end of high slack. There is too much silt at low tide, but if you wait for high slack vis increases dramatically. <br><br> 8) As this is a marina you should fly a dive flag. from Victoria take the Pat Bay Highway (#18) towards the ferry terminal but just before it take the Wain Rd. exit. Follow Wain Rd. all the way to a four way stop (Madrona Dr.) turn right onto Madrona Dr. then turn right again and look for the Deep Cove Marina their address is 10990 Madrona. Phone # (250) 656-0060. They charge $3 per diver to dive off the end of the dock (secured parking included). They also have an air station there and last time I was there he charged me $5 to fill my tank but waived the $3 dock/parking fee. You can dive off a near by point but it is a long swim and limited parking. It is well worth the $3! - Geoff
Union Bay Wreck

#40 - Union Bay Wreck

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Easy to find, easy to access and when you are done the dive shop across the street will fill your tank for FREE. Union Bay is home to a 100 ft wreck. The wreck is marked with a buoy and the entry point is the breakwater. The wreck has been down a long time so there is lots of life including octopus & ling cod. This area was once a major port for the loading of coal for steamships, many strange and wonderful artifacts have been found. There are picnic tables and a large propeller on display on the breakwater.
Wreck of the Malahat

#41 - Wreck of the Malahat

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Entry is to the left of the rock breakwater, on the sandy beach. Simply walk in and swim alongside the breakwater. As you swim, look for a large pipe. When you find this pipe, turn and follow it to its end (bearing ~225 degrees). At the end of the pipe make a 90-degree turn to your right. The remnants of the Malahat should be just a short swim away. The Malahat was a turn-of-the-century schooner, made famous as a rum runner during prohibition in the US. It used to run legal booze from Vancouver to California, where it would become a floating liquor store in international waters. Post-prohibition it became a logging ship, eventually being sunk in Powell River. Not much remains of the ship today, with the exception of a few ribs and some machinery. But the site is covered in life. Lingcod, octopi, wolf eels and more make their home here. An excellent and interesting dive. The Malahat is ~30m/100' long, and lies in 12m-18m (40'-60') of water. The wreck is located in the Malaspina Straight, so current may be an issue. Many people boat in this area - use a flag. This dive is located in the town of Powell River. Take highway 101 (AKA Marine Ave) to the pulp mill and turn into the mill's access road. Immediately after you turn onto the access road it'll split - take the left-hand roadway. Follow this for ~1km. The dive site is at the bottom of the hill, beside the last small breakwater. There is a small "island" the road loops around - this is a good place to park your vehicle.
Woodlands

#42 - Woodlands

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Do you have time for a scenic drive? Then take a beautiful drive through some wonderful scenic countryside in North Vancouver to dive the Lone Rock at Woodlands. From Cates Park, head North on Dollarton Highway for 1.3km, then left onto Mount Seymour Parkway for 1.1km, then right onto Mt. Seymour Road for 0.6km, then right onto Indian River Road. If you've made it this far, congratulations! Follow the signs to Woodlands as you wind through the forest for 4.8km to the stop sign below.
The Cove

#43 - The Cove

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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This site is usually explored for artifacts of years gone by, as this was once a major marine thoroughfare. If you enjoy the thrill of treasure hunting, this spot's for you! Located on the Southwestern tip of West Vancouver, access is via Marine Drive. From Vancouver, take the Lionsgate Bridge North and exit on Marine Drive West and drive about 11km. The entrance to the Cove is located immediately East of Lighthouse Park. Turn left on The Dale, then left again on the one-way Piccadilly Street. Drive slowly, and make a right on Pilot House Road. After 500 meters, you'll see the parking below.
Okeover Provincial Park

#44 - Okeover Provincial Park

Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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Enter on the south side of the jetty. The jetty itself has a lot of small invertebrates and fish, but the most interesting stuff is the two small wrecks located south of the jetty. The easiest way to find the wrecks is to swim south from the jetty and keep yourself in water ~30' deep. Both wrecks lie between 30-40', and the slope is steep enough here that following the depth contour will take you straight to both wrecks. There is little current in the area, but lots of boat traffic. From Powell River, head north on highway 101 towards Lund. About 5km before Lund is a turnoff for Okover Provincial Park (Malispina Road). Turn right (east) onto this road and follow it to the park. The best diving is by the jetty found just south of the wharf.
Quathiaski Cove Quadra Island

#45 - Quathiaski Cove Quadra Island

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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Quathiaski Cove Quadra Island (Campbell River) Great shore dive, easy entry/lots of life/clear water a definite 6/5! Give you something other than Victoria (south island) for 'SECOND BEST DIVING IN WORLD'
Octopus Ghetto

#46 - Octopus Ghetto

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Far more boulders and formations than Octo City and far more life. Really a much nicer dive than Octo city and almost guaranteed a big Octo or two. This dive site is actually the Saltery Bay Boat Launch. Just enter the water, and turn left (south to about 100' at average tide) to explore Octopus Ghetto. Octopus Ghetto is also known as Saltery Bay Boat Launch South.
Porteau Cove

#47 - Porteau Cove

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Provicial marine park, there is number of small wrecks to see (Granthall wreck, Nakaya wreck...), lots of fish life. Easy access with changing rooms / washrooms Porteau Cove is also known as Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Granthall wreck, Nakaya wreck.
CCG Ready

#48 - CCG Ready

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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There is a sand bank or rocks to scramble down and up to get to and from the water. The CCG Ready and a fishing trawler are in 30-50 feet of water side by side. Neither wreck was prepared for sinking so beware of sharp edges and entanglement hazards. Access to this site is from Highway 99 just south of Britannia Beach. Parking is availible either beside the coffee shop in the gravel lot or on the side of the road, south bound, by the light post across from the T intersection. From the coffee shop, cross the highway, drop down to the beach, and swim over to the pilings. From the road side, cross the train tracks and follow the path through the trees to the pilings. There is an easier entry, past the tree house, to the left as you face the water. CCG Ready is also known as Britannia Beach.
McCurdy Point

#49 - McCurdy Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Chain Islet

#50 - Chain Islet

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Snake Island

#51 - Snake Island

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Snake island is a Bird Sanctuary, and home to approx 200 Harbour Seals. Great snorkeling & scuba. Snake Island is located 3 kilometers from Departure Bay in Nanaimo, approx a 10 minute by boat ride.
Beachcomber South Wall

#52 - Beachcomber South Wall

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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The dive: Continue down, the slope steepens until around 85 ft then really steepens, by app 115 ft becomes close to vertical. There is a large fishing net draped over the edges. Some cloud sponges below 160 ft. Imagine a 15 story wall 4 minutes swim from the beach. Park off road near obvious trail near the Beachcomber Regional Park sign. Walk down trail to beach (nice gravel at high tide, slippery larger rocks at low tide). Enter and swim directly magnetic south, perhaps angling a little left over the clam beds till you find the rocks.
Dolphin Beach

#53 - Dolphin Beach

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Follow the Island Highway from Nanaimo. Then turn off at Nanoose Bay onto Northwest Bay Road then follow it until you can make a right onto Steward Road. Follow it until it turns into Davenham Road then into Dolphin Drive and then keep an eye out for Tyee Crescent. Then just park beside the mail boxes, at the corner of Tyee Crescent and Dolphin Drive. Dolphin Beach is also known as Tyee Crescent Beach.
Ansell Place

#54 - Ansell Place

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Ansel Point is largely a sheer wall, so it is a site that is appropriate for those that are very comfortable with their buoyancy in cold water conditions. Either direction has plenty of wall to explore with critters like squat lobsters, golf ball crabs and the occasional seal to check out. There are a pair of wolf eels that are intermittently spotted under a large rock at approximately 75' (22m) on the wall if you head to the right. A point of interest to the diver's left as you enter the water is a wall cutting at about 20 meters that goes back into the cliff about 4-5 meters. It tends to be a gathering place for rockfish and ling cod and is a good place to begin your dive. The access to this site can be slightly difficult as you need to go down 65 steps followed by a climb down high and uneven rock to cross into the tidal area. Occasionally rough water can make entry and exit from the site a challenge. Good fitness is essential. If you're planning two dives leave your gear at the bottom of the stairs and just replace your tanks.
Beachcomber Deep Wall

#55 - Beachcomber Deep Wall

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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The dive: Swim out a minute then hang right and find the 30 ft contour. Swim a few minutes until you find the shallow wall (4 mins or so). Pass this wall start going down over the boulder field (bottoms at 65 ft or so) and stay along that coutour continuing NW. A short while - 12 mins from the beach - you start seeing the bedrock at the start of the wall. Crenelated at first, angle down to say 95 ft. When you reach the cable, swim just a bit further then go down deep. Bottoms well below 250 ft, on the chart says almost 300 ft. Overhanging skyscraper type wall in places. I have hit 234 ft. Beach access is at Beachcomber Regional Park, on Cottam Point, north shore of Northwest Bay. Walk trail to beach (nice gravel at high tide, slippery larger rocks at low tide) and enter.
Neck Point

#56 - Neck Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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If coming from the Ferry Terminal make a left onto Brechin Road just as you leave the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal area. Follow it up to the lights, staying on the right side of the road. When you get to the lights you will be making a right onto Estevan Road - which almost immediately becomes Departure Bay road. Follow Departure Bay Road and after you pass the beach at the bottom of the hill, make a left onto Hammond Bay Road. Follow this for a few kilometers then make a right onto Morningside Drive and drive past the school, and you will see the sign for Neck Point. You will need to park in the lower parking lot. The main one shown on the web page: www.Robots4Farms.com If you know someone in town, then there is a key to the parking area closer to the dive site. Neck Point is also known as Neck Point, Nanaimo.
Saxe Point

#57 - Saxe Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This is a shallow dive site, with lots of parking. To enter the water follow the trail to the north west of the parking lot down to the beach. The wall starts almost at the surface and can be followed both to the left and right once you are in the water. This dive site is located within Saxe Point Park at the end of Fraser Street within the city of Esquimalt. Which is located just west of Victoria, British Columbia. Saxe Point is also known as Saxe Point Park.
Lookout Point

#58 - Lookout Point

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Most divers do the right wall, follow it and go around rocky peninsula and return back to the bay. If you breathe very well, stay shallow and current helps you a bit - you can end your dive at famous WhyteCliff "The Cut" or in WhyteCliff bay. However, this dive is only for experienced divers - if you not sure - DO NOT try it. There is usually a strong (sometimes very strong) current at the Lookout Point bay's entry (from right side). Sometimes it's very hard to go back into the bay - specially when high/low tide begins. There is not too much things to see in the middle of the bay - sea bottom is flat, sandy, and gently goes into deep. However, right wall has enough marine life for an interesting dive - seastars, kelp, crabs, shells, fish, etc... A relatively big bay with instant public access to the water near WhyteCliff park. It's around 100 meters far from it.
HMCS Annapolis

#59 - HMCS Annapolis

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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HMCS Annapolis was an Annapolis-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later, the Canadian Forces. She was the second Canadian naval unit to carry this name. Named for the Annapolis River that flows through Nova Scotia, the ship entered service in 1964, the last of the St. Laurent-class design. Serving through the Cold War, Annapolis was decommissioned in 1998 before going through a protracted legal battle for use as an artificial reef. Annapolis was sold to the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia (ARSBC) in 2008. She was sunk, after some years of legal disputes over environmental concerns, as an artificial reef and long-term marine habitat in Halkett Bay Provincial Park off Gambier Island in Howe Sound on 4 April 2015. The wreck lies upright on the sea floor at a depth of 32 metres (105 ft) with the top of the ship reaching a depth of 10.5 metres (34 ft). Source: Wikipedia.org
Argonaut Wharf

#60 - Argonaut Wharf

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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This dive is best done on a long slack tide as currents need to be considered. The dive itself is 50-60ft max amongst the pilings. farther out is nothing but sand and a loooong swim back. Locals quite often use this as a night dive site. You will find octo hiding at the base of the pilings, both the giant pacific octo and the tiny ruby octo. Also frequently seen are stubby squid, small orange/pink smooth skinned [these are not ruby octo] as well as lots of the usual marine life, anemones etc. Located on Campbell River. Turn right [if going north] off coastal island hiway [just after Canadian tire] onto Spit Road, follow short distance [less than a km] wharf is on your right [big wooden pilings]
Ogden Point Breakwater

#61 - Ogden Point Breakwater

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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The Ogden Point Breakwater is an 800-metre long breakwater constructed of stacked granite blocks and concrete. Although the breakwater is a marine sanctuary, line fishing is allowed; be alert for fishing gear on the bottom and overzealous boaters. There are five dive flags painted near the top of the west side of the breakwater, with corresponding bronze plaques at the bottom stone of the breakwater directly in line with each flag. The plaques provide a description of the marine life in the area, and the compass bearing to the next plaque. Entry is from the beach, breakwater or dive boat. Caution must be exercised when entering from the breakwater due to the barnacles and concrete blocks obscured by bull kelp. Beach to Flag 1: Mixed cobble and sand bottom, shallowing slowly to 8 metres. Flag 1: 8 metres depth, sand bottom. Flag 2: 8 - 17 metres depth, sand bottom. Flag 3: 17 - 20 metres depth, sand bottom. Flag 4: 22 - 25 metres depth, sand bottom, rubble below 9 metres. Flag 5: 28 - 35 metres depth, mud, sand bottom, tumbled granite blocks. The marine life in this area is abundant and varied. Expect to see the following: Sleeping Canary, Tiger, Black, Yellowtail, Puget Sound and Quillback Rockfish, Octopus, Harbour Seals, Dogfish, Rat Fish, Wolf Eels, Black Eye Gobys greenling, lingcod, Perch, Flounder, Kelp Greenling, Grunt Sculpins, Decorated Warbonnets, Mosshead Warbonnets, Burrowing Sea Cucumbers, Chitons, Hairy Lithoide Crabs, Brittle Stars, Metrudium and Plumose Anemones, Abalone, Crab, Puget Sound King Crab , Swimming Scallops, Ghost Shrimp, and Nudibranchs. There is a dive shop, the <a href="http://www.divevictoria.com">Odgen Point Dive Shop</a>, located at the end of the breakwater where you can conveniently get air and rental gear. Odgen Point Breakwater is located at 199 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC. It is right next to the Helijet airport and the docks where the cruise ships dock. There is a parking lot with paid parking right by the dive shop, with a few stairs to get to the breakwater itself, or follow the path around to the beach. Your entry and exit points can be anywhere along the breakwater, from a minute's walk to a half hour hike from the end.
Rocky Point

#62 - Rocky Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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The water quality varies here quite a bit. So, this location may only be good some of the time, partly because it is shallow here. If the conditions are not good above 50 feet, then you should dive Neck Point or Dolphin Beach. If you're starting out from the ferry terminal you need to get on to and follow Hammond Bay Road, and assuming your coming from the south, make a right onto Entwhistle Road and follow it until you can make a right onto Fillinger Crescent. Keep an eye out for the bear statue and the actual address is 5040 Fillinger Crescent. You should see the bears their holding the street address at the entrance of this old boat launch. Plenty of parking at this dive location. The waters here are fairly shallow and most of your diving will probably be above 50 feet [16 metres].
Madrona Point

#63 - Madrona Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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There are two walls here. One as you enter the water, and a much deeper wall whose top starts at about 40 feet and descends below 100 feet. For first time divers, the left most path to the water gives a good starting point as it's easy to enter and the depth is about 20' or so. Watch your footing as there is lots of seaweed on the rocks when the tide is out. There is a channel cut into the rock and can make entering easier then jumping from the rock edge. The second wall most western end can be found at roughly 360 degrees magnetic north. Follow the path from the vehicles straight out to the water (roughly north)and enter the water in a shallow channel. You will have a surface swim of about 500' or so, head out at a North East heading (you can see a snow covered peak in the distance - aim for that)and then descend. The two walls have lots of life on them, there are wolf eels on the outer wall and octopus on both. Crab, lingcod, dogfish etc... can also be seen here and at times the seals will visit. In the spring,summer the visibility can be tough at times (10' or less)but usually at depth it improves. Winter is the best but we have had awsome vis (80' plus)in June. It just depends on the plankton bloom. Follow the Island Hwy north towards Parksville, at Nanoose Bay you will come across Northwest Bay Road at the set of traffic lights. Make a right on to it. Follow Northwest Bay Rd for a few kilometers, and make a right onto Arbutus Drive, then a left onto Madrona Drive and follow it to the end. About a kilometre. The end of Madrona Drive is the parking lot. There is only room for about four cars here. Once your parked, there is a bit of a hike down to the shore. Follow the path and once through the clearing, turn left to go to the shallow wall or go straight (follow the "V" in the rock) to enter for the far wall. Madrona Point is also known as Madrona Wall.
Moulds Bay

#64 - Moulds Bay

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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At high tide there are 2 rocks [at low tide a large notch between these rocks ] that form the sides of the dive site. At the outside of these rocks [+/- 30ft depth] it opens out to a nice wide gentle slope. Follow the rock edge to either side, and you can find octo and wolf eels, as well as many of the usual life. It is used as an open water training site. There is little to no current. Note: at high tide the walk to the water is considerably shorter :-) Moulds Bay is on Quadra Island, [just across discovery passage from Campbell River]. Take the ferry from Campbell River, follow directions to the Cortes ferry [part way at least] turn left onto Hyacynth Road. Follow to Valdez Road, The dive site is at end of Valdez Road. Park off to side of the road. This is a popular launch site for kayaks, too.
Eagle Island

#65 - Eagle Island

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Eagle Island is also affectionately known by the proprietor of the local dive shop as Ewok Island due to its remarkable likeness (above water) to the forests where the Ewoks from Star Wars live. This dive site is notorious for having very strong currents. It is precisely this reason that makes it a good drift diving spot. The underwater biology largely consists of large white sea anemones coupled with a myriad of fish species, various crustaceans and the odd seal. This site can only be accessed by boat (or floatplane). The only local dive centre; Ocean Planet Adventures Tofino, is a company that will take divers to this site via dive boat. Eagle Island is also known as Ewok Island.
China Creek Wall

#66 - China Creek Wall

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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The wall is readily visible from shore and requires little effort to get there. Visibility can depend on many things, there is a fresh water flow that is in the first 15 - 20 feet and then the saltwater mix below so that, at times i.e. your 15' safety stop and as you descend, it looks like your in italian salad dressing. Depending on the time of year also will effect visibility as heavy rains mix it up and the plankton bloom can reduce vis significantly.There are interesting artefacts to view, like a phone both and a small boat and a tug boat. The wall has life on it; octopus, anenomes, rock fish, sea plummes etc... you just have to look. This is good dive for an intro into decreased visibility diving but as you can follow the seabed,wall contour this makes a good navigation site as well. If you want to go deep (130') this site allows that. A great place to spend the weekend camping, diving and just enjoying being outside in this part of the world. This is also a one off dive site as both freshwater and saltwater mix with a wall , wreck thrown in to boot !!! Go to Nanaimo in Vancouver Island, drive to Port Alberni and 13 km on the way to Bamfield turn right to China Creek RV and Campground. Go to the first campsite at the water you see when coming into the area.
Pam Rocks

#67 - Pam Rocks

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Located in Howe Sound, just over 1 nautical mile S of Anvil Island.
Bowyer Island

#68 - Bowyer Island

Canada, British Columbia, Lower Mainland

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Rendezvous House Reef

#69 - Rendezvous House Reef

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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An area marked by varied terrain from sand aeras with giant nudibranchs and Co-soles to rock formations with walls. Generally many invertebrates and fish species and even six gill sharks on occassion. Great for an afternoon dive or night dive after the usual boat dives This dive site is right off the dock of Rendezvous Dive Adventures Ltd. This remote dive resort can only be reached by boat and is open virtually all year round. Rendezvous House Reef is also known as Off the dock.
Kyen point

#70 - Kyen point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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A double pinnacle with a nice shallow sand channel in the middle. Lots of invertebrate life and fish. Occassionally a skate. Wolf eel and octopus are hanging around often and ratfish can be seen here too Close to the Sechart channel , Barkley Sound
Renate's reef

#71 - Renate's reef

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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A rather larger pinnacle that has wolf eels, giant pacific octopus, schools of rock fish, nudibranches and much much more. In the heart of the Impreial Eagle Channel, Barkley Sound
Tyler rock

#72 - Tyler rock

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Tyler rock is a pinnacle that comes up from surrounding deep waters.It is one of the sites inBC where six gill sharks can be found in the summer. There is always great life and a swimm through covered with anemones. In the shoulder seasons sea lions may come a check you out. By boat through the Alberni Inlet at the mouth of Barkley Sound
Bear Cove

#73 - Bear Cove

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This location should really be done as a night dive, in order to avoid the problem of boat traffic. Other than that, this is one of the easiest places to get in and out of the water. This dive site is even wheel chair accessible. Due to the fact this is really a boat launch. Just follow the Island Highway to Port Hardy, and take the turn off for the Bear Cove Highway to the B.C. Government Ferry Terminal. Also known as the Port Hardy-Bella Coola / Discovery Coast Passage Ferry. The boat launch is near the ferry terminal. Bear Cove is also known as Bear Cove Boat Launch.
GB Church

#74 - GB Church

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This wreck is mostly protected from the island that it resides beside. Portland Island. Although you may feel current at the surface, once below 10 metres [30 feet] there is usually very little or no current. This dive site can only be accessed by boat. Two buoys exist at the wreck, but sometimes only one is visible. GB Church is also known as MV G.B. Church.
Henderson Point

#75 - Henderson Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This site may not look the best initially, but over the course of a year many species can be found here. Access is fairly easy, but the last few feet to the water is steep decent of about 10 feet. This dive site is basically at the end of Senanus Drive in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. With parking for about 5 cars. Henderson Point is also known as Senanus Drive.
Break Water Island

#76 - Break Water Island

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This dive site is sensitive to current. It has an interesting rock structure, with homes for a few wolf eels. I'd rate this dive between standard and good. This is strictly a boat dive. And either use a local charter or Google Earth to locate this dive site.
Copper Cliffs

#77 - Copper Cliffs

Canada, British Columbia

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This sight is best dove at slack tide. But well worth it given the abundance of life, and especially the thousands of Strawberry Anemones that coat many of the rocks and boulders. This dive site can only be accessed by boat. Use the GPS coordinates based on Google Earth or charter a dive with a local dive boat.
Maple Bay

#78 - Maple Bay

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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This is quite an easy dive. It featues rock reefs, docks, a large field of old glass bottles. Sealife consists of giant pacific octopi, ruby octopi, rock cod, rock crab, kelp crab. Visibility can be poor in the summer months, but it also comes with an abundance of bioluminescent plankton, which makes for outstanding night dives. A rope can be used for navigation to the main rock reef, anc can be found by surfac swimming out to the end of the Government Dock, descending to the bottom, make a left and you should find it within 15 ft.
Quathiaski Cove

#79 - Quathiaski Cove

Canada, British Columbia

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Once at dive site and you have brought your gear down to the water you can suite up and enter facing west. There can be a good exchange, so be aware of the tides and currents for the location and time of day. This is a good place for a first time current dive and also there's lots to see. (Kelp, fish of all kinds, swimming scallops, seals, maybe an otter or two if your very lucky !) Depending on time of year the visibility can be either great or terrible, ask the locals or a dive shop for info. This is a good first time current, kelp, shore type dive for the new divers and those who have been away for a bit. It's all good when you go get wet !! Quathiaski Cove is the commercial hub and point of arrival for the regular ferry service between Campbell River on Vancouver Island and Quadra Island. To get to the site you will have to travel off the ferry to Green rd then follow left until Pidcock rd. Once on Pidcock follow until Anderson (going north) and then left on to Old Ferry Road. Follow till the end and park. There is a bit of a hike to the water but very doable. Quathiaski Cove is also known as Q-Cove, Old Ferry landing.
Bold Bluff Point

#80 - Bold Bluff Point

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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Bold Bluff Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Beechey Head

#81 - Beechey Head

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island

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