Ready to check out the best shops in Metro Vancouver for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 8 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. 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 Metro Vancouver to suit your needs.
Vancouver is a city with cultural diversity as well as beautiful vistas from virtually every corner. In addition, dive sites are within an easy 'commute' for your underwater pleasure. We have highlighted those we believe to be of special interest. As always, please check with the local service providers for correct tidal information as well as current conditions.
#1 - Diving Sports Canada Inc
Diving Sports is a Canadian retail store dedicated water sports such as scuba diving, freediving, spearfishing and other types of swimming and water related activities. With the largest selection of scuba diving, freediving and spearfishing products in the country, our goal is to offer the highest quality gear with competitive prices and professional expertise! We also offer different types of services such as classes, trips, tutorials and product repairs.
Our brick and mortar store is located at 4578 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5V 3R5, but you can also visit us online!
#2 - Dive and Sea Sports
Are you interested in trying SCUBA but concerned that you might not enjoy it? Dive & Sea Sports offers an introductory pool class. Our PADI certified instructors will introduce you to the sport of SCUBA by giving you a taste of the SCUBA experience.
#3 - Ocean Quest Dive Centre
Ocean Quest is located in Burnaby (Greater Vancouver), BC and is owned by Platinum PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer) Greg McCracken and PADI Master Instructor Deirdre Forbes McCracken. Greg and Deirdre have been actively involved in the scuba diving industry for 20 years and continue to teach diving and dive for fun. Their expertise and enthusiasm will ensure that you will receive up to date advice on dive training, scuba equipment and diving experiences.As divers we know what you are looking for in a dive shop � a fun and friendly atmosphere, quality dive training, opportunities to go diving, good advice on equipment and fair pricing throughout.
#4 - Kocher's Diving Locker, Ltd.
We are the largest and busiest PADI Dive Shop in Vancouver! Are you ready to learn how to dive? Our friendly professional diving instructors are ready to teach you how to safely enjoy the amazing underwater world. Come explore Beautiful BC Coast dive sites with us, or join us a on warm Tropical Dive Vacation. We teach PADI Courses (year round). We are also proud to be the best stocked dive shop in Vancouver. We offer quality snorkeling equipment, prescription dive and snorkeling masks, new and used SCUBA gear, equipment rentals and complete dive gear servicing. Our prices are competitive, so if you find a cheaper advertised price, let us know, and we'll do our best to match it!
#5 - IDC Diving Centre, Ltd.
International Diving Centre, offers a whole host of diving activities and courses in order to keep divers diving and enjoying this exciting and rewarding activity. You need to be trained well and feel confident to explore our underwater world. If you are not yet a diver, IDC will make it our mission to make you see why this is the one true sport that lives up to all your expectations.
#6 - Rowand's Reef
Rowand's Reef Scuba Shop is one of the largest snorkeling and scuba diving facilities in the Vancouver area. We are located in the heart of Vancouver, right on Granville Island, across the street from the Keg. We are open from 10:00am to 6:00pm seven days a week. At Rowand's Reef we offer a full range of PADI snorkeling and scuba diving courses, equipment rentals, servicing, and a full retail showroom.
#7 - UBC Aqua Society
Welcome to the UBC Aqua Society! We are Leaders in Diver Training, our facility holds a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center rating. Established is 1958, We are one of the oldest SCUBA Diving clubs in Canada, located on the Beautiful University of British Columbia Campus. Membership is open to anyone provided they are a certified diver or enrolled in an open water course. We Look forward to starting you on your Underwater Adventure!
#8 - Ocean Pro Divers
Scuba Diving in British Columbia is world class and offers some of the most unique and diverse marine life in the world. One of the great attractions of scuba diving around Vancouver is its abundant marine life, amazing wall diving and clear visibility. Ocean Pro Divers is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. Located in South Surrey, we offer scuba lessons, advanced diving courses, divemaster led diving adventures and a full range of scuba gear. Ocean Pro Divers is owned by PADI Course Director, Shannon Kozak and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Wes Kozak. We both love diving and can be found in the water most weekends. Ocean Pro Divers has provided scuba training, equipment, and customer service in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area for more than 20 years. With our experience teaching scuba in both local and tropical climates, we offer you the highest quality and experienced instructors around.