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Ten Mile Point on 5/5/2005
Possibly Victoria's best unknown dive site with good diving at slack and shore access drift dives. Definitively for experienced (20+ dives) since the variable speeds will have an effect. Right in front of the entry point is great at slack for all kinds of sculpins, even the odd Cabazon, with lots of sea animals and vegetation. For those looking to fly though, the drift is the option for you. The most you want to depart in about 1.5 knots, as it can reach up 6.0 to 7.0 knots during high winter exchanges in my knowledge. Great fun with a big group, but parking is limited. Another option is to drift all the way from Spring Bay to the Ten Mile exit point. Entry and Exit points take some navigating, though, but good fun.
Ogden Breakwater on 5/5/2005
Easily one of BC's top ten sites, for a number of reasons. From Open Water classes to advanced night dives, this site never seems to become boring. Great entry and exit points from the shore or the more common blocks off the breakwater. Clear signs above water and the site info placards on the bottom help identify the multitude of life. From four foot Lingcod to the more than dozen Wolf Eels and all the animal and plant life in between. For the beginners you can dive out to flag three and the advanced to the end and back. Night diving turns this site into a new place with the Sailfins to Octopus coming out. Visibility is often good and bottom is sand and rock wall. So much to see I'll leave it to you to get down there and go for a dive.