Neil Lake's Dive Log
Telegraph Bay on 12/10/2001
As described an excellent site for beginners or for just a relaxed dive or training session. Lots of marine life to see including the occasional Sea Lion. Best dived in the colder months when the kelp beds are reduced.
Spring Bay on 12/10/2001
A tidal dependant dive site, best dived on a slack. Easy shore entry and good range of depth. Have scene a wide variety of marine life including a very large Octopus. This site could please any diver.
Ten Mile Point on 12/10/2001
A truly awesome current swept dive site. Best dived during the slack which permits a 20-30 min dive in which you will see absolutely amazing marine life. Perhaps the widest selection of BC marine life in one shore diveable site. Highly recommended site but best dived with local guidance if possible.
Ogden Breakwater on 12/10/2001
Victoria's most popular dive site. Plenty of parking and a dive store, Ogden Point Dive Center (which I consider to be the most professional in Victoria) on site with hot showers and change rooms. The diving is awesome anywhere along the mile long breakwater with a huge assortment of animal life from Six Gill Sharks (very rare), Sea Lions, Seals, 6' Lingcod, 6-7' Wolf Eels (friendly), Octopi, and most species of Rock Fish and Sea Anemones. Highly recommended for visiting divers due to it's amenities, ease, and broad selection of marine life.
Shark's Cove on 12/10/2001
For a Canadian cold water diver this site was absolutely stunning. I did 6 dives at this site and was never board and was constantly amazed. I highly recommend this site as a first for any visiting divers new to tropical diving as it is so easy and diversified.