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Emerald Experience: Discover Best BC Dive Sites

Join us on the emerald tour to the best dive sites around Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound including famous walls and reefs, current-swept passages, ghostly shipwrecks and unique artificial reefs.

A rich diversity, abundance and colours of BC’s ocean life will amaze: giant pacific octopus, wolf-eels, six gill sharks, schools of rockfish, colourful nudibranchs and anemones, soft corals, huge cloud sponges, immense red sea fans, wrecks, artificial reefs and lots more.

Upcoming Trips:

saanish-inletVictoria Dive Trip | May 6th

Diving: 2 boat dives in Saanich Inlet, (Dive Sites: Senanus Island, Wain Rock, Patey Rock, Dyer Rocks, Lord Jim Wreck,…..)

Schedule: meet at 5.30 at the Diving Locker  am to catch 7 am ferry to Swartz Bay – planning on coming back on 5 pm ferry

Price: $239

 

shepherd-chartersNanaimo Dive Trip | May 27th

Diving: 2 boat dives (Available Dive Sites: HMCS Saskatchewan, Snake Island Wall, Clark Rock, HMCS Cape Breton and more….).

Schedule: meet at 5 am to catch 6.30 am ferry, plan to be back on 3 pm ferry.

Price: $249

 

accomodation egmontAgamemnon Channel  | May 19th – 22nd

Diving: 9 boat dives & 1 shore dive (Dive Sites: HMCS Chaudiere, Stag Wall, Tzoonie Narrows, Power Lines, Skookumchuck Rapids,…).

Schedule: meet at 8.45 am Friday morning to catch 10.15 am ferry – plan to be on 4.50 pm ferry back Monday night

Accomodation: Guest House (2 bedroom, living room & full bathroom) and five “Yurts” nestled into the trees along the waterfront.

Meal: 9 meals included

Price: $1085

 

SHEPHERD CHARTERSNanaimo Weekend Getaway | June 17 – 18th

Diving: 4 boat dives & 1 shore dive (Available Dive Sites:  HMCS Saskatchewan, Snake Island Wall, Clark Rock, HMCS Cape Breton and more….).

Schedule: meet at 5 am to catch 6.30 am ferry – come back on 5 pm ferry Sunday night

 

Accommodation: Howard Johnson Hotel

Price: $569

 

Scuba-charter-campbell-river-comox1Long wekened in Comox | June 30th – July 2nd

Diving: 1 shore dive & 6 boat dives (Dive Sites: Vivian Island, Hornby Island, Denman Island, …).

Schedule: meet at 9 am Friday morning at the DL to catch 10.30 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay– back Sunday night on 5 pm ferry

Meal: breakfast and BBQ lunch included

Accommodation: Travel Lodge in Comox

Price: $855

 

womens dayWomen’s Dive Day  | July 15th

Diving: 2 boat dives (TBA)

Schedule:  meet at 9am, cocktails and dinner after dives – back at about 7pm

Price: TBA

 

______8477442_origLong Weekend @ Campbell River | August 5th-7th

Diving: 3 day trip – 2 shore dives, 6 boat dives (Dive Sites: Row and Be Damned, Copper Cliff, HMCS Columbia, Whiskey Point, Steep Island, April Point, Argonaut Wharf, Grouse Island, Ferry Wreck)

Schedule: meet Saturday 9 am to catch 10.30 am ferry – back on 5 pm ferry Monday night

Meal: 3 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner included

Accommmodation: Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River

Price: $699

 

______5281395_origPort McNeill Weekend Getaway | September 15th – 17th

Diving: 2 shore dives, 4-5 boat dives (2-3 boat dives Port McNeill, 2 boat dives Port Hardy)

Schedule: meet at 7 am to catch 8.30 am ferry – back on 5 or 7 pm ferry Sunday night

Meals: breakfast and snacks in between dives

Accommodation: Haida Way Motor Inn @ Port McNeill

Price: $789

 

nudiLong Weekend in Campbell River | October 6th – 9th

Diving: 2 shore dives, 8 boat dives, (Dive Sites: Row and Be Damned, Copper Cliff, HMCS Columbia, Whiskey Point, Steep Island, April Point, Argonaut Wharf, Grouse Island, Ferry Wreck).

Meal: 3 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner included

Schedule: meet Friday 9 am to catch 10.30 am ferry – back on 5 pm ferry Monday night

Accommodation: Comfort Inn & Suites in  Campbell River

Price: $ 999

Cold Water Diving

drysuit specialty course …is Fun, Being Cold While Diving is Not!

As winter approaches and I talk about scuba diving here in Vancouver, people shiver slightly and stare at me wide-eyed in disbelief. “How on earth can you handle the cold?” they ask. “I wear a dry suit.” I reply nonchalantly.

For those of us who have grown up in British Columbia, we are used to swimming in the chilly waters surrounding us. That being said, even the toughest people can get cold when plunging beneath the surface. This is why come winter, most people have converted to dry suit diving.

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Life after the course…..

10168231_10152326799260552_6308907382927040522_nWe have all worked so hard (and paid enough to PADI) to get to where we are; whether it is at a professional rank, or starting off in Open Water. We’ve ALL sat through the tedious PADI videos, knocked out the knowledge reviews and quizzes, master the skills in the pool and finished off in the ocean.

There were so many things to do, plan, organize and it’s all done in a flash of a second! The dreaded masks skills all seem to be a blurred, distant memory. So what’s next?

Here at the Diving Locker we love teaching student divers new skills and exposing them to a soon to be addicting experience, however, what we love even more is seeing familiar faces keep walking into our store asking for more! After your courses we want you to have some fun and just dive!

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