Divers must have:
Must have cold water experience, and have completed a dive within the last year. We offer refresher courses weekly to get you caught up!
Something come up and need to postpone your dive? No problem! This trip has a 30 day cancellation policy, as we do fill up quickly so we’d like to have time to fill your spot.
If a trip is cancelled within this time period, and we are able to fill your spot, a full credit will be applied to your account. Otherwise, all money paid will be forfeited.
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, but we would be happy to move you to a different date or offer you an in-store credit.
Join us for a weekend diving getaway, as we check out some of the amazing wrecks that Nanaimo has to offer!
We’ll be diving with Shepherd Dive Charters to explore the HMCS Saskatchewan, Cape Breton and the Rivtow. This trip is geared more towards Advanced divers who have interest in penetrating the wrecks. To maximize our bottom time, Nitrox is included for the trip, all divers must have their Nitrox certification.
Meals are not included in this trip, but there are lots of restaurant options to choose from nearby.
The 366 ft. HMCS Saskatchewan was scuttled in 1997 as the first artificial reef in the Nanaimo area. She sits in 130 ft. of water with her main deck at 80-90 ft. and is home to a variety of sealife including giant plumose anemonies, lingcod, cabezon, wolfeels, cloud sponges, along with a myriad of smaller marine life.
The Cape Breton is a World War II Victory Ship, and is one of the largest naval vessels ever
purposely sunk to make an artificial reef / scuba diving attraction.
She is 134m/400ft in length and rests upright in about 140ft/42m of water, with the main deck around 70ft (21m).
The Rivtow is a 147 foot rescue tug, built in England in 1940. It was sunk in 2005 in about 80 feet of water. The deck is at 50 feet, which makes it a good size reef for beginner wreck divers.
Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay Ferry
2 Wreck Dives
Head to hotel to get checked in for the night (Grand Nanaimo Hotel)
Optional Shore Dive
*Due to high ferry traffic, we were only able to book Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay
Head to the marina to meet our boat and crew
2 Wreck Dives
Aiming to catch the 6pm ferry back to Vancouver
*Due to high ferry traffic, we were only able to book Swartz Bay (Victoria) – Tsawwassen