PADI Advanced Certification (or equivalent)
Must have coldwater experience, and have completed a dive within the last year. The wrecks are a bit deeper, so you need to be comfortable underwater in a drysuit. 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.
Vancouver Island is known for having some of the best and most diverse diving in the world. Come join us on our “variety” trip to see just what diving in the Pacific Northwest has to offer!
We’ll be doing three boat dives out of Nanaimo which is known for it’s wrecks, such as the HMCS Saskatchewan and Cape Breton, and walls like Snake Island. You’ll not only be able to see some of the most incredible artificial shipwrecks, but you’ll also have the chance to find some of the amazing critters that live down there. We regularly find Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf Eels, decorated warbonnets, cabezons, ling cod, and so much more!
The trip is then wrapped up with two incredible boat dives with the sea lions at Hornby Island! Ask anyone who has been diving with these animals, and they will tell you it’s a one-of-a-kind dive and one of the coolest experiences you can have.
Meet at the shop Jan 25th at 7am at Diving Locker.
8:25am ferry to Nanaimo
Meet Shepherd Charters for three amazing boat dives- rivtow, Saskatchewan, wall
Drive up to Parksville to spend the night (Travelodge)
Meet Big Animal Encounters at 9am for 2 boat dives with the sea lions
Catch the 5:55pm ferry back to Vancouver Sunday night.