Vancouver Island, British Columbia is often featured in the scuba diving media as a top underwater diving destination! Jacques Cousteau, the famous underwater explorer, once said that the coast of British Columbia, Canada is the second best place to ocean dive on the globe.
Guided and self guided dive sites include some wonderful opportunities to view some west coast marine wildlife including Six Gill Sharks, Giant Pacific Octopus, Stellar and California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Wolf Eels, whales, and porpoises. Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine gives British Columbia, Canada the thumbs up as one of the best dive destinations in the world! Come and see for yourself.
Some of the prime boat dive scuba sites on Vancouver Island includes the Wreck of the SS Themis (Port Hardy), Wreck of the Robert Kerr (Chemainus), Race Rocks and Octopus Point (Victoria), the "Cape Breton" - a 120 metre naval vessel (Snake Island) and the "Saskatchewan" - a 110 metre navy ship (Nanaimo).
High current scuba diving destinations include Dodd Narrows, Gabriola Passage, and Porlier Pass.
To plan and research your next dive with a Vancouver Island scuba diving tour company please visit any of our communities on this website. In each Vancouver Island community is an "Attraction" category which lists participating dive companies or for a quick find use our website search feature. Under the "Parks, Trails and Places" category in each community there are information pages detailing scuba diving destinations.