Scuba Diving in Canada
Open water diving, deep diving, drift diving, wreck diving
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Canada scuba diving, whether it be open water, deep, drift or wreck diving, is best enjoyed in the oceans on the west and east coast of Canada, as well as, in some of the larger lakes in Alberta and Ontario. The Pacific Ocean on Canada's west coast, as well as, the Atlantic Ocean on Canada's east coast are said to be some of the best scuba diving destinations in the world.
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Popular Canada Scuba Diving Sites
There are so many great dive sites in Canada. In British Columbia on the west coast divers may consider the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and Porlier Pass. As for Eastern Canada, the fresh water wreck diving is bar-none great near Tobermory in the Fathom Five National Marine Park on Lake Huron. However, when diving in the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast make sure to check out the WWII wrecks off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
When to Scuba
The general rule, when it comes to the peak season for scuba diving, most woud say it is during the fall season when the visibility is at its best. However, Scuba diving tours, guides and lodges operate from early spring to late fall in most regions of the country. However, because of the temperate weather on the west coast of Canada, scuba diving is a year round adventure.
Historic Dive Sites
On both Canadian coasts and on the Great Lakes of Ontario are many historic dive sites which explore shipwrecks and artificial reefs. In some cases, ships have sunk naturally and in other cases local dive operators have organized sinkings of stripped down boats and planes for scuba diving purposes.
Scuba Diving Guides, Shops and Resorts
Canada scuba and wreck diving tours and guides operate from local community dive shops and remote ocean resorts. Dive shops tend to offer day dives while resorts offer scuba diving multi day adventures. Both dive shops and lodges provide equipment, lessons and a guide. Scuba diving resorts, may also provide accommodations, meals, transportation and entertainment as part of a dive package.
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