Sea life abounds in the cold, clear ocean that surrounds Nanaimo. Jacques Cousteau considered these waters as “the best temperate diving in the world, second only to the Red Sea”. Join us on June 3-4-5, 2016 on five (5) spectacular wreck dives off the west coast of British Columbia.
In 1997, the Canadian navy vessel HMCS Saskatchewan, a 366-foot destroyer was sunk off the shores of Nanaimo to create an artificial diving reef.
The Saskatchewan was joined on the ocean floor by the HMCS Cape Breton, a retired Canadian supply ship, now recognized as the World’s Largest Artificial Upright Reef. In February of 2005, the Nanaimo Dive Association sank a third vessel, the RivTow Lion, a retired deep sea rescue tug. The RivTow rests at a manageable depth of about 50 feet in Departure Bay, making it a great dive for beginners seeking some experience before plunging down deeper to the cape Breton or Saskatchewan. Call us today to book your place for this fascinating dive trip.