The city of Vancouver has some fantastic scuba diving just a short drive away. Cross the iconic Lions Gate Bridge into North Vancouver and a selection of great boat and shore dives lay at your feet. Dive shops are abundant on the mainland, with many stores offering weekend group dives, guided dives, rentals and trips.
Vancouver Island South
Hop on the ferry, or take a float plane to either Nanaimo, or Victoria and discover a rich diversity of marine life, dive sites, stores, artificial reefs and dive charters. BC’s capital, Victoria has the world famous Ogden Point breakwater, a great place for cruise ship travellers to enjoy a quick splash.
Vancouver Island North
Take a scenic drive along the coast towards the northern part of Vancouver Island to truly discover what scuba diving in British Columbia has to offer. Stunning walls, century old shipwrecks, breathtaking marine tours, fun snorkel adventures and dive shops aplenty.
A short ferry from Horseshoe Bay transports you to the quieter, beautiful towns and villages of the Sunshine Coastline.Visit BC’s first artificial reef, stay in some of BC’s nicest beach side hotels and dive some impressive, less visited dive sites.
Take a stunning drive through the mountains of BC to discover some of BC’s stunning freshwater diving. Huge lakes, freshwater shipwrecks and one of microbial life forms that are of big interest to NASA.
British Columbia’s Gulf Islands offer more remote, but equally stunning diving. With dive charters on hand to help you discover glorious kelp beds, diverse marine life, walls, reefs, scores of fish and picturesque surroundings.