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Thousand Island Pleasure Divers/ Caigers Country Inn N   St Lawrence River   "The Caribbean of Canada for part of the year"
The Caribbean of Canada for part of the yearFor this trip accommodations and diving were booked separately. The Inn is 20 minutes from town. It has a restaurant onsite that... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Dean Watt
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Quest N   Newfoundland   "Newfoundland Wreck DIving with Ocean Quest"
Newfoundland Wreck DIving with Ocean QuestHad a great weekend of diving with Ocean Quest on the 4 Bell Island WWII shipwrecks (each 400ft + in length). The new dive boat (M... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2014   Neil Burgess
250+ Dives
 
Rendezvous Dive Adventures N   [N/A]   Peter and Kathy have consistently been great hosts. Peter is an extremely competent boat captain and really knows the area. Kath... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2013   DONALD MCCOY
1000+ Dives
 
Browning Pass Hideaway - John deBoeck N   Port Hardy, Vancouver Island   We hit poor weather - it rained most of our stay but the diving was still great. The winds also made heading out to some more rem... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Larry L Bonnett
1000+ Dives
 
Hornby Island Diving N   British Columbia   Hornby Island is a beautiful location. Isolated, quiet,and somewhat rustic. This is the North West. The food was well prepared, fr... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2013   Larry A. Malato
500+ Dives
 
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Porpoise Bay Charters/ Strong Water Retreat N   British Columbia   The chief attraction for us (me a diver and my wife a non-diver) to Egmont BC was a combination of unique diving opportunities for... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2013   Paul Selden
500+ Dives
 
Browning Pass Hideaway N   British Columbia   I usually get a feel for how a trip will go by responses I get from emails. That should've been an indicator for this trip because... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2013   Leigh Vinzant
500+ Dives
 
Abyssal Dive Charters and Lodge/ Whiskey Point Resort N   B,C.   This is the very best of diving, albeit in cold water and with currents, but that is what makes it so great! As they say, it's... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2013   Larry L Bonnett
1000+ Dives
 
God's Pocket N   North Vancouver Island   Cold water scuba diving is not for everyone...requires extra effort, dry suits and skill to enjoy. These cold waters off the north... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2012   Paul E Vitkus
1000+ Dives
 
Porpoise Bay Charters/ Strongwater Retreat N   Sechelt Inlet   Porpoise Bay Charters and Strongwater Retreat are a small diving operation based just outside Egmont, BC. Getting to Egmont typica... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2012   Mr. Peter Telkins
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   British Columbia, Port Hardy   October Trip on the Nautilus Swell Don and Melinda McCoy, Al Sekol and Bev Ort left Saturday morning October 1st and drove to P... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2011   DONALD MCCOY
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Y   British Columbia   We had quite good weather, with only a little rain early in the week. The dive sites got to be a bit repetitive towards the end o... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2011   Douglas Hansen
500+ Dives
 
Rendezvous Dive Adventures Full report N   Barkley Sound   First part of October on the west side of Vancouver Island in Barkley Sound. Sunny, breaching humpbacks, sea lions chasing us, exc... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2010   Dan Clements
250+ Dives
 
Northern Tech Diver, Abucs/ Days Inn Full report N   Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence Riv   Stayed in the Kingston/1000 Islands area. Kingston is a beautiful small town with lots of good restaurants and pubs. Brockville,... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2010   Paul Williams
1000+ Dives
 
Access Diving/ Silva Bay Inn Full report N   Gabriola Island, British Colum   Gabriola Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Naimo, Vancouver Island. Stayed at Silva Bay Inn. Very nice motel type rooms. We to... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2010   Ken Kutner
1000+ Dives
 
Hideway Browning Pass Full report N   Port Hardy, Vancouver Island   Our dive equipment were placed in a skiff that was towed behind the boat. A sealable rubbermaid container would be preferable to ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2009   Pat Cisar
250+ Dives
 
Rendevous Full report N   Barkley Sound,Vancouver Island   While you can dive with a 7-9 mil it is much better to use a drysuit. Food is plentiful but is home style not resort-style. Cath... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2009   Pat Cisar
250+ Dives
 
The Hideaway at Browning Passage Full report N   North Vancouver Island   This is drysuit diving country. A few brave 7mm souls do dive herem but the uniform of the day is a drysuit. This is rugged and ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2009   Paul Vitkus
1000+ Dives
 
Sea n Sky Full report N   Brockville   Wreck diving on the St. Lawarence River. This operation is the best. Professional and organized, yet laid back and not overbeari... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2009   Jack Gullo Jr.
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Inside Passage   This is drysuit diving and I would not recommend it for inexperienced divers due to the somewhat challenging diving conditions. V... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2009   Eric Ault
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Alaska & BC   Our trip with the Nautilus Explorer (NE) departed 19 Jul from Sitka and arrived ten days later in Vancouver. During our nine days ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2009   Lee Fenner
250+ Dives
 
NAUTILUS EXPLORER Full report Y   [N/A]   ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2009   D J DOBBINS
250+ Dives
 
DynaMike Dive Charters Full report N   Campbell River -North Pacific   DynaMike Dive Charters, Quadra Island, BC I’ve actually been out with DynaMike on two occasions this year, April and more recentl... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2008   Ken Robertson
500+ Dives
 
Harry White/ Sea Way Vision Full report N   [N/A]   Brockville ON. Operator: Sea Way Vision (http:www.diveseewayvision.com). Motel: Chalet Cabins. Dive Operator has three very goo... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2008   Harry White
500+ Dives
 
1000 Island Pleasure Diving/ Brockville Best Western Full report N   St. Lawrence River, Rockport   The Rockport area of Ontario is beautiful. The term “1000 Islands” is apt due to the numerous islands in the St. Lawrence River. M... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2008   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Abyssal Diving Full report N   Cambell River, BC   The good is the diving. Because of the strong currents there is abundant life here. The operator (Earl) was very good at judging t... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Susan Simpson
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report Y   Central & Nortnern Islands   I have just returned from a trip aboard Peter Hughes Sky Dancer (May 11th - 18th 2008). Wow what an adventure! I flew into Gua... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Dave Hayden
<100 Dives
 
Abyssal Dive Charters/ N/A Full report N   British Columbia   We only had a couple of days to dive while we were in the Campbell River area, so we went with Abyssal Dive Charters. They prompt... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   Douglas Hansen
250+ Dives
 
Aquarius Divers Full report N   1000 islands   Would never dive with this operator again. Nice enough, but no planning. Had a boat that didn't fit the entire group (a six pack... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2007   Jack Gullo
250+ Dives
 
God's Pocket Resort Full report N   Northern Vancouver Island   This year we visited God's Pocket both in September (as we do every year) and also in May. What a treat! Previous trip reports... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Sandra Cohen
250+ Dives
 
God's Pocket Resort Full report N   Northern Vancouver Island   This year we visited God's Pocket both in September (as we do every year) and also in May. What a treat! Previous trip reports... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Sandra Cohen
250+ Dives
 
Diver's Den Full report N   Tobermory, Lake Huron, Ontario   The waters in Geogian Bay are very clear and blue, and cold. 7mm or drysuit diving. Tobermory is on the tip of the Bruce Penninsul... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   fiona rattray
250+ Dives
 
Thousand Islands Pleasure Divers/ Headlands Motel Full report N   St. Lawrence River   You dive the St Lawrence River Seaway for the wrecks and drift dives. At the end of the summer, temperatures get up to the mid sev... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2007   fiona rattray
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Vancouver Island   After being on this boat for the first time I was surprised that undercurrent has never reported on it in the monthly newsletters... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2007   Jerry Jensen
250+ Dives
 
Torpedo Rays Scuba / Nautilus School of Diving Full report N   Nova Scotia   On business to Halifax, Nova Scotia area. I made two drysuit dives. One a morning dive with a local diver that Nautilus Divers was... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
5/2007   f rattray
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Exploring Diving Full report N   Nanaimo, Vancouver Island   Almost no sea life. Sunken boats only areas for fish to congregate. Vancouver has best marketing program possible. Cannot see a... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
12/2006   Jim Wick
500+ Dives
 
Abucs Dive Center Full report N   1000 Islands   1000 island diving is the best wreck diving around. you can dive there; have short boat rides (less than 1/2 hour); no sea-sickne... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2006   Jack Gullo Jr.
250+ Dives
 
Rendevous Full report N   B.C.   The diving, while remote is tremendous. It is dry suit country. The top 20-30 feet is limited visibility but once below that the... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2006   Pat Cisar
100+ Dives
 
Abyssal Dive Charters and Lodge Full report N   Quadra Island   For the last few years I’ve gone to Quadra Island, British Columbia to dive with a few other hearty divers who share an enjoyment ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2006   Larry Deweese
500+ Dives
 
Dynamike's Full report N   Quadra Island, B.C.   Strong currents here. Dive only with experienced operators of which Mike of DynaMikes is the best. He times the slack current and ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2006   Judith M. Hartling
100+ Dives
 
God's Pocket Full report N   British Columbia   Great place for advanced divers. Nice setup and great food. If you have food concerns let them know and accomidations will be ma... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   Pat Cisar
100+ Dives
 
Abucs Full report N   10022-8339   St Lawrence River. Decent but somewhat primative boat (but it did have a head). Great, intact wrecks with good viz. Current was... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   Harry Edward White
1000+ Dives
 
Limestone Divers Full report N   Ontario   The Cap'n would rather dive than drive the boat. His love of the lake and area's history are right out there. His knowledge of d... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2005   Paul Williams
1000+ Dives
 
Rendezvous Dive Adventures Full report N   Barkley Sound   This is not a site for a casual diver. However if you want to see a truly different underwater area it is a must. Food is Family ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Pat Cisar
100+ Dives
 
God's Pocket Resort Full report N   Northern Vancouver Island   Every year we dive for 5 days in September with a group of about a dozen friends at God's Pocket. Owners Bill and Annie have made... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Sandra Cohen
250+ Dives
 
Ducks Dive Charter/ Ducks Dive Cottages Full report N   Lake Ontario   George and Susan are great hosts and run the only dive operation on Point Traverse, a small point of land that sticks way out into... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Larry Schuth
100+ Dives
 
The Nautilus Explorer Full report N   British Columbia   The Nautilus Explorer is a brilliantly designed dive boat. It consists of two boats really: a 116' motoryacht with cabins for up ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   douglas banik
<100 Dives
 
Limestone Divers Full report N   Lake Ontario   Kingston is a nice old college town on the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the St. Lawrence. Because of this, ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2005   Paul Williams
1000+ Dives
 
see below Full report N   Vancouver Island   Last summer, my niece took a high-school earth sciences course through Ocean Educations out of Victoria, BC; she got her advanced ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2004   Fiona Rattray
100+ Dives
 
Rockfish Divers Full report N   Victoria Island Saanich Inlet   Jonathan Grant from Rockfish Divers has an outstanding operation out of Brentwood Bay on the Saanich Inlet of Victoria Island. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Rory L Cox
100+ Dives
 
Aqua-tek Scuba/ Moby Dicks Full report N   West Coast, Nanaimo, B.C.   First time in colder water, West coast of Canada is rated one of the best places to dive and I see why, fantastic wrecks...150 foo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2005   Trevor Cramer
<100 Dives
 
Dive Tech Full report N   Brockville, Ontario   You go here (1000 Island Park area of St. Lawrence River near Brockville Ontario) to dive wrecks - nothing more, nothing less. In... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2004   Mort Rolleston
<100 Dives
 
Dynamike Dive Charters Full report N   Quadra Island, BC   This was my second trip to Mike and Darlene Richmond's dive operation on Quadra Island, BC., and certainly will not be my last - t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2004   Ken Robertson
250+ Dives
 
God's Pocket Resort Full report N   Vancouver Island   We've been diving for several days at God's Pocket around Labor Day every year for more than a decade now, and we hope to be doing... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   Sandra Cohen
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report N   AK/British Columbia   This was drysuit diving, on a ten day trip from Juneau to Vancouver, British Columbia that was designed to combine diving the Insi... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2004   Susan Carter
250+ Dives
 
M/V Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Port Hardy, BC area   It had been over two years since I had last been aboard the Nautilus Explorer (Nov. 2001). The boat was neat and tidy and ready fo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2004   Ken Robertson
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers/ Buccaneer Inn Full report N   Nanaimo, Vancouver Island   This was our first Pacific Northwest diving and it met all our expectations. The water was cold and the visibility was not the be... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Tom Liles
250+ Dives
 
Shallon Marine Service/ NA Full report N   Vancouver   Kevin VanCleemput, the owner operator of the day boat, Shallon, together with his mate, provided some of the most exciting of shor... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2003   William Sledge
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   British columbia   The Captain and crew where excellent. This was our fourth live-a-board. We have been on the Sea-Fever, and Nekton. this was the ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2003   Kim Brungraber
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   British Columbia   The diving was spectacular as always. We had an amazing stellar sea lion experience in the Queen Charlotte Islands; at least 15 fe... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2003   Nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
Clavella Adventures/ Browning Pass Hidewaway Full report N   Porty Hardy, Vancouver Island   We saw several orcas from the skiff on one day as well as a Humpback whale, fantastic! Before we reserved our spots John explaine... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2002   Peter Belden
100+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Juneau to Vancouver   This was a 14 day trip starting in Juneau Alaska and finishing in Vancouver BC. We dove darn near everything in between. Diversity... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   Clinton Bauder
500+ Dives
 
Rendezvous Diving/ Renezvous Lodge Full report N   Vancouver Island, BC   Rendezvous Lodge, in Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is remote - they book groups of 10 for minimum 3-day 8-d... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   Jill Rain
100+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Vancouver Island   We did an exploratory trip to the Hakai Pass area; most of the dives were very good. We were buzzed by a huge steller sea lion at ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2002   nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer liveaboard Full report Y   Vancouver Island   Malpelo was outstanding. We had over 500 silkies checking us out on one of our safety stops. Moray eels are everywhere, sometimes... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2002   Nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 

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