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Dive Review of Browning Pass Hideaway in
Canada/British Columbia

April, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Leigh Vinzant, CO, US
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 7065
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Bonaire, Roatan, Belize, Bahamas, Cozumel, The Caymans,
California, Truk
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
45   to 47    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None - we could dive with a buddy or solo and stay as long as we wanted as
deep as we cared.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Value for $$
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2 stars   
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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 it took multiple
emails from me to get a simple answer and those replies took a long time. I
was excited to do a temperate water dive trip. I had my drysuit for almost
a year and had trained and practiced in it. I was ready to see some cool
things! Getting to Browning Pass is a bit of a hassle, but we made a
vacation of it. My buddy and I flew into Seattle, picked up a rental car
and drove to Vancouver. We took the ferry across to Vancouver Island and
spent two nights at a B&B in Nanaimo. The next day, we did two dives
with a local operator in Nanaimo and drove to Port Hardy the following day.
We enjoyed lunch at a pub while awaiting our transfer to the Hideaway. John
from the Hideaway arrived and loaded us five guests and our gear onto his
boat and we headed two hours into the inside pass
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