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Dive Review of Porpoise Bay Charters/Strong Water Retreat in
Canada/British Columbia

August, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Selden, MI, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 7183
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Florida, Vancouver Island, California, St. Vincent, St.
Lucia, Galapagos, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Utila, Roatan,
Andros, Belize, Playa del Carmen,  Ceynotes-Akumal, Dominica, Holbox
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
51   to 59    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Owner strongly suggested reasonable time limits based on need to hit
periods of slack tide during multiple dives per day.  Kal is an
accomplished technical diver with extensive local knowledge; he offered
excellent advice and briefings.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Ample space to set up cameras and charge batteries.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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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 me, the chance to
hike in a safe environment for my non-diving wife, and the novelty of
staying in a yurt overlooking the beautiful, fiord-like scenery on the
Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.  This part of Canada has the
advantage of being cool, but not cold, when the Midwest is sweltering and
steamy.  Plus, we were able to leave from Michigan in the morning and
arrived in time for a late dinner (via Vancouver, two brief ferry rides,
and a ...
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