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Dive Review of Rendevous in
Canada/Barkley Sound,Vancouver Island

September, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Cisar, Alberta, Canada
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5220
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Roatan, Belize, Mexico, Cocos Island, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
48   to 51    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dives were reported to Peter so as long as you were within safe limits you
dove your own dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
[Bring a macro lens and strobe.  The water has particulate matter so a
strobe helps.  Peter has a workshop where you can work on your pictures. 
Batteries can be recharged ashore.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
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.  Cathy tries to
accommodate your food preference if you let her know.  Bring your own
The dive boat has a new engine and is now a single prop.  She is faster and
more fuel efficient. 
The first two days there was a red tide so the dives were dark, though it
cleared up later.  There usually is 20 foot layer of plankton in the fall
but this year it was darker.  A light is worthwhile.
Because of the nature of the Sound entry and exit is reasonable though on
some dives a current can complicate the dives.  Mostly you are diving an
anchor line to a pinnacle.
Excellent value.
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