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Dive Review of Abyssal Dive Charters and Lodge/Whiskey Point Resort in
Canada/Vancouver Island, B.C.

Abyssal Dive Charters and Lodge/Whiskey Point Resort: "Quadra Island Diving", May, 2018,

by Larry L Bonnett, YT, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10749 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This is a group who have dived together for many years. We arrange our own travel to Quadra Island (a short ferry ride from Campbell River on Vancouver Island) and stay at Whiskey Point Resort. Even though we have to look after our own meals (no restaurants at the resort), we prefer this camaraderie to staying at a normal hotel in Campbell River (can be arranged by the dive operator).

We meet Earl Lowe of Abyssal Diving at the Quathiaski Cove docks (a short walk or very short drive down the hill) at the pre-arranged time (depends on the tides each day). Mo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Abyssal Dive Charters and Lodge   Whiskey Point Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving B.C. Coast, Caribbean, Red Sea, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, East coast of Canada, Alaska, etc.
Closest Airport Campbell River, B.C. and Vancouver, B.C. Getting There Fly into Vancouver, B.C. (YVR) and drive to Campbell River or catch a commuter flight at Vancouver to Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 48-51°F / 9-11°C Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Having a dive buddy is highly recommended for every diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales > 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments As this boat goes out for single dives two or three times a day, you set up your camera in your room and bring it with you on each dive. T ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By William Golleyin BC, CA at Nov 29, 2018 12:12 EST  
I dove with Earl for the first time two months ago and I have to echo Larry's comments. Campbell River is one of the most spectacular sites in BC I have seen and I live and dive here regularly. Earl is an expert on the local waters and will put you in perfectly on the slack for an optimal dive in these high current areas. For off slack times he has many back eddy sites where the exploring is still safe but very colourful and interesting.
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