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Dive Review of Browning Pass Hideaway in
Canada/British Columbia

Browning Pass Hideaway, Apr, 2013,

by Leigh Vinzant, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 7065.

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

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 45 to 47 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None - we could dive with a buddy or solo and stay as long as we wanted as deep as we cared.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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