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Dive Review of God's Pocket in
Canada

God's Pocket: "Wolf Eels, the GPO, and so much more!", Nov, 2017,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10061 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Malaysia, Philippines, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Red Sea, Cocos Island, Cuba, So Cal Local, Canada
Closest Airport Victoria, BC Getting There We flew LAX to Victoria then rented a car and drove up to Port Hardy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 45 to 45 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The only restriction was observing tidal changes and being back on the boat at the designated time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments God's pocket doesn't have a dedicated camera room. They do have rinse tanks and they have a room available to all guests ... 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 5 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments A friend of ours, Richard Salas, is a commercial underwater photographer, and runs several trips a year to God's Pocket. My wife and I were about to find out why...

God's Pocket is located on an isolated island about 45 minutes by boat ride from Port Hardy. It has been owned and operated by Bill Weeks and Annie Ceschi since 1998. Bill runs the dive operation and Annie runs the kitchen and accommodations.

The rooms are small but comfortable. Heating is provided by hot water running through pipes in the floor. We were never cold. There is a family room-style type room that is available for guests to hang out. It comes equipped with a tv to view your photos/videos. Internet is very limited and apparently the resort is allocated so much time each month. As we arrived near the end of April we were shut out. It was actually a blessing as the surrounding grounds were beautiful and we had travelled with six good friends.

The restaurant features one long table and meals were served family style. There ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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