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Location: Queen Charlotte Strait/Port Hardy (Canada (west))
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Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Queen Charlotte Strait/Port Hardy. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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From July to September
The islet-dotted waters of Canada’s west coast is perhaps the best place in the world to see Orca Whales, they will be here until early September.
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Reviews:

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Visited Comments
October 2005 Port Hardy is the best cold water diving in the world--bar none-- and ranks better than most warm water destinations.
Date posted: 20-Dec-2005 07:07 by: Darryl
October 2002 This was my second trip, and I must mention that tring to dive in this area with someone who doesn't know the tides extremely well and the dive locations would be difficult. John really knows the area, where to find the Orca's, set up dives with dolphins and isn't a bad cook.
Date posted: 28-Nov-2005 14:44 by: Dan
October 1997 Best cold water diving on earth!!!! All of our diving was done on Clavella with Captain John de Boeck who now runs Browning Pass Hideaway. A more knowledgable guide we have yet to meet ... RB
Date posted: 23-Nov-2005 23:47 by: Rob
August 2005 Both operations were very nice to deal with and provided different services. I try to return when I can!
Date posted: 21-Nov-2005 19:36 by: grandmascuba
October 2005 Great vis, healthy marine life- gave my new digital system a workout! Hideaway was comfy and the food was great. We did 15 great boat dives in 4 days- John from the Hideaway KNOWS this area!
Date posted: 17-Nov-2005 02:45 by: Arnie
September 2005 The diving was fabulous! John was clearly an expert of the local waters and the marine and terrestrial life. Everyday was an adventure with so much wildlife to see!
Date posted: 16-Nov-2005 20:54 by: Anya
May 1999 I used to be a DiveMaster for John from Browning Pass Hideaway. He is extremely aware of this environment. It is really so magical and definately a favorite place in my world. You're guaranteed to see something amazing both above and below.... Have Fun :o)
Date posted: 16-Nov-2005 16:42 by: Nissa
August 2004 Subtidal Goose (Leaf) Barnacles on ALL exposed sufaces below 15 M. Soft coral, anemones, various fantastic kelps, and a juvenile wolf eel twisted around the soft coral stalks! A great dive, run by a really good divemaster, John, from Browning Pass Hideaway... to dive the Fastest Tidal Current in the World! What an adventure!. Plus we dove Lou's Hole, absolutely covered by Gorgonian Coral and Basketstars. Awesome diving!
Date posted: 01-Jul-2005 21:01 by: brian
March 2005 More variety of life per M2 than anywhere I've been! Some sites had octopus every dive, some had wolf-eels every dive, all dives had lots of very photogenic invertebrates! Nudibranchs, rockfish, sculpins...WOW!
Date posted: 01-Jul-2005 19:31 by: John
August 2003 Fabulous diving - amazing colours, tons of invert life, current swept walls, wolf eels, octopus, sea lions, porpoise, dolphins
Date posted: 16-Jun-2005 23:31 by: megan


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Rating: Ranked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviews95%
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