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Location: Vancouver Island (Canada (west))
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 HMCS Saskatchewan With 2 votes(s).
2 HMCS Mackenzie Wreck With 2 votes(s).
3 GB Church Wreck With 2 votes(s).
4 Senanus Island With 1 votes(s).
5 Wolf-eel Condos With 1 votes(s).
6 Pinacle Rock With 1 votes(s).
7 Renate's Reef With 1 votes(s).
8 Bamfield With 1 votes(s).
9 7 Tree Isand With 1 votes(s).
10 Arbutus Island With 1 votes(s).

Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Vancouver Island. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

Species: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Giant Octopus No data No data No data No data You should see this No data You should see this
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Harbour Seal No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this
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Sixgill Shark No data No data No data No data No data No data You may see this No data No data No data No data No data



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:

Here are the last 10 reviews for Vancouver Island. Show all of them.
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Visited Comments
July 2008 Ocean Explorers. The dives were awesome. Great visibility and great wrecks to dive on. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Date posted: 06-Sep-2008 01:59 by: Glycereine
October 2006 Fantastic man made reef. Depth to 130' ship is upright and easily penatrated. Visibility great and a lot of life. A must see while on Vancouver Island.
Date posted: 19-Dec-2006 05:55 by: sbro
February 2006 Great Dive
Date posted: 11-Feb-2006 14:32 by: steve
May 2004 This was the best dive we did in the Port Hardy area. Absolutely amazing with 2 wolf eels, octupi, tons of rockfish and ling cod, anemones, etc. However, this dive is weather dependant as it is exposed to the open pacific.
Date posted: 14-Jul-2005 06:38 by: Rowan
May 2005 Soooo much to see. So little time. I will return again and again. Winter viz and sea life are endless!
Date posted: 04-Jul-2005 15:24 by: Cory
May 2005 Port Hardy area Barry Islet had the best gorgonian corals seen so far, many with active basketstars on them. Lots of soft coral and sponges on verticals, and thousands of brooding anemones. A GREAT dive!
Date posted: 04-Jun-2005 23:16 by: Paul
April 2005 3 varieties of soft coral, at least 6 of sponge, at least 2 dozen species of rockfish and sculpins, a dozen nudibranch species, plus a Rock Greenling... Incredible 200' wall... fantastic dive
Date posted: 04-Jun-2005 23:11 by: John
May 2005 Nanaimo is a great place to dive. Cold water diving rules !!!!
Date posted: 01-Jun-2005 18:14 by: Chern


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Vancouver Island.
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HMCS Columbia
HMCS Columbia is a decommissioned Original Non-Modified Restigouche Class Destroyer Escort that was sunk after more than a year of preparations, on June 22, 1996. This spectacular 366-foot vessel sits at a 35° list to port with the bow at a maximum depth of 120 feet. The superstructure and wheelhouse reach approximately 60 feet.
19m / 62ft
38m / 125ft
Deliberately sunk: 22-Jun-1996 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving.


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Basking Shark
No Some Always
Bat Ray
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Bottlenose Dolphin
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California Sea Lion
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Common Dolphin
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Giant Octopus
No Some Always
Gray Whale
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Great Hammerhead
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Great White Shark
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Green Sea Turtle
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Harbour Seal
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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Humpback Whale
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Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Leopard Shark
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Longspine Porcupine Fish
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Manta Ray
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Orca (Killer Whale)
No Some Always
Pacific Barracuda
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Pacific Seahorse
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Pilot Whale
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Sea Otter
No Some Always
Sixgill Shark
No Some Always
Steller Sea Lion
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