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British Columbia-Vancouver Island-June 22-30, 2019

Canada is AWESOME and it has some of the best cold water diving you will find!

Our trip will take us to British Columbia, Vancouver Island diving wrecks, walls and reefs. Diving British Columbia is HOT because they have wrecks, deep vertical walls and marine life like you never seen before. They have wolf eels, large metridums, tons of small inveterate life, giant pacific octopus, many colorful fish and much more. Add the topside beauty of the mountains and trees and it is hard to beat!

warbonnet in canada

Trip Details-Book Trip

  • Deposits of $425.00 due to book your spot
  • 1st payment of $500.00 due 1/31/19
  • Balance due 5/1/19
  • Channel Islands Dive Adventures trip applications will be required upon booking
  • All deposits and payments are non-refundable. See our Policies Page HERE
  • Trip insurance is highly recommended!

What is Included:

  • 3 nights accommodations in kitchen suites at Buccaneer Inn, Nanaimo
  • 5 nights accommodations at Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River
  • Daily hot breakfast at Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River
  • Free WiFi at both places
  • All boat dives-two in Nanaimo (5 dives) and 4 in Campbell River (8 dives)
  •  Tanks & weights included (AL 80’s)
  • Pre-trip group get together

What is not Included

  • Airfare
  • Car rental
  • Meals
  • Nitrox-$12.00 CDN per fill
  • Extra activities
  • Trip insurance
  • Gratuities

This trip is best suited for

Advanced cold water divers or above with good buoyancy control and a good level of fitness. Most all dives will be wreck and drift dives. The dive sites could change based on the weather. Surface signal tubes are required and dive accident insurance and trip insurance is highly recommended!

Trip Highlights

The diving is awesome and after 6 trips there is still much more to see and do. If you have ever been to Yosemite Valley just think if it was filled with water and the granite vertical walls had ledges with large lingcod, colorful fish, TON’S of invertebrates along the walls, some giant pacific octopus, wolfeels, lion mane jelly fish out in the water and much more. Now after your dive you come up and are in the forest with the tree branches hanging out into the water with bald eagles flying around. Water temperature in summer could be 48-52 so not much different then Monterey or San Miguel and visibility can vary from 20′-60′ plus. Sounds like a dream but it is not!

rockfish in sponge in canada

The Itinerary

We have a busy dive schedule planned for this trip with LOTS of ADVANCED diving plus some free time for sightseeing, whale & Orca watching, hiking and more. Vancouver Island is a playground of unlimited outdoor opportunities.

Check into the Buccaneer Inn, Nanaimo June 22nd and stay stay till Tuesday morning. The diving in Nanaimo will be through Sundown Diving . Scheduled is a 2 tank dive on Sunday and a 3 tank dive on Monday with plans to dive the Saskatchewan, Cape Breton and Rivtow Lion plus Snake Island Wall and Clarke Rock.

Tuesday morning depart for Campbell about 1.5 hours north. Check in to the Comfort Inn & Suites staying till Sunday morning. Diving will be through Pacific Pro Dive with a 2 tank boat dive each day leaving us plenty of time to see the area. One afternoon we will go whale & Orca watching. Three days of diving will be out of Campbell River and one day is out of Courtenay.

Traveling to Vancouver Island is part of the adventure. Getting from point A to point B should not be the most important thing on your list. There are several ways to travel to Nanaimo and each does require some logistics. Ken will be HAPPY to help you with suggestions on traveling to Nanaimo.

The accommodations

The Buccaneer Inn is a family owned and operated motel that is cozy and quaint and located less than 5 minutes from the ferry dock. The owners Dave and Marlene have owned the hotel since 1996. We have stayed at the Buccaneer a number of times over the years and can tell you it is a diver FRIENDLY hotel. They have a dive gear rinse area, store gear storage area, BBQ’s and clean room.

bucanner inn in nanaimo canada


The Comfort Inn and Suites in Campbell River is located on the waterfront in downtown Campbell River and very close to Pacific Pro Dive. The hotel is in a perfect location with beautiful rooms and close to everything. They have free hot breakfast, flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and much more. The Campbell River area has so much to do you will want to return.

Comfort Inn and Suites in Campbell River


If you have any questions please

contact Ken at or call (805) 469-7288