God’s Pocket-Vancouver Island, B.C.
May 8-14, 2021
God’s Pocket resort on Vancouver Island is beautiful both below and above the surface! If you are a Cold Water diver, love ADVENTURE, love the beauty of mountains and nature then you NEED to be on this trip.
Escape the crowds and enjoy your own little piece of heaven on Hurst Island diving, hiking and kayaking. CIDA has the whole resort for 12 lucky guests.
Trip Details-Book Trip Here
- Diver cost is $2450.00 and based on double occupancy
- (20% single supplement charge)
- Deposits of $500.00 due to book your spot
- Payment of $750.00 due on July 20, 2020
- Balance due January 20, 2021
- 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:
- 6 nights accommodations
- All meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner served family style
- 3 boat dives per day
- Diving from the dock
- Steel LP 85 tanks and weights.
- Boat transfers from shore at Port Hardy
- Hiking and kayaking
- Pre-trip group get together
What is not Included
- Any transportation to Port Hardy
- Trip insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
God’s Pocket is a destination eco-lodge that runs diving and kayaking trips in the God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park. Nestled in a protected bay, the rustic resort is immersed in nature. While staying here you have access to National Geographic-style experiences, while providing a cozy space with a warm shower in every room and a home cooked meal on the dinner table.
God’s Pocket runs completely off the grid. It is focused on both leaving as little a footprint as possible and giving people a change to re-educate about and re-integrate themselves with nature (both above and below the waves).
The resort is about 5 minutes from Browning Pass and the world famous Browning Wall. Other dive sites we might dive (weather and currents depending) include: Barry Islet, Fantasea Island, Nakwakto Rapids, Hunt Rock and various sites in Bates Pass, to name a few.
There are many options to get to Port Hardy, Vancouver Island and none are easy and quick. You need to keep in mind that part of the adventure is getting there. Ken will be happy to explain the many options to travel to Port Hardy and almost all include plane travel, rental cars and ferry rides. It all depends on how much time you have.
Whatever the route you take our meeting time is Saturday, May 8th at 4;00 pm at the Seagate Dock at the foot of Granville Street in Port Hardy. From there we will transfer by boat to the resort on Hurst Island which is about a 1 hour ride. We will stay on the island the entire time while diving, kayaking, hiking and having LOTS of fun. On Friday, May 14th around 8:00 am we will be transported back to Port Hardy to continue the trip home. Please keep in mind once on the island the resort cannot take you back to the mainland unless an absolute emergency.
What can we say-The diving is AWESOME and that’s is why we keep going back to the Port Hardy area. Depending on the season you just never know what you will see. Visibility can vary from 15′ to 60′ or better, Water temperatures from 45-52 degrees plus currents to sweep you along taking in as much as the eyes can handle and when done you have the beauty of the mountains with Bald Eagles and more.
What isn’t there to like! This will be our 2nd trip back to God’s Pocket and our 7th trip back diving the area north of Port Hardy.
The resort has two large structures sitting on stilts over the water. Each structure has 4 side by side rooms. Each room has bedding for two as well as a 3 piece bathroom. Outside each room is a covered boardwalk with two Adarondak Chairs to lounge in all weather. There is two separate cabins which are available for couples. Each cabin has a Queen bed and 3 piece bath.
The Resort also has a small common area for when weather is a little less desirable. It is very popular when it comes time for sharing photos or flipping through one of the many history or Marine ID books we have on display. They even have a drying room for dive equipment and a large room where all meals are served not to mention a beautiful outside sitting are when the weather is nice. See pictures of the rooms HERE.
This trip is best suited for
Advanced divers and above that have experience in cold water conditions including some current, swell, kelp and limited visibility. Dive sites are to be determined by “BEST CONDITIONS” based on water visibility, tides, current, surge, swell and wind. Good buoyancy control and surface signal tubes are always recommended.