Upcoming Events

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  • Description

    Porteau Cove’s most commonly visited sites are the 3 yellow mooring buoys in the middle of the marine protected bay. You can enter the water at the stairs (at high tide) and swim along the sandy bottom after taking a compass heading to them if your air consumption is good and watch for crabs, tunicates, sea pens and occasionally a dogfish along the way. Alternatively, you can swim along the surface to the buoys and descend down the chains to the Granthall, a sunken barge; the Centennial, a sailboat hull; or the Leaning Tower of Porteau, several concrete pillars piled together as a home for octos, lingcod and other creatures. These dives range from about 35’- 55’ (11-17 metres) and are therefore excellent options for Open Water certified divers. Be sure to check out the jungle gym between the Granthall and Centennial – this is a convenient place to practice your buoyancy skills.

    Venue
    Porteau Cove Marine Park
  • Description

    Whytecliff is Vancouver’s most popular dive site for good reason. This marine protected sanctuary for some of Howe Sound’s threatened creatures boasts a lot of life.  The plentiful plumose anemones, dungeness, red rock, hermit, decorator crabs (among others), rock fish, gobies, sole, massive sun stars, sea cucumbers are nothing to turn your nose up at.

    Whyteciff is also home to its share of surprises. Divers frequently encounter a friendly seal in the bay and secretive octopus either on the prowl or hidden away in a den. In the summer, it is not unusual for dogfish to make an appearance. More exotic creatures occasionally pop up here, as well, from a six gill sighting to a humboldt squid, from Pacific White-sided dolphins in the cut, to occasional curious sea lions, Whytecliff attracts marine life like it attracts divers.

    Whytecliffe park is easy to find located along Hwy 99 (near Horseshoe bay).

    Details:

    • Included 1 tank, weights, PADI Professional Guide
    • 25% off rentals
    • Transportation is available for $15.00 space limited
    • 1 primary light mandatory and 1 back up light recommended
    Venue
    WhyteCliff Park
  • Description

    Whytecliff is Vancouver’s most popular dive site for good reason. This marine protected sanctuary for some of Howe Sound’s threatened creatures boasts a lot of life.  The plentiful plumose anemones, dungeness, red rock, hermit, decorator crabs (among others), rock fish, gobies, sole, massive sun stars, sea cucumbers are nothing to turn your nose up at.

    Whyte Ciff is also home to its share of surprises. Divers frequently encounter a friendly seal in the bay and secretive octopus either on the prowl or hidden away in a den. In the summer, it is not unusual for dogfish to make an appearance. More exotic creatures occasionally pop up here, as well, from a six gill sighting to a humboldt squid, from Pacific White-sided dolphins in the cut, to occasional curious sea lions, Whytecliff attracts marine life like it attracts divers.

    Whytecliffe park is easy to find located along Hwy 99 (near Horseshoe bay).

    Details:

    • Included 2 tank, weights, PADI Professional Guide
    • 25% off rentals
    • Mask and Snorkel not available for rental also need own mouthpiece.
    Venue
    Whytecliff Park
  • Description

    Howe Sound’s has been returning to it’s natural beauty in the last few years. With a growing environmental consciousness that has changed the way industry exists and how humans interact with Howe Sound. This is a great opportunity to see outside of the shore dives we have come to enjoy.

    Come join us for a two dives boat dive with New World Diving and one of our experienced insured dive instructors. This is an afternoon we are meeting at 1:30 and leaving out of Horseshoe by at 2:00 pm sharp and will be done at around 7:00 pm.

    Details:

    • PADI Professional Guide on the boat.
    • 25% off rentals
    • Mask Rentals are not available need to have your own mask and snorkel also need to buy mouthpiece.
  • Description

    Another change of pace in Indian Arm, Grey Rocks (known to some as ‘Strathcona’) has a couple different dives to offer. There is a small (2/3 car) parking area and a dock at the entry point. The entry is a relatively easy, short walk into the water. You can descend right away and dive between the shore and the island with a single house on it not far off shore. This area doesn’t get much deeper than about 25’ (8-9m). It is full of eel grass and animals like gunnels, nudibranchs and snails take advantage of this. The sandy bottom also provides a good home for both dungeness and red rock crabs and this site provides ample opportunity to crab (if you have the appropriate fishing license).

    If you’d like something with a little more depth to it, swim out to the Island and dive along it. Each side of the island is a little different and you do want to be wary of currents, particularly on the side farthest from shore, as they can be quite strong. Divers also need to be very aware of boat traffic. An SMB (surface marker buoy) and spool might be a good idea for ascents at this site.

    Also if you a Fishing Licence you can get some crabs very easily from this site.

    Details:

    • PADI Professional Guide on the boat.
    • 25% off rentals
    • Mask Rentals are not available need to have your own mask and snorkel also need to buy mouthpiece.
    Venue
    Grey Rocks North Vancouver
  • Description

International Diving Centre offers a whole host of diving activities, events and courses in order to keep divers diving and enjoying this exciting and rewarding activity in BC. You need to be trained well and feel confident in order to explore the underwater world. If you are not yet a diver IDC will make it our mission to make you see why this sport lives up to all your expectations with a PADI Open Water course. If you are already certified we welcome you to join our regularly scheduled fun dives and/or multi-day dive trips or get out on a local boat dive.