Why dive on vancouver island?
Vancouver Island scuba diving is known as some of the most colourful and diverse on the planet. Come face to face with a giant pacific octopus, seals, sea lions, or maybe even a pair of mated wolf eels. If that’s not enough, you can drift along the beautiful reefs or explore one of the many historic shipwrecks. See why Jacques Cousteau rated this region one of the best in the world!
If you are looking for a true Big Animal Encounter, then join us for our Comox Diving Charters.
We visit Hornby Island and the surrounding area where we see a diversity of large animals including Steller and California sea lions, wolf eels, giant Pacific octopus and much more.
Discovery Passage has some of the highest volume of tidal flow in the world, providing nutrient-rich waters to nourish the plethora of marine animals. There are dozens of popular dive sites including Copper Cliffs, Whiskey Point, Steep Island and the impressive 366’ wreck of the HMCS Columbia.
British Columbia has a rich maritime history, and central Vancouver Island is no exception. Join us on the wreck diving trip of a lifetime.
- SS Capilano (1915)
- MV Gulfstream (1947)
- Tug Shamrock (1926)
- HMCS Columbia (1996)
- YOGN-82 (2018)
- May Island ferry
Images by Maxwel Hohn and Russell Clark
Welcome Aboard Big Animal Encounters
Based in Campbell River and Comox on beautiful Vancouver Island. We’re a passionate and professional team of wildlife enthusiasts – and we can’t wait to welcome you aboard for the diving charter of a lifetime!
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