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Treebeard
04-25-2008, 03:40 PM
Just wondering if any of the Islanders here are into scuba diving? My fiancee' is a certified NAUI instructor and will be giving me my open water certification test on an August visit to my brother's place in Parksville. Any recommendations on favorite dive sites would be greatly appreciated!

Todd
04-25-2008, 04:36 PM
I am just getting into diving (Almost all geared up too!). Ogden point is great, Mystery Wreck at deep cove is good too. I have only done shore dives so far, but lots of stuff to see. Not too sure what there is up island, but ogden would be worth a drive to see.

Swags
04-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Do a night dive at the breakwater, Ogden point. It is unreal, and a little spooky at first.

Phil

Jason McK
04-25-2008, 09:06 PM
There are a couple of great dives in Nanaimo. You could alway drop by a dive shop in Nanaimo and see what in in Parksville. I'm sure there will be something

J

Treebeard
04-25-2008, 09:10 PM
Found this site: DiveVancouver Island (http://www.divevancouverisland.com/)

It looks like there is a dive shop in Nanoose Bay.

Just found out they don't do rentals though. Need to go to Nanaimo for that.

Scavenger
04-26-2008, 12:36 AM
I"d suggest that you try to get hold of BC Wolfen on these forums, last I heard, he and his wife were active Nanaimo divers.

Todd
04-26-2008, 06:34 AM
I"d suggest that you try to get hold of BC Wolfen on these forums, last I heard, he and his wife were active Nanaimo divers.


Yes he is, but is likely not on here much as he sold his tank (I have 3 of his fish!). There is a great dive forum for 'The Dive Outfitters in nanimo where you can find him: http://forum.thediveoutfitters.ca/