Guided Dives


By Shirley - Posted on 21 March 2014

Guided Scuba Diving

Explore beneath our waters and see why they say the Pacific Northwest has the best cold water diving in the world. View the colorful marine life including the puget sound king crab, wolfeels, giant pacific octopus, stubby squid, butterfly crabs, decorator and hermit crabs, buffalo sculpin, grunt sculpins, warbonnets, and so much more.

Nanaimo Dive Outfitters can help any certified diver enjoy our waters with either guided or self guided diving experiences. Equipment is not included in prices - all of the equipment you may need is available for rent. Be sure to bring your certification card with you to show proof of training.
(taxes not included in prices)

Guided Shore Dive

- $50 single person per dive (group rates avaialable)
All of our guides love to share their knowledge and passion for the ocean with both new and experienced divers.

Meet your guide at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and pick up any equipment required before packing up and driving to one of our many popular shore diving sites. Your guide will brief you on the site, entry, exit, and dive limits, then go over some of the many creatures you can expect to see. Two dives in the day will help you get the most from your experience.

Self Guided Shore Diving

If you and your buddy are comfortable exploring on your own, stop by the shop for any equipment you may need and pick up one of the many maps we have of some of the local dive sites. Talk with the staff about where to go given the tides and weather; they know the sites very well and can give you advice on how to dive them effectively.

Multi-day Diving

If you are spending a few days in the Nanaimo area, let us help plan your diving for you. We can provide a mixture of guided shore diving and local boat charters to give you a well rounded experience in diving our waters.

Never dove in cold water before? No problem, spend one of your days taking a drysuit course, then spend the rest of your dives in the warmth and comfort of diving dry.

Scuba Diving Charters

We combine forces with local charter companies to provide you with another great Nanaimo adventure opportunity. We are blessed with some great boat diving within a few minutes ride from Nanaimo Harbour. Visit Snake Island wall and the wrecks of the Saskatchewan and the Cape Breton, dive the Rivtow Lion in Newcastle channel, drift through Dodd Narrows or explore many of the other sites accessible to us.

Give us a call and we will set up your boat dive experience includng any equipmnet that you may need. We can recommend the sites to go to given your experience and dive certification levels. There is something for everyone.

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