Join us for a weekend of amazing wall, drift and current diving in the Emerald Seas of B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. We’ll be diving the famous Skookumchuck rapids and Chaudiere. (Advanced Divers only).
- 7 boat dives
- 2 nights accommodation (in rustic yurts!)
- All Meals
- Tanks & weights
May 20, 2017 to May 22, 2017
Diving Skookumchuck Narrows
Drift with the ocean flow and take in the beauty of the marine life that makes its home in our waters. Colourful baby crabs, sponges, nudibranchs, wolf eels, cabezons and octopi provide a visual feast. The gentle currents of Tzoonie Narrows offer plenty of time to get that perfect photography shot.
“Observation Wall” and the “Glory Hole” , challenging dives in the Skookumchuck Rapids, are a couple of the current dives available to the experienced diver. For a few days of the year the turbulent tides of the Skookumchuck allow for diving there. The Glory Hole, the underwater canyon, is home to the roughest and toughest survivors of the rapid waters. The colours at Observation Wall and Glory Hole are a symphony of neon green and red anemones, yellow sponges and deep purple stars. Adding the multitude of different plant and animal textures makes this dive rich in visual delights while demanding exacting diving techniques.
Two of the more popular wall dives are the Agamemnon Channel Power Lines, which is famous for its sponge and fan coral, and Stag Wall in the Sechelt Inlet .
Wreck Dives – HMCS Chaudiere was the first destroyer -escort to be sunk to form an artificial reef. Since then “The Chaud” , as she is affectionately known, has become home to a diverse community of marine creatures. Having deservedly gained a reputation as one of the best wreck dives on the Pacific Coast, “The Chaud” gets more amazing with each year. Porpoise Bay Charters is the Official Charter and Caretaker of the HMCS Chaudiere, having been involved from the initial planning, cleanup and sinking to the ongoing maintenance of the ship and site.