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British Columbia, Canada, freediving, Marine Life, Pacific Pro Dive, Pacific Rim National Park, Scuba Diving, Tofino, Ucluelet, vancouver island -

We are delighted to officially announce the grand opening of our dive store at the junction of Tofino and Ucluelet! This mobile dive store is an extension of our well established PADI 5 Star Dive Centre located in Courtenay, BC. Servicing both Ucluelet and Tofino communities we are excited to get out and explore the local waters of the west coast with you! Currently we are offering a wide selection of freediving, spearfishing, scuba and snorkel gear to get you in the water. Looking for tank fills? Not a problem, our dive store is fully outfitted with a reliable compressor...

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freediving, Pacific Pro Dive, Pacific Rim National Park, Scuba Diving, Tofino, Ucluelet, vancouver island -

Tofino and Ucluelet are small communities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia are separated by the renowned “Long Beach” which is part of the Pacific Rim National Park. These cozy towns are nestled along the coastline bursting with natural wonders and the rich culture of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation. Every year thousands of tourists flock to Vancouver Island to experience a taste of the laidback Westcoast lifestyle and enjoy the natural wonders of the Pacific Rim National Park. Although Tofino and Ucluelet are well known for surfing, storm watching, whale watching and kayaking there has been a spike in interest in...

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Freediving has seen a noticeable gain in popularity on Vancouver Island in recent years. Although the surface waters can be slightly warmer in the summer, the temperature below the thermocline is a frigid 5-8 degrees Celsius and in some areas the temperature remains relatively constant throughout the seasons. Although the summer months may bring slightly warmer water temperatures, the resulting algae blooms in the ocean can create a “pea soup” effect in the first 30-60 ft of the water column. However, the summer months bring a unique opportunity to explore the many freshwater glacier rivers that Vancouver Island has to offer....

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(Photo by Shannon Groenewegen) With the abundance of world class diving here on Vancouver Island, it is no wonder a passionate dive community has developed in the area. There are some that have saltwater running through their veins, so these dive addicts are a perfect choice to become Pacific Pro Dive Ambassadors, mirroring our passion and enthusiasm for the oceans. 

 We would like to introduce the first of our Ambassadors, Krystal Janicki. Krystal embodies the life of an adventurer, always smiling ear to ear after every dive and looking forward to the next marine life encounter. Born and raised in Campbell...

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of the COVID pandemic in BC, many of us are wondering where the year went?! Although global and local events have been cast into gloom and doom, it can be helpful to reflect on some of the silver linings and unexpected outcomes of the change we have seen.With the challenges of cancelled plans, come the parallels of new opportunities as doors open in unexpected ways. Many travel and vacation plans have been put on hold so now is a perfect opportunity for British Columbians to explore their beautiful backyard that is often taken for...

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