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When planning the next dive adventure, people tend to think of the “ big ticket” items on their bucket lists, like GPOs, Sea lions, kelp forests etc. Admittedly we have alot to discover in our waters, but if you stay long enough you will find that not only are the bucket list pelagic’s here, but Vancouver Island is a macro-lovers dream too. Those searching for diverse macro diving often think of tropical places like Indonesia. Our cold waters are arguably just as rich, except our “small” critters are generally on the larger side of the species spectrum due to our cold, nutrient rich...

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PADI says you’ve found the perfect regulator when you don’t even notice it’s there. Standard features of a regulator are the; 1st stage, 2nd stage, Alternate Air, BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Device) Inflator and SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge). Next, it’s important to decide what type of diving you want to do. EANx (Enriched Air), warm water/cold water, type of mouthpiece, hose lengths, DIN or yoke, environmentally/pneumatically sealed, Adjustable 2nd Stage, how many dives per year etc. Another tip is clips which are important to keep your hoses in a safe place away from entanglement hazards. Environmentally sealed regulators; Environmentally sealed means...

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We're grateful to be able to support the Inaugural Jasper Mohan Dive and Dinner Fundraiser. --- The inaugural dive and dinner fundraiser in support of Canuck Place will honour Jasper’s life with a Deep Sea Diving Weekend (May 7 and 8 at The Mermaid, Saltery Bay in Powell River. Divers will have the opportunity to meet world-renowned artist Simon Morris, creator of the bronze Mermaid Statue, which has been placed at the bottom of Saltery Bay from 11-4 on May 7 and 9-12 on May 8. All AIR required for diving is free courtesy of Salish Sea Dive. Following the first...

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Have you ever had a wetsuit that fits you like a glove? That was easy to put on, fast drying, and all the seams stayed together year after year? At Pacific Pro Dive, that is our gold standard for choosing  wetsuits and we think everyone deserves a wetsuit like that. A wetsuit is a garment worn to provide thermal protection while wet. The primary function of a wetsuit is thermal insulation to keep the wearer warm in conditions where they would otherwise lose body heat rapidly due to heat transfer by relatively large quantities of water. Wetsuits are usually made of foamed neoprene, and are...

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Did you know that diving can provide many health benefits? And not just for your body.  You can also greatly impact your mental well being  while increasing your understanding of life in our oceans.  At a simple level biodiversity includes all life on our planet, both aquatic and land dwelling, which makes up all of our ecosystems.    Scuba diving allows us to interface directly with our aquatic environment.  It enables us to educate ourselves and other people about this ecosystem.  Animal interaction can be a large part of diving. It’s hard to describe the feeling when someone has their...

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