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British Columbia, cold water diving, giant pacific octopus, glass sponges, Pacific Pro Dive, vancouver island -

Are you wondering what to expect when you dive the waters of BC? Well, you are in luck!  We have compiled some of the miraculous sights you may experience when you book your dive trip to Vancouver Island! Although it is nearly impossible to short-list the incredible assortment of marine life and unique ecosystems waiting to be explored, we have listed six of the more commonly encountered life, along with a few of the rarities found in the beautiful green seas surrounding the coastlines of Vancouver Island and British Columbian coastline. Nudibranchs The largest and most diverse assortment of nudibranch...

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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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British Columbia, Canada, freediving, vancouver island -

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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Ambassadors, British Columbia, Marine Life, Pacific Pro Dive, vancouver island -

(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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British Columbia, Canada, Club dives, social, vancouver island -

Looking for adventure? Looking for local dive buddies to explore with? Then look no further friends! We'd like to introduce the Pacific Pro Dive Adventure Club. Join the group and keep posted on local dives, BBQs and events. Our aim is to build a community of like minded individuals that share a passion for our oceans, for diving, for conservation and for exploration. Once members are a part of the group you can make posts looking for buddies, suggest new sites or trips, or ask questions and advice. Be a part of the Pacific Pro Dive Adventure Club!

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