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26th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest! On Sunday October 29th we will be co-hosting the 26th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Argonaut Wharf, in Campbell River with Oceanfix

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

The PADI blog has just published a nice little article entitled “5 reasons why we love cold water diving”. We thought it would be fun to add 5 of our favourite, and different reasons we like cold water diving… Colour. If you think sub aquatic colour is reserved for tropical diving, and barrier reefs, you’d be mistaken. Take a dive in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island and try keeping your reg in your mouth as your jaw drops. Imagine a cliff face, covered in greens and pinks, as emerald waters and sun rays dance in midday light. We can...

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