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cold water diving, macro, Scuba Diving -

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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British Columbia, night diving, Pacific Pro Dive, Scuba Diving, vancouver island -

As the days grow longer in preparation of the winter months in British Columbia, the ocean visibility improves significantly. With less sunshine, the algae blooms are limited, resulting in visibility up to 60ft at times. With conditions such as this, it’s no wonder we want to get out diving as much as possible! However, many of us work during the daylight hours, leaving weekends for day dives only - but we have a secret- the best diving can sometimes be found at night! Night diving is unique because many creatures thrive at night, often rising from the depths to hunt....

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cold water diving, dive accessories, Pacific Pro Dive, Scuba Diving, vancouver island -

Well as they say “hindsight is 20/20” so we want to save you the hassle of discovering these tips on your own and share a few of the lessons we have learned over our many years of diving the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and specifically Vancouver Island.  To ensure you have the best dives possible it’s important to plan and be prepared for common issues, so that you can address any problem you have and get back in the water as smoothly and quickly as possible! We have put together the five must-have dive accessories that we think are needed to...

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Ambassadors, bare, bare sentry, cold water diving, drysuit, Pacific Pro Dive, Scuba Diving, vancouver island -

Since 2017, I've been diving in a Sentry suit and I can easily say the best drysuits I've ever owned are from the BARE Sentry series. It's built for the demanding conditions of cold-water environments, but also gives flexibility for control and movement. Many suits I've used in the past had thick neoprene materials, which are great for thermal protection and abrasions, but lacked any flexibility. I would often have flashbacks to being a child that was stuffed into a thick snowsuit and unable to bend my arms. However, the BARE Sentry (Men’s)/ Guardian (Women’s) suits are a game changer....

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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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