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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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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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British Columbia, Marine Life, Pacific Pro Dive, Scuba Diving, vancouver island -

Steep Island is named for, er, being Steep. And an island. Pretty obvious really, but what a lot of people aren't aware of is that it’s one of the best places in the country to see tube worms. Lots and lots of tube worms. Tube worms are very cool creatures indeed. They are commonly attached to rocks, shells, floats and piers, and Steep Island seems to be magnet for them. They can be found at a depth of about 50 foot down, inhabiting waters to around 350 deep. These fascinating, and quite beautiful bouquets are filter feeders, meaning they feast on tiny microscopic organisms. Their predators...

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