Scuba Diving in Vancouver

Most people think of the tropics when they think of scuba diving but Vancouver has some of the best cold water scuba diving in the world. Scuba divers plung the frigid waters between Vancouver Island and the mainland to view spectacular marine species like wolf eels and octopus, as well as a brilliant red coral found few other places in the world. Cates Park in Deep Cove and Whytecliff Park near Horseshoe Bay are popular diving sites, and many Vancouver scuba enthusiasts get their feet wet here first. On the Sunshine Coast, the jagged coastal fjord of Jervis Inlet near Powell River provides a stunning backdrop for finding a sunken mermaid that has been submerged by local diving enthusiasts. Some shipwrecks off the Malaspina Strait still yield buried treasures!