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PADI Courses, Scuba and Snorkeling Gear and BC Dive Trips
PADI Courses, Scuba and Snorkeling Gear and BC Dive Trips

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we have just added another Local Sunday Safari on June 18th. Book your spot >> 

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Join us for 2 Boat Dives on Vancouver Island.

Trip Details:

* Meet at the Diving Locker at 5am to catch the 6:30am ferry
* We’ll enjoy 2 Boat dives and have a break for lunch in between
* We will plan on catching the 3pm Ferry back to Vancouver

Trip Cost $249.95 Includes:

Transportation (including ferry)
2 Guided Boat Dives
Soup on the Boat
Tanks/Weights

Wreck Dive Sites:

HMCS Saskatchewan
The 366 ft. HMCS Saskatchewan was scuttled in 1997 as the first artificial reef in the Nanaimo area. She sits in 130 ft. of water with her main deck at 80-90 ft. and is home to a variety of sealife including giant plumose anemonies, lingcod, cabezon, wolfeels, cloud sponges, along with a myriad of smaller marine life. Divers must have an advanced certification for this dive.

HMCS Cape Breton
The 411 ft. HMCS Cape Breton was scuttled in 2001 as the second artificial reef in the Nanaimo area. She sits in 145 ft. of water (minus a bit of the stern section) with her main deck at 100 ft. She is a short distance away from the HMCS Saskatchewan, just off the shore of Snake Island and is home to a wide variety of marine life. Divers must have an advanced certification for this dive.

Rivtow Lion
The Rivtow Lion was scuttled in 2005 as the an artificial reef accessible by all level of divers. She sits in 85 ft. of water on the leeward side of Newcastle channel with her deck at 60 ft. Her protected location makes it easy to reach and dive even when it is too rough to dive the larger wrecks. There is a great deal of life on the Rivtow Lion including warbonnets, brittle stars, plumose anemonies, rockfish, lingcod, octopus, and much more.

Wall Dive Sites:

Snake Island Wall - Snake Island Wall is located on the opposite side of Snake Island from the wrecks and is a great dive for all levels of divers. The start of the dive is a shallow shelf at 35 ft. with a short swim away from the island to a gentle curve that takes you over the edge of a wall to depths in excess of 600 ft. Newer divers can explore the upper edges of the wall at 60 ft. looking for buffalo sculpins, grunt sculpins, plumose anemonies, octopus, rockfish, and more. More experienced divers can explore the deeper depths with overhangs housing plumose anemonies, cloud, and boot sponges.

Orlebar Pt. - Located on the Northeastern part of Gabriola Island, this dive site offers shallower waters for newer divers as well as a deep wall for more experienced and technical divers. Here you will find sand flats, rock reef, and finally a wall with a wide variety of marine life in the shallows and along the wall. This is a great location for a variety of anemonie species including crimson, plumose, and painted anemonies.

Clark Rock - Clark Rock is a reef at a lighthouse a short distance out from the beach at Pipers Lagoon. The max depth of this dive is 60 ft. so it is good for all level of divers. The attraction for this site is variety of marine life including wolfeels, octopus, rockfish, lingcod, sea urchins, nudibranchs, and sculpins galore.

Jesse Island - Jesse Island is located in Departure Bay, just inside the entrance so mostly protect from the elements outside the straight. The maximum depth for this dive is 60 ft. so it is great for all levels. At high tides there are swim throughs and interesting rock formations that offer protections to a wide variety of marine life. Look for sculpins, anemonies, octopus, nudibranchs among the many variety found here. This dive is a live dropoff and pickup with a slow drift along the wall.

Gabriola Bluffs - Looking from Nanaimo Harbour out to Gabriola Island you can see a series of steep bluffs. These bluffs continue down into the water with a series of shelves leading out to a deeper wall providing the opportunity for divers of all levels to experience the marine life here. Nudibranchs, crabs, plumose anemonies, crimson anemonies, and others can be seen along different parts of the wall. This dive is a live drop off and pickup with a slow drift along the wall.

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After your first few scuba dives, you will soon want to explore a bit deeper. There is something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.The safest way to explore deeper is through PADI’s Deep Diver Specialty Course.

You’ll learn and practice different techniques required for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet as well as some important equipment considerations.

You’ll also gain valuable experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Course Details:
2 Shore dives on Saturday

2 Boat dives on Sunday

Prerequisite: Must be Advanced certified or higher


* The course includes use of all scuba gear (Drysuit upgrade optional), PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual,and certification. Personal gear (Mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves) can be rented for an additional $30. Drysuit Upgrade can be added for $99.95*

Book at:
http://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-deep-specialty

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Come and join our trip to Campbell River over the weekend of Feb 17-19th! 5 awesome boat dives, 1 shore dive, great scenery and good company! A trip you won’t want to miss!

This trip will also include breakfasts on Saturday & Sunday, lunch on Saturday and a BBQ dinner Saturday night!

We will be diving off of Quadra Island which offers clear waters and profusion of colourful marine life. The Walls are covered in life, including colorful anemones, sponges, nudibranchs, tube worms, and soft corals. There are many other type of fish varieties and marine animals, including Orca’s, Seal Lions, Wolf Eels, Giant Pacific Octopus and much much more.

We’ll be diving popular sites such as Row and Be Damned, Whiskey Point, Coopers Cliff, Steep Island and maybe even a wreck dive on the former destroyer HMCS Columbia…


Early Bird Special $679 includes:
(Price goes up to $699 Jan 17th)

Ferries
Tanks/weights
1 shore dive
5 boat dives
Transportation
Accommodation
Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch (Saturday)
BBQ Dinner on Saturday
Trip Itinerary:
Friday

Meet the shop at 9 am (to catch the 10:40 ferry to Nanaimo)
Stop in Nanaimo for a shore dive so we can sort any weighting or gear issues before Campbell River.
Drive to Campbell River
Check into the newly built Campbell River Comfort Inn Hotel
Go for dinner somewhere and relax for the evening!


Saturday
Meet the boat at the dock for our first dive
Depending on tides, we may stay on the boat for the surface interval before our 2nd dive or come back to the dock.
Lunch on the boat or dock
Head out for a 3rd afternoon/dusk dive
Return to the resort where they will have a nice BBQ dinner waiting for us!


Sunday
Meet down at the dock for the dive
Lunch
Head back out for 2nd dive
Pack up and head home!
Jacque Cousteau described the Discovery Passage as second to only the Red Sea in its diversity of marine and invertebrate life.

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Discover the Beauty of Howe Sound. Join us for two boat dives leaving from Horseshoe Bay. We will meet at 8am on Dec 7th at the Diving Locker.

Cost $149 includes:
2 guided boat dives
2 tanks and weights
transportation

When: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 8AM-2:30PM

Book your spot here >> http://www.divinglocker.ca/product/boat-dive-trip/

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Join us for a visit up at SFU! We will get a good classroom session about decompression theories and chamber history followed by a dive to 160 feet where SFU's altitude is already accounted for, so really you will be under the same pressure as on 190 feet.
Recommended for all divers and non divers, great opportunity for a life time experience!

Meet at the shop at 5.30pm - $150 - transportation included

https://www.sfu.ca/university-communications/media-releases/2013/diving-drunk-in-sfus-hyperbaric-chamber.html

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After your first few scuba dives, you will soon want to explore a bit deeper. There is something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.The safest way to explore deeper is through PADI’s Deep Diver Specialty Course.

You’ll learn and practice different techniques required for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet as well as some important equipment considerations.

You’ll also gain valuable experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
2 Shore dives on Saturday
2 Shore dives on Sunday

Course Price: $299.95
* The course includes use of all scuba gear (Drysuit upgrade optional), PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual,and certification. Personal gear (Mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves) can be rented for an additional $30. Drysuit Upgrade can be added for $99.95*

Prerequisites
* Must be an Advanced Certified Diver to participate*

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BOXING WEEK SALE: DEC 26th - 31st

Our biggest sale of the year!
We're excited to offer incredible savings for you online as well as in-store.
FREE shipping on orders over $100 until December 31st!

http://www.divinglocker.ca/product-category/boxing-day/

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Light&Motion Sola and Gobe dive lights on SALE now!

Check the deal >> http://www.divinglocker.ca/product-cate…/…/light-and-motion/

#divelight #sola #gobe #scubagear #divegearsale
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