Scuba dive minutes from Vancouver

Wall diving, pinnacles, canyons, seals, drifts, unique sponge bio herms, artificial reefs, and stunning ocean and mountain scenery – explore it all on our 5-Hour boat dive trip! Just minutes from Vancouver and take our customized boat "Topline" to explore the emerald waters of Howe Sound. Here you can commonly see Pacific octopus, wolf eels, nudibranchs, and beautifully bizarre fish such as the decorated warbonnet and grunt sculpin. 

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Dive the bizarre underwater world of Howe Sound

British Columbia was voted the #1 diving destination in North America because of its biodiversity and vibrant life. Its nutrient rich waters and amazing topography make for stunning diving. By boat diving with Sea Dragon you will encounter a diversity of marine life in the Pacific North West, and see Vancouver’s first artificial reef – the HMCS Annapolis!

 

Our 40-foot vessel specifically customized for divers. This includes an on-board compressor, marine toilet, large dive platform, and topside viewing deck – all of which make your trip comfortable and hassle-free. Spend more time diving and less time lugging gear to shore! You’ll also receive hot soup or beverage on your surface interval and be able to warm up in Topline’s heated cabin between dives. Talk about value-added!

 

Trip Details

  • This tour accommodates all levels of certified divers – recreational, technical, rebreather, photographers, free-divers, and more. Gear rentals are available and we can provide a qualified Divemaster upon request. No need to worry about finding a buddy!
     

  • Please arrive 45-60 minutes before your charter is scheduled to depart and check-in at the Expedition Centre. Gear rentals will be fitted and processed at the Expedition Centre. Then head to unload your gear at either the winter or summer dock in Sewell’s Marina.
     

  • We use different docks inside Sewell's Marina during winter and summer. The winter dock (far west) is used approximately mid-October to early May. Our summer dock (closest to the ferries) is used from early May to October. The staff at our Expedition Centre will let you know which one to go to.
     

  • Departure times can vary depending on the day of the week. Please check your booking confirmation to determine the scheduled departure time.
     

  • Bring along your cameras, bathing suit and towel, and clothing suitable for the day. 
     

  • Fully customized vessel with heated cabin, marine head, and compressor on board. Tank fills are available onboard for an extra fee.
     

  • Non-diver ride-along option is available.
     

  • Hot drinks and/or soup included.
     

  • Please advise of any special equipment requirements or medical concerns at the time of booking.
     

  • Trips depart rain or shine - it doesn't rain underwater! Our boat is fully enclosed and dry on rainy days to enjoy a cup of hot soup or hot beverage after your plunge!
     

  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation due to weather conditions or low booking numbers. 

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Requirements

  • Evidence of certification required by all divers; minimum Open Water Diver. Please provide logbook.

  • All divers must follow regulations set forth by certifying agency.

  • Dive equipment available for rent; notify at time of booking.

  • Minors under 19 must have waiver signed by parent or guardian before boarding.

  • Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

  • Flying and traveling to high elevations within 24 hours of diving is not recommended. Please adjust travel plans accordingly.

  • Please be advised that we reserve the right to charge additional for altered trips including for tech divers (longer prep and bottom time).

  • All divers must have an underwater timing device or dive computer. If you do not have one, you must rent one from us for the dive.

  • All participants must complete our waiver. Please complete prior to the date of the event.