Dive the Emerald Sea
Dive Victoria BC and Southern Vancouver Island aboard the areas Premier Dive Charter Service
Sunday June 23nd. Race Rocks
Diving Victoria BC
Southern Vancouver Island especially the Victoria area offers a multitude of diving opportunities. Colourful reefs, shipwrecks, massive schools of fish, kelp forests, sea lions, underwater photography – it’s all here, and just minutes from the dock. Whatever your scuba diving interest or experience level, we have it all.
Fed by the both the Juan de Fuca and Strait of Georgia’s rich currents, the waters around Victoria host an abundance and diversity of marine life that rivals anything in the Atlantic or other parts of the Pacific. Over 320 species of fish and several thousand species of kelp, coral, sponge, and other invertebrate life are found here. Several species of octopus, including the Giant Pacific Octopus inhabit our waters, as well as Puget Sound King Crabs, and towering Cloud sponges that can be found dotting the underwater landscape. Our reefs are home to huge schools of rockfish and several species of perch. Greenlings, sculpins, wolf eels, ratfish and Six gill sharks can be seen patrolling these reefs. In addition to the many miles of natural reef, our wreck and artificial reef system attracts additional species of rockfish, herring, lingcod, and provides alternative habitats for juveniles of all species.
Victoria is very close to a very special diving experience known as Race Rocks. Race Rocks is the resting place of hundreds of California and Stellar Sea lions each year during their seasonal migration. The small group of islands that makes up the area of Race Rocks is an ecological reserve and marine protected park. This designation has allowed the marine life and mammals to flourish providing for a perfect dive experience.