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Diving

Dive into the serene waters off the coast of Port Hardy.

The silence is refreshing and awe inspiring as you submerge deeper into the water and the worries of life above ground are left behind. The world looks different under the sea, and the vivid reefs around Port Hardy are a great place to see the best that cold-water diving has to offer.

Head to Port Hardy and dive into an adventure you’ll never forget!

The Queen Charlotte Strait, just off the north-eastern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has long been known for its hotbed of natural and artificial diving locales. Ancient ships that succumbed to their watery fates have created magnificent artificial reefs, which attract divers to the area for the diversity of species and clarity of the water. Explore such sites as Hunt Rock, Browning Wall, Five Fathom Rock and the wreck of the Themes.

SCUBA diving excursions allow visitors to see the diverse marine life firsthand, and marvel at species such as Metridium anemones, clusters of pink-mouthed hydroids, Basket stars and giant barnacles; the vibrant colours are astounding. If you are not SCUBA certified, snorkelling in the shallow lagoons and tidal pools offer remarkable experiences viewing sea urchins and starfish. There are several dive charters and SCUBA rentals available in Port Hardy if you don’t have your own vessel or gear.