July 1st, 2017 - the 150th Birthday of modern day Canada. We decided to spend the day underwater of course, diving two of our favourite sites - the SS Capilano shipwreck, and Vivian Island.
Both are just off the coast of Comox, British Columbia, and together they make for one of our favourite days on the water - anywhere in the world!
The SS Capilano sits at 100 feet and is a stunning wreck covered in plumose anemone, and huge ling cod. There's lots to see down there, as the video below will give you a glimpse of.
Vivian Island is a little-known gold mine of a dive site. On one side you have a few hundred sea lions, though visibility at this time of year in the shallows means you don't see them much. The other side of the island has the remains of the SS Shamrock plus a deep wall with boot sponges, and then at the far end as you come up for your safety stop - sea lions!
There are few places in BC that offer wrecks, sea lions and walls in one or two dives, and we have it right on our doorstep, and there's no better way to spend Canada Day than right there!
You can book a charter through our friends at www.pacificprodive.com