Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Discover marine life, man-made reefs, sunken ships and other underwater treasures when you dive deep into the waters of Howe Sound. Scuba divers and snorkelers of all levels can easily access the beauty that lies beneath our shores and see more than 100 marine species including eel, octopus, urchins, anemones and seal as well as a number of varieties of fish.
BC’s first underwater park offers plenty of underwater fun including a man-made reef, cliff dive, and three sunken ships approximately 9-30 metres below. Here, the waters are moderately shallow and warm, making it a great choice for first-time divers.
Easily accessible from Porteau Cove, this boat dive is well-known for its huge marine species such as the plumose anemone, a type of sea anemone that can grow as long as three feet. Pam Rocks is also home to a large colony of harbour seals which makes it an exciting destination for divers and snorkelers alike.
Take the plunge at this Howe Sound Migratory Bird Sanctuary and you’ll find a rock-walled bottom, mighty boulders and a few small caves at 3-6 metres. The area is located approximately 1km south of Anvil Island and accessible via the Porteau Cove launch.
Good To Know:
Sea Dragon Charters offers multi-activity all-ages snorkeling (no-experience necessary), scuba (certified divers only) and sightseeing excursions departing from Horseshoe Bay through beautiful Howe Sound, and to the nearby seal colony of Pam Rocks. Trips are approximately 4 to 5 hours in length and include all snorkeling gear, wetsuits as well as a light lunch.