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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 seals as well as a number of varieties of fish.

Porteau Cove

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.

Pam Rocks

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.

Christie Islet

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.

The Squamish Adventure Guide is packed with everything you need to help you make the most out of your stay.

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