For scuba diving fans, Sechelt and the rest of the Sunshine Coast offer some of the world's finest cold-water diving year-round.
In fact, legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau ranked this region as the third-best place in the world to dive after Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. With abundant, healthy marine life to view beneath unspoiled coastal waters, divers are in for a treat. While many divers like to train in the summer, underwater visibility on the Sunshine Coast is even better in the winter due to the lack of algae bloom.
The Sunshine Coast's sheer variety of dive sites makes it a genuine Pacific Ocean diving mecca. Dramatic walls and pinnacles offer adventure and natural beauty, and drift dives are also popular. Scuba divers can expect to see plenty of marine life. There is a vast host of colourful invertebrates, such as giant Pacific octopi, starfish, and jellyfish. Close encounters with playful porpoises, sea lions and seals are also on the menu.