Marine legend Jacques Cousteau called the waters of Vancouver Island "the best temperate water diving in the world and second only to the Red Sea." The esteemed Cousteau Society continues to rank Vancouver Island as one of the finest cold-water diving destinations on the planet. It's just minutes from Sidney to dozens of prime sites for divers of all ages.
Sidney's Superb Diving
Tour the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre and admire the amazing diversity and complexity of marine life in local waters. Divers explore the wrecks of the GB Church and HMCS Mackenzie, diving reefs delivering spectacular undersea adventure. The Mackenzie was sunk purposely in 1995 to create an artificial reef. Other hot diving spots are Graham's Wall, Tozier Rock, The White Lady, Burial Islet and Octopus Point.
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