Fresh Water Diving

    Nursery Cove Tutukaka and Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

    Don't miss the Labyrinth off the southern point

    Ogden Point Breakwater Vancouver Island, Canada

    The Ogden Point Breakwater is an 800-metre long breakwater constructed of stacked granite blocks and concrete. Although the breakwater is a marine sanctuary, line fishing is allowed; be alert for fishing gear on the bottom and overzealous boaters.There are five dive flags painted near the top of the…

    Old man rock Coromandel peninsula, New Zealand

    Rocks covered with kelps. A few fish, crayfish and stingrays.

    Pam Rocks Pam Rocks, Canada


    Paradise Springs Central Florida Springs - Ocala, USA

    This is a commercially operated dive site. Entrance fee is $27. Only certified cave divers can reach 140'... Take care !

    Piccanninie Ponds Mount Gambier, Australia

    Been many years since I had dived here, but you may still need a permit to snorkel and it probably still is rated as a Cave Dive and will require a Cave certification to dive this site.

    Pill point wall Vancouver Island, Canada

    Port Mac Donald Pier Mount Gambier, Australia


    Port McNeill Vancouver Island, Canada

    This site was more popular in the past when the pier existed. But there is still enough life here, to make it worth while.

    Porteau Cove Porteau Cove, Canada

    Provicial marine park, there is number of small wrecks to see, lots of fish life. Easy access with changing rooms / washrooms

    Portier Pass Portier Pass, Canada


    Quadra Island Vancouver Island, Canada

    Rainbow River Central Florida Springs - Ocala, USA

    Biology interest is based on both land and water creatures, especially birds and large freshwater fish. Week-end frequency based on holidays and summertime, otherwise not too bad in the early morning when the best animals are active.Very quiet setting, recommended to get there EARLY, 8am when the…

    Rainbow Warrior Wreck Cavalli Islands, New Zealand

    The Rainbow Warrior was the Green Peace flagship (40 metres and 418 tonnes). It was used all over the world to protest about environmental and humanitarian issues.On july 10th 1985, it was bombed by French Secret Service Officers, killing a photographer, Fernando Pereria.On december 14th 1987, the…

    Red Baron Caves Tutukaka and Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

    This is a series of arches and outcrops.

    Renate's reef Vancouver Island, Canada

    A rather larger pinnacle that has wolf eels, giant pacific octopus, schools of rock fish, nudibranches and much much more.

    Rendezvous House Reef Vancouver Island, Canada

    An area marked by varied terrain from sand aeras with giant nudibranchs and Co-soles to rock formations with walls. Generally many invertebrates and fish species and even six gill sharks on occassion. Great for an afternoon dive or night dive after the usual boat dives

    Rikoriko Cave Tutukaka and Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

    The Rikoriko cave is the largest sea cave in the southern hemisphere. It is so large that the boats go in easily, and the acoustics is so good that there have been concerts in it!Concerning the biology, the cave offers an interesting mix between day and night species of fishes.There are dozens of…

    Rocky Point Vancouver Island, Canada

    The water quality varies here quite a bit. So, this location may only be good some of the time, partly because it is shallow here. If the conditions are not good above 50 feet, then you should dive Neck Point or Dolphin Beach.

    Saltery Bay Boat Launch Vancouver Island, Canada

    This is a pretty good dive site. One of the few places you can easily see Ratfish during the day. And also this is wheelchair accessible. Just have to be careful about the boats.

    Sand Garden Tutukaka and Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

    Good second dive.

    Saxe Point Vancouver Island, Canada

    This is a shallow dive site, with lots of parking. To enter the water follow the trail to the north west of the parking lot down to the beach. The wall starts almost at the surface and can be followed both to the left and right once you are in the water.

    Seafire wreck Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

    The 44 meter vessel Seafire was scuttled at this site in November 2008 as a dive wreck.

    Sidney Waterfront Vancouver Island, Canada

    This dive site is hard to predict slack current for. An artificial reef exists here, of hollow concrete half spheres. There is also the wreck of a small sail boat. But despite this dive sites problems this can be an interesting dive.

    Snake Island Vancouver Island, Canada

    Snake island is a Bird Sanctuary, and home to approx 200 Harbour Seals. Great snorkeling & scuba.

    Te Ruahine Point Canterbury, New Zealand

    Exposed if the wind is from the east and a swell is running. Patches of reef. Butterfish, wrasses, nudibranchs and Hector's dolphins!

    Ten Mile Point Vancouver Island, Canada

    This is one of Victoria's best diving locations, and is accessible by shore. But because of the currents here, it is better done as a boat dive. Only sometimes, does the current here actually stop. And usually not for long. Of course, it is because of the current here that there is so much life at…

    The Arabia Tobermory, Canada

    A three masted Barque built in 1853. Lying upright. Stern section collapsed with wheel house over the side. From mid ships toward bow, wreck condition improves. Bow has windlass and both anchors in place. Many dead eyes on rails. Bowsprit largely intact with chain rigging still there. In good vis (…

    The Forest City Tobermory, Canada

    A 216 foot steamer that ran head on into Bear's Rump Island at full speed.She lies on a VERY steep slope. Mid ships to bow are flattened. Things get interesting from 80 feet down. Boilers and aft rail down at approx 150 ft. This wreck deserves respect. It and the Arabia are responsible for most of…

    The Henry C. Daryaw The Henry C Daryaw, Canada

    STRONG CURRENT throughout this dive.The Darya is a 219 ft steel freighter that struck a nearby shoal on November 20th, 1941, carrying a load of coal, which is found in relative abundance nearby. The gash she suffered was too great and down she went with the loss of one crew member. She landed on the…

    The JC Morrison The JC Morrison, Canada

    The JC Morrison ( approx 75 ft long)is a dual side wheel paddler built in 1854 that sank after catching fire in 1857. She was cut adrift from the nearby wharf to save other ships and sank where she currently lies after burning to the water line.Initially, both paddle wheels were present on the wreck…

    The Lillie Parsons The Lillie Parsons, Canada

    STRONG CURRENT. I can't emphasize this enough. The only reasonable way to get around this wreck is to drift down it and use hand holds on it or rocks on the bottom to pull yourself towards it's stern ( yes, oddly enough, her stern is pointing INTO the current). If using rocks, be careful what you…

    The Living Seas Central Florida Springs - Ocala, USA

    6 million gallon tank with over 65 species of marine life. Saw sharks, turtles, eagle rays, and diverse tropical fish.

    The Niagara II Tobermory, Canada

    The Niagara II was built in 1930 as a 182 footsteel freighter and later in life, converted to a sand sucker. She was purchased in 1998 and purposefully sunk by the Tobermory Maritime Association the following year after having been thoroughly cleaned in preparation of sinking as a dive site. There…

    Tyler rock Vancouver Island, Canada

    Tyler rock is a pinnacle that comes up from surrounding deep waters.It is one of the sites inBC where six gill sharks can be found in the summer. There is always great life and a swimm through covered with anemones. In the shoulder seasons sea lions may come a check you out.

    Vanlene Vancouver Island, Canada

    The Vanlene went down in 1972 and the ship was loaded with Dodge Colts (cars) the bow is pretty much smashed up into the rocks and in a big kelp field. The midsectionlies in about 16 meter and has a big boiler standing up. The stern section which is most intact is in about 27 meter and has still…

    Volkner Rocks Marine reserve Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

    The Volkner Rocks is a Marine reserve and great diving. Hosts the Diadema Starfish

    W.L. Wetmore Tobermory, Canada

    Wooden Steamer, the Wetmore, sank in a storm in Nov 29 1901.The wetmore sank pulling two barges, the James C King and the Brurnette.The Burnette was salvaged a but the King lies just wet of the Wetmore in 22 - 93 ft of water.The wetmore outstanding features are it huge boiler and the rudder and…

    Waikato River Waikato River, New Zealand

    Drift dive down a fast flowing river. Ever wanted to feel like you were flying - this is your chance :-)Spent the first 7 minutes in a big whirlpool, until my grinning guide showed where to go to get swept out. Happened to more or less under the Taupo bungy jump...Apart from the rush of "flying"…

    Whale Island Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

    Typical New Zealand coastal dive site