British Columbia's Scuba Diving

British Columbia is a province in western Canada. The Pacific Ocean washes one side of the region, and the Rocky Mountains border the other. The capital city is Victoria. The coastline of British Columbia is 27,000 km long. It includes deep-sea fjords and around 6000 islands, most of which are uninhabited. It is the only Canadian province that has access to the ocean. There are 31 lakes and more than 30 rivers on the territory of British Columbia. The 1400 km long Fraser river is considered the main water stream. Divers come here for the diverse marine life. The underwater life contains over 5000 species of Invertebrates and 400 fish species. You can meet orcas, giant octopuses and toothy greenlings.

Getting There

To get to British Columbia, book a flight to an international airport located in one of the large Canadian cities: Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal or Halifax. Then, you can buy a bus or a train ticket, or rent a car.

Dive Shops in


The southern shore of British Columbia has a mild and rainy oceanic climate. This is the result of the North Pacific Current that begins in the Kuroshio Current. The midland environment of the province is semi-arid. The average annual air temperature in populated areas is around +12 °C. Winters are usually frosty, with air temperature dropping to –10/–18 °C. Summer is hot, and the air warms up to +30-32 °C.

Dive Spots near British Columbia

One of the most famous dive sites is the wreck of a sunken Chinese fishing ship China Creek. Now, it is an artificial reef that hosts various fish.
Albert Head Lagoon is another favourite place for diving. Its depth is 18 meters. It is home to octopuses, sea anemones and many fish.