Open Water Course

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  • $ 210.00 CAD

Why Dive With Us?

  • Passionate Team of Dive professionals with years of experience diving locally.

  • Full Service Dive shop for recreational scuba, technical divers, and freedivers.

  • Opportunities for education and skills expansion on every dive trip.

  • Environment-First Dive practices to help preserve the dive sites we love.

  • All Dive guides are trained in first aid and oxygen delivery. First Aid kits and DAN Oxygen Kits are present on all trips and courses.

Respecting the Environment and Marine Life:

At Diving Sports we are passionate about the environment. All of our guides will be making sure divers are following practices to leave our dive sites the same or better than when we get there. All divers will be following the "look, don't touch" rule during all trips to ensure minimum impact with the marine environment and wildlife.

Transportation :

We have a 7 passenger van to transport all divers and equipment to Vancouver Island and back for the day. Divers are welcome to take a spot in the van, or arrange their own transportation to meet at the dive site.

What's Included? :

Our package includes transportation from the shop, ferry costs, tanks, weights, hot drinks and snacks in between dives, and the guide.

Where Are We Going?

Tyee is a beautiful dive site located thirty minutes north of Nanaimo. Crystal clear visibility, shelter from wind and waves, and easy entry are just a few things that make diving at Tyee so special. Wade in the welcoming shore entry, then dive over fields of eelgrass before dropping down to search for giant pacific octopus and wolf eels which are the stars of this dive site. Divers can also enjoy sighting rockfish, ling cod, nudibranchs, dogfish, ratfish, jellyfish, and much more!

Join us for a day trip to Tyee, where we’ll be doing two shore dives. We’ll be setting up the site with canopy tents, picnic tables, hot drinks and snacks. Tyee might just be your most comfortable winter PNW dive!


Who is This Trip for?:

  • Anyone looking for an easy day trip over to Vancouver Island
  • Photographers interested in capturing macro life or wide angle action
  • Scubadivers should have advanced certification, and a minimum of 15 cold water dives, with one being in the last 6 months
  • Freedivers should hold beginner to intermediate level certification (or equivalent)
  • Spearfishing is not permitted on this dive trip

  • Itinerary :

  • 7:00am - meet at the shop, pack the van, and drive to Horseshoe Bay
  • 8:25am - take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
  • 10:45am - 1:45pm - two shore dives at Tyee
  • 3:20pm - take the ferry back to Horseshoe Bay
  • 6:00pm - back at the shop

  • Commitment to Safety and Enjoyment

    At Diving Sports we believe in making sure all our divers (Scuba and Freedivers) receive the best possible experience while maintaining a high standard for safety, both for the divers, the guide, and the environment we are visiting. Our dive guides have many years of experience diving locally in cold water. All Dive guides are trained in first aid and oxygen delivery. First Aid kits and DAN Oxygen Kits are present on all trips and courses. Dive sites or dive plans may be changed due to weather conditions or experience level of the group, as well as anyone not adhering to proper dive practices will politely be asked to adapt to better interact with the underwater environment.

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