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“The best dive charter in Vancouver”

Sea Dragon Charters
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Scuba Diving in Howe Sound
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Vancouver Snorkel and Kayak Adventure: Snorkel with Seals
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Snorkel and kayak with seals for a true West Coast experience just minutes from Vancouver - No experience necessary! The Sea Life Cruise, a multi-activity excursion, departs from Horseshoe Bay taking you to the nearby seal colony of Pam Rocks in scenic Howe Sound. Here, marine lovers have the chance to experience a face-to-face encounter with harbour seals in their natural environment. A 'sightseeing only' option is also available for guests who wish to stay dry on board. Are you interested in scuba diving in British Columbia and the Pacific North West? Then you've also come to the right place! Wall diving, pinnacles, canyons, seals, drifts, sponge bioherms, aritfical reefs, and stunning ocean and mountain scenery - explore it all on this 5-Hour boat diving adventure! Take the customized boat Topline out to explore the emerald waters of Howe Sound where you can commonly see Pacific octopus, wolf eels, nudibrachs, and beautifully bizarre fish such as the decorated warbonnet and the grunt sculpin.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Went out again with Jan and Kevin and had another great day. I can't imagine anyone having a better sense of where and when to dive the various sites in Howe Sound. They have a great boat for diving all year round (can be completely enclosed in the winter or you can lounge on the top surface when the weather warms up). I think one of the best commendations for Jan and Kevin is how many of their customers are regulars.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Kevin and Jan are very experienced operators with a great customized dive boat. I'm from out of town and have done a couple trips with Sea Dragon. All four dives were fantasic and we also saw hundreds of white sided dolfins after the dive. If you are from out of town, BC diving is amazing and worth the trip. As far as diversity of sea life and variety of species, it is amazing as Howe Sound especially has seen a real rebirth and it is very close to downtown Vancouver... (octopus, nudibranch, plumose anenome, wolf eels, star fish, prawns, seals, crabs and thousands more of the strangest things you can find under water). Enjoy and use a drysuit...

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Sea Dragon charters is professionally managed with knowlegable and enthusiastic staff. Each charter and dive caters to weather, tides and diver experience to make every dive as excellent as possible. Before each dive Kevin and Jan provide a thorough briefing of expected sights, sea life and what routes to follow to maximize the experience. I highly recommend for all levels of diving, including tech diving. Particularly fun was the exploration dive we went on to discover new dive locations; four shorter dives in one day. Everyone evaluated and named the dives with the crew during the traditional after-charter happy hour. If you're planning on diving in Vancouver, Sea Dragon is the way to go.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

british columbia has the best cold water diving in the world. i feel fortunate to access these waters from shore and boat. i have been diving with sea dragon charters on a monthly(sometimes weekly) basis for the past two years. the sites are selected to provide all clients with a dive appropriate for their dive levels. the emphasis is on safety. jan and kevin have been chartering in howe sound for the past 17 years and have and extensive knowledge of the tides, currents and topography. this is the charter that visiting film crews turn to when they want to explore and film howe sound.

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

I've been diving with Sea Dragon for the past several months, recently on a weekly basis. Kevin and Jan run a great diving charter. They are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and fun to dive with. Highly recommended!

3  Thank Steve T
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