Welcome to Diving Central! Clear blue waters, abundant marine life and the hospitality of experienced divers await you. Combine those ingredients with warm sunlight and a backdrop of west coast mountains and you've got a diving vacation fit for, well - you - and a crew of your closest friends. We've always known that our ocean was special but you can also ask the National Geographic and the Cousteau Society because they both came and did extensive stories on our diving locations.
If you like to dive be sure and check out the Tuwanek Point Dive in the book 101 Dives by Betty Pratt-Johnson. If you are diving on the public beach " the spit" at Tuwanek please be sure to park in the designated areas and respect the privacy of the local residents. You'll find most of them are very nice and they don't mind sharing the beach as long as you clean up after yourselves.
Be sure and check out the scuba shore diving site for the Tuwanek beach - www.shorediving.com and don't forget to add your review of the area. Keep in mind there are no washroom facilities on the Tuwanek Spit so please make sure you stop in town on your way out.
The Tuwanek Hotel has a DAN o2 Oxygen Rescue Pack and Diving first aid kit on site as well as contact numbers for diving emergencies. Be sure to pop down and check out our diving pages for great pictures of the local marine life, getaways as well as the Chaudiere, an artificial reef that was sunk just 15 minutes by boat from the Tuwanek Hotel.
Have fun, dive safely and remember ...
Take only pictures and leave only bubbles!
Shore Diving - Walk right out of your cabin into some of the clearest water in the world. Enjoy the company of crabs, jellyfish, stars and other shore life before your morning java. You can shore dive directly from our beach or the beach at the Tuwanek Spit. For an overview of the Tuwanek shore dive drop into www.shorediving.com. Be sure and add your rating of the area and our great local diving.
Drift Dives - Drift with the ocean and take in the beauty of the marine life that makes its home in our waters. Colorful baby crabs, sponges, nudibranchs, wolf eels, cabezons and octopi provide a visual feast. The gentle currents of Tzoonie Narrows offer plenty of time to get that perfect photography shot.
Current Dives - A challenging dive in the Skookumchuck Rapids, The Glory Hole is one of the current dives available to the experienced diver. For a minutes each day the turbulent tides of the Skookumchuck allow for diving into The Glory Hole. This underwater canyon is home to the roughest and toughest survivors of the rapid waters. The colours are a symphony of neon green and red anemones, yellow sponges and deep purple stars. Adding the multitude of different plant and animal textures makes this dive rich in visual delights while demanding exacting diving technique.
Wall Dives - Tony can take you on a variety of exciting wall dives that include step and shear walls. Two of the more popular wall dives are the Agamemnon Channel Dive by the village of Egmont which is famous for its sponge and coral, and the Eagles Perch Dive in the Sechelt Inlet .
Wreck Dives - In 1992 the HMCS Chaudiere had a sinking feeling but the diving crowd was uplifted to see her begin a new life as an artificial reef. Since then The Chaud , as she is affectionately known, has become home to a diverse community of marine creatures. One feels they are observing you as much as you are them. Having deservedly gained a reputation as one of the best wreck dives on the Pacific Coast The Chaud gets more amazing with each year.