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me at Wall Beach 2022

Diving at Wall Beach, Summer 2021 (Photo by Bob Simpson)

My name is Don and I am an avid Cold Water Scuba Diver. I began diving at 50 years of age to fulfill a bucket list wish I had since being a kid.
I just knew if I didn't try it, I probably never would.

It is now 2022, and I am up to over 600 cold water dives!
So I have a regret, and that is I wish I'd started diving a lot sooner!

Don't wait if you think it's something you would like to try, because I've found Scuba Diving is "out of this world" and an awesome sport!

I live and work in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, which is located on Vancouver Island. This is roughly the central most portion of this west coast paradise, where I have resided since around 1991.
I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Truly, Vancouver Island is an outdoor person's paradise!

Thanks for visiting

Cheers, and dive safe!!!

In honor of the late Paul "Scott" Revane please visit this link

"Best Diving Gone Bad"

As his friend and dive buddy that was witness to his last moments, I feel it is important to remind all current and future divers to not get cocky or complacent about any aspect of scuba diving.

We owe it to the people who love us to make it home safe.

Feel free to "Contact Me" by following the link, or if you have something to share use "Share Your VI Story"

Please help support my website through the purchase of my
self published Children's Story & Colouring Books

To purchase you can contact me directly through my email below, or follow the link to My Children's Books> for vendor locations.


My Book prices  -1 copy $12
                          -2 or more copies $11 each

Please Note! Book prices may vary according to Vendors!

Please specify if you are on Vancouver Island as I will personally deliver within 1 week to 10 days, otherwise I will use Canada Post and there will be extra shipping charges depending on number of copies ordered.

Sincerely, Don Ravensbergen
Nanaimo, BC, Cda

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Tides & currents

Here is an excellent link to
tide and current charts
for Nanaimo, BC.
At the bottom of displayed
chart you will see two links,
"other tide stations" or
"other current stations"
follow these links for
information from California
and right up to Alaska.

Me at Whytecliff Park 2022

me at whytecliff park 2022

Myself and my dive buddy Bob at Race Rocks, Victoria BC.

Race Rocks, Victoria BC.

Puget King Crab meets Bob

Me to!