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On a surface interval at Orlebar Point on Gabriola Island, BC (Summer 2019). This is an excellent shore dive by the way, accessed by taking a short ferry ride from Nanaimo, BC.



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 now, I probably never would.

It is now 2020, and I am fast approaching my 500th cold water dive.
I have to say, my only regret is that I didn't start diving a lot sooner!
So don't wait if you think it's something you would like to try, in a word, diving is awesome!!

I live and work in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Which is located on Vancouver Island. This is the central most portion of this west coast paradise.

I have been a resident here since around 1991 and cannot imagine living anywhere else. Truly, Vancouver Island is an outdoor person's paradise!

There is danger though, as I, and my buddy found during a dive in 2012.
I don't want you to turn away from diving before you even start, but I would like you to check out this page, which commemorates a friend and fellow diver named Scott Revane. "Best Diving Gone Bad"


I also fairly recently wrote, illustrated and published a kids book on Amazon. I would be honored to have you support my website with the purchase of my book "An Emerald Sea For You + Me"


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.

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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.


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


Race Rocks, Victoria BC.


Puget King Crab meets Bob


Me to!