West Vancouver island operators?

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Re: West Vancouver island operators?

Postby onsafari » Tue May 10, 2016 6:58 pm

Thanks for all the info. I'll keep poking around and post whatever I end up doing.

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Re: West Vancouver island operators?

Postby Grateful Diver » Thu May 05, 2016 2:08 pm

Peter's wife is Cathy, and they only provide diving ops for the people staying at their lodge. As Richard noted, Rendezvous is a long way from Ucluelet.

There used to be a dive shop in Tofino. I imagine they closed due to a lack of business in the area. Several years ago some of my friends went diving in that area and brought their own boat and a truckload of tanks. That was the only way they were able to do it.

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Re: West Vancouver island operators?

Postby CaptnJack » Thu May 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Rendezvous picks you up in Port Alberni not Ucluelet despite being Barkeley Sound based. You can actually see their lodge on Google Earth here.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/48%C2 ... 125.018938
Peter and his wife (I forget her name) are good operators. They are unlikely to go out as far as Ucluelet, that's a lot of fuel for them and they don't really dive in the northern portions of the Sound that much.

There are no scuba businesses currently in Tofino, its more of a surf town at this point. You could call and ask one of the surf shops to see if there's a compressor running someplace out there. The scuba shop in Port Alberni closed a number of years ago as well, so absent local knowledge about a compressor, your nearest fills are way back in Nanaimo.
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Re: West Vancouver island operators?

Postby YellowEye » Thu May 05, 2016 12:42 pm

The only charters any where near there I know of are http://tahtsadivecharters.com/ (Nootka Sound) and https://www.facebook.com/Rendezvousdiving/?fref=ts ((Barkley Sound). Let us know if you find anything! Sounds fun!

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West Vancouver island operators?

Postby onsafari » Sun May 01, 2016 9:42 am

I'm going to up around Ucluelet/Tofino later this summer and would love to dive the parks there. Anyone have recommendations or know of guides in the area? It looks like they lost a lot of businesses as there are a bunch of dead websites.


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