i was invited to join Scuba Jess , yellow eye , Grateful diver, Keith clements, Stephen , John Paul... all the way up to the land of Canada to dive at Barkley sound with the diver resort Rendezvous adventures .... this was my first time being up there and i will be back for more ... Peter and Kathy run the place and its a Large cabin Cut into a hill side , that had to be blown apart to build on the land... its pretty amazing to look off the deck and see the lard hillside of solid rock ... we got on the boat in port Alberni and from there is about 2 hours to the home, once there we unpacked , got briefed on the rules of the house and where to put stuff and where to charge stuff... the house is power by a diesel generator and Peter has also installed solar panels to help with demand... If you dont like stairs or have bad knees .. they Got em here .. from the boat dock up the stairs to your room , then Up more stairs to the upper House where you can Lounge and read dive books and magazines.. All food is cooked by Kathy, and we ate every day like a family all around the dinner table , laughing and talking... Peter is quite the funny guy and always has a quick comeback to a joke..
they Have Nitrox there for divers and a good compressor for filling tanks.... the views out the window are scenic and restful , and its very easy to just sit and watch nature.. relax and not think about Life... break fast was served early ... Ugggg i am not a morning person ... and from there is was put on your under garments and get down to the boat, from there it was get debriefed on the site and get in the water... once out a quick surface interval and back for round 2 ... head Back to the lodge .. refill tanks and hit another dive site... back again home, rinse gear.. eat dinner ..and a night dive out on the house reef..
Now I was there for one thing and one thing only !! the Tri color Nudis ... these sucker are only found Here .. I think ? , BUT they are here and on the house reef , right out front in 12 feet of water !! ... i was most excited to just get in the night dive .. we hit 8 dives for the weekend .. but I missed the last 2 dives on tuesday , due to my stomach not liking the Prime rib ... The weather did not allow us to get out into the exposed stuff , wind and waves played a factor for that.. the Viz during the trip was goopy from 10 all the way down to about 60 ish... Below 70 feet is was open and clear... we had some nice dives on walls and dive on a Pinnacle ... But for me the best dive was seeing the small tricolor nudibranchs ..
I want to say thank you to everyone for the trip , i really enjoyed being around the NWDC family and making Scuba dive memories with you ...
Here are my pics
NWDC Rule #2 Pictures Or it didn't Happen