Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby Scubak » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:38 am

Wow! Sundown dive is still around? Amazing!
It has been way too long since I dove around Nanaimo!
Love Snake Island Area!!!
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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby YellowEye » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm

Very cool! Thanks for the report!
I remember that overhang being awesome. Did you see seals in the shallows? Was there much life on the wall?

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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby ScubaJess » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:56 pm

Sounds really fun! I love diving Vancouver Island. Thanks for the report! :)
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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby Jeff Pack » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:23 am

thx.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby ohopdiver » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:they would just take out the 2 of you?

yes, but sometimes we had 3.

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Re: Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby Jeff Pack » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:45 pm

they would just take out the 2 of you?
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Snake Island Wall, Nanaimo BC

Postby ohopdiver » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 am

August 28, 2017. Just Greg Smith and myself. Tsawwassen Ferry to Nanaimo BC. Stayed at Howard Johnson Harbourside at 1 Terminal Ave.
Dive Charter with Sundown Dive Charter at 22 Esplanade. Two older small boats, 21 foot outboards. Don't expect to be pampered.
Day 1: HMCS Cape Bretton, 30 ft vis and Jesse Island, 20 ft vis, which is shallow with interesting structure and sea life but shallow vis was bad, swim thru at 15 FSW.
Day-2: HMCS Saskatchewan, 50 ft vis and Clark Rock, 50+ ft vis, a big round pinnacle with GPO's and Wolfies.
Day-3 Snake Island Wall twice, 75 ft vis. Big deep wall with anchor buoy at south end of the island. Just follow the driveway down to 100 FSW. There's 3 foot tall Chimney Sponges. Go left a couple hundred feet to a huge overhang. Great vis.
Because of marginal winds, we spent 3 days resisting Rivtow Lion and insisting on Snake Island - be persistent.
The beach trail access is in HOJO's parking lot. You can walk through the park to the other end of town on the water front trail.
Restaurants are in walking distance plus Horton's across the street.
We left our gear over night in the dockside shed while staff took our tanks, filled and returned them to the dock next day.


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