March 10 to 17, 2019
Nanaimo is known for one of the best cold water diving destinations in the world. The marine diversity and ecosystem are incredible and teaming with life. Marine life in Nanaimo is unique due to the cold water. Be prepared to see something you have never seen before!
Nanaimo marine life includes sea lions, seals, lion’s mane jellyfish, giant Pacific octopus, and nudibranchs galore. The colors of the kelp forests is that of thriving coral reefs; amazing to witness!
It is possible to wear a cold water wetsuit while diving in Nanaimo. However, for maximum comfort and enjoyment, a drysuit is highly recommended. The water temperature is likely to be in the mid 40’s.