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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and Shepherd Charters provide scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, tours, charters, sales and service to people from all over the world. Dive and stay packages are available. BC has the best cold water diving in the world...more
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
Great experience! Captain Steve was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We saw one of the shipwrecks and then dove the reef where we saw octupus and wolf eels. We had so much fun and will definitely be back again!
Thank Jamie S
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jamie. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Capt Steve definitely has a fun job meeting so many great people. We look forward to having you back in our waters again in the future.
We recently were taken out to snake Island with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and it was the highlight of our trip to the West Coast. Capt Steve was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful on the trip and we got to swim close to the seals. Do...More
Thank Nathan B
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We definitely try to make sure that it is a great experience for all, including the seals. We appreciate that you followed the rules when they came near you. We look forward to your next visit.
Nanaimo dive outfitters was a great place to have my daughter try cold water diving for the first time after being open water certified in Mexico. They supplied all the gear and Matt was a patient and helpful dive master that guided us to 2...More
Thank Paul E
itbefun, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Paul. It was great to have met you both and to show your daughter the marine life that we have in our area. It is always great to help someone expand their diving experiences. We hope you can come back again in the...More
Took dry suit training with Shirley who is more than patient and the best person to deal with.
Went on a couple of dives off Nanoose with Chris who was also wonderful.
I highly recommend Nanaimo Dive Outfitters to all!
Thank Alan C
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018
Thanks so much Alan. It was great to work with you and get you out enjoying our waters. We look forward to diving with you more when you get back.
While I was unable to get on a boat charter because they didn't have a second diver, Shirley and the team at NDO were very accommodating, offering me two shore dives. Once assessing my experience level and interest in marine life, they paired me with...More
Thank Lillian T
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018
Thanks Lillian. I am so glad we could get you out there. It is always a pleasure to show someone the marine life we have in our waters and have them enjoy it as much as you did. Hopefully you can come back and visit...More
It was a great experience with amazing wildlife encounters. Very peaceful on the water. The boat is very comfortable and the dive ladder is easy to climb. The captain is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They did a great job catering to all skill levels...More
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018
It was great to have you both aboard. I hope you got a few good photos. I wish we had our camera on you to take pictures of your adventure. Hopefully we can do it next time. Thanks for coming out with us.
Dives this weekend exceeded my expectations. Boat is perfect for divers. Easy ladder to climb and Capt. Steve gives good instructions on how to navigate to wall and what to see. Both sites had good visibility and lots of marine life. Looking forward to more...More
Thank George S
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018
Thanks George. It was a pleasure having you aboard and we look forward to your next visit. There are many more great sites to show you and even when you do a site again, different marine life will catch your attention.
Jay was my guide for the day and he was fantastic! I had so much fun and saw so many things (Jay even found me a Giant Pacific Octopus!!). As an operation, I was super impressed with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters (Shirley was great and very...More
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018
Thanks so much for your kind words. I know Jay had lots of fun diving with you and I really enjoyed meeting you. I know we are going to see more of you so can't wait to show you more of the diving we have...More
I've had the opportunity to dive on the Sea Shepard on two occasions with Captain Steve at the helm. A well run operation to the last drop :). Steve is polite, professional and extremely helpful. He doesn't miss a beat. I'd highly recommend Nanaimo Dive...More
Thank Michel J
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018
Thanks Michel. It is always a pleasure to have you aboard the Shepherd when you are out our way. You always "brighten" our day.
Response from DiveNanaimo | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes we do offer trips out to Snake Island. The whole adventure takes about 3 hours by the time you get outfitted with equipment and travel time to and from the island. You spend approximately an hour in the water... More
Hi there. Yes we do offer trips out to Snake Island. The whole adventure takes about 3 hours by the time you get outfitted with equipment and travel time to and from the island. You spend approximately an hour in the water with the seals. The cost of the trip is $99 (+gst) per person. We would love to have you join us.