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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

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Scuba Diving on Shipwreck and Reef

Great experience! Captain Steve was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We saw one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie S
Amazing Experience with the Seals

We recently were taken out to snake Island with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and it was the highlight of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nathan B
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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
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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Reviewed July 4, 2018

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.

Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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

Thank phielan
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.

Reviewed June 5, 2018

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.

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

As always, safe and reliable. We will absolutely use Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and the Sea Shepard again and will recommend to others thinking of diving Vancouver Island. Good cookies too.

Thank Phil S
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Thanks Phil - I slaved over those cookies just for you and your group. It was a fun group and glad the visibility was good for you. The Shepherd is ready to go whenever you are.

Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

Thank MaryKimberley
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

Reviewed April 30, 2018

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.

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Julia141598
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Michel J | Reviewed this property |
That is certainly possible. Call the shop directly for the pricing to do both. As for Theo or Shirley
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funinthesun745
May 6, 2018|
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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
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