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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

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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 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Took my open water course with nanaimo dive outfitters, this being my first time diving i felt the where very friendly and proffesional.the made me feel very comfortable in the gear and and in the pool training. They also took us to various locations around...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank john w
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

We always enjoy introducing people to the under water world and the marine life that abounds on our area and in the oceans around the world. We are very glad that you enjoyed your course and we really look forward to seeing you back in...More

Reviewed November 7, 2017

My partner and I were planning a trip to Vancouver Island to complete some SCUBA training and underwater sight-seeing. From first contact Shirley was fantastic to deal with in setting up the itinerary (we had 5 days of diving), and ensuring we got the most...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Barret H
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the week you spent with us Barret. Both of you were eager to learn and good students so that makes it a pleasure and more fun for any instructor. It was so rewarding to see the huge improvement in your diving from...More

Reviewed November 2, 2017

I had arrived to Nanaimo Dive Outfitters after an equipment issue with my dry suit had left me anything but dry!! Shirley, Steve, and Theo were all in the shop when I arrived and my suit was good to go after a repair. The following...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Doug4739
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

We are very glad we could get your drysuit issue resolved so you could have comfortable dives while you were here. Mother Nature was good to you with both the weather and the marine life. We look forward to your next visit so we can...More

Reviewed September 27, 2017

Summary in brief: Flexible, very friendly and motivated team; rental gear in excellent condition and at a reasonable price; great dive sites!!!! I was on a sightseeing trip through BC and Alberta and had no diving gear with me except my computer ... and of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Joachim H
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

We were so glad we could get you out while you were here. We enjoyed having you dive with us and showing you just a few of the great sites we have here. Now you know what to expect when you come back for your...More

Reviewed September 26, 2017

Nanaimo Dive was great all around. Very good an communicating and getting us set up within an hour of my first email. Very god customer service at the shop, great dive briefings and just all around friendly atmosphere that helps you get the most out...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Teressa J
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you so much Teressa. We enjoyed sharing your adventure with you and hope you can make it back again sometime.

Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

This was my first dive after finishing an open water course elsewhere and I am very satisfied with the experience. Theo was not only a knowledgeable instructor but a very friendly and nice human being that took me to a beautiful dive site with incredible...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thanks Patryk. We are happy that you had such a great experience with Theo and that you enjoyed the dive site he took you to. We are blessed with great shore diving as well as boat diving in our area so we have a lot...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

Thank you to the staff at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters that helped my husband and I get our open water and dry suit certifications. Shirley in the shop was very helpful and made sure we felt comfortable with all we had to do. Gerald, Jay and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

It was a pleasure helping you both with this adventure. You both did awesome and were so positive in your approach. We look forward to hearing about more of your underwater adventures as you progress through your diving. It will be good to see you...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Dive Outfitters have some great owners that know how to run an efficient and friendly dive store that offers divers everything they could need. Their training is excellent, the store has enough stock to cover all needs - at all levels, and they have a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Uthell
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoy our store and the services we offer. It is a passion for all of our staff and it really feels great to hear that we are providing what people need and you...More

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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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