Island Charters - Dive Charter Operators On Vancouver Island


Island Charters - Which are the best boat dive charter operators to use on and around the best dive sites of Vancouver Island, British Columbia:

In addition to the regular scuba dive charters offered by the local Vancouver Island dive stores, some of whom have their own boats, the dive boat charter operators listed below should be considered if you are looking to book boat dives around Vancouver Island.

Book/contact through our cooldives website to ensure best pricing, and if they can't accommodate your needs, we will try to find alternatives for your diving pleasure.


Dive the Chemainus 737 with 49th Parallel Charters (Photo by Divemaster.ca)The Driving force behind the sinking of the 737 Artificial Reef in Chemainus was Peter Luckham of 49th Parallel Dive Charters.

They constantly explore new dive sites and know the area very well, and offer Critter exploration dives, wreck dives and the 737 dive.

Contact them through CoolDives.com to put together a great Vancouver Island charters diving package for you, including great dives, food and accommodation.


Abyssal Dive Charters near Campbell River on Quadra Island.


Broken Island Adventures Ltd. (Bamfield and Barkley Sound)

Browning Pass Hideaway (Port Hardy)


Catala Charters (Port Hardy)

Divers Choice Charters (Nanaimo) CLOSED OCT.29/10 DUE TO FIRE

Docside Dive Charters (Sidney, Saanich Inlet, and Sansum Narrows)

Emerald Sea Adventures Ltd. (based in Sidney with charters around southern Vancouver Island)

Legendary British Columbia diving in Port Hardy at the Browning Pass Hideaway - photo courtesy of vancouverIslanddive.comGod’s Pocket Resort (Port Hardy, God’s Pocket Park) The Best of the Best when it comes to cool water dive charters and resorts in the world!

Owners Bill and Annie deliver groups of up to 12 divers to some of the best dive sites in the world up in the Port Hardy area of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Full packages including round trip transportation from Port Hardy, great home-cooked meals, clean and comfortable accommodation and amazing boat and shore diving as well as other activities from this great, land-based, dive resort.

And if you're tired after all the amazing diving, their charter boat offers an elevator to safely and effortlessly get you out of the water and ready for your next dive.


Full service dive lessons and dive holidays on Vancouver IslandGreen Sea Diving (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Comox) Green Sea Diving offers a full range of
dive services for diving on Vancouver Island, including:

- Complete custom PADI learn to Dive packages with course and accommodatioton

- Custom PADI Dive lessons from Open Water to Divemaster

- Custom daily and overnight dive charters anywhere on Vancouver Island

- 3 day, 6 day and custom dive lesson, dive charter and dive accommodation services complete with your own chef

and more - very flexible with great service.

Hornby Island Diving & Lodge (Hornby Island 6 gill sharks)

Just Dive in Adventures.

Diving in Tofino with Ocean Planet AdventuresDiving in Sooke (formerly in Tofino) on Vancouver Island with Ocean Planet Adventures and island sight seeing charters.

More information about their services and diving in Sooke (as of 2012) can be found at Ocean Planet Adventures (Sooke/Victoria)



Liveaboard diving with the Mamro liveaboard

Mamro Liveaboard Dive Charters - The Mamro liveaboard dive boat is for serious divers who wish to experience some of the best cold water diving anywhere in the world.

Perfect for small groups of up to 6 divers who want to experience some amazing diving, the Mamro can visit Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, Port Hardy, Sunshine Coast, the Transpac wreck, Hornby Island or the Central Coast.

Diving in Victoria and Sooke on Vancouver Island with Pinnacle Scuba Adventures



Pinnacle Scuba Adventures for personalized dive charters around Victoria and Sooke on southern Vancouver Island.

Daily charters are available to Race Rocks, Swordfish Island and many other interesting and unique dive sites for groups of up to 7 divers.


Pacific Pro Dive & Surf Company (Comox, Hornby Island, Nanaimo and Campbell River)


Rendezvous Dive Adventures in Barkley Sound




Rockfish Divers at the luxury Brentwood Bay Lodge and SpaRockfish Divers is a great little PADI dive charter operator and lesson provider that operates out of the world-famous Marina & Eco-Adventure Centre at the Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa in the Saanich Inlet, just outside of Victoria, BC Canada.

They run daily dive lessons and charters to a number of great dive sites in the Saanich Inlet, and can also be chartered for larger groups if you want to go to other nearby dive sites.

They work in conjunction with Victoria's best PADI accredited dive resort to offer two day Stay, Play and Dive packages.



Diving in Nanaimo with Sea Dragon ChartersSea Dragon Charters successfully operated in Vancouver for many years prior to moving the Sea Dragon to Nanaimo after they purchased their new dive boat - Topline.

The Sea Dragon is the newest Vancouver Island charter operation and is conveniently moored beside the dock ramp making loading and unloading your cool water scuba gear easy and convenient.

The Sea Dragon in Nanaimo can accommodate up to 10 divers and all their gear


Diving in Barkley Sound/Nootka Sound with Tahtsa Dive ChartersTahtsa Dive Charters, are the local dive experts in the area of Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Incredible diving, history (Captain Cook claimed British Columbia for England here in 1778), First Nations culture, eco-tourism, adventure and wildlife tours and whale watching adventures are all professionally hosted by Jude and Scott Schooner of Tahtsa Dive Charters.

There are many known great dive sites, and many new sites being discovered all the time. This is un-crowded, exploratory diving at it's best!

Read more about what Nootka Sound has to offer divers, and contact us at CoolDives to book your cultural diving Vancouver Island charter experience in British Columbia.

Union Bay Dive & Kayak (Hornby and other Gulf Islands)

Viking Adventure Tours (Nanaimo & over nights)



Island Charters and Other Operators

If you prefer, you can book your Island scuba vacation or Vancouver Island scuba lessons/diving with a PADI certified Vancouver Island scuba diving store who can arrange your own individual or group dives and rental equipment.

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