About Vancouver Island Dive School
Vancouver Island Dive School is the premiere professional diver training facility located on the Harbour Quay in Port Alberni, B.C. We provide quality scuba diver training through PADI. We offer full repair services and tank inspections.
With certifications in instruction, Dive Master training, first aid, specialty courses, NITROX, TRIMIX, and technical diving, our knowlegable staff is here to assist you with all your needs.
Whether you are looking to achive your Open Water Diver certification or continue your education with a PADI Specialty Course, VI Dive School is the place to "submerse yourself" in the underwater scuba world of diving adventure and fun.
Vancouver Island Dive Charters
Vancouver Island Dive Charters is the chartering division of our diving school.We employ Dive Masters and Instructors who have local experience in these waters; this ensures you have a great time! We offer adventurers, travellers, and international tourists the chance to experience the West Coast like never before.
We encourage our guests to stay in the heart of beauty at the Sechart Lodge. The lodge is located on the historical site of the first whaling station in B.C. and is in the middle of the Broken Group Islands. We can provide spectacular full all-inclusive excursion dive packages.
Scuba package includes:
- 3 meals a day and snacks
- Transportation to the dive sites
- All dive gear and air
- and unlimited diving! (weather dependant)
Our scheduled dive trips and excursions include the historic HMCS Saskatchewan, and Cape Breton Artificial Reefs.
On June 14, 1997, Snake Island became the home for the former HMCS Saskatchewan.
The location of this 366 foot (111.5 metre) ex-Canadian Navy destroyer escort on the east side of Snake Island makes this an excellent two-dive destination when combined with Snake Island Wall or the former HMCS Cape Breton.
Snake Island is a wall dive that begins in approximately 66 feet (20 metres) of water and descends vertically to well over 700 feet (213 metres).
Most notable on the wall are large colonies of Cloud Sponges and Plumose Anemones. This site is a deep diving favourite and the shallow water ledges provide an ideal and most suitable area for safety stops.
Here scuba divers can pass the time playing with one of the hundred or so friendly Harbour Seals that have made this site their home. Giant Pacific octopus and wolf eels also make this area their home.
Spend a few exciting hours snorkeling with the resident seals at Snake Island! This is an accessible year-round adventure for the active family! It is sure to be the highlight of your Vancouver Island wilderness experience.
Be prepared for a good frolic with the seals and some close encounters of the photography kind. These playful characters are as curious about you as you are about them.
Please view our calendar for the pricing of our charters. All inclusive dive packages for the Sechart lodge. 4 days and 3 nights in the Broken Group Islands! minimum 4 people.
Discounts apply to groups of 6 or more.
Dive excursions to Snake Island HMCS Cape Breton and HMCS Saskatewan. $195 per person - minimum 4.
- drinks and snacks
- and 2 wreck dives.
You will have the opportunity to snorkel with the seals on your serface interval! Custom dive excursions and charters.
Contact us for pricing and availability.