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Jacques Cousteau called the waters off Vancouver Island "the best temperate water diving in the world, second only to the Red Sea." The esteemed Cousteau Society continues to rank Vancouver Island as one of the finest cold-water diving destinations on the planet.

Sidney's "Diver's Beach" is located right at the foot of Beacon Avenue, and divers can explore the wrecks of the GB Church and HMCS Mackenzie in nearby waters.

Learning to Dive

For those looking to learn how to dive or brush up on their diving skills, local company PJ's Island and Subsea Retreat offers diver certification courses as well as a skills update course for certified divers looking to refresh their diving knowledge.

Diving Charters

The following companies offer charter options for diving in the waters around Sidney.