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Jacques Cousteau called the waters off Vancouver Island "the best temperate water diving in the world and second only to the Red Sea".

  Diver sculpture

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, where divers can explore the wrecks of the GB Church and HMCS Mackenzie.

The following dive companies are located in the Town of Sidney:

Liquid Heaven Diving Experience - 103, 2537 Beacon Avenue
Island Diving / Sidney Dive Centre - #1C - 9851 Seaport Place
BC College of Diving - 10221 McDonald Park Road West