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DIVING

— wonders under the sea —

DIVING

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SUMMARY

Some of the best cold-water diving destinations are around Vancouver Island, some of which are in Chemainus. Chemainus offers world-class diving opportunities just off the coast of Kin Beach Park and other locations. 

BOEING 737 DIVE SITE

Sunk in 2006 by the Artificial Reef Society of BC the de-commissioned Boeing 737 is home to hundreds of species. In particular, the Red Sea Urchin is in abundance. The reef (sunken 737 plane) is about 30 meters (100 feet) below sea level and is about 5 meters (15 feet) off the ocean floor. 

REEFS IN CHEMAINUS 

In addition to the Boeing 737 Dive Site there are also many other dive locations located off the coast of Chemainus. For more experienced divers there is the wreck of the Del Norte, a 60 meter (190 foot) steam side-wheel schooner. Many other reefs are scattered along the coast for you to explore the beauties of the Salish Sea.  

BOEING 737 DIVE SITE

The Xihuw (pronounced KEYquot) artificial reef is a decommissioned Boeing 737-200 airframe that was donated by Qwest Airports of Memphis, Tennessee, through the efforts of Air Canada. Learn more from the Artificial Reef Society of BC.

Photo courtesy of the Artificial Reef Society of BC

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