Sea Dragon Charters, who have been serving the Vancouver dive community offering scuba diving charters in Howe Sound outside of Vancouver for the past 12 years, have now expanded their operation to include dive charters in the Nanaimo area.
Nanaimo has long been known as the wreck diving capital of the Pacific Northwest. Not only are the artificial reefs amazing, the walls, drift dives, and rocky reef areas are awesome to behold.
Sea Dragon Charters, owned and operated by Captain Kevin Breckman and instructor/divemaster Jan Breckman, are now operating their dive vessel “Sea Dragon” out of Departure Bay Marina, which is the closest marina to the Departure Bay ferry terminal. With the Sea Dragon’s slip conveniently situated beside the dock ramp, loading and unloading scuba gear is easy and convenient.
Many divers already know and love the Sea Dragon, as she was operating in Howe Sound for 5 years with Sea Dragon charters. A year ago, Sea Dragon charters acquired a second dive vessel – the Topline – currently operating out of Sewell’s Marina in Howe Sound.
The Sea Dragon in Nanaimo can accommodate up to 10 divers. Amenities include standing and seated tank racks, swim grid, walk-through transom, great dive ladder, head, galley, and nice upper decks for sunny days.
Artificial reefs available to dive in Nanaimo include the Saskatchewan, the Cape Breton, and the Rivtow Lion. To obtain more information about these artificial reefs, you can go to the Artificial Reef Society of BC’s website, at www.artificialreef.bc.ca.
Captain Dan Ferris, a well-known local dive charter captain, will be joining the Sea Dragon team. Many know Captain Dan from the “Mamro”, as well as from other dive charter vessels previously operating in the Nanaimo area.
Also joining the Sea Dragon team is dive instructor/divemaster Christine Brophy, previously of Rowand’s Reef Scuba in Vancouver. Since then Christine has pursed her dreams of traveling through diving and spent the last 3 years teaching in tropical places such as Australia, Mexico, Belize.
Both Captain Dan and Christine bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to Sea Dragon Charters.
For further information, you can call us at (604) 329-3486, .