Sea Dragon Charters operates the dive vessel “Sea Dragon” out of the Marinaside Resort in Nanaimo. This brand new facility on Nanaimo’s waterfront offers a hotel, restaurant, and rooftop patio bar overlooking the harbour, all in the same location. There is even a spa that offer facials and hair styling for the non-divers in the group.
Its a beautiful resort that is offering all Sea Dragon customers about 25-30% off rack rates, With this discount, you can stay in luxury suites with full kitchen, washer & driers, balconies overlooking the water, for about the same price as a regular hotel. Get in touch with us for details on the discount.
Check it out at The Marinaside Resort. Lots of weekends still open for the Nanaimo boat. Vancouverites – Instead of coming over for just the day – make a weekend out of it and dive both days! Much more relaxing!
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.
On board Sea Dragon you’ll be hosted by Dive instructor Christine Brophy along with Captain Glen Newfeld.
For further information, you can call us at (604) 329-3486, or email email@example.com.
Dive locations from our Nanaimo base include:
A rocky pinnacle located in Hammond Bay, with a wide variety of marine life
Fast currents bring an abundance of nutrients into the Narrows, and that means an abundance of marine life. Diving is done at slack.
A sheer wall to 270 feet. Nooks and crannies galore.
Gabriola Passage (extra option)
A marine life sanctuary, currents up to 8 knots bring an abundance of nutrients to this passage. Contact us for details.
HMCS Saskatchewan (artificial reef)
A 336 foot destroyer escort placed here in 1997, in about 130 feet of water. Saskatchewan is diver prepared, teaming with marine life, and is BC’s most popular reef.
HMCS Cape Breton (artificial reef)
A 442 “Victory” class ship placed here in 2001. The Cape Breton is the 2nd largest diver prepared artificial reef in the world, sitting upright in 142 feet of water.
You’ve probably seen the lighthouse on Jessie Island as you take the Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay ferry. The island is sandstone and erosion over the years has resulted in unusual topography and lots of marine life.
A wall dive off Gabriola Island, with shallows leading to a sheer wall and overhang dropping to 200 feet.
Rivetow Lion (artificial reef)
Originally a deep sea rescue tug for the British Navy, she later worked the BC coast as a commercial tug boat. The vessel was placed Departure Bay in 2005, is 157 feet long and sits in 85 feet of water.
Snake Island (wall and seal dives)
The Snake Island wall drops to over 600 feet – with an overhang just past 100 feet. Lots of marine life in the wall. We also do seal dives at Snake Island. The local harbour seals are always curious and fun to dive with – great photo opportunities. We can arrange for snorkel diving here in depths of 10 to 20 feet.
To obtain more information about British Columbia’s artificial reefs, you can go to the Artificial Reef Society of BC’s website, at www.artificialreef.bc.ca.