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Address: 22 Esplanade, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4Y7, Canada
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+1 250-753-1880

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Excellent adventure, though some equipment upgrades wouldn't hurt.

My girlfriend and I went snorkelling with seals out at Snake Island. It was absolutely amazing to be that close to wildlife. I can't wait to do it again. I will say that the boat... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went snorkelling with seals out at Snake Island. It was absolutely amazing to be that close to wildlife. I can't wait to do it again. I will say that the boat is quite beat up but still safe, and some of the gear could probably be replaced but overall a great experience and one I hope... More 

1 Thank Steamer12
Auburn, California
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78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our trip probably should have been cancelled. Weather was warm and beautiful, but we were told upfront the water was choppy, but they didn't have time to contact us to cancel. Another reviewer from earlier in the summer was correct...we had to figure out how to get our very thick diving suits on while standing somewhere in the tiny store... More 

1 Thank RomanticAuburnites
Montagrier, France
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The company were very friendly and efficient and informative.great tour and service The snorkelling experience with them is something that we will treasure for ever. Thank you so much guys.

Thank Jane H
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We are experienced divers so we just had a fellow boat us out to the two sites we dove. He was helpful and polite.

Thank sagescrub
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had sent an email and a phone call requesting to do some wreck dives, but we only have limited time on the coast and really short notice, but Sundown Diving staff and crew said no problem, they have the boat open and are willing to work with us on the ferry schedule time and make our dives happen. We... More 

Thank Melissa H
Spring, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Wife and I did snorkeling 'expedition', definitely disappointed in the experience. We fly into the nice docks and then walk 10 minutes to a store in town, after which you are driven to the 'economy docks'--and that's being nice. There is no area in the store to try on suits..it's done in a crowded store which has little room to... More 

1 Thank Steve K
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

My family and I (Husband, 16 year old daughter and 14 year old son) travelled to Nanaimo, late last fall and went on a great dive with two young men. our captain Mark, and our divemaster Kenny. Mark took us to the rivtow lion first, where Kenny led us on a great dive of the ship, we saw an octopus... More 

Thank Dave D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had contacted Ed the owner from the UK and made enquiries about diving. Explained there would only be two of us. No problem they would run a boat just for the two of us. He explained there was a lot of local shore dives if I wanted to do them. Unfortunately I have trouble with one of my ankles and... More 

Thank Michael A
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We did a couple of expeditions with them - first day went snorkeling with the seals. The seals won't get too close to you but they will get curious and swim by or under you. You will be dressed in a wet suit with fins/mask/snorkel provided - and it is quite warm, don't need to worry about getting cold! Did... More 

1 Thank Islandgirl678
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2014

4 divers and no water and no snacks either - how much could it cost for a sleeve of cookies and some bottled water. Dive master was only with us for 1 dive and apparently if we wanted him on the 2nd, it was an additional $100. Guess we expected more.

Thank Tessie03

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