The Underwater Council of British Columbia


The Underwater Council of British Columbia, a Non Profit Society operating with Volunteers and funded by Donations, has been serving BC Recreational Divers since 1991.


Mooring Buoy damaged due to improper use


The UCBC South Bowyer Mooring Buoy has been damaged repeatedly from improper use by a large vessel.

Proper Use of a Mooring Buoy



Some mooring buoy users are securing to the bumper ring of the buoy rather than the centre mooring ring.

This is twisting the bumper ring and making the buoy difficult and possibly unsafe to use.




The damaged South Bowyer Buoy will now have to be removed and replaced with a new buoy while the damage is repaired on shore.

The cost of a replacement Mooring Buoy and the time required to perform the work are an unnecessary burden both on the UCBC and its volunteers divers.

UCBC South Bowyer Buoy Damage


This buoy was replaced on:

  • • March 7, 2015
  • • June 25, 2014


The lifespan of a Mooring Buoy, when used properly, would be around 15 years. 



Please take care when using these free public mooring buoys so they can be enjoyed by everyone long into the future.

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