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.


Diving In British Columbia

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Any British Columbia diver will tell you that diving the emerald waters off our coast is the greatest experience on earth. Many will quote Jacques Cousteau, proclaiming that ours is the best cold water diving in the world.

Indeed, scuba and travel magazines consistently rate British Columbia diving as top notch when it comes to biodiversity, shore diving, photography, and the presence of BIG critters.

In addition to great diving, we are fortunate to have many excellent retailers, charters, training professionals and ocean conservation groups who make diving in BC easy, fun and rewarding.

A few Diving Locations throughout British Columbia

  • The Underwater Council of British Columbia has put together a list of a few diving locations in BC, dive clubs, dive shops and resorts members of UCBC as an easy reference for all divers.

For more details on dive locations, please see the UCBC Diving Map.

  • • Caulfield Cove: Enter from the shore or jump off the dock.
  • • Larson Bay: From the parking lot, follow the path down to the water.
  • • Whytecliff Park:
    • The Cut
    •  Whyte Islet
  • • Lookout Point
  • • Kelvin Grove: Drop off gear in the cul-de-sac, then move your car into one of the 5 the "Visitor" spots in the upper parking lot.
  • • Porteau Cove Provincial Park:
    • Porteau Wall: Only accessible with permission of the park ranger, during the winter. Park near the entrance to the walk-in campsites then walk to the far end of the walk-in sites to enter the water.
  • • Furry Creek
  • • Copper Cove
  • • Whiskey Cove
  • • Tuwanek
  • • Wall Beach Parking
  • •Tyee Beach
  • • Coopers Green
  • • Grey Rocks
  • • Mt. Gardner: Enter from dock then surface swim toward "Elephant Rock.
  • • Seymour Landing
  • • Madrona Point
  • • Smuggler's Cove: Must ask permission from strata to enter area.
  • • VT100 Parking: Park on shoulder beyond "No Parking" signs.
  • • Cates Park
  • • Woodlands
  • • Ogden Point Breakwater
  • • McMicking Point
  • • Ten Mile Point
  • • Clover Point

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