Rated as one of the best cold water destinations in the world, Vancouver Island diving is without question unlike any other on the planet. From may to October there's a procession of whales: Humbback whales, Minke whales, Grey whales, and even Orcas! Best months are August and September. Sea Otters are there all year round!
But diving in Canada is not only about whales. Described by many as having “the best cold-water diving in the known universe”, Browning Pass is a narrow body of water situated between Nigei Island and Balaklava Island, located off the northeastern shore of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Rich nutrients flow with the currents in the Queen Charlotte Strait from the North, providing an abundance of food for the thousands of species that dwell there – invertebrates, fishes and mammals alike. The rich waters of the strait abound in life – to move your hand in the water is to move dozens of animals - and when such conditions are found in narrowly restricted areas such as Browning Pass the colossal amount of life leaves divers in absolute awe.