In the Salish Sea
Cedar Beach will support your diving adventure with great food and comfortable beds at our spectacular oceanfront property. Depending on tide / weather factors we can add to your adventure any of the following: Beach Walks, Marine Life I.D. & Underwater Photography hints. We can enhance your dive adventure with marine life identification expertise and underwater photography tips. Our dive packages can service between four and eight guests. Andy has over 49 years of diving with over 3,300 dives in the Pacific Northwest. We organize small local dive trips for 2 to 4 people. Ocean Oriented Dive Travel...
Within a 8km (26246.7 ft.) radius of Thetis Island, a huge array of marine creatures, four historical ship wrecks and one artificial reef (the renown Boeing 737) are available to explore. The result is a plethora of outstanding dive sites, representing all levels of SCUBA abilities. Consequently, there is exploration opportunity for numerous days. Colourful marine invertebrates and fishes of all varieties are abundant on the reefs, walls, islets, channels and other habitats represented in our temperate waters.
*BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR SALISH SEA DIVES
Optimal diving happens when suitable visibility is available. However, forecasting visibility is difficult. However, some generalities are possible. Plankton blooms and/or river run off can negatively affect visibility. And while a bloom can happen, spring summer or fall, late March through June represents the time frame for the most extreme impact. The rest of the year, visibility is usually acceptable for most divers. For those most interested in the very best visibility in our part of the Salish Sea is from October through early March.
A second consideration for dive planning around Thetis Island is the tide regime. Although many of our sites are not current dependent, some of the ones with the richest marine life are. For those, such as the ones in Porlier Pass, small tidal exchanges are best and timing is critical. Andy suggests that a discussion of the above factors and how they might affect your SCUBA oriented visit is advisable.