There are many places close to Vancouver where you can dive and the variety of underwater wildlife is probably more diverse than you would expect. The Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island offer more pristine environments than the areas around Vancouver itself. I am a Scuba Diver, myself, but I have to confess I've only ever done it in the tropics. I hope to rectify that situation soon. Courses here are quite cheap. I've seen the basic PADI open water certification for $199 Canadian. This translates to $120 US. I did mine in Honduras, generally considered the cheapest place in the world to do it and it cost me $160 US.


BCdiveguide.com - find BC diving resources easily BC Diving Info
Sea Shell Diving & Kayaking Near Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island
Aquashack Diving Services Ltd. - Dive Vancouver Island Campbell River
Dive BC - Scuba Diving This is probably the best BC Dive Web Site
OCEAN PRO | SCUBA DIVING Based in White Rock, a Vancouver Suburb
The Diving Locker Vancouver, Langley & Coquitlam
International Diving Center Vancouver, Japanese spoken
Dive & Sea Sports New Westminster
SCUBA Diving Directory Diving Info
Vancouver Pecaderos Dive Club
Northwest Dive News BC/ Washington Dive Articles & Links
Captain Charlie's Island Dive Site Diving Info-Vancouver Island
Nautilus Explorer Dive Charter
BC SCUBA Diving Directory Dive Directory
SaltSpring Scuba Gulf Island easily accessible from Victoria
Clavella Adventures Dive Trips (all of BC Coast)
Island Dive San Juan Islands, Washington State
Shallon Charters Victoria Dive operator
Mill Bay Boat Charters Homepage Victoria Dive operator
Viking Adventure Tours Vancouver Island
ScubaMom Not Vancouver related, but an interesting site
Baja Outpost Diving in Mexico's Sea of Cortez