There's plenty to learn without even getting wet!
Vancouver Aquarium have an excellent online resource full of local marine life facts, videos, handouts, and outreach
We Are Water Project
An excellent documentary and accompanying website about our most important natural resource from Canada's best explorer
This is a pretty serious website, but is jammed packed with marine life info compiled by the University of British Columbia
Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS)
Canada’s centre for exploration, inspiring and educating people all across Canada. Funding geographic expeditions, providing grants and scholarships for research, and home of the iconic Canadian Geographic magazine. An organization worthy of attention and donation.
Into The Planet
Home of RCGS Explorer in Residence Jill Heinerth, and a wealth of inspirational diving and adventure content.
North America's longest established diving magazine, made in BC and full of interesting exploration and adventure articles.
Owned by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic has been published since 1930, and covers all kinds of Canadian exploration, adventure, science, travel, environment, and geography. Well worth a subscription!
CPAWS Glass Sponge Reefs
The Canadian Parks and Wildlife Society have produced a fantastic website about BC's incredible glass sponge reefs. Packed with info, photos, and video, the website is a great place to learn more about these amazing animals, and the protection they dearly need.
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants
An online experience bringing exploration into the classrooms of North America. From ocean exploration, to volcanoes, and space!
Fish Eye Project
A team of people bringing the underwater world onto the big screen via live streaming. A great organization working to show what BC has to offer.
The Marine Education & Research Society is a Canadian charity dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of marine life habitats. Lots of great work done in promoting BC whale conservation.
Performance Freediving International
A British Columbia company with an international roster of instructors all over the globe. PFI offer the best freedive training and certification, bar none.
Big Animal Encounters / Pacific Pro Dive
Campbell River and Courtenay based whale watching, marine tours, and scuba diving company. From humpback and orca tours, snorkel adventures to technical diving, Big Animal Encounters / Pacific Pro Dive offers an adventure for everyone.
Deep Into Diving
Based in North Vancouver, John Nunes offers a wide range of technical diver training programs. John not only loves sharing his knowledge and experience as an instructor, but continues to train and learn new diving techniques.
Salish Sky is based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Maxwel Holm specializes in diving operations, and UAV - unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) photography/videography services.
April shares the beauty of the natural world through wildlife photography, conservation storytelling, and through writing and poetry.
Dive Industry of British Columbia
The DIABC are a non-profit organization that promotes scuba diving for the province of BC. Their website has listings of members, and dive info.
The largest dive training and certification agency in the world. PADI has done more to promote diving than anyone, they offer courses for all levels of diver and can be undertaken almost anywhere in the world, including here in BC.
Not only do Divers Alert Network offer what has become the standard for scuba diving insurance, but they also do extensive, world leading research into diving medicine, with a website of great resources.
An organization of visual story tellers inspiring the global community to conserve and protect our oceans. Lots of great BC content, including their efforts to protect the Great Bear Sea.
The Marine Detective
Jackie Hildering is a local marine life expert, and offers some fantastic talks throughout the year.
Eiko Jones Photography
Local photographer Eiko is known for his work capturing the life cycle of salmon, but he's also captured many of the BC dive sites and marine life. He also teaches freediving and runs snorkel tours, so you know, contact the guy!
Based in Victoria, Rockfish Divers are a full service dive store, scuba and snorkel charter, and even offer scientific diver training. An excellent place to learn about the Victoria and Saanich Inlet areas.
Nanaimo Dive Outiftters
Based in Nanaimo with a great dive store. They offer scuba and snorkel charters, technical and recreational dive training, and have a great knowledge of the local shore diving sites nearby.
Sea Dragon Charters
Located in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, it has the closest dive store to nearly all of the shore dive sites in Vancouver. And they run a fantastic charter operation all around Howe Sound. You'll always have a load of fun onboard with their crew!
BC Divers Buy, and Sell and Trade Facebook Group
A great place to buy and sell used scuba diving equipment.
Lower mainland dive vis reports & conditions
Fancy a dive but don't know if the visibility is good? Check here first!
British Columbia Divers Lost and Found Facebook Group
Lost something? Found something? Reach out to the BC dive community!