We featured the May Island ferry on this page a few months ago, but this dive was quite a bit different. In the time that has passed, the wreck has now become covered in kelp. A great sign for marine life as kelp often creates a strong habitat and nursery for multiple species.
The wreck itself is an old BC ferry that sank a few decades ago. It's now bare bones, but home to a fantastic amount of life, and has become a photographers paradise.
The wreck is very shallow, at low tide parts of it rise above the water line. On a bright day (like yesterday), the sun light creates strong beams piercing though the water like spot lights, as perch, rockfish and greenlings dance in between. It's a stunning sight indeed, and one of our favourite places to photograph, dive and relax - especially when accompanied by a fine group of passionate divers from the Tiderippers dive club.
The 360 camera doesn't quite capture the light beams in all their glory, but it does give you an idea of what it is like to be inside this shallow shipwreck.
To explore this wreck yourself, you can contact Beaver Aquatics in Campbell River. If you're not yet a diver but wish to see shipwrecks up close, you can snorkel the Royston Wrecks in the Comox Valley.