It's unique moments of interaction like this that make us fall in love with British Columbia and it's underwater world!
The stella sea lions of Vancouver Island, in this case Norris Rocks off Hornby Island, are a curious and cute bunch. The gently mouth on your hands, arms, and sometimes head, like a curious puppy dog. They're as curious of you as you are of them, and it makes for a fun underwater selfie!
We have to give a big shout out to BARE, they manufacturer our drysuits. A British Columbia company that make the best drysuits and wetsuits available. Not many drysuits can take the continued toothy abuse from these 2000 lb sea dogs!
November to February is the best time to do with sea lions, Big Animal Encounters offer scuba diving to both Hornby Island and Vivian Island in the winter, and to Vivian Island all year round for further diving and snorkelling adventures. Hornby Island Diving offer resort style adventures too.