The Top 5 Scuba Dive Sites in the Discovery Passage - Copper Bluffs
The Top 5 Scuba Dive Sites in the Discovery Passage – Copper Bluffs
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Whiskey Point, Row and Be Dammed, Steep Island, Copper Bluffs and Argonaut Wharf, considered to be the top cold water scuba diving sites in the world, for colour, diveristy and clearity. And they are all in the Discovery Passage, directly adjacent to Campbell River, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada.
What you need to know about Scuba Diving at Copper Bluffs
From above the water, Copper Bluffs present themselves as tall shear cliffs (approximately 100 ft or 30 meters) that extend just as deep to the boulder field at the bottom of the passage.
The wall that is called Copper Bluffs is not only popular with scuba divers but is a local landmark as the veins of copper running through the cliffs embody a natural and distinctive hue of blue/green with verdigris from long being exposed to the elements.
Typically accessed by boat, a Copper Bluffs dive begin with a few shallow steps then proceed to a deep scuba dive with the bottom, a good 100 ft or 30 meters from the surface.
This undersea world is ripe with marine mammals and a popular place for harbour seals to haul out on small outcroppings and ledges. Considered to be an intermediate, dive, it is no wonder that this scuba diving experience is so popular with the locals.
The decent represents a variety of Sea Stars, red covered walls, Sea Lemons, Pale Sea Cucumbers and Cloud Sponges. On the bottom are Puget Sound King Crab as well as Tiger and Copper Rock Fish which are tucked beneath the rocks as well as Kelp Greenlings, Hairy Lithodid and Sculpins. So much life. Go on down and take a look, there is always something special around every boulder.
Take care, talk to the local divers, be prepared and have fun.
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