The Top 5 Scuba Dive Sites in the Discovery Passage - Row and be Dammed
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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 Row and be Dammed
Considered a boat and drift dive like so many scuba diving spots in the Discovery Passage, near Campbell River, this one holds a mystique for even the most prolific of divers.
Back in the day when the only way to get from Campbell River to Quadra Island was by boat and most boats were powered by human inertia, Row and be Dammed earned it’s name. The waters on the surface may look calm, but all you have to do is sit in a row boat and head towards Gowlland Harbour and you will soon see that the water is anything but calm.
Quadra Island’s signature species of marine life all exist here, beginning with a proliferation of massive walls covered with a blanket of pink strawberry anemone. This is one of the few places on the planet where there is literally a forest of them. The only other place where this phenomenon takes place is in Southern California.
The dive is worth it just for that, however there is much more to be seen. This wonderland of Yellow Sponges, Octopus, Corals, Puget Sound King Crabs, and any manner of abundant fish and sea life.
Take care, talk to the local divers, be prepared and have fun.
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