The Top 5 Scuba Dive Sites in the Discovery Passage - Argonaut Wharf
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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 The Argonaut Wharf
One of the very few options for shore diving in the Campbell River area. The Argonaut Wharf is easily accessible from shore and considered a shallow dive. The depth of the Wharf itself ranges from 30 to 50 ft (10 – 15 meters) depending on the tide. But don’t let that turn you away, this is an excellent dive to cut your teeth on in the Discovery Passage.
The pylons at the wharf are covered with sea life primarily as a result of the swift currents that bring nutrients to the site, which create a sanctuary for both plant life and scavengers. The Argonaut Wharf is a fun dive because of the obstacles presented by the pylons, it is also a scuba dive that can be done on a short time schedule without a boat.
Expect to see Octopus all manner of Sea Anemones, Sponges, Starfish and Rock Fish, all coming togeterh in a symphony of dramatic colour.
Take care, talk to the local divers, be prepared and have fun.
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