April 18th, 2012, 10:38 PM
A couple of us are coming down from Vancouver for the dive show, and we want to do a couple dives on Sunday. I've read a lot about about Sunrise Beach Park, but from what I can see the currents might not be the best for Sunday. Are there any other recommended sites that are close-by? We're both instructors, experienced in coldwater. The chance of seeing wolf eels was pretty exciting to us, as we don't get them very often in Vancouver (from the shore anyways).
April 19th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Unfortunately, this weekend is a bad one for current-sensitive sites like Sunrise. There's a huge ebb in the morning and a huge flood in the afternoon, and 0 tide in between.
Les Davis is a dive site which is actually quite close to the Expo site and is not current-sensitive. One can see wolf eels there, although it's never a guarantee.
Another option would be to go out on one of the Bandito charter boats. They don't put their schedule on their website, so I don't know if they are full for the days of that weekend, but you could give Rick a call. Those boat trips do use up a full day, though.