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737 Artificial Reef - Chemainus, British Columbia

The captain and pilot of the 737 artificial wreck in Chemainus, British Columbia would have to be considered Peter Luckham of 49th Parallel Dive Charters.

Peter is a certified Dive Master who, along with the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia, was instrumental in sinking North America’s first airplane artificial reef near Chemainus.

From their nearby Thetis Island location (pick-up can be arranged or a short BC Ferry ride will get you here), 49th Parallel Dive Charters specializes in finding new and exciting local dive sites, exploring the no less than 6 other boat wrecks in the area, providing critter seeker dives, creating special customized local scuba dive packages, and monitoring the increasing marine life population on the 737 artificial reef.

While they can organize accommodations for larger groups, they specialize in more intimate group and family dives of between 2-8 divers (and individuals too!).

Single day dives (2 or 3 per day)and evening dives can easily be arranged. Their custom 37 foot dive cruiser, along with their 17 foot aluminum catamaran will get you to some great dive sites in comfort, and they provide light lunches year-round and hot soup during the winter dives.

In addition to the 737 artificial wreck airplane dive site near Chemainus which is suitable for most divers, there are many nearby excellent sites for divers of all abilities, with plenty of marine life and scenery above and below the surface.

Peter can arrange for dive training, some rental gear if necessary, and non-diver activities if there are any in your group, with activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and much more.

Special arrangements can also be made to pick you up at various locations, including from local float planes or your nearby hotel and take you for a great day of diving.

Book your diving in Chemainus through CoolDives.com for your chance to win this beautiful, 156 page, high quality photo book personally signed by the author, local artist and diver, Wendy Rose Carey.

This hard cover book has beautiful full color underwater photos taken around the waters of Vancouver Island.

Check out Badger Publishing for more details or to order your own copy.

If you mention CoolDives.com when you order, the author will personally autograph your diving in British Columbia copy.

And while diving the sunken 737 airplane in Chemainus, I suggest you book your Chemainus hotel rooms at the Chemainus Festival Hotel & Inn.

Please ensure you ask for CoolDive.com package pricing, or fill in the form below to receive more information.

Please remember to complete your Chemainus dive review form after your dives with Peter Luckham and 49th Parallel Dive Charters and their sunken airplane artificial wreck.

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