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Vancouver Island Scuba Stores

Locations And Contact Information


Local Vancouver Island scuba stores providing scuba diving equipment sales, scuba dive equipment rentals, scuba dive lessons and license, scuba dive equipment repairs and scuba dive air refills are listed here.

Most Vancouver Island dive equipment stores also offer group dive charters and weekly local dives as well.

The Vancouver Island Scuba dive operators and equipment providers are listed below in order from south Vancouver Island to the north.



Victoria Area Dive Stores


Frank Whites Dive Store

Located on Blanshard Street near downtown Victoria

PADI 5 Star Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Frank Whites Dive Store


Ogden Point Dive Center and Cafe

Located on Dallas Road, across from the Ogden Point dive site and breakwater

PADI 5 Star Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Ogden Point Dive Center & Cafe


Wilson Diving Services

Located on the Old Island Highway in Colwood, near Victoria

PADI and ACUC Scuba Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Wilson Diving Services


Beyond Deep Diving Ltd.

Located on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Victoria

PADI 5 Star Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment sales and rentals, air fills, surfboards and related gear

Phone Owner - Dave Healy

Manager - Jes Saliba

Beyond Deep Diving


Scuba Stu's Underwater Adventures

Located at 2078 Ludlow Road, in Sooke, B.C.

Phone

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills for sport/recreational and technical divers, including nitrox and trimix, and rebreather support & training.

Website: Scuba Stu's

Sidney/Saanich Inlet Dive Stores


Rockfish Divers

Located at the luxurious Brentwood Bay Luxury PADI Dive Resort

PADI 5 Star Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment sales and rentals, air fills, logo'd clothes, 2 day dive packages, eco-adventure tours, ocean kayak and canoe rentals, snorkeling tours, and daily dive charters

Rockfish Divers


Sidney Dive Centre Inc.

Located at 10221 McDonald Park Road West, Sidney, B.C.

5 Star PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Sidney Dive Centre Inc.


Chemainus/Cowichan Bay Dive Stores


There are currently no Vancouver Island scuba shops in Chemainus, where the famous Boeing 737 sits as an artificial reef.

You generally need to bring your own dive equipment or rent scuba gear from other dive stores on Vancouver Island.

49th Parallel Dive Charters is the main Boeing 737 dive charter operator and they have full air tanks available, and can also arrange for limited rental equipment.

The closest retail scuba dive shop is located in Cowichan Bay and is

Pacific Water Sports

Located on Cowichan Bay Road in Cowichan Bay, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Pacific Water Sports


Nanaimo Equipment/Dive Stores


Ocean Explorers Diving Ltd.

Located on Stewart Avenue in Nanaimo, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills, and a dive charter operator

Ocean Explorers Diving Ltd.


Sink or Swim Scuba

Located on Mostar Road in Nanaimo, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Sink or Swim Scuba


Sundown Diving

Located on Esplanade Street in Nanaimo, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Sundown Diving


The Dive Outfitters

Located on Northfield Road in Nanaimo, B.C.

PDIC Training Facility

PDIC scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, on-line equipment sales, equipment rentals, air fills

The Dive Outfitters


Comox Valley Scuba Dive Stores

Pacific Pro Dive & Surf Company

Located in Courtney on Cliffe Avenue

PADI 5 Star Training Facility,SDI, TDI and SSI Certified

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills, surfing equipment, rentals, lessons and sales, kite boarding equipment, rentals, lessons and sales

Pacific Pro Dive & Surf Company


U.B. Diving

Located on Duncan Avenue in Courtney

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, equipment sales and rentals, air and nitrox fills, daily dive charters and kayak rentals

U.B. Diving


Tofino / Clayoquot Sound Dive Stores

Ocean Planet Adventures

Located on the Grice Road Pier, at the north end of Main Street in downtown Tofino

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Dive charters

Commercial diving services

More information can be found at Ocean Planet Adventures


Campbell River Dive Stores




Beaver Aquatics

Located on the Island Highway in Campbell River, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills

Beaver Aquatics


Nootka Sound/Tahsis Dive Store

In addition to their daily dive charters, Tahtsa Dive Charters have a small Nootka Sound scuba dive shop that carries a few replacements such as mask and fin straps, zipper wax and a full line of scuba rental equipment (no dry suits though), a point and shoot camera, as well as single and double kayaks.

They also have air and nitrox fills, teach Open Water dive courses (Scuba Diving International (SDI)certification), and provide dive guide and divemaster services.


Port Hardy Scuba Equipment / Store


North Island Dive & Charter

Located Port Hardy, B.C.

PADI Training Facility

PADI scuba certification lessons, equipment repairs, sales and rentals, air fills, charter operator

North Island Dive & Charter


If you have more information to list above or are a Vancouver Island scuba dive store and wish to be considered for listing here, please contact us at the email address below. Vancouver operators and Sunshine Coast dive operators are listed on a separate page.


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