We like to talk about how blessed we are to have some of the best diving in the world. And its true. We talk lots about the strong ocean currents and what it means to the marine life all along our shores but what we sometimes neglect to mention is what is also topside.
Located on the edge of discovery, Campbell River lies at the mouth of the Discovery Passage, and along the inside passage, a popular route for vessels and visitors seeking the wildlife viewing opportunities that this part of the world is famous for.
With the salmon follow the eagles, whales and bears that feed on them. Ravens, Wolf, Elk and Cougar are also part of the surrounding population. Wilderness areas and nature reserves, like Strathcona Provincial Park provide habitat for wildlife as well as opportunities for walking, hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking. All offer the opportunity for some incredible experiences with our natural world. Zodiac tours up Knights Inlet to see the Grizzly Bears often include whale and sea lion sightings.
Black fish (Orcas) are the most common whales we see along the inside passage and arguably the most impressive to view in the wild. May to October is the best time for viewing these awesome beasts. Many of our students, usually the ones from out of province, take their weekends and go on a zodiac or kayak tour to explore the many natural wonders of the Island. It’s a nice change of pace and blends well with their underwater adventures during the week.
The next Divesafe Occupational/Commercial SCUBA program starts May 14thand finishes June 15th. This is an excellent time to enter the commercial diving industry as work opportunities increase exponentially. Call or email for details.