Come dive the HMCS Annapolis and other great sites in the Vancouver area!
The April 2015 sinking of the HMCS Annapolis brings great diving opportunity to BC Divers. In particular, Open Water certified divers should be jumping for joy as this ~400 ft long helicopter carrying wreck is largely within 60 feet of the surface!
Saturday October 17th
7:30am - meet at UVic
9:00am - take ferry to Vancouver
11:00am - arrive in Vancouver
12:00pm - head out for one dive in Vancouver OR go shopping in Vancouver
5:00pm - meet up for dinner and to check into hotel
7:00pm - free time to check out Vancouver, see a movie, ect.
Sunday October 18th
7:00am - wake-up
8:30am - arrive in Howe Sound to board charter boat
10:00am - do two dives on the HMCS Annapolis
3:00pm - finish diving for the day
5:00pm - head back to Victoria on the Ferry
7:30pm - arrive back in Victoria
We are going to be quite flexible with this trip. We know many people will be at home in Vancouver for the Thanksgiving weekend and will not need to stay in a hotel or travel with the group. These people can meet us for the diving and only pay for the cost of gear rentals and charter.
Also, we know many people will want to see the sights in Vancouver, possibly visit the aquarium or see Stanley Park. Due to this, we will plan Saturday tentatively for an optional dive; however, if the consensus is that people want to go shopping and sight seeing, we will do just that!
Early bird price: $195
*must give a $60 non-refundable deposit by August 15th, 2015 to cover the cost of hotel bookings.
Included in the trip is ferry costs to and from Vancouver, gas costs for your driver, 2 dive charter and one nights stay at a 3 star downtown area hotel. This does not include the cost of rentals, but does include the cost of additional air fills if required.
Divers must meet the following requirements
If you do not meet some of these requirements, there will be many opportunities to satisfy them by participating in our September club dives and charters. If you are already Open Water certified through the club, you must only complete two additional drysuit dives and four dives in total (as you have already done 4 cold water dives during your course). In the spirit of ensuring everyone has fun, if you do not have any cold water diving experience, we ask that you complete 6 drysuit dives before coming on this trip. We can make exceptions on an individual basis.