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Address: 2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-756-1863
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and Shepherd Charters provide scuba diving and...
Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and Shepherd Charters provide scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, tours, charters, sales and service to people from all over the world. Dive and stay packages are available. BC has the best cold water diving in the world with unique sealife. Nanaimo offers some of the best shore access as well as boat trips. NDO can provide equipment and a guide to help you enjoy whatever underwater experience you desire. From shore snorkel trips and scuba diving to boat charters to go snorkeling with the seals or scuba diving, there is something for everyone. The Shepherd is our 33ft aluminum dive boat that can take you to some great dive spots including walls, reefs, and artificial reefs or wrecks. She has a large covered deck, store space below the benches and in over head nets, an awesome dive ladder, and a marine head.
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West Coast Dive Getaway

I arranged a dive trip to the Island from Calgary with a friend on the November 2014 long weekend. Derrick and Shirley were contacted in early October and arranged rentals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I arranged a dive trip to the Island from Calgary with a friend on the November 2014 long weekend. Derrick and Shirley were contacted in early October and arranged rentals, local guides and a day of boat diving on the Sea Dragon. Everything was there when we arrived at the dive shop. Matteo and Matt were great guides and were... More 

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

Glad you guys enjoyed your trip and that we could help you get back in the water after so long. See you again next year! More 

Fort McMurray, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Arranged a dry suit course and 5 days of diving through Shirley. Everything went off without a hitch. Dove with with Shirley, Steve, Dirk, Sean and Matt all were great to dive with.

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time. We all enjoyed showing you the waters around Nanaimo. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Shirley was knowledgeable and attentive. I hadn't been diving in a while and Shirley was very understanding and helped me get back in the swing of things quickly. I recommend them highly.

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

It was great to help you get back into diving - and you did really well too. I hope are able to make it back again in the near future. We would love to get the chance to dive with you again. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can honestly say that the team from Nanaimo Dive Outfitters are the tops. Shirley White, my patient and incredibly thorough instructor, made my reintroduction (after a 10 year absence) to cold water diving an enjoyable experience. The dry suit training course, while exhausting due to the hot weather, was professionally conducted, and any skills that I had difficulty with... More 

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much. I had lots of fun that day even though it was a hot day. It was nice once we went through that themocline. It was great to see you back in the water. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Been part of the Dive Outfitters family for years now. Got my course through these guys. They helped when I had questions, great trips, great diving!! Both Nanaimo and Edmonton shops are great!!

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to us. It was a pleasure working with you both and it will be really great to see you back again. Then we can show you even more of what we have here. Enjoy Kauai! More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Dived with Dive Outfitters over three days in August 2013 and had a great dive experience,real professional guide and friendship with Shirley and her friends. Great shop and top quality gear to use as I was on holiday from UK. Recommend without hesitation and would go back if I was in the area again. Alf Yates

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We used Shirley and the team at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters for our second summer in a row. After 5 years of not diving due to the arrival of some small kids (to go along with 3 older kids/teens)--we decided to give it a go again during a vacation to Vancouver Island. The summer before last (2012), we rented a house... More 

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Chemainus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Thanks again Shirley for the awesome instruction preparing my wife and I for our trip to Kauai. We loved your instruction style and your shop is first class!

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Additional Information about Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

Address: 2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-756-1863
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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