Just had 3 great days diving with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters (NDO). Firstly, wanted to give them a massive thumbs up for the level of their communication. I don't have a regular dive buddy and use dive shops and charters quite a lot. You would be...More
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An excellent shop for diving in Nanaimo. We did a two-tank dive and hired a DM to guide us. Chris was very professional and knowledgeable and a great guide. Cpt. Steve is great, too. He also knows everything you need to know about diving in...More
It was a pleasure to have you visit us. Thank you for letting us help you experience our waters and we hope you can come back again and spend more time with us. There is so much more to see.
I did 2 shore dives while my husband and kids snorkeled. The dives themselves were spectacular-I am only new to this game but was so amazed at the life we seen so close to shore. Matt was an excellent buddy with endless patience. My only...More
Thank you for your review and your honest feedback. We are going to do a slight change to our procedures prior to tours so that we make sure we contact more in advance with confirming information needed by our customers. We are very glad you...More
Over from Ireland on a family trip to Vancouver for a few days. Took a day out for diving. Up at 4.40am, taxi to Horseshoe ferry, on dive boat “Shepherd” at 8.35. Rental gear ready, two drysuits to choose from. Chris was the skipper, Theo...More
Thanks so much for your wonderful words. We are so glad we could get you out there and look forward to the time you can return and we can show you even more! Safe travels home.
Both my 13 and 15 year old children have taken courses from Shirley and her staff. Their professionalism, patience and understanding of teaching children was amazing. I strongly recommend this store to anyone looking for a family dive course or one of their numerous specialty...More
Thank you so much! We had a lot of fun on the course. The energy and attention they paid to learning was awesome and made it fun for us and their dive buddies too. We really look forward to more diving in the future with...More
We took a two-dives trip with NDO. The communication was smooth from the very beginning, we agreed by mail on the equipment needed and presented our qualification so the best suitable dive sites could be chosen for us. Shirley geared us up even off the...More
Thanks so much! It was a pleasure having you aboard and Chris definitely enjoyed diving with you. We do have a lot of amazing sea life here to view and sometimes you can miss it if you don't know what you are looking for. We...More
Great experience! Captain Steve was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We saw one of the shipwrecks and then dove the reef where we saw octupus and wolf eels. We had so much fun and will definitely be back again!
Thanks Jamie. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Capt Steve definitely has a fun job meeting so many great people. We look forward to having you back in our waters again in the future.
We recently were taken out to snake Island with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and it was the highlight of our trip to the West Coast. Capt Steve was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful on the trip and we got to swim close to the seals. Do...More
We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We definitely try to make sure that it is a great experience for all, including the seals. We appreciate that you followed the rules when they came near you. We look forward to your next visit.
Nanaimo dive outfitters was a great place to have my daughter try cold water diving for the first time after being open water certified in Mexico. They supplied all the gear and Matt was a patient and helpful dive master that guided us to 2...More
Thank you Paul. It was great to have met you both and to show your daughter the marine life that we have in our area. It is always great to help someone expand their diving experiences. We hope you can come back again in the...More
Took dry suit training with Shirley who is more than patient and the best person to deal with. Went on a couple of dives off Nanoose with Chris who was also wonderful. I highly recommend Nanaimo Dive Outfitters to all!
Thanks so much Alan. It was great to work with you and get you out enjoying our waters. We look forward to diving with you more when you get back.