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Sink or Swim Scuba

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Nanaimo, Canada
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About Sink or Swim Scuba
We are a PADI 5 star scuba shop. Learn with us, dive with us all year round. Hire a Dive master for a personal tour of our favorite dive sites. Upgrade your open water certification to an advanced or dry suit course. We'd like to show you why Vancouver Island is rated a top ten dive destination year after year.
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Simon C wrote a review Jan 2019
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Ray and Shelagh run an amazing shop with top quality rental gear (all less than a year old). They are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. As we planned our latest trip to Vancouver Island, Shelagh worked closely with us to plan equipment rentals and dive opportunities. Everything was ready and organized when we arrived. Having used a couple of dive shops in Nanaimo, Sink or Swim Scuba is the place to go! Can't wait to return.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Leni S wrote a review Dec 2018
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My friend and I did our advanced open water course earlier this year. We came from out of town and Shelagh and Ray were so accommodating with our schedule and mailing us our books so we could do the knowledge portion before since we were only in Nanaimo for a couple days. They even stayed late at the shop for gear fitting when I missed the ferry! In the water, our dive instructors Michel and Wayne were very patient and knowledgeable and by the final dive I felt much more in control of my buoyancy and comfortable in the water. We're trying to find time in our schedules to get back and do the dry suit training!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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rallemeier wrote a review Sep 2018
Idaho Falls, Idaho6 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I came to visit Nanaimo and wanted to take a dry suit course while there. We looked at other reviews and chose Sink or Swim. Their shop is well stocked, organized and efficient. Our instructor, Michel Hutchinson, was patient and professional. The dive gear was in perfect condition. Look no further for your diving needs. Two thumbs up!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba
Responded Oct 1, 2018
Randy, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. I'm very pleased you were happy with the shop, gear and your Instruction. See, cold water diving is fun, isnt it? 😉 Lol. Enjoy your warm water diving this winter. It was a pleasure meeting you two.
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Nathan D wrote a review Jun 2018
Nanaimo, Canada32 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I went and learned to Scuba dive and how to use a dry suit in a week and change. We are looking forward to our first dive ourselves. We have also gone in a few times and asked questions about 2nd hand gear, now my partner wants to do more courses.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba
Responded Jun 19, 2018
Nathan, We had a lot of fun introducing you and Chelsey into the world of scuba and we're excited you've been bitten by the scuba bug and want to continue. Discovering all our dive sites and our underwater life will be so exciting. See you underwater! 😃
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LTodhunter wrote a review Apr 2017
Nanaimo, Canada1 contribution
I have done all my training through SOS, they are very professional and their main focus is getting people back into the water. SOS is more then just a dive shop they become your dive family
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from shelaghricher, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba
Responded May 2, 2017
Thanks LT. We're so happy you've joined our diving family and have been happy with your experiences with our shop, our Instructors and Dive masters. We look forward to diving our favorite dive sites with you!
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