Overview of Octopus City

Octopus City

Sunshine Coast, BC


For some spectacular diving in some very clear water, try Octopus City. The point offers a good chance to see the namesake. Take a couple of tanks to explore the long coast line out to the point.

Directions: From the ferry terminal at Saltery Bay, the entrance is less than 3km to the North on 101.


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09/05/2004 Diver Derek (Avg: 4.09 Review) - This is an excellent dive site that has a new marker buoy for it. Cheers

10/17/2003 Hal Ross (Avg: 2.38 Review) - Again, I've done this site in both good & bad conditions. I feel that there are other sites close to Powell river that are much better.


Site Photos

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GPS: SU1001


Entrance at Octopus City 

Another easy entrance to find!


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GPS: SU1002


Parking at Octopus City 

There's lots of parking because this is also a boat launch area. The trail head is to the right of the red car.

Trail Head

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GPS: SU1003


Trail Head at Octopus City 

Head down this trail for about 100 meters, and you'll see the opening to a cobblestone beach.

Trail Head



Trail Head at Octopus City 

The end of the trail is sometimes blocked by logs. Just help your buddy over or around them. The water is only 10 meters away.

Left Entry

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GPS: SU1005


Left Entry at Octopus City 

The boat launch and beach are in the background.

Right Entry

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GPS: SU1006


Right Entry at Octopus City 

The point is to the right. You can also explore a rock pile at the end of a long cable. Take a bearing to the South, look carefully for the cable, then head down the cable to sea until you see the pile. An octopus or two is guaranteed!


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GPS: SU1007


Entry at Octopus City 

For an easier entry, try the boat ramp. Be careful and carry your flag!

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Octopus City  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.00
Bottom Conditions:  3.50
Reef Conditions:  2.50
Animal Life:  3.50
Plant Life:  2.50
Facilities:  2.50
Solitude 4.00
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.24

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.00
Beginner Scuba:  4.00
Intermediate Scuba:  4.00
Advanced Scuba:  4.00
Night diving Scuba:  4.00

Number of reviews for this site: 2


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