Overview of Britannia Beach Dock

Britannia Beach Dock

Britannia Beach Dock
Vancouver, BC


Site Review by
 Russell Clark
Date: 01/15/2013


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Russell Clark Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   North Vancouver Reef:    3.00
State:   BC Animal:    4.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    2.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   186 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.92
Britannia Beach is split into two parts, Britannia South and Britannia North. Britannia South: Site of the former CGS Ready, Mystery 1 and Mystery 2 wrecks. Max depth 50 feet, winter dive only as the viz in the summer is zero. A fun dive with three wrecks in one 45/60 minute dive. Good for all certs, no currents but choppy surface can make entry tricky at times. Super fine silt bottom means good finning is needed. CGS Ready is a new wreck, two years old and full of life. The Mystery 1 and Mystery 2 wrecks have been submerged longer and are wooden vessels. Marine life includes ling cod, schools of perch and tube snout, gobies and crabs. Britannia North: Site of an unconfirmed wreckage, from 40 feet depth going down to 100 foot depth. About 180 foot long the structure is a large vertical wooden wall, with abundant marine life. Ling cod, nudibranches, gobies and crabs. No currents, easy access from nearby boat ramp, good viz in winter months and an interesting structure. Dive maps, images, FAQ and more information can be found at www.britanniabeachdiving.com    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    1.00
Surf:    2.00

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