Overview of Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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Site Review by
 TN
Date: 07/28/2002

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  TN Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Vancouver Reef:    3.00
State:   BC Animal:    3.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    3.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   15 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.00
An enjoyable dive, albeit a difficult entry not for the access, simply for the locals. As in the site descriptor there are some residents that would 'prefer' no diver ever grace their fine beach. Be polite, and you may make it into the water. Parking is downright prohibitive in the area, forcing us to the highway. It's a short hike up the hill. Some log scrabbles to interrupt entry, but manageable with a buddy. The day was mainly overcast, but not enough to truly interrupt visibility. Water conditions were favorable with little/no plankton blooms. Visibility was surprisingly good for a summer dive, given the proximity to run-off streams. (Slack moving to low tide.) Water temp was moderate and easily tolerable with standard 7mil wetsuit. Remember your gloves (not like me) and you'll be fine. (Still tolerable.) We entered the water and surface swam to the (beach) right rock reef prior to descent. Most of our time was spent in the 40-55 depths, exploring the interesting local sea-life. Some shell off-cast areas leading us to believe octopus in area but am not sure. (Didn't see one.) Bottom is rock and rock wall with sand on a gentle decent. Better to save the (beach centre) sand area for the return leg to facilitate a safety-stop. Enjoyable to see the standard coastal plant life dotted with the occasional Sea-Pen, monster star-fish and lingcod. (Species of Star fish an arm-length across.) Overall an enjoyable dive.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2002
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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