Overview of Lions Bay

Lions Bay

Lions Bay
Vancouver, BC


Site Review by
Date: 12/20/2014


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Anonymous Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Reef:    5.00
State:   Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.78
Very interesting dive site...a lot of what is present is indicative of a site with minimal disturbance. The left side (if you are facing the water, entry via ramp) is sandy bed->rock piles down to around 60~80fsw with alternating rocks and sand beds. My favourite type of site. Visibility was good for the most part, 20-30'. A lot of the usual. Big schools of perch and tube snouts. Painted&Kelp Greenlings, Copper&Quillback Rockfish. Some utterly humongous and FAT lingcod. Giant, Leopard, Gold Rimmed, and Heaths nudibranches. Spiny lithod crab, tailed jelly...a good collection of critters. A fish of note, found two Tiger Rockfish. Both scurried into their den before I could get a good shot. The right side (entry via beach) is much more shallow, the rocky part is around 20-30fsw, sandy slope down. A few more cryptic species, a pipefish, gunnel, lg.sculpin and poacher. Found some strange dumped cables, or do they serve a purpose? Might take another visit before the Marina opens and boating season is back in. As always with Lion's Bay, if you decide to take a visit be polite and avoid anything that might peeve the locals. The women at the repair shop was very nice though.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    2.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    2.00

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