Overview of Porteau Cove

Porteau Cove

Porteau Cove
Vancouver, BC


Site Review by
 Neil Daley
Date: 06/06/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Neil Daley Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Hudson Reef:    4.00
State:   NH Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   21 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.10
This is a fantastic park made for scuba divers! The concrete stairs into the water make for an extremely easy entry! I dove this site on 6/4/10 and loved the diversity of marine life. The plumose anemone almost completely cover on wreck. Also saw sea cucumbers, ling cod, sunstar and multiple other varieties of star fish. The current and wind were really strong so the surface swim was tough so be sure to time this one right. The zooplankton were also at the peak so the vis is not great in the summer - about 15 feet until you reach a depth of 30 feet and then the vis is better - about 25-30. The depth within the park is mostly 35-55 feet. The wooden hulled mine sweeper is no longer shown on the map but it is the furthest buoy out and starts in about 90 feet deep and goes to about 110. There is little left of it. There is a ton of life on the remains but the swim out a huge endeavor.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    3.00

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