Overview of Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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Site Review by
 EnjoysWater
Date: 01/29/2007

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  EnjoysWater Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Seattle Reef:    4.00
State:   Washington Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   54 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.88
On Saturday January 27th 2007 I dove Whytecliff Park. This was my first dive in Vancouver B.C., and I enjoyed it very much. The drive up from Seattle is not too terrible. I didn't hit traffic, as I made the drive late Friday night and stayed at TWU. The site is easy to find, and has great mountain/water views. If you have never been up there, or have never gone to Whistler, etc., it is a very scenic area. Despite the abundance of parking, arriving at 9am was a bad choice. The water was already being infiltrated by a large dive class and multiple, no tons, of other divers. Lots of guys with duals, for good reason -wall dive. While the class went straight out into the bay, most other more experienced divers should go to the right (the cut? I think it's called) and dive along the wall. My buddy has seen a decent sized octo on the wall (shallower, maybe 30 fsw) and there is lots more to see as you keep going farther. We turned around at 110 fsw as the dual manifold divers armed with scooters zoomed past and around and up and down. I would definitely dive here again, as there is much to see on the wall. Plus, the thrill of not having a bottom for much of the dive is always fun. If you plan to visit Whytecliff, beware of the Saturday class crowd and weekend warriors. 50fsw and up was pretty churned up. Solid site with easy entry, and a huge park for topside walkers / joggers / swing set / toys / restrooms / showers? (in the summer most likely).    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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