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Site Review by
 Joe Foster
Date: 03/31/2008

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Joe Foster Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   North Vancouver Reef:    5.00
State:   BC Animal:    5.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    5.00
Diving:   30 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.52
Dove here with my 2 boys on March 17th, 2008. I think this is great spot to limit a dive to 30 feet. We ended up going out deeper to 80 feet, but most of the life is at the surface. While we were down, a school of Spinner Dolphins came into the bay to play. Following our dive, my brother-in-law who is a quadriplegic and hadn't been in the ocean for 23 years looked like he was ready for the experience. I put a life jacket on him and lifted him into the water and when he felt comfortable put a mask on him, but he found the snorkel too hard to breath through, so I grabbed my tank and gave him my octopus. We just stayed on the surface and dragged him around, but that was the best 30 minutes of the entire trip. This site is the best I found for a family spot to allow for snorkeling while others dive.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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