Clover Point

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Clover Point

Clover Point is a no-frills park used by most to contemplate the coastline and sea beyond. But what make this area worthwhile for the diver is the point and the surrounding marine life. Kelp and creatures will keep you company on this dive. From the inner harbor of Victoria, drive South 1.5km to the end of Government Road, and turn left on Dallas for 1.9km.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
You'll find these steps to help you down to the water. Just to the right of the entry, you'll find the kelp beds. Carefully swim around them, as they are usually quite dense. The entry is very easy off this ramp. Be very careful of the current, as this is a point that juts rather far out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. This carving marks the entrance to Clover Point.
Bryan Heit
Bryan Heit
Sep 5, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
An interesting dive. Enter at the boat ramp, swim to the outer edge of the kelp be and drop down. Usually you can swim through a channel in the kelp (put there by boaters), but if this is missing then your best bet is to swim under the kelp - the tops are way to thick to crawl through. Most interesting stuff is hidden in the kelp, and is found where the kelp/rocks give way to sandy bottom. In amongst the kelp are numerous species of crabs, nudibranchs, massive moon snails, rockfish and greenlings. In the summer the kelp forest is quite dramatic, especially from the bottom. There is supposed to b e a lot of sea pens out in the sands - I didn't see a single one. But in the sands I did come across several C-O soles (flatfish), some mammoth sunflower stars, eel grass and its associated denizens, as well as numerous types of crabs. Overall an interesting dive. But watch out for currents - they run straight out into the Juan de Fuca straight - you get sucked out and the next landfall is somewhere around Seattle. . .
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Jes Saliba
Jes Saliba
May 9, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
A different Dive. Since this is a point, it juts out into the straight. The currents can be very strong here. Ensure you have a dive flag on the surface as there is heavy boat traffic. Seal colony on the point makes for fun encounters!
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JS
JS
Aug 24, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
A close-to-home dive site that seems to be a secret known only to locals about how good it can be. Lots of small fish life and great plant life. Had an amazing seal encounter, actually several. Best dove in Fall and Winter to reduce the amount of Kelp. A shallow, interesting dive and who knows how many seals you'll see.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Mar 9, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Fish-eating anemones, rockfish, kelp; the usual Victoria stuff. wicked current. Dove at slack, but almost got swept away, even in the bay. Be careful.
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Terry Russell
Terry Russell
Oct 6, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy entry dive. max depth about 50 ft.We dove in the early spring and experienced some sea lions. Some interesting bottles and stuff. You can go in at the boat house ramp, it's the easiest.
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Terry Russell
Terry Russell
Oct 6, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy entry dive. max depth about 50 ft.We dove in the early spring and experienced some sea lions. Some interesting bottles and stuff. You can go in at the boat house ramp, it's the easiest.
Originally posted on shorediving.com