EXPLORE BRITISH COLUMBIA'S STUNNING COASTLINE BY BOAT

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Adventures For All

From experienced divers to first-time snorkelers, we welcome everyone

Gear Rentals

Equipment rentals are available if you don’t have all the gear

Private Charters

Charters are available for private adventures for up to 12 people

Sustainable Tourism

We are committed to protecting the environment we explore

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25+ dive sites

Horseshoe Bay

Howe Sound

Best Water Tours Around Vancouver

Experience the ultimate adventure by exploring the magnificent depths of the ocean with scuba diving, where you’ll witness a mesmerizing underwater world teeming with vibrant marine life. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean’s wonders with snorkeling, allowing you to observe the colorful underwater scenery up close as you take in the stunning coastal views. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the incredible world of underwater exploration and coastal adventure. 

Choose your adventure

We strive to give you an experience you won’t forget. We offer a variety of water activities just minutes away from downtown Vancouver. Join one of our public tours or charter a private day for your group. 

Scuba & Freediving

from $95/day

Snorkeling & Paddling

coming soon

Chartered Boat Tours

book on demand

PNW Expeditions

We are a small business with a big heart

PNX is a small team of local water enthusiasts who can’t wait to share our love of the Pacific Northwest stunning landscapes and waterways. Situated in one of Canada’s premier travel destinations for outdoor enthusiasts, we take pride in showcasing BC’s picturesque shoreline with its majestic mountains and lush greenery.

Whether you’re seeking a community-focused, cost-effective dive charter or looking to spend the day on the water with friends and family, we’ve got you covered! We accommodate small groups in our tours to cater more effectively to each client.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions please call or email us.

In the Horseshoe Bay village area, there are public parking lots available for visitors. These lots may have time restrictions and hourly rates, so be sure to check the signs for details. Parking may be limited during peak times, especially on weekends or during the summer months.

 

Arriving at Horseshoe Bay by public transport is convenient, as it's a major transportation hub in the Vancouver area. The most common route is the 257 Horseshoe Bay Express, which connects downtown Vancouver (West Georgia Street) with Horseshoe Bay. Another option is the 250 bus from downtown that takes the marine route.

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Safety first! Weather can be unpredictable, and sometimes it's necessary to cancel for your own safety and comfort. If weather leads to a cancellation, we offer full refunds. Or you can can join another tour or reschedule for a later date.

There are many things to consider here when choosing a dive site for that day. We have much bigger tidal exchanges than most places, we have variable visibility from one location to another and from one day to another, we have wind coming from all directions, and then we have diver requests.  It is not always easy to go where people request based on all of the above, we often don't decide on a location until the day of the dive. However, all that being said, we can most of the time accommodate a requested location.

There are many very well-maintained washrooms on shore that you can use before and after the trip as well as a small marine toilet on board.  

Layering under a drysuit is crucial for staying warm and comfortable during cold-water diving. Here’s a basic guide to layering under a drysuit:

  1. Base Layer: Start with a moisture-wicking base layer made of materials like polyester or merino wool. This layer helps wick sweat away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable. Avoid cotton as it retains moisture, which can make you feel cold and damp.
  2. Insulating Layer: The insulating layer provides warmth by trapping heat close to your body. Fleece or synthetic fleece materials are excellent choices for insulation. They provide warmth even when wet and dry quickly. Consider the thickness of the insulating layer based on the water temperature and your personal cold tolerance.