Verdant life amid cold, nutrient rich water.
Sponges, corals, anemone and kelp all compete for space on the rocky walls and seafloor in a lot of cold water areas. Cold water and long sunlight hours in the summer lead to nutrient rich oxygenated water which in turn allows a massive amount of life to exist below the surface. Rivalling the best tropical seas British Columbias so called “Emerald Sea” is world renowned to scuba diving enthusiasts looking for something unique. My home town of Campbell River, along with Port Hardy in the North, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island, offer some world class diving opportunities.