Cold Water Wonders at God's Pocket Resort

Port Hardy, BC, Canada

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Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2022
Group size: 12 - 12
Cold Water Wonders at God's Pocket Resort
Port Hardy, BC, Canada

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
69 reviews

C$NaN
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2022
Group size: 12 - 12

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for our first adventure diving the cooler waters of the Pacific Northwest! We have been waiting years to put this trip together, and now you can finally join us to explore Browning Pass and see its incredible marine life. This trip alone should be motivation to get your drysuit certification and log some cold water dives!

God's Pocket & Browning Pass 

This little slice of divers' heaven sits in a small cove on Hurst Island, a wooded wonderland in British Columbia. The area is known for cold, green water and strong currents which sustain prolific marine life of all kinds -- varieties of fish, huge anemones, urchins, crabs, sea stars and all manner of nudibranchs. Plus wolf eels, Giant Pacific octopus, sea lions and more! We'll swim through kelp forests and along walls absolutely covered in life. It's a photographer's paradise both below and above water. 

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience: Drysuit certification and cold water experience required! Enriched Air/Nitrox certification also recommended. Most of the diving along walls with free ascents and descents, currents, variable visibility, etc.
 

The currents make the diving challenging, and it requires strong local expertise to drop you in at the right time and the right place. Fortunately the crew at God's Pocket are experts on diving the area and will make a custom plan for our trip to match the weather, tides & currents.
 

We'll have 5 full days of diving with the opportunity to go out on 3 boat dives daily. Dives are typically 45 minutes to an hour long to match the slack tides, and when you’re done you’ll be hoisted up on the boat's dive elevator without having to take off a single fin.
 

Our package include the use of a 85 cubic foot LP steel tank and weights. All other gear you'll need to bring with you, including a dive computer and SMB. Nitrox (32%) is also available on site. 

Other Activities

If you have time between diving, there's kayaking, hiking, shore walks and wildlife viewing, including whale watching. Or curl up with a book and relax in the sun. 

God's Pocket Resort

God's Pocket Resort, operating for over 25 years, is a land-based diving location for cold-water divers of all levels. Accessible only by boat, it is a secluded wilderness spot surrounded by forested islands and the waterways of the Queen Charlotte Strait. Divers come to God’s Pocket to see and experience beautiful things in their natural settings, from whales and dolphins to tiny sculpins and tube worms.
 

Nestled in a protected bay, this rustic resort is immersed in nature. You will have access to National Geographic-style experiences, while enjoying a cozy space with a warm shower in every room and a home cooked meal on the dinner table.

Their cook makes three healthy meals a day to keep you rejuvenated during your stay. There are heated, double occupancy bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom.  

Travel

We will fly into Vancouver (YVR) and then either charter a bus or fly to Port Hardy. An overnight may be required in Port Hardy to ensure we make the boat to the resort on August 27th. Same goes for the return on September 2nd. We'll share more details as we get closer to the trip dates. Please email or call the shop before booking any flights!   

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $250 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 6 nights accommodation
    Double occupancy
  • 15 boat dives
    5 days of diving with 3 dives a day
  • Shore diving
    Off the resort's dock
  • All meals
    On-site at the resort
  • Taxes, etc.
    All taxes
  • Flights
    flights to Vancouver or Port Hardy
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available from Blue Planet
  • Tips
    Tips for the dive shop's excellent crew

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
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*Please note pricing is in Canadian dollars. Credit Card is only payment option.* Double occupancy in room with 2 beds or 1 queen bed. Each room includes an en-suite bathroom. 

C$3,555
Deposit: C$1,000

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69 reviews
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Reviews

Another great trip with Blue Planet, my fourth, and I look forward to going on more!!! The BP owners, Heather and Jonas, make everyone feel welcome and work hard to make sure they have a great experience. It really doesn't matter where, e.g., in their shop, while taking a class, working on a certification at the quarry, or on a sun soaked trip to the Caribbean. The lodging in St. Croix was quite good and the dive shop used for our boat and shore dives did an excellent job. Heather and Jonas apparently have great relationships with all of the business partners they use on their trips. In addition, the daily itineraries are well planned and provide ample opportunities to dive and socialize. You can do everything and more each day, or take a pass on a dive or a group dinner if you want to go explore something else or just rest and relax. There are always friendly people on the trips, it is great to meet new buddies and to dive with familiar ones when you meet up with them again!
By Stephen M for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on 17 Nov, 2021
Thank you so much, Stephen! It was fantastic diving with you, as always. We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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It was fantastic. Jeff was a great trip lead and we met some really nice new friends. The accommodation and food was fabulous and way above expectations. The dive team at Sea Saba were informed, took care of everyone and showed us some great dive sites. Cant wait to book the next trip with Blue Planet
By Richard H for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 30 Oct, 2021
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Richard! It was a pleasure diving with you again. And yes, we can't wait until the next trip with you!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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MS
As usual another great trip with Blue Planet, Saba didn't disappoint either! The accommodations and diving was great and the food was amazing on the island. With covid still on the loose i definitely felt safe in Saba with their covid precautions as well. Looking forward to diving with my Blue Planet family again hopefully soon. Thank you Blue Planet DC!
By MICHELLE S for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 25 Oct, 2021
So happy you joined us Michelle! Thanks for the great review, and we are looking forward to the next time underwater with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 26 Oct, 2021
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MS
Thank you for a totally epic trip!! This trip did not disappoint, was full of adrenaline the whole time. I felt safe with all of the covid precautions and requirements. Thank you Blue Planet, looking forward to my next trip!
By MICHELLE S for Dive with Great White Sharks! on 30 Sep, 2021
Thanks Michelle! So glad you could join us in this amazing adventure! I'm sure we'll see you underwater soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Sep, 2021
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Great trip! Awesome crew, friendly people, beautiful weather, and lots of sharks!
By David C for Dive with Great White Sharks! on 26 Sep, 2021
We're so glad you had a great time! It really was an amazing trip, made even better by the crew of Solmar V!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Sep, 2021
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