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