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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

#2 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Nanaimo Features Animals
2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
+1 250-756-1863
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Sask dive charter

Excellent friendly service at the store, and captain Steve was the equal on the boat. Great dive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
K B
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Wreck dive charter

I was part of a group that chartered the shepherd to dive the HMCS Cape Breton. The staff were very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Decompression1
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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and Shepherd Charters provide scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, tours, charters, sales and service to people from all over the world. Dive and stay packages are available. BC has the best cold water diving in the world with unique sealife. Nanaimo offers some of the best shore access as well as boat trips. NDO can provide equipment and a guide to help you enjoy whatever underwater experience you desire. From shore snorkel trips and scuba diving to boat charters to go snorkeling with the seals or scuba diving, there is something for everyone. The Shepherd is our 33ft aluminum dive boat that can take you to some great dive spots including walls, reefs, and artificial reefs or wrecks. She has a large covered deck, storage space below the benches and over head nets for dry storage, an awesome dive ladder, and a marine head.
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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent friendly service at the store, and captain Steve was the equal on the boat. Great dive, and the boat is well set up and comfortable.More

Thank K B
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is my favorite wreck to dive - although all of them are good. I understand you got to see a wolfeel on the wreck too which is rare. And the weather cooperated. Glad you enjoyed your diving with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a group that chartered the shepherd to dive the HMCS Cape Breton. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them for any kind of diving charter as they are first rate.

Thank Decompression1
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. Your group was awesome to have aboard and Captain Steve enjoyed working with you. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on board. Steve was a very friendly Instructor and give us a lot of information about the environment. It wasn't to cold -they got very good equipment. It was absolutely worth the money. The tour was very private and we...More

Thank Sonja E
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are really glad you enjoyed your tour. Captain Steve had fun with you both and was happy to share his passion for our area. We hope you can make it back again sometime in the future. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

It's not always easy to find a dive shop able to handle diving out of a wheelchair, but Steve and Shirley took on the challenge. And it was perfect! The boat is easy to access, the dive schedule was adapted and help always around. We...More

Thank Sue0408
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We so enjoyed meeting you both! It was a pleasure diving with you and helping to make your dive trip to the pacific northwest memorable. It was such fun having you on board and an inspiration to our own diving. I will never complain about...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had a couple of great dives on the HMCS Cape Breton and HMCS Saskatchewan. The boat was well set up for diving and Captain Steve was helpful and friendly.

Thank roncasual
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Captain Steve enjoyed having you aboard. It was great fun with all of you and glad you enjoyed the dives. There is lots more to see so we hope to have you back aboard again soon.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Steve and Shirley (both very good, firm and fair instructors) are great hosts. Safety ranks highest with them combined with great customer service. Great laughs always accompany every outing. Their "Shepherd Charters" dive boat service ranks as my go-to service for the Island. Comfy boat,...More

Thank Bygolley
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

It is always a pleasure to have you both aboard. We enjoyed hosting your diving while you were in town and can't wait for you to come back and dive some more. Good luck with your next level of training. It will be great to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Simply the best, most friendly and helpful staff. This is my third time out and many more to come. Highly recommended :) :) Although lunch is not provided there is snacks hot chocolate bottled water. A nice washroom on board and a cooler full of...More

Thank michelhutchison
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

It is always a pleasure having you on board Michel. We are glad you enjoy the service we have to offer. We really do enjoy meeting so many new people and making new friends too. The diving around here has so much to offer. See...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

This the second time I've booked a dive charter with Shepherd Charters (the boat charter run by Nanaimo Dive Outfitters). Shirley is thorough, accommodating and friendly when confirming your booking prior to your dive trip. Steve is affable, organized and helpful on the dive boat....More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

It was great having you on board again - I think it was you who magicked up the good weather as the next day was not so hot :) We are glad you had some good dives and enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, friendly and flexible. We spent a week camping and diving on the Sea Shepherd. We were fortunate to have the boat to ourselves, so we chose the dives, after Steve took us to some introductory sites. We loved the Rivtow wreck, and looking...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

It was great having you dive with us on the Shepherd. I loved seeing the awesome photos you both took and following the rest of your adventure. Hopefully we will see you back again in the future and we can take you back to the...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The people to work with were awesome, Steve, Shirley, Jon and Jill, had a bunch of GREAT Dives, the wrecks were fantastic

Thank James A B
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks Jim. It was a blast having you all here for the weekend. You have a great group of divers. We look forward to having you back aboard any time. There is still much more to show you.

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