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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
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Open water course

Took my open water course with nanaimo dive outfitters, this being my first time diving i felt the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
john w
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Port Alberni, Canada
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Fantastic Week of Diving

My partner and I were planning a trip to Vancouver Island to complete some SCUBA training and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Barret H
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Took my open water course with nanaimo dive outfitters, this being my first time diving i felt the where very friendly and proffesional.the made me feel very comfortable in the gear and and in the pool training. They also took us to various locations around...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

We always enjoy introducing people to the under water world and the marine life that abounds on our area and in the oceans around the world. We are very glad that you enjoyed your course and we really look forward to seeing you back in...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

My partner and I were planning a trip to Vancouver Island to complete some SCUBA training and underwater sight-seeing. From first contact Shirley was fantastic to deal with in setting up the itinerary (we had 5 days of diving), and ensuring we got the most...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We really enjoyed the week you spent with us Barret. Both of you were eager to learn and good students so that makes it a pleasure and more fun for any instructor. It was so rewarding to see the huge improvement in your diving from...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I had arrived to Nanaimo Dive Outfitters after an equipment issue with my dry suit had left me anything but dry!! Shirley, Steve, and Theo were all in the shop when I arrived and my suit was good to go after a repair. The following...More

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

We are very glad we could get your drysuit issue resolved so you could have comfortable dives while you were here. Mother Nature was good to you with both the weather and the marine life. We look forward to your next visit so we can...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Summary in brief: Flexible, very friendly and motivated team; rental gear in excellent condition and at a reasonable price; great dive sites!!!! I was on a sightseeing trip through BC and Alberta and had no diving gear with me except my computer ... and of...More

Thank Joachim H
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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We were so glad we could get you out while you were here. We enjoyed having you dive with us and showing you just a few of the great sites we have here. Now you know what to expect when you come back for your...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Nanaimo Dive was great all around. Very good an communicating and getting us set up within an hour of my first email. Very god customer service at the shop, great dive briefings and just all around friendly atmosphere that helps you get the most out...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much Teressa. We enjoyed sharing your adventure with you and hope you can make it back again sometime.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This was my first dive after finishing an open water course elsewhere and I am very satisfied with the experience. Theo was not only a knowledgeable instructor but a very friendly and nice human being that took me to a beautiful dive site with incredible...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks Patryk. We are happy that you had such a great experience with Theo and that you enjoyed the dive site he took you to. We are blessed with great shore diving as well as boat diving in our area so we have a lot...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Thank you to the staff at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters that helped my husband and I get our open water and dry suit certifications. Shirley in the shop was very helpful and made sure we felt comfortable with all we had to do. Gerald, Jay and...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

It was a pleasure helping you both with this adventure. You both did awesome and were so positive in your approach. We look forward to hearing about more of your underwater adventures as you progress through your diving. It will be good to see you...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Dive Outfitters have some great owners that know how to run an efficient and friendly dive store that offers divers everything they could need. Their training is excellent, the store has enough stock to cover all needs - at all levels, and they have a...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoy our store and the services we offer. It is a passion for all of our staff and it really feels great to hear that we are providing what people need and you...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I from a dive club of which I am a member recently did a scuba diving wreck charter with Nanaimo Dive Outfitters and it was awesome. Great service the booking process was easy, they were very organized and had everything...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I just finished their program. Amazing, professional, exciting, detail oriented, student friendly, thorough, informative, patient , very safety oriented with students, and darn fun to learn with. Gerald was our primary instructor and Shirley did some pool work with out group, but both are high...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

You did us proud my friend! You made such great improvement from the first dive in the pool to the last and from the first ocean dive to the last. It was a pleasure working with you and seeing you grow and enjoy your experience....More

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