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Nanaimo Dive Outfitters

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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
+1 250-756-1863
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Diver Training - Open Water and Dry Suit

Thank you to the staff at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters that helped my husband and I get our open water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jjhilwut
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Strathmore, Canada
A great dive store that offers all you could ask for

Dive Outfitters have some great owners that know how to run an efficient and friendly dive store... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Uthell
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Comox
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank jjhilwut
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank camoking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 400Maverick
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two grandchildren ,14 and 18, and I went on the snorkelling trip. My husband wimped out and took photos from the boat. Because I am not that comfortable in the water, we paid for a guide. Theo was fantastic. He guided me everywhere and...More

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

Thanks so much for letting us help your family with this adventure Myrna. It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Even though your husband chose to stay on board, there is something to see for everyone with eagles, heron, and a myriad of other...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my kids, 13 & 12, and father-in-law on the snorkelling with the seals tour on Aug 21. While my father-in-law and I have been scuba divers for many years, this was my kids' first opportunity to experience the world that I've come to...More

Thank Mark S
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Mark. We were really happy to see you and your family again and glad we could get you out on the boat this time. Everyone on that trip got Mother Nature's special that day for sure - a very rare occurrence! We...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I booked a day of wreck diving on the Nanaimo area wrecks. We had a great experience diving with Sherry and Steve. From the time we made the booking to the time we got off the boat, service was top notch. A...More

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

We are very glad you enjoyed your day with us. We were very pleased that we had just the right part to fix your problem so you could continue to dive your own gear. We enjoyed having you aboard and sharing the day with you....More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

When we got to Nanaimo dive outfitters it was very well organized. One person got us to fill out the forms and one was fitting us for gear. It was tough to put the wetsuit on as I am bigger and I was getting a...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for letting us be a part of your adventure. We enjoyed having you aboard. Thank you as well for not touching the seal pup. We have been keeping an eye on it - it is common for mom to leave her pup for...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We really had a good time diving all three wrecks. Our boat captain was really flexible about which sites we wanted to dive and was very helpful dive mastering for us. The shop was able to fill 10 sets of doubles for us every day...More

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DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Nanaimo and our local dive sites. It was a pleasure having you aboard. We hope to see you all back again sometime soon as there is still so much more exploring on each of the wrecks to...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience swimming with the cute seals and many other beautiful creatures! 100% recommended!

Thank Darren-P-CA-MB
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed your adventure.

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