Dive Trips

In addition to projects, the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia also conducts simple dive trips. These dive trips are generally organized by an experienced UASBC wreck diver, with the goal of bringing other divers of all training and experience levels to a known BC shipwreck.  Dive trips do not entail any archaeological goals.  They are an opportunity for newer divers to explore a new (to them) shipwreck, and for seasoned divers to gain more experience with wreck diving while observing the natural shipwreck deterioration process in our waters.

Even the most experienced wreck divers learn something new, virtually every time they dive a shipwreck.  Topside in-between dives, UASBC members get the opportunity to talk, laugh and get to know other members.  Whatever your level of training or experience is, we hope to see you out on our next dive trip!     

Below are the upcoming UASBC dive trips. To join a trip, email the trip organizer though the email address provided. You must be a UASBC member; if you are not a member please join the UASBC to participate.  If there are no upcoming dive trips listed below, please check back soon.        

HMCS Mackenzie and Trebla

Saturday, February 12, 2022 (All day)

 

The HMCS Mackenzie was sunk as an artificial reef in 1996. We haven’t visited this wreck in a while so will check it out on dive 1. Dive 2 will occur on the SS Trebla a steam tug that burned and sank in Saanichton Bay in 1923. We started a survey on this site in about 2003. We will measure the few remaining pieces to complete the site plan and do some photogrammetry work as well. We may experience a bit of current, but both dives are suitable for all open water divers.

 

Fanny Wreck

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (All day)

 

We will dive on the wreck of the Fanny lost off Discovery Island in 1868. This will be a monitoring photography dive. We will do two dives on site as the wreck lies in 3 separate pieces.

 

Charter cost $85.00 per person. Maximum 8 divers. There may be some light current.

 

Barkley Sound Wreck Tour

Saturday, April 9, 2022 (All day) - Sunday, April 10, 2022 (All day)

 

Nanette Drift Dive

Saturday, May 14, 2022 (All day)