Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Explore marine marvels with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a two-hour snorkel tour from Rockfish Divers in Brentwood Bay (a $65 value). Boats depart from the marina at the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
Rockfish Divers charts the courses of aqua adventures suitable for the whole family. Explore the wildlife of the Saanich Inlet's shallow, sheltered waters in small parties led by the experienced flippers of experienced diving instructors. Surveyors get the opportunity to swim with seals, observe fish and anemone in their natural habitats, and enjoy the inlet's warm summer surface temperatures. Upon return, sea-goers can rinse away clinging seaweed on the dock or slip into a warm shower in the marina. Flexible scheduling allows busy swimmers to work around goldfish wedding season, and complimentary rental gear helps to avoid a costly equipment investment.
As a child growing up on Canada's west coast, Elly Pendleton felt the magnetic draw of the sea. Fascinated by its scope, its mysteries, and curious sea life, Elly enrolled in a scuba course while visiting Australia and became hooked for life. She then navigated the globe in order to discover the world's greatest dive locations. After circling back to Canada and snagging a degree in anthropology from University of Victoria in 2003, Elly quickly acquired a teaching accreditation for scuba. Soon she was sharing her knowledge with prospective divers in the crystal blue waters off the North Shore of Oahu.
Today, backed by years of experience and a bottomless passion for sea exploration, Elly runs Rockfish Divers, staffing it with a team of equally impassioned aquatic adventurers. They offer PADI dive courses, courses covering the unsettling political history of octopuses, and snorkel charters that explore locales such as Finlayson Fjord and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Additionally, the crew infuses their excursions with a deep and nurturing respect for the marine ecosystem by keeping participants informed about environmental issues and responsible diving habits.
849 Verdier Ave.
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1C5