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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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Amazing boat diving out of the wheelchair

It's not always easy to find a dive shop able to handle diving out of a wheelchair, but Steve and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue0408
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Zurich, Switzerland
Wreck diving with Shepherd Charters

We had a couple of great dives on the HMCS Cape Breton and HMCS Saskatchewan. The boat was well set... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
roncasual
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Victoria, Canada
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2205 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 3C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 4 weeks ago

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 review

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

Thank elfordse
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

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 4 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 review

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 28 February 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 review

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.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

For technical or recreational divers, shipwrecks and sea life, a boat designed by divers for divers. A top notch diving experience. Thanks Steve!

Thank Dan D
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

Thanks so much Dan. Always a pleasure to have you aboard!

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Added a couple of days of diving in Nanaimo with Steve and Shirley to our annual trip to the area. Had a wonderful time, saw tons of life, enjoyed the boat and crew and logistics were easy. We will be back next year! Highly recommend...More

Thank fuse3
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

We are really glad you got the opportunity to stop in for some diving here in Nanaimo on your way to Hornby Island. It was a pleasure having you aboard. We really look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Though I can't comment on the Dive Outfitters store (I'm sure it's very good), their charter company, Shepherd Charters, proved to be a great charter service. Communication from moment of contact was excellent, quick and friendly. They proved very accommodating, patient, and professional, accomodating needs...More

Thank Uthell
DiveNanaimo, Owner at Nanaimo Dive Outfitters, responded to this review

That was an excellent day. Someone said an extra prayer as the weather was so cooperative. We are glad we could help make it a fun day for you - the crew had fun and enjoyed themselves just as much. We are looking forward to...More

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