Uwe and Suncoast Diving went out today on the Inlet to complete the PADI Drift Specialty Course. Kim, came up to Sechelt from Vancouver so she could take this course, and boy what an amazing day we had. On dive one, we stopped by at the Power Lines, this is an amazing wall dive, with a slight drift to it. The depth on the wall is around 900ft though as you can image we remained in the top 100ft of the wall.
The wall was really beautiful as it was all covered with Feather Stars, chimney sponges, Ling cod…and sure enough, there we were on our safety stop, and there sat a Giant Pacific Octopus. It was a young one, maybe two hands large, and it just sat on this rock on the wall, checking us out. So, you know me…had had to get him on video, I have a couple of minutes of decent video of him.
Dive two had us out to the Tzoonie Narrows, and were we ever surprised when we saw slush/ice flows going through the narrows. Can anyone say fresh mountain run off!! Cold, yes it was, and before we got our nerve up to jump, Bruno had brought all the fixings for an amazing fire se we could warm ourselves, and get some things dried so we could get in and enjoy dive two.
Once everyone had warmed up it was off to the narrows for what would be another fantastic dive. The surface temp was in the 37 – 38 f range, and below the layer was still a bone chilling 43 – 44. The visibility was good, and we were treated to some giant barnacles, anemones, and our ever popular Moon jellies.
Overall another fantastic dive…..!