UWE went with Ocean Quest Dive Center to God’s Pocket Resort in Port Hardy BC. Wednesday had us travelling to Port Hardy which had us leaving at 7:30 on the Nanaimo ferry, and a quick 5 hours later we were in Port Hardy. The drive was amazing, I had forgotten how beautiful the drive is on the island. Once in Port Hardy, Lyal picked us up with the boat and we were off to God’s Pocket Resort. This was my first trip to God’s Pocket Resort and I have to say I was very impressed. The Pocket was beautiful, it was not till I realized how organized and beautiful everything was at the resort.
We headed out the next morning to do our first dive of the week, which was a checkout Dive.
I decided to bring my Hollis Explorer Rebreather as my choice of diving method, and I was very impressed on what an awesome time I had diving this rebreather. During my first dive of the dive i had the luck opportunity to enjoy time with 50 to 100 Hooded Nudibranchs, these are so cool to sit and watch as they remind me of the venus flytrap. Our next dive had me enjoy an encounter with a free swimming Giant Pacific Octopus.
The next day, I was treated to the beauty of diving Browning Pass, and once again I was treated to a free swimming Octopus, on a wall with such beauty. There are finger sponges, Basket Stars and Red Irish Lords to name a few. The water was amazing with easily 30 – 40 foot visibility. Browning Wall has easily been the highlight of BC Diving for me.
God’s Pocket Resort, is a classy place where you get royal treatment, awesome food, well organized dive boat with an elevator for getting the divers out of the water. I am already planning my next trip to God’s Pocket Resort and beautiful waters of the Pacific Northern waters.