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Gambier Island Diving

Gambier IslandThursday had us diving up in Howe Sound off the coast of Gambier Island. Visibility was easily 30 – 40 meters, though cold! Water temp was in and around 45 f, but it was great diving. Our first dive had us entering the water from the dock, and we headed down in the the depths. The bottom is sandy, with a lovely wall. Sure enough hiding in one of the numerous cracks was a wolf eel, in about 70 feet of water.

Wolf EelAs we proceeded back along the wall, in the sand we spied a lovely little red octo scurrying to the wall, hoping to get to safety….this type of octo is the smaller ones we find here in the Pacific.

Dive two had us in the shallows off a small reef in the middle of the inlet. We were able to swim most of the reef, though not a large number of fish, there were lots of nudibranch to been seen, with a hug number of the Hooded variations.

Hooded Nudibranch Red Octo

Be sure to come on into to Suncoast Diving and book yourself a charter in order to get yourself out there and enjoy the diving!!