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Two dives in Howe Sound
A little over two weeks ago I was on the diver’s roadtrip I had been looking forward to all season. A group of us from Bellingham were pumped to be boarding a dive boat, out of North Vancouver to explore the 366ft suken destroyer HMCS Annapolis. As I wrote last month, our trip also had a surprising twist we encountered upon returning to the USA.
We were aboard the TopLine from Sea Dragon Charters out of Horsehoe Bay and the two dive sites for the day were:
The Annapolis is located in Halkett Bay Marine Provincial Park. It is home to just one of the five artificial reefs created by the non-profit society Artificial Reef Society of BC (ARSBC). The ARSBC, driven by volunteers and based in Vancouver BC, strategically establishes artificial reefs to help strengthen the natural habitat within the waters of British Columbia and supports divers in making it a destination dive site.
Halkett Wall, nestled within the picturesque expanse of Howe Sound, is a stunning wall dive site that boasts a rich tapestry of marine life. The wall itself is essentially a underwater sheer cliff that allows for an up-close exploration of the diverse flora and fauna that populate the area, especially the hoards of green urchins that were all over the day we dove.
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