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Hornby Island Dive #4

Norris Rocks

Just south of Hornby Island, Norris Rocks is one of our most popular charter locations. With an abundance of marine life such as Urchins, Sea Stars, Octopus & more, this dive site will be sure to have you hooked on boat diving!

Pricing & Details

  • 2 per day
  • $149 per day, weights & 2x cuft aluminum tanks included, (nitrox extra cost)
  • Additional Equipment rental available at cost
  • Maximum of 8 divers (DM for an extra charge)
  • The boat has a diver elevator, and an on-board head

Getting Here

  • Driving times:
    • Campbell river: 30 mins
    • Port Hardy: 3 hours:
    • Nanaimo: 1.5 hours
    • Victoria: 3 hours
  • Coming from the mainland, the best route is to take a ferry to Nanaimo and drive up
  • You can fly in to Comox also


What Does a Typical Day Look Like?

Depending on the tides and the weather, we will leave the dock around 8-10 am. After a 30-40 minute boat ride out to one of our sites, we'll get ready for our first dive.

The day will consist of 2 dives, each up to 60 minutes long, with at least 1 hour on the boat in between dives. We will be on the boat all day, returning back to Deep Bay around 3-5 in the afternoon, depending on conditions and tides.

What to Bring

  • Cold water dive gear: drysuit, hood, gloves, boots, mask, fins, snorkel, regulators, BCDs, tanks (if you dont want to use 80cft ali), weight harness or belt (weights are provided on the boat)
  • Dive lights
  • Save a dive kit (including spare seals if yours are interchangeable)
  • Lunch, thermos for hot drink
  • Warm undergarments
  • Rain gear, toque and gloves to stay warm on surface interval
  • Camera

Dive Conditions

  • This is cold water diving; expect water temperatures around 8-10 degrees C
  • Some dives are pretty deep or along sheer walls which drop off into the depths, proper buoyancy control and monitoring of no-deco time are important
  • Visibility can range from about 10 m - 30 m (30 - 100 ft)
  • It can be quite dark at depth, so bring a dive light
  • You should be a comfortable cold water diver to dive here
  • Diving is unguided and unsupervised. There will be a briefing on the boat, then you and your dive buddy are free to explore however you would like!
Starting from

Availability: Contact us for booking information

Local double tank dive charter. Let's go diving!

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