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Diving in Quadra Island, Vancouver Island, Canada

We took the opportunity to try diving in cold water in probably the best cold water diving spot in the world, Quadra Island, just off of Vancouver Island.

It was very different from the Caribbean diving that we had done before. In the Caribbean I wore swim shorts and the scuba gear. In Canada I needed to wear the wetsuit (2 parts), booties, hood, gloves and the extra 35 pounds to compensate for their buoyancy.

The current around Quadra Island is quite intense and I had never experienced drift diving like this.
It was also my first time using my new underwater flash, so I wasn't really expecting to get any good pictures.

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A wall of Strawberry Anemone.


Strawberry Anemone


Coming up from dive


Algae


Strong Current


Swimming Scallop & Pale Sea Cucumber


Cauliflower Anemone


Nudibranch ( Hermissenda crassicornis ? )


barnacles


swimming clam


Hiding fish


Jellyfish


Sea Cucumber


Snails & Anemones


Nudibranch with Creeping Sea Cucumber


Sea Urchin


Starfish & Orange Cup Coral


Sun Star


Painted Star


Blood Star


Nudibranch


Lined Chitons

Orange Sea Cucumber

Pale & Creeping Pedal Sea Cucumber


Pale Sea Cucumber


Pale Sea Cucumber

Pale Sea Cucumber


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