Scuba Diving Ogden Point Breakwater, Victoria, British Columbia

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Enjoy Holly Pearson’s film of scuba diving at Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC. Scuba diving in frigid water is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Follow along as she explores the northwest Pacific Ocean, home to massive kelp forests and a plethora of marine species. Anemones, lumpsuckers, wolf eels, nudibranchs, and king crabs are all to be found. Ogden Point is known for its world-class cold water diving for divers of all levels. Even in the shallowest depths, giant Pacific octopus, wolf eels, kelp, sea anemones, nudibranchs, and a variety of fish and crab species can be found. In 2008, several groups of reef balls were deployed to monitor species migration from the break-wall outwards. A discover local diving tour with a dive professional is recommended due to currents and other hazards prevalent in any diving area.

About Ogden Point

Ogden Point is a deep-water port facility in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located in the city’s southwest corner. Its convenient location on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and proximity to the major population centers of Vancouver and Seattle has made it a popular cruise ship stop. It also acts as a ship repair and supply station for cruise ships as well as other vessels like deep sea cable laying ships. Ogden Point also includes a heliport that serves Vancouver Harbour, Vancouver International Airport, and Seattle on a regular basis. The port is located at Victoria Harbour’s eastern entrance. There is a boat ramp for trailerable boats for smaller boats.

Ogden Point
Image credit: Michal Klajban via Wikipedia

The cruise ship terminal is Canada’s busiest port of call, with 245 ship visits projected in 2018, with more than twenty ships carrying up to 3,000 people from ten cruise lines slated to dock between late April and early October. The majority of trips are from cruise ships sailing to Alaska from Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, although there are other tours of the Pacific Northwest, which frequently include Vancouver and/or Seattle.

Dive Report

Holly said this dive was done in August, 2021. She provided estimates on the stats of the dive::depth 15m (49 feet), a GoPro Hero 7 camera was used to film her video. 2 dives were completed (approximately 45 minutes each) and the water temperature was around 10 degrees C. (50 degrees F)

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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