A screenshot from the Scuba Dive BC video

A screenshot from the Scuba Dive BC video

The Dive Industry Association of British Columbia (DIABC) announced today the online release of their new video promoting scuba diving in Beautiful British Columbia.

Funded in partnership by the DIABC and Destination BC, and produced by BC’s own SeaproofTV, the video is a 3 minute look at the Canadian province’s dive sites and diving community.

The video is a part of a push being made by the DIABC, to make more people aware that BC diving offers some of the most colourful, beautiful, and fun dives anywhere in the world. The nutrient-rich waters of British Columbia have created thousands of miles of coastline, with an abundance of marine life, stunning topography, and a selection of dives for all certification levels. Here’s a look at the video:

The DIABC have recently undergone a successful rebranding including a bold new logo, a new mobile friendly website, an eye catching ‘I Love BC’ campaign, and this new stunning video.

Some of the most unique diving in the world has ventured even closer to the shores of Vancouver with the recent sinking of the world’s newest artificial reef, the former HMCS Annapolis. Bringing with it, a new wave of attention upon British Columbia. With the recent sinking of the Annapolis, BC now has 8 artificial reefs including a Boeing 737, and what was formerly the world’s largest artificial reef, the Cape Breton. The waters also hold a lot of natural beauty and abundant wildlife, including:

Ancient Sponges – Open to recreational and technical divers, some sponges cover football fields in immense bioherms, some with origins in the prehistoric ages.

Marine Life – A rich diversity of marine life that Jacques Cousteau called “The best temperate water diving in the world”.

Renowned – Scuba Diving magazine ranked British Columbia’s waters as offering ‘The Best Diving in North America’.

Shipwrecks – Historic shipwrecks are abundant in BC waters, from the recreational depth shipwrecks of Britannia Beach, to the technical diving wonder of the Transpac, and the 100 year old Capilano.

Dive sites galore – Wrecks, reefs, walls, canyons, sea lion dives, pinnacles, sponge bioherms, stunning scenery, freshwater microbialites, and friendly Canadian hospitality!

British Columbia has also been ranked #1 for Best Underwater Photography in North America in Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers Choice Awards.

To learn more about diving in British Columbia, visit: www.scubadivebc.com