Henderson Point

Henderson Point
Vancouver Island, BC


Site Review by
 Bryan Heit
Date: 09/05/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bryan Heit Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Toronto Reef:    4.00
State:   Ontario Animal:    4.00
Country:   Canada Plant:    3.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   80 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.53
Just want to add a little to what I wrote previously. Entry to this site has become more difficult lately - the tree which we use to crawl down to the beach has now fallen over. This has made beach access more dangerous, as there is no longer any way to support yourself as you climb down, and you now have to climb over the remnants of the tree. This is still a great dive, and one worth doing. From the beach swim out at a bearing of 255 degrees until you are 50 or so feet from shore. Descend (vis will probably be about 2 feet at this point). When you hit bottom, follow 255 degrees until you hit the first reef. By the time you reach the first reef (at about 50' depth) vis should have improved. This first reef is quite small; I'd recommend heading onto the second, larger reef, which sits in 70' to 90' of water (also on a bearing of 255). Vis should be great at this point, and there is a lot to see on the second reef. Many octopi make there homes here, so you'll probably find one or two of them each dive. Lots of fish and invertebrates to keep you company. I've been told there are additional reefs at greater depths, as well as the occasional 6-gill shark sighting here. I have no experience with either of these, but it's something to keep your eyes open for.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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