Overview of Coopers Green

Coopers Green

Sunshine Coast, BC


Are you looking for a good beginning dive? How about an advanced dive? Coopers Green has it all in the protection of Halfmoon Bay! Simple entry into the shallows allows easy exploration of the small island just meters off shore. Beyond that, the depth drops off rapidly.

Directions: About 7km North of Schelt on 101 make a left on Redrooffs Road. Wind your way about 8.5km to the entrance below.


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12/07/2015 Will and Sabrina (Avg: 3.39 Review) - My Wife and I went for a dive for the first time here . It was a very nice dive . Viz was nice but the plant life was not there but a lot of fish and empty sea shells and one horse that someone planted in the water along time ago .

02/07/2011 Bracey (Avg: 3.66 Review) - Viz was amazing, entered along the boat ramp side swam out to the far end and down. Headed away from the rock down to 92ft looking for more of the reef but found nothing. Explored around the rock, max depth was around 60ft, no luck with octos or wolfeels. But nice shallow dive with no real concerns for surf or current. Nice for one dive

08/13/2007 Ted Ramsden (Avg: 4.02 Review) - My wife and I and a few friends made the drive from Vancouver to dive the Green. The vis from 0'-25 was horrible and full of bloom, but below that was 100'+. Lots of life and beautiful clear water. Two truly wonderful dives. The facilities are superb, as well.

07/03/2006 ActXtreme (Avg: 3.83 Review) - Dove Coopers today - Weather conditions sunny and warm. Easy entry out to left side of the island. Visibility was 25 ft even in shallows where there were schools of perch & many of moon jellies. Saw lots of kelp / painted greenlings, black eyed gobies and rockfish. Several neudibranch including leopard dorid, Giant dendronotid and red flabellina. Plus we spotted two octopus including the resident one that can be found consistently at ~60 feet in a large vertical cracks in the wall right before you reach the sandy slide area. Facilities are good with washrooms on site, picnic tables and a hose for you to rinse gear.

07/04/2005 Bryan Heit (Avg: 3.46 Review) - This is an easy dive, located just a few minutes outside of Sechelt. The best stuff I found was around the large rock - anenomies, nudibrancs, fish, etc can all be found here. Dive bottoms out at about 70'. Overall, the life isn't as dense or big as it is at other sites in the area. This is probably a good site for octopi - we saw ample evidence of their work - but they eluded us during our dive. This is a great dive for beginners - protected, not too deep, easy entry, and easy navigation. Intermediate and advanced divers will find this an easy, but interesting dive. Probably the most attractive feature of this site is the on-shore facilities - bathrooms, a rinse hose, volleyball net and tables make this a good place for a picnic. Bring the family and a BBQ, and make a day of it…

04/10/2004 Sterling Desmond (Avg: 4.50 Review) - Nice very gentle dive with small city animation for the ocean. Quite cute with very subtle marine detail and some fun fish.

02/08/2004 Chris 2 (Avg: 3.80 Review) - Just came back from Cooper's Green today, Feb. 8. Good vis. for area [varies across areas/depths 15-30ft.] esp. good near rock and below 25'. Not too many fish or crustaceans at this time of year. Plant life [primarily kelp, eel grass] is also subdued . Good variety of small to medium size invertebrate life spread out around rock.

08/29/2003 Kevin Hogan (Avg: 4.78 Review) - This is a small site but it is equipped with certain niceties like a change-room. Parking is close to the water and access to the beach is easy. Went on a weekday so the crowds weren't too bad. Saw lots of marine life. All in all, one of the better sites for beginners like myself. I was only slightly disappointed that the site was so small.

04/24/2003 Elvis Biochem (Avg: 4.26 Review) - It's a great site in winter. During the summer plankton blooms, and viz can drop substantially... You don't have to go deep at all!!! 20 feet and you're in marine city heaven! Tons of nudibranch (even hooded ones!), dead-man finger sponges, etc... Great for beginner dives. At the tip of the rock, it gets much deeper. Never went to the bottom, but I was about 80 feet last time, so you can make it a deeper dive... Rumored to have octopus and wolf-eels there...

09/17/2002 Dave CoolHand (Avg: 4.25 Review) - Perfect dive if you like to see wildlife!

12/16/2001 Mike at Langley (Avg: 4.40 Review) - great site. no wet gear in washrooms please, there are portapotties for wet people. lots of life several octopi and even wolf eels.


Site Photos

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GPS: SU0301


Parking at Coopers Green 

If you find no parking by the water's edge, there is a large upper parking lot.




Overview at Coopers Green 

Your diving area will be from here to the left of the island..


 Map     Sat
GPS: SU0303


Entry at Coopers Green 

Stage your gear next to the concrete wall, if you wish. Leave room for others to enjoy the area, too.




Sign at Coopers Green 

Read and Heed!

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Coopers Green  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  5.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.09
Reef Conditions:  3.91
Animal Life:  4.00
Plant Life:  3.45
Facilities:  4.27
Solitude 3.27
Roads:  4.36
*Site Average:  4.03

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.91
Beginner Scuba:  4.55
Intermediate Scuba:  3.73
Advanced Scuba:  3.64
Night diving Scuba:  4.09

Number of reviews for this site: 11


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