Nanaimo & Vancouver Island are home to some of the best cold water diving in the world. Once you dive here, it’s easy to see why. BC has been voted: best overall destination for diving, best marine life, healthiest marine life, best macro…the list goes on. Our backyard has some great diving!
Sink or Swim Scuba Inc is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, which means we specialize in diver education, offer top of the line scuba diving courses, and provide exceptional tours. Hire a Dive Masters to take you on personalized guided tours!
Training in cold water diver makes you a stronger diver! We teach our PADI Open Water courses in Dry Suits so students stay warm while diving, and get to complete the Dry Suit specialty at the end of their course allowing them to continue to enjoy diving locally. Learning in cold water makes those tropical dives a breeze!
If you're looking to purchase dive gear or rent, we can outfit you head to toe with the very best from Aqua Lung, and Bare.
Going somewhere warm? Stop by for all of your snorkeling needs!
Are you interested in a personalized tour?
Consider hiring a Dive Master for the day!
Contact us for more details.
It's that time of year when our rental equipment is ready for it's forever home!
We have Dry Suits, Regulators, BCDs, and more ready to go.
Limited sizes, and quantities available.
Do you have a passion for teaching, and love sharing your dive experiences?
Start your journey towards becoming an instructor today!
Are you a PADI Instructor? We are always looking for instructors to join our team!
Trent Bell... Started diving when he was 12 and immediately felt right at home. His very first ocean dives were Ogden Point and Race Rocks in Victoria, BC. Scuba diving is a calming experience for him. For Trent, having the right instructor, gear, skills, and a strong dive partner allows divers to not only enjoy their time, but to do so safely.
He is currently working towards his PADI MSDT Certification and looking forward to teaching specialty courses. Wreck, Deep, Night, and Drift diving are some of his favorites.
Christina Bell... Started diving when Trent and her first met. Before their first holiday to Mexico, Trent played to her competitive side and told her that she could sit either on the beach while he dove, or learn. She took the challenge, and was blown away by the entire experience. It was like nothing she could have imagined. She was hooked on the underwater sea creatures. She could watch Clown Fish play for hours!
For her, diving is about community. Hearing others' dive stories, or getting to know why they learned to dive is her favourite part. Sharing experiences, and encouraging people to dive more is her passion. She's currently working her Dive Master level, and wants to become an instructor one day.
They both look forward to planning more trips around the island, and abroad.
Our shop is open Monday to
Saturday from 10am-5pm.