Friday, June 11, 2010

Hunt for Giant Pacific Octopus and Wolf Eels, God's Pocket Resort, September 5-12, 2010

My friend Alan Studley and I have put together a special trip at God's
Pocket Resort, at the tip of Vancouver Island, home to some of the
world's best diving. Pt. Hardy is home to some of the best diving in the world, and God's Pocket resort is a real treasure. The rooms are all land-based, very comfortable, with their own bathrooms and showers. The food was absolutely great last time.

Why is this special? First, God's Pocket is home to some of the world's
best diving, and God's Pocket is home to some of the best meals in any
diving lodge that we've experienced. Second, there's a place called
Dillon Rock that we have found gives the best wolf eel and giant
Pacific octopus encounters we've ever seen. See our video and still
images as an example of a friendly giant octopus encounter at Dillon
Rock (soon to be posted on Norb's website).

Some photos of the resort and the diving, as well as a giant octopus encounter, can be seen here:

For this trip only, we will have the use of God's Pocket's Hurst Isle or
Shoal Searcher, a houseboat or dive boat that we will anchor over Dillon
Rock for three days. This will give a select group of eight divers (per
day unlimited diving at this haven for wolf eels and giant octopus.
Rebreathers are welcome.

This is a rare opportunity to spend unlimited time on a fantastic dive
site with the world's most unusual underwater animals.

The dive boat or houseboat will be limited to eight divers per day,
including the trip leaders Norbert Wu and Alan Studley (actually, the boat will be limited to only seven divers, since one of Alan’s pals is coming for hiking/kayaking but will not be diving) . We will return to God's Pocket each night for their fantastic meals and comfortable rooms. We will be the only group of divers; where the boat usually holds up to 16 divers, we will have only 7! We will be able to go wherever we want to go.

The trip will be a six day, seven night trip. You will need to arrive in Pt. Hardy to meet the boat to the resort on September 5 evening, and the boat will get you back to Pt. Hardy on September 12 at 9AM. Trip cost includes all diving, meals, accommodations, shared land room for two. More logistical details will be coming if you sign up.

Information on the resort itself can be seen at:

Hope you can make it!!


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