Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Kamloops, British Columbia

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Though many may only think of tropical locations as the only places to explore underwater, scuba diving and snorkeling in Kamloops is an exciting outdoor and underwater recreational activity. Plus, local scuba diving stores have the gear, instruction and guides to help visitors have successful and safe dives.  

Scuba diving in Kamloops opens divers’ eyes to new shapes, colors and of course, cool underwater creatures. Local scuba diving and snorkeling instructors can provide guided tours to explore fresh water lakes shipwrecks and reefs. Plunge into a new experience on that next Kamloops getaway.


Areas to Scuba Dive & Snorkel in Kamloops

Here are some recommended areas to scuba dive and snorkel in Kamloops, but it's recommended that visitors check first with local companies for conditions and information:

> Adams Lake: Adams Lake park is located on the southwestern shores of Adams Lake. 15 kilometers off paved and gravel road from Highway 1 at Squilax, east of Kamloops, 30 km north of Chase. Take the Holding/Adams Lake West Road off the Squilax-Anglemont Road. Adams is a large lake, and subject to gusts of strong wind. The park protects beaches and shoreline on Adams Lake as well as mixed forests of aspen, birch, willow, Douglas-fir and cedar.

> Johnson Lake:  known as "The Caribbean of the North" Johnson Lake is one of the clearest and most beautiful lakes in BC. The lake is over 5 kilometers long and about 200 feet at the deepest point. The Caribbean Ocean-like colour is attributed to the limestone in the area and visibility is well over 50 feet. 

> Dunn Lake: located near Cache Creek is Pavilion Lake , which is one of only a few places in the world where the beautiful and unique freshwater stromatolite can be found. Stromatolite are coral-like structures which are formed from fossilized remains of micro-organisms. This is an excellent lake for a scuba diving adventure.

> Shuswap Lakes: the Big and Little Shuswap Lakes are awesome lakes for scuba diving. Miles and miles of sandy beaches for a post-dive and the wildlife seen above water is just majestic as below. NOTE: in the summer, this lake is extremely busy, so precautions should be taken to make boaters and watercraft operators aware that there are boaters in the water.


Scuba Classes, Sales and Services in Kamloops, BC

Ocean Pacific Watersports has classes starting every month for Open Water Certification and there are also advanced classes including instructor courses. Participate in a variety of local dives almost every weekend. Visit their website or contact them for more information.

Ocean Pacific Watersports
1168 Battle St