Somehow, having been in Vancouver for three and a half years, I’ve managed to never dive the Nakaya at Porteau Cove. I think the lengthy surface swim has something to do with it.
Disregarding my intense dislike for long, if any, surface swims, we made our way out to the Nakaya to start off a dive. After a quick search, she rose out of the darkness and there we were.
My first impression of the Nakaya was that it looks like a real wreck — It has definitely been down for a while. Very cool, though, and I’m anxious to visit it again. I think it will be a great place to take wreck photos in the winter when the viz clears up. In the meantime I have some miscellaneous photos of the unidentifiable mess.
The usual suspects were at Porteau, so and I snapped some photos of them too. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the camouflage displayed by the various critters out on the west coast. While warm water reefs are known for flashy coloured fish (Although they have their own well-hidden residents), a lot of the animals here rely on camouflage to stay hidden from predators. The photo on the right is a fantastic example. I think I’ll have to work on lighting techniques with the strobe to try and cast more of a shadow on these guys to bring them out a lot better.
157, 44 min, 15.1m, 27.2m
158, 27 min, 4.5m, 9.5m