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Address: 2-4131 Mostar Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6A6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-758-7946
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a PADI 5 star scuba shop. Learn with us, dive with us all year...

We are a PADI 5 star scuba shop. Learn with us, dive with us all year round. Hire a Dive master for a personal tour of our favorite dive sites. Upgrade your open water certification to an advanced or dry suit course. We'd like to show you why Vancouver Island is rated a top ten dive destination year after year.

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Great People/Know their stuff!

My soon took an open water advanced course with sink or swim. Very Friendly professional people who really know what they're doing. My son felt very comfortable and safe with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
fishingguy2015
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Ladysmith, Canada

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Calgary
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped with two teenagers to do some shore dives in Naniamo. Rental gear was fairly new and wetsuits fit well. Instructor and Divemaster were good and professional.

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Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Thanks DW. I know Blake and Bianca enjoyed diving with you and the kids. Happy to show you all the underwater critters we have here. Hope you enjoyed your visit with one of our local wolf eels! We look forward to diving with you again the next time you come out this way. Maybe a winter visit, you could get... More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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221 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My soon took an open water advanced course with sink or swim. Very Friendly professional people who really know what they're doing. My son felt very comfortable and safe with them. Highly Recommended to beginners to advanced!

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1 Thank fishingguy2015
Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Thanks Fishingguy, we appreicate your feedback. I'm glad your son felt safe and comfortable with us during his course. That's what it's all about for us, making sure our students are comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. We hope to see him in the water again soon. Shelagh Richer More 

Macon, France
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I rented gear at Sink or Swim for a sunday morning drop in dive and in 100 dives with rental equipment i can say that it is the best gear i've ever got. Everything was top quality and looked brand new. Also everyone from the staff is really nice and friendly. Highly recommended shop.

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Thank Romain M
Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Romain, Thank you for your review. We're glad you liked our shop and staff and we enjoyed diving with you. Shelagh More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

I recently shopped around at the different dive stores in Nanaimo and was blown away by the level of professionalism at Sink or Swim. Can't wait to start diving with these guys!! Extremely helpful staff, answered all my questions and went well beyond. You could not ask for better rental equipment, they are diving new open water clients in Whites... More 

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Thank lkitch_18
Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It means a lot to us that you had a good experience in our shop and walked away happy and confident. Most of our Instructors have been diving with us and training with us for years and have the same level of professionalism when teaching or guiding. They are all extremely helpful, approachable... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Girlfriend and I showed up at 1pm on a Friday with our gear and cert cards. We needed a tank and weights each and told them we have time for one simple shore dive before we hit the road again. They accommodated us immediately with weights, tanks, and even went above and beyond and mapped us out a perfect dive... More 

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Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We hope next time you two come out to the island you'll look us up again and join us for a couple of dives! More 

Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

My son and I spent two days diving with Sink or Swim. We dove from the shore - saw seals, a sea lion, octopus, beautiful sun stars and rich fish life. Laurel and Steve were our guides and they were as knowledgeable and professional as I have seen. We are experienced divers and could tell immediately on walking into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

We are a family of four and we had our own program tailored to our needs. Our instructor was first class - patient and professional. I was never uncomfortable or anxious for my children at any time. We all went away excited and ready for the next diving experience. Thank you so much Ray, Shelagh , Todd , Jill ,... More 

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shelaghricher, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your PADI open water course with us. We look forward to all of you returning for some fun dives and/or upgrading your dive skills and experience with some more PADI courses. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We couldn't spend time in Nanaimo without seeing our favorite divers. Of course this time we had our 2 year old who was just as excited about all the great gear as we were. What a wonderful chance to catch up with such great people. We still have our fingers crossed that we'll be able to go on an international... More 

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Thank Ruth E
Shelagh R, Owner at Sink or Swim Scuba, responded to this review

Wouldn't a big group trip be fun? Sounds great! We enjoyed catching up with you and Owen. Miss seeing you two more often, but really glad you dropped by. Shelagh More 

Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

I was visiting Vancouver Island on vacation & needed a place to rent a drysuit & scuba equipment. Ray was very helpful on the phone, & he reserved my spot on the "Sea Dragon" dive boat. When I arrived in town, Ray and Shelagh were extremely friendly, helpful, & provided clear explanations about care & use of the equipment. They... More 

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Nanaimo BC
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I have been diving for almost 10 years and am a Rescue Diver with PADI. I have used SOS on numerous occasions. They have excellent instructors who are very committed to teaching and safety. They provide excellent service for air/nitrox fills and have worked late on many occasions to accommodate dive groups and individuals. They also have several excellent divemasters... More 

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