Packing Notes For the Lodge

Bedding and towels are provided.

Please bring: 

  • Layered clothing to adjust for changing coastal weather - be ready for sun or rain, any day of the year. 
  • Beach stuff, camera, binoculars.
  • 'Slip-on' footwear. We request that you remove your outdoor shoes while in the lodge.
  • Something to wear in the sauna: a bathing suit, or robe.
  • Cash or cheques. Hornby Island Diving accepts credit cards but many other island businesses do not. Canadian currency is appreciated but US dollars are also accepted.
  • Pop, beer, wine, etc, if desired.
  • Out of consideration for our own pets, and for your fellow guests, please leave your pets at home.

Packing Notes For Diving

Full personal dive equipment, including:

  • Log book & certification card.
  • Drysuit or 7mm (1/4") two-piece wetsuit, with hood & gloves,
  • Automatic buoyancy compensator device (BCD),
  • Bottom timer,
  • Regulator with pressure & depth gauges and an alternate second stage (octopus),
  • Spare parts kit.

A light is highly recommended. It adds a lot to your diving experience by bringing out colour and allowing you to explore crevices and underhangs.

Tanks and weights are included with your charter. You are welcome to bring your own tanks and weights if you like. You only need to bring ONE tank because we come back to the lodge for fills between dives.

Nitrox and argon fills are available.

Rental equipment is available with prior arrangement.