Canada stretches 7.000 km from Newfoundland's Cape Spear to British Columbia's Long Beach. The country has an area of ​​almost 10 million km 2 and is the world's second largest country. Canada is thus the second largest country in the world. Population is just under 38 million. The sparsely populated country therefore offers huge open spaces, fantastic nature and an enormously rich wildlife. The country also has the world's longest coastline so the opportunities for diving should be enormous.

However, the most famous diving destinations here are Newfoundland in eastern Canada and Vancouver on the western side. Vancouver on the coast to Pacific has fantastic diving to offer and perhaps the world's best diving in cold water. Here the marine life changes depending on the season and the waters are rich and strong strong currents bring plenty of nutrients. Here was before live boarder but they have now stopped operating.

Atlantic coast

On the other side of the country at Atlantic Newfoundland is a fantastic diving destination. Here along the coast of Labrador the season changes a lot and with that the diving is different at different times of the year. When the small capelin fish come into large shoals to reproduce, humpback and minke whales often pass in the nutrient-rich waters. There used to be whaling factories here and on the bottom you can still find remains of whale skeletons when you dive in a couple of places. To the more extreme encounters are icebergs that come sliding through Conception bay at the northern part of the island.

Here at Newfoundland you will also find several exciting wrecks which now rests in the clear cold waters. Many say it is North America's best wreck diving you have here. Many ships have sunk after encounters with icebergs or due to bad weather here. The marine life is surprisingly rich. You can experience everything from nudibranchs or nudists to whales here during the diving season, which runs between May and November. Large lobsters, catfish or wolf fish as they are called here and sometimes also large eels are other species you can meet here in Canada's cold waters.

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Travel information Canada

  • Time zone: -3.5 GMT GMT (Newfoundland has its own time zone)
  • Currency: Canadian dollar
  • Languages: English (main language), French
  • Water: It is fine to drink the tap water, but there is also both domestic and imported bottled water.
  • Visa: Not required for travelers from EU countries, but you need to register for ETA no later than 72 hours before departure.
  • Health: Contact your nearest vaccination clinic for advice. Canada has a good standard when it comes to medical treatments and most things can be bought at pharmacies.
  • Pressure Chamber: It is at St John's Hospital
  • Country code: +1
  • Electricity: Standard 110 volts and US electrical outlets.
  • Current Water Temperature and Average Sea Temperature by Month, Newfoundland, St Johns