2003 - 2004
Dive Guide Publications Inc.
A trip to the grocery store rarely results in the kind of life altering experience that it did for Dug Wilson on a fateful day in November 2000. Adjacent to the grocery store parking lot was the local SCUBA store! Curiosity won out and to make a long story short, three weeks later a new dive addict hatched! Two months after that, through another series of coincidences, Dug began dive mastering part-time on the largest dive charter/live-aboard (116 ft) on the BC coast, getting the opportunity to dive all the signature sites up and down the British Columbia coast. Since then, Dug has managed two SCUBA stores in the Greater Vancouver area and most weekends, continues to operate a SCUBA charter boat for a local dive charter. After meeting his future wife at the SCUBA store in 2002, they shared a two and a half month backpacking/diving trip through Southeast Asia. The experience made him aware how fortunate he was to live in an area with the BEST diving in the world!
Dug found he had difficulty finding the resources that would have better enabled him to locate diving sites and operators in BC. With these insights, ever enthusiastic, and driven to make positive changes in the community around him, he built the foundation for bcdiveguide. After months of hard work and the unwavering support of friends, family, the faithful dive community and the Toward Excellence team.Dive Guide Publications Inc., the bcdiveguide.com website and pocket brochure became a reality February 12th, 2004. The bcdiveguide has been distributed to every dive shop in North America, the Outdoor Adventure Shows in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver; DEMA (the largest SCUBA industry trade show), dive clubs in Canada and the US, and many regional shows across Canada and in the US Pacific Northwest.
All new for 2005 and continually improving, the bcdiveguide.com is proving to be the number one resource for finding diving and dive related services in British Columbia.
Read his listing in the directory.