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Scuba Diving Pictures from Clover Point in Victoria, B.C. Canada
These are medium quality jpegs. But I have the RAW images as well.
Email tjfidler@telus.net
Directions to the Dive Site are located at the bottom of the page.
Number of dives I've done at this scuba diving site:  1, yes only 1 as other locations nearby are better.
Note: This page is under construction , 2009
Type of dive: shore dive
Rating for this dive site: 6/10
Parking: plenty of parking. This site is often used by people with kites, and people having lunch in their cars,...
Bathroom/Washroom/Toilet:
Boat ramp:
Ease of entry: very easy  [Wheel chair access: Yes, but there are some stairs going down to the water, and plastic boards along the ramp.]
Abundance of life: 6/10
Accommodations:
Attractions: ease of entry, first place I encounterd a Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker
Bottom and depth: rocky out croppings, meeting the sand at about 20 - 40 feet.
Facilities:
Closest would probably be Ogden Point.
Hazards/Obstacles: Current if you go to the end of the point,
Sensitivity to tide/current:
Terrain: rocky, sandy bottom below the rocky area
Tides, transportation and weather: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Tide Page., BC Ferries Schedule and Sailings. , The Weather Network

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A few people have already asked me about "What is that pink stuff on the rocks in some of the pictures?" Well, they're usually Pink Rock Crust (aka Encrusting Coralline Algae) or in some cases might even be Encrusting Hydrocorals. The algae are eaten by a variety of animals - apparently as a good source of calcium.

Panoramic view of Clover Point in Victoria, British Columbia.
Clover Point - panoramic view

Stairs to the water at Clover Point

This is the set of stairs that I take to get into the water. So, I park close to the
building that appears on the left side in the panoramic image of Clover Point.

Sculpture or Monument at Clover Point
Plaque on Sculpture at Clover Point in Victoria
The Millennium Peace sculpture at Clover Point. Victoria, British Columbia.

Backside of the sculpture at Clover Point in Victoria
Plaque on the back of the sculpture
The other side of the Millennium Peace sculpture at Clover Point.


Links to the various groups of organisms:
Cephalopods, Crustaceans, Fish, Mollusks, Nudibranchs, Sea Anemones, Sea Cucumbers & Echinoderms, Sponges, Tunicates, Worms, Miscellaneous

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Crustaceans

Foliate Kelp Crab crustacean  - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Foliate Kelp Crabs mating
Foliate Kelp Crab ~ 5 inches [12.5 cm] wide.
Foliate Kelp Crabs ~ 5 inches [12.5 cm] tall. These two appear to be mating.
Giant Acorn Barnacle
Helmet Crab crustacean  - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Giant Acorn Barnacle ~ 6 inches [15 cm] wide. The orange objects are Orange
Social Ascidians [tunicates].
Helmet Crab ~ 8 inches [20 cm] wide across the legs.
Northern Kelp Crab

Northern Kelp Crab ~ 10 inches [25 cm] wide with the legs.



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Fish

Copper Rockfish
Scalyhead Sculpin - a fish
Copper Rockfish ~ 12 inches [30 cm] long.
Scalyhead Sculpin [?] ~ 4 inches [10 cm] long. Well this fish is some sort of sculpin.
Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker - a fish - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Pacifid Spiny Lumpsucker fish  - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker ~ 3 inches [7.5 cm] long. This is the first time I have
ever seen one of these fish. And then a few days later I encountered one at Ogden
Point.
Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker ~ 3 inches [7.5 cm] long.

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Nudibranchs [or Sea Slugs] & Snails

Dorid or Nudibranch of some kind
Leopard Dorid
Dorid or Nudibranch of some kind. ~ 2 inches [5 cm] wide.
Leopard Dorid ~ 4 inches [10 cm] long.
Noble Sea Lemons nudibranch  - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada

Noble Sea Lemons ~ 9 inches [22.5 cm] long each. I actually saw three pairs of
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Sea Anemones ( Cnidarians )

Brooding Anemone
Brooding Anemone
Brooding Anemone ~ 2 inches [5 cm] in diameter.
Brooding Anemone ~ 3 inches [7.5 cm] in diameter.
Fish Eating Anemone
Painted Anemone
Fish Eating Anemone ~ 14 inches [35 cm] wide.
Painted Anemone ~ 12 inches [30 cm] wide.
Fish Eating Anemone - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Fish Eating Anemone - mouth - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Fish Eating Anemone ~ 14 inches [35 cm] wide. Fish Eating Anemone ~ 14 inches [35 cm] wide. A close up of the animal on the
left of this image.
Sea Anemone

Painted Sea Anemone ~


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 Sea Cucumbers & Starfish ( Echinoderms )

Blood Starfish
Creeping Petal Sea Cucumber
Blood Star ~ 8 inches [20 cm] wide.
Creeping Petal Sea Cucumber ~ 3 inches [7.5  cm] tall. Note the Orange Sea
Cucumber and "Brown" Sea Cucumber below it.
Daisy Brittle Star arms
Green Sea Urchin
Daisy Brittle Star arms ~ 3 inches [7.5 cm] long on average. What you see here are
not worms, but the arms of starfish that like to hide, but wave their arms about to
catch particles of food.
Green Sea Urchin ~ 4 inches [10 cm] wide.
Orange Sea Cucumber
Orange Sunstarfish
Orange Sea Cucumber ~ 6 inches [15 cm] wide. This one must either just be
finished feeding, or about to start as its feeding arms are not fully extended.
Orange Sunstar ~ 4 inches [10 cm] wide. This is a juvenile as I have seen them up
to a foot [30 cm] wide.
Pale Sea Cucumber
Purple Sea Urchin
Pale Sea Cucumber ~ 8 inches [20 cm] tall. Note the chiton to the right of it.
Purple Sea Urchin ~ 8 inches [20 cm] wide.
Sea Cucumber




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Worms






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Miscellaneous

Bull Kelp bulb
Orange Sea Pen - Clover Point in Victoria - scuba diving site vancouver island british columbia canada
Bull Kelp [?] ~ 3 inches [7.5 cm] across the bulb.
Sea Pen ~ 18 inches [45 cm] tall. There were several of these animals out on the
sand just past the rock structure of Clover Point.
Plants of some kind, including an algae

Coralinae Algae and ? Algae


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