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Ocean Quest: Diving into Newfoundland’s hidden gems

This blog was written by Halima Sadia, a public relations student from Algonquin College and intern at Nature Canada.

Newfoundland is known for its historical WWII shipwrecks that were sunk over 70 years ago by the German army. They serve as a time capsule to remind us of our great history as you swim by some original artifacts and vibrant soft corals. Ocean Quest Adventures is offering a once in a lifetime chance to dive in the majestic Bell Island Shipwrecks and the abandoned but not forgotten Bell Island Mine, snorkel with Humpback Whales and dolphins, and to explore the hidden gems of Eastern Canadian landscape.

This year all Nature Canada Photo Contest participants will have the chance to win some amazing prizes donated by our generous sponsors, including a grand prize from Ocean Quest Adventures! Winner gets a multi day adventure package including Ocean Safari and Coastal Close Encounters! You can explore true Canadian wilderness in Newfoundland with 5 nights of accommodations and 7 days of adventures valued at $2,500.

We are so pleased to work along Ocean Quest because of their constant dedication and efforts to conserve and protect the environment and the marine resources and remain non-invasive. Nature Canada and Ocean Quest both appreciate and recognize that without our natural wonders, we wouldn’t exist. Upon arrival, all guests are reminded of the zero-tolerance policy with interacting with marine life.

“Take only pictures, leave only bubbles,”  meaning nothing comes out of the water and nothing is left behind.


Ocean Quest is an award winning, full service dive and adventure business located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It was established in 1997 to provide high quality services to the recreational, technical, scuba and cave diving community within Newfoundland and Labrador.  With over 20 years of experience, instructors ensure that safety is incorporated in all their services from teaching safe diving techniques to new and functional rental gear.

So not only do you get to experience a thrilling marine life/diving adventure, you are also invited to explore the adventure packages across the inland. To top off your trip, they now include an indoor training pool, a dive/adventure shop, commercial service facility and a spa that uses local ingredients from the land and sea. We can almost feel the peace and serenity from here.

Fun fact: Ocean Quest won the 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for providing adventurers with outstanding attractions and accommodation.

Over many years, Nature Canada has been known for several accomplishments but one that comes as no surprise is our Nature Photo Contest over the summer months. It gives Canadians an opportunity to reconnect with nature after the harsh months of winter and to appreciate the Canadian beauty be it wildlife, landscape or flora and fauna. The photo contest inspires you to travel to every natural wonder in Canada or to rediscover the wildlife in your backyard. It is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness.

Good luck to our Nature Canada Photo Contest participants!

For more captivating photos, testimonials and information please visit Ocean Quest Adventures 

All photos in this blog are © by Ocean Quest Adventures. 

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