Sea Hiker is pleased to support and recommend these local businesses, clubs and organizations. 



VOWSA – Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association

Sea Hiker is pleased to partner with VOWSA and we encourage our swimmers to participate in their practice swims and race events as part of your Open Water experience this Summer.

Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association (VOWSA) is a registered Society under the Society Act of the Province of British Columbia.

VOSWA is dedicated to creating safe and enjoyable open water swim opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. VOWSA is an entirely volunteer-driven, non-profit organisation. VOWSA offers two evening swim practices per week at Kits Beach, with a lifeguard escort. A percentage of race and membership revenues are donated to the Special Olympics and other local charities.

For more information on these races and to register, visit the VOWSA website.

Dynamic Race Events

Dynamic Race Events produces the largest, independent triathlon series in Western Canada, with events on Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Fraser Valley,  focusing on safe, fun, athlete focused race experiences for beginner to pro triathletes!

For more information on these races and to register, visit the Dynamic Race Events website.

Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop

Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop is a locally-owned business serving the Scuba Diving and Water sports community in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1971.

Our fun, knowledgeable and dedicated Staff and Dive Instructors want to give you the most exciting and enjoyable experience possible, whether that is on the water, in the water or under the water! We all love the ocean and want to share the exciting opportunities and endless possibilities of exploring it with you!

Located at 1731 West 4th Avenue, we provide a full range of retail and rental equipment for scuba, snorkeling, swimming, triathlon and other water sports. We teach a range of Scuba Diving and First Aid Courses, organise and run a host of local, fun and exciting Dive Trips and Events and operate as an equipment service center.

Find out more at!

Oceanoid  (Freediving Instruction)Oceanoid Logo RGB 5 Colours

Freediving courses, trips, and events in Vancouver.

In Vancouver, we are surrounded by the ocean. Have you ever wondered was lies beneath the waves welook at every day?

Here’s what Oceanoid founder, Roberta Cenedese says:

“At Oceanoid, we believe anyone can learn how to freedive, all it takes is a mask, a snorkel, and one breath. Oceanoid offers courses from beginner level to expert – we can teach you everything you need to know to participate in this growing sport safely.

Learn to freedive and join a growing community of like-minded ocean people here in Vancouver that explore the local waters on a breath hold.”

For information about courses and events visit our website

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