feature (id #262):
Scuba Dive Sites

category tourism and recreation
description Shore and boat accessed SCUBA dive sites.
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for data layer: Scuba Dive Sites

custodian — BCMCA:

for data layer: Local ecological knowledge

custodian — Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Dwight McCullough, GIS Coordinator, OHEB

for data layer: Central Coast LRMP data

custodian — Outdoor Recreation Council (via GeoBC): Doug Fetherston (formerly Province of BC)

for data layer: Scuba Dive Sites

custodian — Pacific Marine Life Surveys Inc.: Andy Lamb

for data layer: Guide Book Database

custodian — Parks Canada: Greg MacMillan

for data layer: Coastal Resource Inventory

custodian — Province of BC - Coastal Resource Information Management System (CRIMS): Carol Ogborne

for data layer: Tourism Opportunity Studies

custodian — Province of British Columbia, GeoBC: Robert Gowan

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