Among the advantages of using Google Maps are pinpointing the exact location of a reef/wreck and having clickable links to photos and videos for them.
I look forward to diving the sites along the central and southern half of Vancouver Island. I've dived Browning Passage from the Nautilus Swell in 2014 and God's Pocket most years since then. The best visibility is in March/April, followed by the Fall. It's easily the best diving I've done.
I made over 800 dives in wetsuits in temps between 46 and mid 60s. Once I bought my first drysuit, I gave away my wetsuit and never looked back. I have a thin wetsuit for warm water diving, which I rarely do. All my diving along the west coast and Canada is in drysuits.
The Ultimas are a good system. I have several hundred dives on them and the only times I got wet were user error. Over time, they were harder and harder to remove. I learned about the grease here and it helped, but they still require quite a pull to remove. I thought I would take the advice of...
I've used Dielectric grease on my Ultima gloves for the past three months. I no longer need a tool to remove the gloves after a dive, but they sometimes take more of an effort than should be needed. I bought a set of Rolock 90 rings and will try them if our current red tide abates. The water has...
My favorite drysuit by far has been the Waterproof D7 PRO ISS with a plastic T-Zip. Seals can be replaced in less than a minute in the field and I've never had a zipper leak since going with the T-Zip a few years ago.