I haven't been diving here in a few years and since the capacity of my tanks is much larger than it was back then (119 cubic feet vs 80), I wanted to try to explore further along the wall. I drove up to Nanaimo and took the ferry across to Gabriola on Feb. 28, 2015. It was one of those days where it was almost too hot to wear a drysuit on the surface. Fortunately my suit leaks so I was able to cool off during the surface-swim out to the top of the wall.
The Malaspina Galleries:
baby eagle
below the galleries underwater
After tearing myself away from the geology on the surface, I remembered to go for a dive. In the shallows, visibility was 15', but deeper down, it was closer to 50'
school of perch next to the wall
feather stars
feather stars
feather stars at the base of the wall
feather stars
school of tube snouts
        I had made it out a bit farther than the last time I was here. I was impressed by the amount of anemones covering the wall. I would have continued swimming out, but there was a worrying current flowing straight out from shore  along the wall (I was diving when the Gabriola Pass current table was showing a 4-knot ebb) and I knew I'd have to swim against it to get back. I swam back along the top of the wall, which was 60' deep and then gradually became shallower as I came closer to shore.