178 Saxe Point Park

Today’s snorkelling adventure was along the east side of Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, BC. Five of us from the Cold Water Addicts group entered and exited the water from the Inspiration Cove beach.

Saxe Point Snorkelling – Topside View

This first video shows the site from the surface.

The conditions were ideal. We were in full sunlight the entire time. There was no discernible current. Any waves were trivial. The vertical visibility was about 5 metres.

Saxe Point Snorkelling – Underwater View

The above video includes some of what we saw. Below are uninformed attempts at species identification.

  • 00:03 Ochre star
  • 00:27 Anemone
  • 00:41 Fish-eating anemone with tentacles mostly retracted
  • 00:47 Blood star, partly obscured by strand of kelp
  • 01:11 White-spotted anemone with tentacles mostly retracted
  • 01:16 Egg mass
  • 01:30 Small kelp crab
  • 02:03 White-spotted anemone with tentacles mostly retracted and in better focus
  • 02:15 Kelp crab

By Brian

Owner and administrator of this website Resident of North Saanich on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada


  1. Brian thanks so much for the great footage!! It was such a beautiful day!!

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