On a sunny bay back in early June, when the local shallow underwater visibility was seasonally poor, I went snorkelling at Kingscote Beach. I had never heard any reports from that site but it is in line-of-site view from my home office so I wanted to give it a try because I am unfamiliar with most of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
The beach access is marked by a sign for Cees and Miep Hof Memorial Park at the intersection of Kingscote Road and Brentview Drive near Cowichan Bay and Cobble Hill. I parallel parked on the south side of Kingscote, just before small curb before the mailboxes, but could have parked perpendicularly just beyond the sign where there is room for two vehicles, just before a tall hedge.
This first video is a panorama taken from the shore when I arrived and the Cowichan Valley tide height was only 0.5 m and still ebbing.
This second video is a panorama I took from the surface, not far from shore.
This third video gives an indication of what I saw below the surface. The water temperature was 14 C and the best vertical visibility was about 4 m.