This place is also known as "End of the Road" and is a popular dive charter boat destination. I dove here from shore (March 6, 2009). I caught the ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island. The ferry ride takes 15 minutes and drops you off in Quathiaski Cove. Whisky Point is the South point of Quathiaski Cove. The ferry passes within a stone's throw of the point (look for the big "no anchor" sign). From the ferry terminal, it's a less-than-5-minute drive to the end of Noble Road and Whisky Point. There's an area for a few cars to park and a short trail down to the point. This whole side of Quadra Island faces Discovery Passage, which means that current is a major factor to consider when diving here. The chart shows around 6 knots running past the point. I Showed up almost 2 hours before the published slack (Seymour Narrows current table) to watch it slow down. I did my usual throwing-in-sticks-and-seeing-where-they-went method of judging the current. Fortunately there was a minimal tide change all morning so the current was nowhere near as impressive as it usually is. I saw a Steller's sea lion cruise by and was tempted by the clear water, so I gave up  and went in almost an hour early. The shallows was covered with urchins and young bull kelp. At 20 feet deep I saw a patch of strawberry anemones (Campbell River is famous for them) and I stopped to take some pictures, before looking down deeper and seeing that every square inch of rock was covered by them. There were walls and ledges going down beyond 100 feet. Visibility was about 50 feet and I didn't feel any current. There weren't many bare patches on the rock. Other than the strawberry anemones, there were all kinds of sponges, hydroids, cup corals, giant barnacles, etc... There wasn't a huge variety of fish. I mostly saw kelp greenlings, small lingcod and quillback and copper rockfish. I did see several Puget Sound king crabs. I started to feel a bit of current towards the end of the dive, but nothing I couldn't swim against. For my first Campbell River-area dive experience, I was pretty much blown-away by the colourful invertebrates. The diving conditions were also just about perfect. It was a calm, sunny day, visibility was great and there was hardly any current.
urchins near surface
near surface
spawning sunflower star near surface
sponges, strawberry anemones, etc.
stuff on wall
stuff
puget sound king crab
puget sound king crab
copper rockfish under anemones
cup corals near surface
sponges, etc.
invertebrates
puget sound king crab
rockfish and lingcod
sponge on wall
sponges/anemones
vase sponges
rockfish
puget sound king crab
stuff on wall
looking over ledge
looking over ledge
vase sponges
wall
looking at stuff
seastar, urchins and cup corals in shallows
lingcod
boulders on ledge in shallows
boulders on ledge
next to boulder
sponge
puget sound king crab
puget sound king crab
sunflower star in shallows
rocks in shallows
shallow wall
in shallows
in shallows
strawberry anemones in shallows
puget sound king crab
lingcod in shallows
kelp greenling
shallows
sunflower star
sunflower star
sunflower star
urchins and kelp
urchins and kelp
kelp greenling
kelp greenling
urchins and kelp
on ferry leaving Campbell River
on ferry to Quadra
parking and trail to point
on Whisky Point
ferry going by Whisky Point
trail to point
no anchoring sign
point from ferry