March 20, 2017 - DiveSafe International is looking for a deckhand to work on our barge. Commercial dive certs and experience on boats an asset. Part time to start. Please send resumes to info [at] divesafe [dot] com (info [at] divesafe [dot] com) Must be Canadian citizen or have a valid work permit.
March 20, 2017 - DiveSafe International is looking for a Padi dive instructor for part time/contract work. Must have cold water teaching experience. Please send resumes to info [at] divesafe [dot] com (info [at] divesafe [dot] com) - Must be Canadian citizen or have valid work permit.
March 8, 2017 - Dive company in Victoria looking for a tender for 2 days starting tomorrow March 9, 2017. Must have Current Dive Accident Management, Oxygen Therapy and 1st Aid.
call or email DiveSafe for more information. info [at] divesafe [dot] com 1250-287-3837
February 27, 2017 - Seafood harvesting boat looking for diver starting March 5, 2017. Must have all up to date certifications and medical. Call or email DiveSafe for more information. info [at] divesafe [dot] com 1250-287-3837
February 17, 2017 - Dive company in Alberta looking for Unrestricted Surface Supply Divers. Must have up to date certs and medical. Email info [at] divesafe [dot] com for details.
February 16, 2017 - DiveSafe is offering Nitrox refresher course free to Divesafe grads. Contact Heather at info [at] divesafe [dot] com for details.
December 1st, 2016 - Hey All, In the past few weeks we have had A LOT of companies call us looking for our grads, so far we have not been able to fill all of the positions. If you are a grad looking for work or a potential student considering courses with DiveSafe International contact us ASAP WE HAVE LOTS OF WORK OPPORTUNITIES. info [at] divesafe [dot] com 1250-287-3837
Nov 24th, 2016 - surface supply and commercial scuba jobs - All our grads - call the office
October 18, 2016 - Seafood harvest diver needed: Cukes and urchins. will be working on a dive vessel with a small crew. DiveSafe Grads Call the office for details.
October 16, 2016 Dive Job; local vancouver island company needs a commercial diver for a 6 day job. No experience necessary. Contact office for details. -
Sept 24, 3016 - Vancouver Island Aquaculture company looking for certified divers. Posted in the local Campbell RIver newspaper.
Sept 13, 2016 Diver needed for seafood harvesting season.. Must have commercial scuba certification with all first aids and divers medical. Must be personable as you will be out on a dive boat with your crew. Contact Peter to discuss the position. 250-287-3837
Sept 13, 2016
Sept 13, 2016 Dive tender job: will be working with a crew on a boat. Part time to start, may turn into fulltime for the right candidate. Call the office for contact information.
Sept 13, 2016 Commercial Dive Job: Must have commercial scuba certifications, and all first aids and medical valid and current. Parttime to start. Call DiveSafe for contact information.
Aug 13, 2016 JOB Opportunity: 1 surface supply diver needed - 1 day job - call DIVESAFE
Aug 12, 2016 JOB Opportunity: 1 surface supply diver needed - Saturday job - call DIVESAFE office
Aug 10, 2016 JOB Opportunity: 2 surface supply divers needed - call DIVESAF
Aug 4, 2016 JOB Opportunity: Aquaculture divers needed, working west coast TOFINO area and Campbell River area. Call the office for more information. Commercial SCUBA and Surface Supply certifications needed.
July 29th, 2016 Surface Supply students are graduating today! Way to go class!
July 15, 2016 JOB Opportunity. Well known manufacturing company located in Victoria looking for inside sales person with technician abilities and commercial dive training.
July 3, 2016 DIVE JOBS: local dive company looking for up to 6 divers. Must have allCommercial SCUBA certs and medical current. Part time to start but may work into full time.
June 28th, 2016: Dive Tender job - seafood harvesting boat. 4 days and potential for more. Need all commercial scuba certifications up to date and diver medical. Food supplied, leave from Campbell River marina. Call the office for contact info. - Position filled
June 23, 2016: Kelly will be hosting an information night in Burnaby 7pm at the Holiday Inn Express Metro Town, Capliano Room Call 1250-287-3837 or email info [at] divesafe [dot] com for more information.
February 17, 2017 - Campbell River Dive school offers 'the ultimate' diving course:
Nov 04, 2015: "Halloween with the fishes" - Campbell River Mirror
Oct 14, 2015: Questions being asked about 'Mystery Vessel' - Campbell River Mirror
Dive Job: October 9, 2015 1 or 2 day job as a dive tender. Fly in. Must have all certs and divers medical current. Call the DiveSafe office for details. -----POSITION filled.------
Dive Job: September 9, 2015: Aquaculture Diver needed. Location: West Coast of BC. This is not a camp job, 30-40 hrs per week. Must have Commercial SCUBA Dive Cert/Nitrox Cert/all first aids/Divers medical. All certs must be current. Call the DiveSafe office for details.
Dive Job: September 04, 2015: Aquaculture Diver needed. New Brunswick. 2 years experience diving an asset. Must have all CSA required training for Commercial SCUBA Diving. 1st aid certs and Divers medical. All current. Travel may be required. Salary commensurate with experience which includes a competitive health and dental benefit package. Contact DIVESAFE for contact information.
June 16, 2015 - Interior of BC company looking for Restricted Surface Supply Divers. Call our office for information. -------- POSITION filled by DIVESAFE grad.
June 01, 2015 5 dive jobs, call DIVESAFE. ----- Positions filled by DIVESAFE grads
Aquaculture work - on Vancouver Island.
May 2015 - West Coast of Vancouver Island company looking for Commercial SCUBA Diver - live in Tofino. Must have all certs and current medical. ----position filled by DIVESAFE grad
Feb 05, 2015 Diver / Technician position available: ----position filled by DIVESAFE grad
Diver candidates with a sound working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs will given preference. The ability to write reports is an asset but training will be provided. Please note that out of town travel is a part of the job.
Haida Gwaii comes to Campbell River to complete their commercial dive training
Article by Campbell River Mirror on March 27, 2015
"Due diligence for the most dangerous job on the farm"
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Net Sewing in Coast Marina
"Little Campbell River company making a big splash”
Article posted by Courier Islander on Oct 24, 2014 - Click Here
Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management
Posted on May 27, 2013 by herringschool
Herring ROE Dive surveys
To determine how deep, and how far from shore, the herring spawn extends, divers conduct transect from the deepest extent of spawn to the shallowest extent of spawn. The shallow sites are often located in the intertidal, so these can be conducted without diving (see photo below). Divers swim in teams up the transect line and use quadrats to sample the substrate on which the herring spawn. Quantifying herring roe consists of measurements of percent cover, and egg layer thickness on the available substrates in the quadrat. This methodology has been adapted from DFO spawn surveys, which are conducted annually. In addition, the HBI dive surveys also quantify all the fauna present in the quadrat (namely invertebrates). Using the information from the dive surveys and the mapping, the average abundance of roe can be scaled up to provide estimates of the total amount of herring roe deposited at a spawn location.
Using oceanographic sampling equipment, key physicochemical variables are measured that may affect the location, timing and duration of herring spawning events. These measurements are also part of standard HBI oceanographic monitoring which includes sampling of key parameters at designated stations in Kwakshua Channel (the Kwakshua Survey). CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth sensor) measurements are taken at all stations, with additional sensors to measure a host of key water column parameters including dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, and PAR (photosynthetically active radiation nutrients). Light attenuation is measured using a Secchi disc, and a Van Dorn water sampler is used to gather nutrients, chlorophyll (phytoplankton pigment), and POM (Particulate Organic Matter) at two depths (5m, 30m). During the HBI herring monitoring, the oceanographic survey is extended to encompass the entire region around Calvert Island where herring spawn events are monitoring (Herring Oceanography Survey). Throughout the month of April, the oceanographic work in Kwakshua Channel and the larger scale survey is ramped up, sampling at higher frequency to ascertain the factors at play in herring spawn events and early life history.
The numbers of herring eggs (roe) deposited on the shore is truly outstanding, but how many of these actually survive and make it to return to spawn as an adult? How does this change from year to year, and what factors affect herring development? To answer these questions we are monitoring herring egg development, as well as herring larvae that hatch out and become planktonic.
Herring egg development is monitored on blades of seaweed (Fucus gardneri - see photo below). At 3 day intervals post-spawn, Fucus is collected at three of the Pruth Bay spawn sites. Ten blades per site are examined under the microscope and percent cover of the different stages of embryo development are recorded. Unfertilized eggs, hatched-out eggs, and decomposing eggs are recorded. This survey provides a chronology of herring egg development, and will be repeated yearly at proximate spawn locations to HBI.
Once the herring roe have hatched out, larval sampling allows us to quantify their size, abundance, and source of food (planktonic prey). This sampling is conducted at the oceanographic stations, with concerted effort in Kwakshua Channel this year. Bongo nets are used for these plankton tows to catch both larvae, and their sources of food. Sampling for herring larvae is conducted for a month after the spawn to quantify their growth rates and distribution.
Thanks to a terrific team at HBI, and a fortuitous spawning event right in Kwakshua Channel, the inaugural year of herring monitoring was a huge success. The team included HBI oceanographers and divers: Skye McEwan, Brent Callegari, Rod Wargo, Dawson Korol, Nelson Roberts, and was overseen by Dr. Brian Hunt and Dr. Margot Hessing-Lewis.
Credit to Dr. Margot Hessing-Lewis and Hakai Beach Institute's (HBI) herring monitoring program