"Best Instructor I have had in all my years of schooling"
- Grad
"I liked the short course time"
- student
"I really enjoyed the flexible approach the instructor(s) took in allowing students to address and solve problems on our own and learn through experience"
- Inshore Surface Supply
Impressed with the quality of instruction!
- Graduate
"Kelly and his team are very well known in the industry"
- Sasha
"This course took my career to a new level"
- Mike
Instructors were fun and professional - I had a great time.
- Grad
"I appreciate all the staffs commitment. They genuinely want you to succeed"
- Matt
Very good and knowledgable instructors. Thank you
- CSD Grad
Loved the location, the marina is the best
- Happy Grad
You have a great program, and also a great staff, it was a pleasure being able to come out and take your course.
- RSS Grad
They have told me that I am way more prepared than any other starting employee they have ever had. That's where I owe everyone there thanks. I feel confident in what I am doing, and it has shown. I want to thank everyone there for teaching me what it takes to be a diver, and giving me the knowledge and confidence I need.
- T. Carnahan
Excellent school, awesome instructors. I am so glad I went to DiveSafe, they have helped me to get lots of work after graduation!
- James
The instructors were professional and fun, I appreciated the constructive criticism. The projects were hard but teach you a lot.
- SCUBA Grad 2017
I did not really know what to expect from a commercial dive course, but Divesafe provided a great experience and a course that more than prepares you for the diving industry. Also incredibly helpful getting work for recent graduates. I had three or four opportunities right out of school thanks to the Divesafe staff. All in all I learned a lot and had a great time doing it. Still have nightmares about that birdhouse though!
- Paul Hinton
Divesafe gave me the skills needed to be a commercial diver. All of the instructors are top notch and have a ton of knowledge to share. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. DiveSafe grad 2016
- Kane Punnett
I finished the commercial scuba class and swim away impressed, educated, and supported. The training and equipment are top notch and the staff are friendly, reliable, and knowledgeable. I go out into the underwater world equipped with practical skills while knowing Divesafe is there for me, like a family, providing, support, encouragement, job postings, and advice. If I could give more stars in this review I would! DiveSafe Grad 2016
- Rob Field
Ongoing support and contact about future opportunities has lead to work immediately after the course. Biological surveys, boat work and now on a urchin harvester Kirby. Rock on Divesafe!! Couldn't be more prepared. DiveSafe International Education
- Matthew Kirby
Ahoy just completed my occupational unrestricted scuba with nitrox last week. What a jumpstart into the commercial diving world. Divesafe has an outstanding dive and ofifice staff helping you all the way though.
- Matthew Kirby
From the beginning they were extremely well organized and clear with a complete class and dive schedule. That definitely helped me complete the course by knowing which day what sections were being covered and allowed me proper preparation prior.
- Matthew Kirby
The SCUBA course was both exciting and educating and the instructors are knowledgeable 10/10 I would refer this course to anyone.
- SCUBA Grad 2017
I really enjoyed the projects. They were great ways to get experience using tools underwater. Before the barrel project I had only used a come-along once on the surface, I learned to use it pretty quick during that project! The bird house project was really fun and way more difficult than I thought it was going to be! - Ethan SCUBA Grad May 2017
- DiveSafe Grad 2017
I like the diversity of each others experience and how it shaped my own. Where you help someone in one area, they often can help in another. - Robert SCUBA Grad May 2017
- Grad 2017
Awesome instructors who are knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I learned tons of practical diving skills im going to use in the commercial diving industry. - Alec SCUBA Grad May 2017
- 2017 SCUBA Grad
I came in with no dive experience and leaving with professional knowledge - thank you DiveSafe!
- OSD class 2017

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Commercial SCUBA Diver

 

 Students enjoy the pleasures of diving when working on environmental survey projects using video equipment and scientific data collecting techniques.

Diving Notes:       

Course Length: 5 weeks

Call 1-888-325-DIVE for details.


               

Occupational SCUBA Diver

also known as Commercial SCUBA Diver/ Aquaculture Diver/Scientific Diver

This course will give the graduate certification to the CSA standards for an Unrestricted Occupational Scuba Diver. The CSA standards are recognized worldwide as a leader in setting the standard for Commercial diving. They are represented internationally by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC). This certification allows the diver to conduct commercial diving operations using scuba equipment to a maximum depth of 40 metres (130 feet).

The scope of operations allowed under this level are aquaculture diving, seafood harvesting, engineering and environmental inspections, archaeological investigation, public safety diving, search and recovery, police operations, small vessel maintenance and underwater film/video production.

Key Course Information:

Course length: 5 weeks (Duration 200 hours)

  • Course hours: Fulltime 8:30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday and some weekend and evening work)
Course Pre-requisites:
In order to enroll in this course the applicant must:
  • Complete a CSA Divers Medical and be certified as "Fit for Diving" by a DCBC recognized Physician.
  • Have a basic recreational SCUBA certification through a recognized agency (Or take Divesafe's Open Water)
  • have a minimum 20 logged dives within the last 12 months. (Or take Divesafe's Commercial Prep Week)
Also included in the course:
In order to qualify for DiveSafe and DCBC certification these tickets will also be included:
  • certification in First Aid.
  • certification in Basic WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification Systems)
  • certification in Oxygen Therapy
  • Dive Accident Management

(DiveSafe Intl. will help you acquire these courses during the occupational SCUBA program or you can get these courses before the program begins. )

 


Commercial SCUBA Diver Program
  • Underwater navigation & environmental survey work
  • Underwater search and recovery
  • Underwater hand tools & Rigging
  • Full face mask diving
  • Night diving & low visibility diving
  • Current diving & Dive rescue
  • Hull inspections
  • Life line / tether line diving
  • Seafood harvesting techniques
  • Diving within nets & aquaculture Diving techniques
  • Simulated Decompression diving
  • Underwater Video techniques
  • Marine life Identification

 

Commercial SCUBA Diver Program

Please contact our office or email info [at] divesafe [dot] com for an information package.