"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

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Testimonials

My son, Nic, took the Restricted Surface Supply course this year and loved every minute of it. Small class sizes with lots of diving in every environment and training in all aspects of commercial diving. Intense quality instruction left Nic confident to work in any condition, from fast flowing water to zero visibility. My wife and I were a little unsure of the safety of this type occupation but the attention to dive safety by Divesafe completely put us at ease. In the end Nic was employed full time within a month of graduation and loves every aspect of his new career.

DVG200 Graduate 2016

 

 

"The staff was very accommodating with my schedule. They provided a positive learning experience. I was able to get work as a diver immediately after finishing the course."

- Eugene Dube  Graduate DVG200 2016

                                                                                              

"As a dive school goes, i don't think you can find any better. From the very beginning the help and support i received from the staff was superb, from Heather answering all my questions and making paying for everything seem "not so bad" to Kelly who dropped some serious knowledge and positivity, they made the experience amazing. The instructors are class. They are knowledgeable, experienced and have the patience to deal with a student like myself. They provided a safe learning environment with still somehow making it an enjoyable place to be and learn. Its a shame they don't know much about rugby but you cant blame them for that. Thanks to the Dive safe team for make this an excellent experience!"

  - Luke Murray
  Graduate DVG 200 2016

 

"The instructors are great and very personable. While frustrating at times, many of their projects are geared towards what would expect to find in the real world. The dive sites you work at are pretty cool as well. My last day Maxwel (instructor), another student, and I were approached by a large bull steller sea lion while at our safety stop. He hung out with us for about 5 minutes, and it was probably the coolest thing I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend this place to anyone whether its for commercial diving or recreational diving."

  - Josh Selig
  Graduate DVG 200 2016

 

"By far the best experience i have ever had in school, the course is very well organized with awesome teachers which i found to make it an awesome learning environment. On graduation day they let you know of a large variety of career opportunities and one of them is diving down under in Australia ! Once you finish up at Dive Safe you can do a cross over application which is done on the ADAS website or the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme, the price is about $350, I would reccomend having this done before you come to Australia along with your working visa that you apply for on the Australian Government website. Other than those two thing's the only other step is buying a plane ticket!"

 - Kody Kryzanowski
  Graduate DVG 200 2015

 

"The instructors are great and very personable. While frustrating at times, many of their diving projects are geared towards what would expect to find in the real world. The diving sites you work at are pretty cool as well. My last day Maxwel (instructor), another student, and I were approached by a large bull steller sea lion while at our safety stop. He hung out with us for about 5 minutes, and it was probably the coolest thing I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend this place to anyone whether its for commercial diving or recreational diving."

 - Josh Selig
  Graduate DVG 200 2016

  

The staff and training where top notch! I got a nice variety of projects that developed some skills for all types of diving and underwater work. I finished school and found some work right away. If you are thinking of becoming a commercial diver I highly recommend DiveSafe International!

 - Mark Benchhuysen
  Graduate DVG 200 2015

 

"Thank you for the referral of Grant Posniak to help join our team here at Pan Dakota Diving Services. We traditionally use the same crew on a regular basis but we did have some staffing issues and a larger than normal project come up that required additional manpower. Grant Joined us last night and impressed us tremendously. His skills obviously came from your training however what impressed us most was his incredible attitude. He is a hard working young lad that is more interested in getting experience than the actual pay which speaks volumes for his upbringing and character. I am anxious to have him on future projects when the opportunity arises and fully prepared to be a reference for him as well. 

Once again, thanks for the referral and for training him so well."

  - Ron Engel 
  PADI Course Director/Supervisor of Pan Dakota Dive Services 
 

"I just wanted to send a quick shout out to ya about the PLAR course you put on for us this week here on Grand Manan. I feel and I believe I speak for our group as a whole that you did an exceptional job. Although I have been diving full time for 16 years I feel I gained a lot from your course. 

Your preparedness approach and level of professionalism I have never seen exceeded. I am also sure that work you do and have done will save lives and ensure safer diving practices for many(including myself). You are a top-notch instructor and I'm glad I had the privilege of meeting you and taking your course."

  - Graduate Occupational SCUBA - PLAR

 

"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 my diving and what I am doing, and it has shown. Although I don't know everything, I have a great base to start my career. 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."

   - Taylor Carnahan                                                                                                 Inshore Surface Supply and Commercial SCUBA grad

 

  "I'd like to start by thanking you guy's for the excellent one on one training I've had while attending DiveSafe International. The great day's of Diving, project and practical knowledge we've gained from your combined years in the trade.  The course was challenging and really changed how I approach the water before a dive. I found the dive hours priceless in the sense that through constructive critiquing I could focus on the areas of my diving to develop. In the classroom I really had to keep my head in the books, I relearned what I was to study efficiently and right up to the final day of exams pushed myself. I appreciate all the staff's commitment to our success and patience when we may have fallen short of your expectations. I feel more confident and now capable to taking a place as a new comer in the professional dive world.  Thank you very much and hope to see you again in the classroom and on the water in the near future."

  - Graham C
  Commercial Scuba and Inshore Surface Supply
  graduate

 

 "Well Done! I enjoyed the course, instructors and the facilities very much.  I feel I learn a lot and I am prepared to work in the Commercial Diving field, I made the right decision choosing DiveSafe International."

  - Graduate 
  Commercial Scuba
  graduate,

 

 "I took the Commercial Scuba Diving course in 2002.  In November 2007 I took the Inshore Surface Supply course.  Being a PADI instructor it gave me the chance to focus on the working aspects of diving.  This took my career to a new level and I'm now working as a construction diver.  DiveSafe International is THE training facility to go to on the west coast.  Kelly and his team are very well known in the industry."

  - Sasha V K
  Commercial Scuba and Inshore Surface Supply
  graduate

 

"I took my commercial diver course with DiveSafe back in 2007 and had a great time there.  It's a great five week program and Kelly Korol and all the instructors there are really helpful.  They genuinely want you to succeed.  You learn a lot from all their years of experience as commercial divers.

I was able to take what I learned from the course and immediately start working in the field.  Even now they still keep in touch and have helped me out when I have questions.  I would highly recommend DiveSafe if you are interested in commercial diving."

  - Mathew S
  Commercial Scuba graduate,