Accommodations

The DiveSafe Guest House.

 

DiveSafe's student "Guest House" is located in beautiful Willow Point just a short distance from downtown Campbell River. Willow Point is the home of the famous 'transformations by the Sea', a wood carving competition where artists from all over the world come to create. The Willows market offers fresh local produce and there is a super market just down the street. There are coffee shops and restaurants nearby offering live music some evenings.  A gym, Laundromat and pizza are all in easy walking distance.  And of course, you can stroll along the beach, have a beer at the beach fire, or kick back and enjoy the lovely ocean views from the guesthouse deck. 

SEE below for all the local activities.... so  many adventures to explore while you are here...

DUTY Students:  students are responsible for the cleanliness of the guesthouse.  As a commercial diver, you are expected to keep your gear and personal items organized and tidy.   You may be working on a boat, with two or three crew mates...  or staying in a camp.      At the guesthouse, you are also expected to be part of the chores to keep the house tidy and clean.    This is all part of the real life experience of becoming a professional commercial diver.

BUS across the street is the local bus stop, it leaves Monday to Friday at 8am.  Students arrive downtown Campbell River by 8:15am.       It is a short walk to the Dive Barge and Marina from downtown.

NOTE:  The divers guesthouse is a "DRY" house.

The Divers Guesthouse does fill up, and you are not confirmed in the house until full payment has been received.  Contact our front office asap in order to make payment. 

  info@divesafe.com        OR              1-800-325-3484.

 

  

The Guest house features a large deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The bedrooms are shared,  most with two beds, one large room has three beds and a private washroom.    We do have two single rooms, these book up early, so sign up fast.  All named after one of our local dive sites.    There are three bathrooms, a large kitchen upstairs, two living rooms/tv areas. The usual amenities will also be provided, cable TV, wireless internet etc.....

  

The house is fully furnished with bedding.    Sheets are changed every week.  But bring your own towels and teddy bear.   For more information on the DiveSafe student Guest House or the local area please contact our office at info@divesafe.com.

                           ADVENTURES in CAMPBELL RIVER and local areas....

FISHING: Campbell River is known as "The Salmon Capital of Canada" - find out why with a fishing trip while you're here!   There are lots of fishing guides, so take your pick!

FLY FISHING:  we have the amazing Roderick Haig Brown House and his favourite river to fly fish.  CHeck it all out.

SKIING:  ski bums rejoice!  Mt Washington is a fantastic  world class ski hill and a well kept secret.  And you can actually see the Straight of Georgia all the way to POWELL River from  the top of the mountain.

HIKING:  Hiking abounds in Campbell River and the Island.  Every weekend could be a new adventure.

CAVING:  so many cool caves to explore!  UPANA are the most accessible... with guided maps to each cave and linking underground tunnels.  

SURFING:  Head to Tofino and Long Beach for a laid back weekend or two...  an amazing drive...and meet tourists, surfers and adventurers from all over the world...

LAKES and RIVERS to SWIM in:  pristine lakes, crystal clear rivers and waterfalls to soak in...  it's all here.

OLD ENGLAND:  you have to get to Victoria when you are here...  breweries, pubs, night life...it's an exciting city

CUMBERLAND: mountain biking galore,  both throughout the trails of CUMBERLAND and Campbell RIver but also ride the chair to the top of Mt Washington....

ROCK CLIMBING:  hit the cliffs for some outdoor excitement combined with fossil hunting...  pop into the local climbing gym...just down the street and they can get you a map and rental gear.  

STORM WATCHING:  us locals love a good storm.... hunker down at the local pub or head out to Tofino for some truly cool wave action.

BEARS:  our salmon bearing streams attract bears, bears and bears....  sneak up to the local hatchery to get some close up views in the fall.

SWIM with the SALMON:  tourists come from all over the world to experience this exciting river swim.  You can do it any time you like...  grab your dive suit,  fins, mask and snorkel and float down the Campbell River.  It's an amazing ride...

 

Contact  TOURISM BC and TOURISM Vancouver Island for more info on local activities