Divers BLOG

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Our last Occupational SCUBA graduated on December 1 st , 2017. Everyone who was looking for work is now working. Three of them have started in the aquaculture industry, one has work doing fisheries and oceans work in Haida Gwaii, two more have work in the film industry, one young fella found work with a marina and vessel maintenance company...

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NEW PROGRAM!! PRO SCUBA DIVER PROGRAM - Commercial SCUBA with the PADI Divemaster PROGRAM !

15 weeks of adventure and thrills! Dual CERTIFICATED with DIVESAFE International. FIRST the PADI Divemaster course will train you to become a professional in the recreational dive industry, you will be able to work worldwide, in dive resorts, on charter boats and dive retail. SECOND the Commercial SCUBA Diver Course will get you work local in the coastal communities, film...

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The wreck of the Achates

One of our more favoured dive sites is near Gowlland Harbour next to a place we like to call 'Lone Tree'. In a depth of about 30 metres lies the wreck of the Achates. She was a hundred foot long wooden steam tug built in Vancouver in 1908. Many vessels like the Achates spent their careers along the B.C. coast...

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CAUS Diver??

CAUS & Commercial Diving in Canada?? Scientific Diving! CAUS is the source of information for divers who want to expand into the scientific field or for scientists who want to add to their credentials with a dive certification. CAUS does not certify divers but the organization does develop and maintain the Standard of Practice for Scientific Diving. Scientific diver training...

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Commercial diving – an excellent career choice

The What, Why and How of becoming a commercial diver Does the thought of sitting at a desk all day make you cringe? Not into investing years of time and tens of thousands of dollars into a university degree? Looking for a job that offers the opportunity to try different things and work around the world? Maybe it’s time to...

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Diving the Columbia

Divesafe students get to dive the HMCS Columbia during their commercial SCUBA and Surface Supply courses. The Columbia is a 112 meter (366ft) destroyer which was decommissioned and sunk on June 22, 1996 off the shores of Quadra Island just outside of Campbell River. This is the third naval destroyer to be sunk by the Artificial Reef Society of British...

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Meet our Instructor - Peter Budden

Peter Budden ‚Head Commercial SCUBA Dive Instructor Peter has been with DIVESAFE International for 12 years. He is instrumental in DiveSafe's success and its growth. He is the head Commercial SCUBA Instructor and is the one you will talk with when you need information about the course. Peter grew up in Vancouver, and got into diving after high school. He...

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DCBC - Why do we need this cert??

DCBC is the Divers Certification Board of Canada. It is the only national body which certifies offshore and inshore occupational divers in Canada. It operates on a not-for-profit basis (cert fees are used to support the organization) OK, bare with me...hear comes a mouthful.... DCBC is a federally incorporated, government -recognized, independent corporation with a single mission: "To provide a...

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Three of the coolest tools we use Underwater

When one considers tools a diver might employ underwater the chainsaw isn't likely to be the first thing that comes to mind. It sure beats using a handsaw however when you are trying to cut down an old wooden pile in a marina. The hydraulic chainsaw is just one of the machine tools we train with at Divesafe during the...

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Campbell River - Gateway to the wilderness

We are a young city, vibrant, growing! Situated on Discovery Passage at the mid point of Vancouver Island's east coast, Campbell River is a natural ocean travel and distribution gateway, providing access by road, sea and air to northern Vancouver Island and the coast regions. Campbell River is enhanced by the unlimited access to ever changing ocean views and activities,...

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