Divers BLOG

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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What is a professional diver?

What makes a professional diver? Although there are many definitions for a professional, in the diving industry we are commonly defined as: 1. a diver who has been properly trained in the skill by an agency recognized by industry authorities. IN Canada the authority is DCBC(Diver Certification Board of Canada) 2. a professional diver works with other professionals in order...

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Diving's Gone To Pot!!

Very soon our federal government is going to legalize marijuana and it will be available as readily as alcohol. This has a lot of dive companies and dive supervisors worried about policies, rules and how this will affect the workplace. In short, the answer is to look at what we do around alcohol and alcohol intoxication. For the most part...

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Back by Popular demand

Back by popular demand..... The Professional/Commercial Diver program, formally referred to as the Commercial Diver/Divemaster Program, is making a comeback. After a brief sabbatical due to the introduction of the Unrestricted surface supply program, this shorter program (13-15 weeks) offers candidates the opportunity to train for inshore commercial diving operations focusing on Commercial SCUBA and Restricted Surface Supply Training. Designed...

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Awesome natural world opportunities coming to the Campbell 'Riviera'

We'd like to talk about the amazing place we live and work! We have some of the best diving in the world. And its true. We talk lots about the strong ocean currents and what it means to the marine life all along our shores but what we sometimes neglect to mention is what is also topside. Located on the...

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Taking care of your Investment - The importance of diligent equipment maintenance!

As Professional Divers, we can all be guilty of letting the equipment care and regular maintenance slip. Truth is though, take care of your gear and it will take care of you. Even with the daily grind most of us give our kit, be diligent with the maintenance and it should last for years. Failing to take the relatively simple...

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Training to Dive in 'The Best Temperate Diving In The World'

While many people still don't realize that British Columbia is considered to be one of the best all-round destinations in the world for diving, those that have taken a jump into the emerald green waters of the Discovery Passage have come to love what it has to offer. In recent years the local waters around Campbell River and the Discovery...

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Why is Ocean Training better than Lake training?

DiveSafe has made the choice to train divers in the ocean rather than being located in a lake. Because of the costs associated with corrosion and equipment issues, lake diving is way better for the school but not for creating a better quality graduate. Ocean training provides the student the real world experience of dealing with tides, currents, low visibility,...

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Spring SCUBA Program.......be ready for the summer spike in work opportunities.

Divesafe International’s spring occupational SCUBA program starts on May 14 th , 2018. Enjoy the awesome underwater visibility of winter but with the top side temperatures of spring when you sign up for Divesafe’s upcoming Commercial Scuba Diving course . It is a five week program which finishes on June 15 th . Summer is the perfect time to be...

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Introducing An Industry First For Canada...The Professional SCUBA Diver Program!

New for Summer 2018, and a first for professional dive training in Canada, Divesafe International is proud to officially launch our Professional SCUBA Diver Program! The goal in developing this program is to offer a class that gives both Commercial and Professional Recreational diving certifications. You will leave with both the DCBC Occupational Diver Qualification AND the PADI Divemaster rating,...

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