Divers BLOG

THIS IS WHERE WE TRAIN!

This is where we train and work! Dolphins, orcas, eagles, seals (loads of seals), sea lions, otters and so much more. This is just a few of the critters that are part of our every day life at DIVESAFE. Of course we also get the amazing weather; summers with vast blue skies, oceans so clear you can practically touch the...

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How to PAY for your dream career?

Let's face it.... commercial dive training is not cheap....but on the other hand, you can make a lot of money once you finish school! We want everyone to have a chance to become a commercial diver. If you have the dream, we want to help you! so we have searched and work with the many funding opportunities in Canada.... Here...

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Dive Communications 101

Communication under the water is difficult compared to being in air. The Professional diver may have the need to pass critical or detailed information to his fellow diver or to topside. As a professional diver, we need to be fluent in the various methods of underwater communications. Following are the most common techniques. HAND SIGNALS Divers have been using hand...

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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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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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15 wks

15 weeks The Professional/Commercial Diver program is a popular program which offers the student so many options. This shorter program (13-15 weeks) offers students the opportunity to train for inshore commercial diving operations focusing on Commercial SCUBA and Restricted Surface Supply Training. Designed for the inshore commercial dive industry with a focus on seafood harvesting, environmental diving, aquaculture industry divers,...

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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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