September 2017

Mermaids, Rapture of the Deep...Giant Octopus...

Mermaids, Rapture of the Deep, giant Octopus... Surface Supply Diving is full of mystic and tradition... And DiveSafe has added to this with their current class. During the Surface Supply training each class designs and creates (using their newly acquired welding training & experience) their own class emblem. This class totally rocked the topside welding training and to prove it...take...

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PREP Week at Lone Tree Island

Welcome to our NEW Divers! Prep week has begun, and you are all in for a treat. This week you will get lots of West Coast Diving at Lone Tree Island just off of Quadra Island. This is a super location, just a short 15 min boat ride on Reefseeker across Discovery Channel to Quadra Island. The bay is nicely...

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Birdhouses underwater? You bet....

Birdhouses and boxes underwater? You bet... it may seem crazy, but building a small item underwater with a saw, hammer and nails is a great skills development project. During week 3 of the Occupational SCUBA Diver course, students are required to take on the box building project. The purpose of this project is not to frustrate divers underwater…it is a...

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Northern Most Education

We all know that recreational divers who get trained by BSAC, CMAS, or even PADI in cold water are all round better divers when they go south to warmer waters. In a recent addition of UnderWater magazine, the official ADCI publication, I read a piece written by Aaron Lay from Holland College about how diver’s who train in cold northern...

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What is DCBC? And why do we need it?

The DCBC - Diver Certification Board of Canada The DCBC is the only national occupational diver certification agency in Canada. The DCBC also audits and accredits diver training establishments in Canada and some of the USA, using the Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) competency and training standards as the basis for accreditation. All working divers in Canada are required to belong...

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Ocean training, the most rewarding and valuable.

Divesafe International has the privilege of being located on the West Coast of Canada. We work, eat, raise our families and live in and around the ocean! Located on the edge of discovery, Campbell River lies at the mouth of the Discovery Passage, and along the inside passage, a popular route for vessels and visitors seeking the wildlife viewing opportunities...

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Meet Our Instructors -- Director of Training, Kelly Korol & ...

Meet a couple of our instructors. In the middle is Kelly Korol - Kelly is the Director of Training and Owner of DIVESAFE International. Basically "the captain of this ship". He has extensive background in commercial diving having worked in everything from aquacultue, seafood harvesting, scientific, the movie industry, construction, underwater welding and more... His passion (after diving) is teaching....

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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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Campbell River - Gateway to wilderness

OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN! - being surrounded by ocean affects your life, play, work and health! Campbell River is a young, vibrant & growing city! 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...

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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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