The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan said it best... The Times they are a changin'... and so are we. Due to the current events surrounding COVID-19. We are moving much of our course content online in order to encourage social distancing protect our students protect our staff slow down the spread of the virus do our part to protect our communities help our current...Read More
THIS IS WHERE WE TRAIN!
This is where we train and work! The OCEAN! 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...Read More
Three of the coolest tools we use Underwater
Ocean Training makes for tough divers 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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Geoduck DIVERS - A breed of their own
Geoduck divers are highly skilled divers who work from dive vessels in the remote pristine waters along the coast of British Columbia. They usually harvest in the "winter" months and get paid by the weight of their harvests. A good diver can make a "S*** load of money"! They are required to be trained to the minimum level of Restricted...Read More
Our most recent Unrestricted surface supply class graduated in December 2018. This group was particularly motivated when it came to finding work after they graduated. Typically presented towards the end of the course, they wanted their career opportunities day at an early stage of the program and were sending resumes after just a few weeks. This enticed a couple of...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More