Divers BLOG

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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Divesafe on Tour in March

Divesafe will be exhibiting at two trade shows during the month of March. First it is Vancouver’s Outdoor Adventure and Travel show, March 3 and 4, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Then towards the end of the month from March 25 until March 27 we’ll be at the Canadian Underwater Conference which is being held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport...

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10 Reasons Becoming A PADI DiveMaster Is The Best New Years Resolution You Haven't Made......YET

Do you spend day after day at work, dreaming of life on a Tropical Island? Do you long to do what you LOVE every day and actually making a career out of it? I know I used to, and many moons ago I traded the work boots in for fins and set off on the biggest adventure of my life…an...

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Opportunities await in 2018

Welcome to 2018. The year is starting with a bang as the Aquaculture industry out east changes, grows, moves and 'morfs' with Marine Harvest looking to take over Northern Harvest in Newfoundland and Grieg Seafoods also expected to begin operations along the eastern seaboard. Whatever your personal feelings about it are, the aquaculture industry provides a start and an excellent...

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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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