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
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More