Diver's Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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Spring is the perfect time to do your Occupational SCUBA

Five weeks to discover a new career in Occupational Scuba Enjoy the awesome underwater visibility of winter but with the temperatures of spring when you sign up for DiveSafe International’s upcoming Commercial Scuba Diving course . Starting April 24, Canada’s premier dive school will have you ready for a new career as an occupational diver in just five weeks. Located...

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Tales from the Field: Part II

DiveSafe grad gets up close “down under” with Great Whites We dare you to see this picture and not hear the music from Jaws … While getting up close and personal with great white sharks isn’t typical for DiveSafe International graduates who work locally, those who use their internationally recognized diving certification to find work farther afield get to see...

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Being part of a proud diving tradition on the coast

DiveSafe International’s USS program adds to their strong history DiveSafe International ’s 2017 commercial diver training programs start today, January 23. The launch of our UnRestricted Surface Supply program is just the latest in a strong history of providing exceptional training on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island. We’re proud of our contributions to the diving industry. Here’s a...

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Discover an exciting and rewarding career this January

Sign up with DiveSafe International to become a Commercial Diver Incredible opportunities await those willing to take up the challenge of becoming a Commercial Diver. Are you ready to test yourself? Sign up for your Commercial Scuba Diving certification through DiveSafe International – Canada’s premier dive school – and discover a new career. Our upcoming Commercial Scuba Diver (CSD) course...

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