Go Pro Night January 12 at Ocean Quest!


Join Ocean Quest on January 12, 2012 @ 6:30 pm and discover the amazing benefits of becoming a PADI Divemaster or Instructor!  Share your passion for diving!  Start a new career!  Travel the World!  Work part-time at your local dive centre!

Ocean Quest is one of only 2 PADI Career Development Centres in Canada and has assisted hundreds of divers to live thier dream of becoming a PADI Divemaster or Instructor.  Whether you want to travel the world or stay here in beautiful Vancouver, we can get you there!  
Ocean Quest has in-house part-time and full-time programs available.  In addition, Ocean Quest conducts the dive training for the 8 month, full-time Capilano U Professional Scuba Dive Instructor program which takes place every September on the Sunshine Coast. 

Start your training at any level! Next PADI Rescue Course - January 17, 2012

Next PADI Rescue Course - January 17, 2012 

Next PADI Divemaster Course - February 2, 2012 

Next PADI Instructor Development Course - May 8, 2012


The evening will be hosted by PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer) and owner of Ocean Quest, Greg McCracken with special guest Randy Giles, Regional Manager of PADI Canada.

  • Our PADI GO PRO Night will be a fun filled evening that will include:
  • Greg McCracken and Randy Giles
  • Question and Answer with local PADI Pros
  • Snacks and Refreshments
  • Career Path Counselling Sessions

Recompression Tour and Talk with Dr. Harrison, Diving Physician @ VGH - December 12 - Register Online Now! 

Join us for a day December 12 for special evening with Dr. Harrison, Diving Physician of the Vancouver General Hospital. 

Dr. Harrison is generously offered his time to give a presentation on diving medicine combined with a tour of the Recompression Chamber located at VGH.

The cost of the event is $15.00 and all proceeds go to the VGH Hyperbaric Unit.  Payments can be made by credit card when you register (secure Payment provided by Pay Pal), or at Ocean Quest prior to the event.  Payments must be made in order to offically secure your place.  Space is limited to 25 and we expect the event to fill quickly.




Meeting time will be at 6:45 pm at VGH.  We will email exact details on a central meeting place at VGH prior to the event. 

Tuwanek Dive Day - December 10 - Register On-Line Now! 

Join us for a day at Tuwanek located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  The day will be led by Greg McCracken and the Capilano U Professional Scuba Dive Instructor students. 
The Cap students have travelled from across Canada and internationally to participate in an 8 month full-time professional scuba instructor program.  They have collectively dived Tuwanek 100's of times and know every crack and crevice of the site.  They are currently in the midst of their PADI DM training and are looking to gain experience leading certified divers.
Tuwanek is a popular shore dive located just outside of Sechelt.  It is well known for it phenomenal visibility (often 80 - 100 ft.!) and abundance of marine life including octopus, wolf eels, yellow eyed rock fish, varieties of anemone's and much more!
Photo by Deirdre McCracken
Meeting time will be at Ocean Quest Dive Centre at 6:00 am.  We will catch the 7:20 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale.  We should arrive at Tuwanek at around 9:00 am for two dives.  We will likely catch the 4:30 pm ferry back to Horseshoe Bay with an estimated 6:00 pm arrival back to Ocean Quest.
This event is for certified divers with recent cold water diving experience - ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME!  If you do not have recent cold water experience, contact Ocean Quest as we may have services to get you back in the water!


All divers must provide their own transportation and equipment.  We are happy to organize car pooling.  Rentals will be available on a first come first serve basis.  Contact Ocean Quest to reserve.


DSAT Wreck Penetration Course this August 15!

Join Instructors Greg McCracken and Hamish Tweed for this one of a kind program this August 15 (Ocean dives on August 20 and 21).  No special equipment needed!  Prerequisites include Advanced Open Water with recent local diving experience. Program includes charter to Nanaimo!!

Theory topics will include Equipment and Configuration, Wreck Penetration Hazards, Wreck Penetration Techniques, Dive and Gas Planning and Emergency Procedures.

During the one confined or limited open water session and four open water dives, students will learn and practice buoyancy and trim, propulsion techniques, gain experience in the proper use of a reel, practice specific emergency procedures and perform two penetration dives on one of the Artificial Reefs located off Nanaimo.

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Contact Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details or to register.  Limited Spaces Available.  Fun divers are welcome to join on the charter on August 21.


Ocean Quest Earns Diver Acquistion Award!

Ocean Quest recently earned the Diver Aquisition Award by PADI earning recognition as one of the top three dive centres in Canada for entry level training! 



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