The purpose of the Ocean Quest Check Out / Assessment Dive is to allow us to ensure you are ready for specific training programs such as the PADI Advanced, Specialty Training or dive charters and trips.
This also can work as required confined open water training for students who have not used a drysuit previously. This includes one shore dive with an instructor.
Full equipment package rentals including drysuit are available at a special rate.
Ocean Quest offers most comprehensive learn to scuba dive program in Greater Vancouver. This course is your ticket to the exciting adventure of the underwater world. The course covers simple academic principles, and emphasizes actual diving experiences starting off in the pool, and then progressing to the ocean.
To make learning to dive easier, and to avoid the late nights of a traditional format, we have created a progressive, friendly format to accommodate your scheduling needs. The weekend format offers high quality instruction over a condensed, two weekend schedule. The first weekend consists of a quick orientation session on Wednesday evening, with the first weekend typically consisting of a Friday night pool dive followed by two full days of pool dives and academic review sessions. On the second weekend, you will complete your 4 ocean dives and earn the PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Certification!
The PADI Instructor Development Course combines both the PADI Assistant Instructor program and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program into one single course. The PADI Assistant Instructor portion of the program is designed to set the foundation of teaching in the confined, classroom and open water environments. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is the second part of the PADI Instructor Development Course. The focus on this program is to continue building your teaching skills while assisting you in learning how to conduct and market the various programs you can conduct as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
PADI Replacement Card – In order to replace your PADI certification card, we will need to verify your certification with PADI. We can typically do this using your Full Name and Birthdate. We also may need a current photo.
The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty will help you develop techniques to locate objects underwater. You will also learn and practice bringing heavy objects to the surface using a lift bag. This is a great program to help you develop new underwater skills.
At Ocean Quest we will emphasize your ability to maintain buoyancy, trim and awareness while task loaded with a variety Search and Recovery skills.
In this program you will learn and practice:
- A variety of underwater search techniques suitable to locate large and small objects
- Techniques on how to relocate objects from the surface
- How to tie a variety of knots underwater
- How to rig and use a lift bag
- How to maintain buoyancy, trim and awareness while task loaded
The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) program is the perfect program to complete while we all adhere to social distancing guidelines. The majority of the program is conducted through eLearning which is followed by a short practical session at Ocean Quest. Ocean Quest is the most active Nitrox dive centre in Greater Vancouver and our staff will offer many tips and insights into using Nitrox outside of the basic PADI outline. Practical training can be booked anytime on an individual basis.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) program is one of the most popular specialties at Ocean Quest. Enriched Air will offer several benefits such as longer bottom times and longer repetitive dives.
Price includes practical session at Ocean Quest. This can be booked with one of our Enriched Air (Nitrox) instructors anytime.
We can schedule an Instructor Led On-Line Theory Session and a quick in store visit (following Social Distancing Protocols) to complete your certification.