Sub Sea Experience is a dedicated Scuba Dive Centre. Our personalized training approach accelerates the process of making you a competent diver in a way that is comfortable and enjoyable for you. Meeting your personal objectives is the goal of Sub Sea Experience Dive Leaders. Whether your goal is to dive shallow reefs or deep water wrecks, we can help you get started on a lifetime of exciting adventure. Call 780.434.1433 for more information.
Did you know that not all "Learn To Dive Programs" are the same.
Yes, It is True.
Some would have you believe that it is all the same. Well, it is not. While the warm tropical coral reefs are alluring, the reality is that conditions around the world vary significantly. The skills required to dive the "Coastal Pacific" (British Columbia), the tropical Caribbean and a cold fresh water lake are all very different. Yes the basics are the same, but the skill, equipment and awareness levels are not.
Some would have you believe that the "Agency of Certification" is important. Since diver training is not "Government Regulated" (nor should it ever be), agencies have set minimum standards of training that they feel are necessary to produce safe and competent divers. But, what is good for Florida, does not work in California nor Alaska...as the conditions are very different, therefore the standards are very different. The "Can it and Clone It" philosophies might work in some industries, it does not work in ours. PADI and SSI are two of the largest training agencies in North America, they are not the only ones. In fact, there are over 250 different agencies worldwide that proclaim to offer Scuba Diver training. The "Con" of being a professional association is just that, a "Con." Very few agencies are actually "Professional Associations" most are private businesses that are franchised out like a McDonalds or a Tim Horton's, thanks USA...
If you are ready to "Drink the Kool Aid, swallow the pill and park your brain at the door, just sign up for any lesson offered in your area. You don't know any better and your friend said that it was OK, after all, he/she dove 4 dives in Mexico, they obviously knew what they were doing! By the time you have paid for your second or third course, you realize that the "gear and plastic pimps" have only their best interests at heart. They sold you that "Bargain regulator and B.C" at a super cheap price because they got it at a super cheap price. That "on line" equipment you bought on the internet was so cheap and the on-line reviews so favorable that you couldn't resist. You believe everything being posted on the internet, why would they lie? No professional in the industry would ever use that equipment. You soon realize that quality and value are never discounted.
Learning to dive is one of the most challenging and exhilarating skills that you will ever experience. To do it properly will cost you time, money and effort. While our "On-Line Courses" are available for free, they are only a supplement to our program. Nothing will ever take the place of a great, experienced instructor. It is our task to impart knowledge and experience to you so that you will have safe and enjoyable time learning to dive. Our pool sessions are designed to make the transition to Open Water diving as realistic and as seamless as possible. Do you really think that you can learn to dive in a 2 meter Pool?
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times and I am a damned fool... A fool is easily parted of his money.
Learn to dive so that you can explore our planet "Oceanus" as water makes up over 3/4 of the earth's surface. You-tube, video, movies and television are great ambassadors for diving but are not the same as being there. Learn to Scuba dive.
Instructor Since 1976
Introduce more than 9,000 people to Scuba.
This two-way marine radio and gps is ideal for diving. Depth rated to 425 feet, it can be taken on every dive, increasing your safety and comfort. After surfacing, the radio allows you to communicate with your dive boat, in addition to any marine VHF frequency. The lifeline also includes a energency feature that, when activated, will send a digital alert message to other radios in range. The lifeline also includes a user-friendly USB port for software updates, a speaker and microphone, and an LCD screen to view battery levels and to manage settings. For more information or a demo of our new product, stop by our shop during store hours. More information can also be found at http://nautiluslifeline.com. Cost: $299 + GST.
WestCoast "Wreck Tour".
Campbell River to Victoria, April 17 - 26/14.
For Advanced Dry Suit Divers....
Specialty and Advanced Diving Programs
If your are an Advanced diver with "Dry Suit" Training, this is the trip for you...
April 17-26, 2014
We meet in Campbell River and dive the "Columbia," Copper Cliffs, Middle of the road, end of the road...popular dive sites, weather permitting.
The HMSC Columbia
Dive Norris Rocks (Sea Lions) and Chrome Island and Hornby Island sites.
Norris Rocks Deep Bay
In Nanaimo, we plan to dive the "Saskatchewan, Cape Breton, Riv Tow" sites
Cape Breton Underwater
In Chemainus, we will dive the "Boeing 737, and mystery pass..
Sidney will allow you to dive the "GB Church and the McKenzie"