Toll Free: 1.800.DIVE.398Local: 604.736.2681

Author Archives: Chelsea Cameron

Staff Gear Picks

Staff Gear Picks

All too often we get asked by our divers, “what gear do you use?” When you are looking at purchasing your own dive gear, sometimes it can be overwhelming with all of the information available online. If you’re anything like me, I spend hours researching before I make a purchase, and sometimes I end up being more confused than when I started. If you ask 5 different people, you’re going to get 5 different opinions!

Our staff are in the water diving 3-5 days a week, so needless to say we log some major hours with our dive gear! Let us tell you our experience with the gear, what works for us, what didn’t, and why!

Check out all of the items in Frank’s video in our online store

sp_spectra_mini_blkslv_1503bare-trek-bootsSeaWingNova_Whiteshop-now

Full Face Snorkeling Masks

Head Sea Vu Full Face Snorkeling Masks

It’s been a while since we’ve had a product in the dive and snorkeling industry take off quite as quickly as these Head Sea Vu Full Face Snorkeling Masks!

We enlisted the help of one of our experts to demo the mask and give us his thoughts on them! Check out the video below.

Aria_coverHEAD Sea-Vu Full Face Snorkeling Masks

The Sea VU Dry full face snorkel mask represents a revolution in snorkeling comfort and design.

Shop online for yours today! Or come by the shop and try them on for yourself

shop-now

 

 

 

How do I get my “PADI”

 

How do I get my “PADI”?

 

This is a common question we hear when people are inquiring about learning to scuba dive. What many people don’t realize is PADI is actually the certifying agency who not only certifies beginner divers, but also offers a wide variety of other courses such as: PADI Advanced, PADI Rescue, and even PADI Instructor Courses!

 

What does PADI stand for?PADI LogoVertColorDotcom_print

PADI Stands for Professional Association of Dive Instructors.

There are a few other certifying agencies out there such as SSI (Scuba Schools International) and NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors), but PADI is by far the most recognized.

 

Why do most people choose PADI?

• As a PADI Diver you will hold the most recognized diver certification in the world.
• Your PADI diver certification is for life.
• PADI has issued more than 23 million certifications worldwide.
• PADI is the leader in professional quality, service and support.
• PADI’s courses encompass environmental awareness & responsibilities.

 

How to get certified?

In order learn to scuba dive you must first complete the PADI Open Water Course. The course consists of three phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

The Diving Locker offers this course 3 different ways depending on your schedule and preferences:

Once you are certified, you are able to dive anywhere in the world for life! Your certification is good up to 60ft. The next step would be to take your PADI Advanced Course.. There are also a variety of PADI Specialty Courses you can take such as the PADI Drysuit Specialty, Underwater Navigator, Wreck Specialty and much much more.

The Diving Locker also offers trips (both local and tropical) after you are certified which is a great way to keep diving! You don’t need to have a buddy, in fact most people who join our trips and courses come on their own. We will buddy you up with another dive with a similar skill level, this gives you a great opportunity to meet other divers!

 

Get started today!