International Diving Centre takes pride in professionalism and quality service in every aspect of our Vancouver dive shop. We aim to develop and serve happy, competent, safe divers. We truly believe that BC has some of the best diving in the world and want to share the underwater world with new and experienced divers alike.
Our shop is centrally located in Vancouver proper. Our facility is approximately 5-10 minutes from the downtown core in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano. We are also about 10 minutes from the main campus of UBC. It is easily accessible on major bus routes, including the 99B-Line that runs along the Broadway corridor. We are located at 2572 Arbutus Street, which is between Broadway and 10th Avenue.
Top highlights of Vancouver dive shop
- A friendly, professional staff both in store and as an instructional team.
- Diverse, well-stocked retail inventory
- Typically short wait times for special order items.
- GUE instructor on staff to offer a variety of courses on a regular basis and to answer questions.
- Mixed gas for all your diving needs, our Vancouver dive shop can fill it for you.
- Meticulous but efficient in-house servicing on most scuba dive gear
- Local resources for repairs and maintenance that cannot be done in store.
Explore More™ at our Vancouver dive shop
International Diving Centre is not just another dive shop. We are here to make both your local and foreign diving experiences as enjoyable and safe as possible.
You can rent gear from our dive shop
Our rental equipment (the same as that used for scuba courses) is well-maintained and contemporary. We firmly believe in using and providing functional equipment for our local environment. View our scuba rental page for full details about availability, packages, pricing, et cetera.
Buy a wide variety of gear from our dive shop
At IDC we also have a wide variety of scuba and snorkeling equipment for sale in our Vancouver dive shop. Our staff are happy to consult with divers and snorkelers (or those purchasing gifts) to find the appropriate gear for their individual diving needs and aspirations. Whether you are a novice or a professional, looking for your first set of gear or purchasing a technical diving set up, our dive shop has the equipment for you and staff that can help you choose, assemble and fit your new gear.
We encourage those investing in major pieces of scuba equipment to join us on our fun dives in order to gain familiarity with new equipment with patient and helpful professionals nearby to help you seamlessly integrate it into your diving.
General shipping information
If you are interested in making a purchase from our dive shop, but can’t make it to the Lower Mainland, we can ship to all of Canada and many international locations. Our online sales pages are full service and we have a toll free number which will gain you access to our in-store staff if you have further questions. Please review our full shipping details if you have further questions.
Join Our Team
International Diving Centre is actively looking for new members to our dive team. Applicants must have a Permanent resident (PRs) of Canada work visa or be Canadian. You must also be a certified renewed Padi Instructor with retail experience. Please send CV/Resume