Which One should I buy first? This is a common inquiry we receive from newer divers looking to make one of their first significant equipment purchases, Which one should I buy first? Regulator or BCD? I feel as though there are pros and cons to buying one over the other in the short term when … Continued
What kind of diver are you and which is the best BCD for you? Maybe you are a seasoned diver; or maybe you are newly certified and are contemplating purchasing your first BCD; or are you refreshing your gear after retiring your old BCD that has given you years of reliable service. Are you unsure … Continued
Shearwater announced June 1st 2022 updates of two iconic flagship Shearwater® dive computers, the PERDIX 2™ & PETREL 3™. PERDIX 2 boasts Shearwaters toughest and most reliable full size computer ever. With an armoured casing with precision titanium surround bezel protects performance-enhanced electronics. Titanium piezo touch buttons with user adjustable sensitivity make controls simple and effortless. An aluminosilicate toughened … Continued
THE TWO BROTHERS I’m completely focused on a pair of terrified eyes staring at me. Kneeling on a sandy ocean floor 1.5 meters from the surface, but the eyes in front of me are full of anxiety at what I’m asking them to do. “It’s ok” I try to make my eyes gentle and nurturing, … Continued
There are a lot of great dive spots in BC. Here is our master list of ones we feel stand out for most scuba divers and keep you coming back
Over the years we have seen products that allow you to protect your mobile device, SeaLife a company which has made underwater photography fun and easy for many years, has introduced a new underwater housing for Apple’s iPhone. The SeaLife SportDiver will allow divers to take photos and video with their iPhone to 130 feet … Continued
To our valuable clientele, International Diving Centre has one of the best safety records in the business, and has always maintained a low student to instructor ratio set by our store which exceeds PADIs recommended standards for the benefit of our students. We have also become aware in recent days since the announcement of the … Continued
Dive computers have become a mandatory part of diving equipment, and divers are active people who usually are into multi-sport actives and the dive industry is seeing this need and creating some new exciting products to ensure your safety and enjoyment of our sport. Also the diving community has a vast diverse demographic of divers … Continued
We hear divers and non-divers alike stumble over the past tense of the verb. I know I have. I still do. A typical example, “The Cape Breton? Oh yeah, I dived it last week… dove it? Dived it? … I was diving on it last week.” So which is it? If you want a simple … Continued
Shearwater has been an innovative company for almost 10 years and has created one of the best computers on the market with the Perdix and it’s more recent addition the Perdix AI. Now they have introduced the next step with their newest addition NERD 2. The NERD 2 is so revolutionary for not just rebreather divers, … Continued
Every dive boat or skiff is different and the techniques used may differ greatly from one boat to another, but there are some fundamental concerns and skills that should be considered when diving off a boat. Here’s a brief list of some of those considerations. Please feel free to add your own advice as a comment.
Diving in Canada from the East coast to the Great Lakes to the West and Northern Canada means diving in what is usually rather frigid conditions. The cold water (and sometimes weather) does not have to be a deterrent, however. Canada is home to great dives sites with a wealth of biodiversity and history to … Continued
We’re here to help you decide which dive computer will work best for you if you are making a purchase this year.
As you may know most important feature of a good mask is that it fits the individual using it well. But how do you tell if a mask fits before you get it in the water? And, aside from fit, what should one consider when shopping for a new diving mask?
Feeling the chill of our temperate waters (or similar conditions around the world) many certified divers want to trade up from a wetsuit and dive in a drysuit. However, some are surprised to learn that it is not as easy as walking into their local dive shop and renting one to try out on their own. … Continued
One of the most critical pieces of scuba dive safety equipment is a good dive buddy. Sure, your own awareness, problem solving and ability to manage stress are vital, but if you get into a situation that is difficult for you to handle on your own a good dive buddy can take a potentially dangerous problem and solve … Continued