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
Many notice when they walk through our door at IDC that along with the common jacket-style and back-inflate buoyancy compensators we also have several backplate and wings on display and in our rentals. Should you dive with us, you’ll also notice that the majority of our staff and most active divers opt for this system. Talk to those that dive with one and you’ll likely uncover a deep appreciation for this piece of dive equipment.
This comes as little surprise to avid scuba and freedivers across Canada, much of Europe, parts of the USA and around the world that have been diving in cold water for years, but many don’t realize how great it is. But all that is starting to change. Sure, it is nice to throw on a … Continued
Size matters. As most of us know when it comes to clothing size can vary from store to store and brand to brand. The same is true for wetsuits. You may be an 8 in an Aqualung, but a 10 in Bare. Aqualung usually fits a little large whereas Bare is definitely the opposite in … Continued