Happy Holidays from Ocean Quest!
Deirdre, Greg, Fabiola, Bryce, Zach, Aiden and the rest of the Ocean Quest Dive Team wish you the best of the Holiday Season and an amazing 2022 with lot's of diving and new adventures!

We sincerely appreciate all the loyalty and support we have received in 2021 from our customers and diving friends. We look forward to diving with you all again soon!
Holiday Hours

Ocean Quest will have the following hours to serve you over the holiday season:

Friday, December 24 - 10:00 - 2:00
Saturday, December 25 - Closed
Sunday, December 26 - 10:00 - 5:00
Friday, December 31 - 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday, January 1 - Closed
Sunday, January 2 - 10:00 - 5:00
Monday, January 3 - Closed
Tuesday, January 4 - Back to Regular Hours
Upcoming Courses at Ocean Quest!
Over the last 25 years, Ocean Quest has developed and evolved a very specific training philosophy and style that provides details and information that you simply will not find in typical diving courses.

This Ocean Quest training system involves many components including;

  • Unique and specific training principles
  • A proper diving attitude
  • Exposure to concepts that improve your skills and situational awareness
  • A practical focus on how to prevent handle problems underwater
  • An integration of proper diving equipment configurations that fits within these concepts

Ocean Quest trained divers dive with confidence!

We are happy to provide you with a full calendar of our most popular courses. If you don't see a program you are looking for, let us know and we will be happy to set something up for you!
PADI Divemaster Course
January 10
The Divemaster rating is the first step in becoming a PADI professional. 

Whether you are on a career path, or looking to improve your skills, taking the PADI Divemaster course with Ocean Quest will expand your capabilities and make you a better diver. 

Throughout your Divemaster program you will work closely with a PADI Instructor expanding your diving theory, knowledge, and skills to a professional level. In addition, you will learn the techniques used by professionals to supervise diving activities and assist divers undergoing training activities.

PADI Sidemount Diver Course
February 3
Ocean Quest are Vancouver's Sidemount experts and can give you advice for Sidemount training, equipment and configuration.

There are many benefits to sidemount configuration including:
  • Better balance and trim
  • More streamlined
  • Added redundancy which makes diving safer
  • Easy access to your valves while diving
  • More available gas for longer dives (perfect for Nitrox diving!)

Photo by Deirdre Forbes McCracken
Ocean Quest Foundations of Diving Specialty Course
February 22
Exclusive only to Ocean Quest!

The Foundations of Diving Specialty Course will take your diving to the next level! Divers of all levels have taken this course, including instructors, to improve their foundational diving skills.

The most common feedback we get for this course is "This is one of the best courses I have ever taken!"
PADI/Tec Rec Wreck Penetration
Specialty Course - April 5
Exclusive to Ocean Quest! Developed by Greg McCracken, PADI Course Director, Technical Instructor Trainer

The Wreck Penetration Specialty course is exclusively taught by Ocean Quest Dive Centre and is the only Wreck Course that focuses on the specific skills and knowledge to properly dive inside the overhead Wreck environment.

Certification will allow you to penetrate wreck within recreational limits are defined as 130 linear ft / 40 metres from the surface and within the natural light zone of the entrance.

The PADI Wreck Specialty Course does not meet these requirements.


Photo by Young Tze Kuah
TDI Deco Procedures / Helitrox Course - Jan 6 - Full
PADI Tec 40 - March 10
Looking for other Tec Training Programs?
Ocean Quest consistently offers a full range of PADI and TDI Technicial and Wreck Diving Programs.

Both PADI TecRec and TDI Technical Diving programs have their own unique benefits. Ocean Quest will assist you in navigating your technical diver training path to offer you best of what each agency has to offer.


Ocean Quest is British Columbia's only PADI TecRec Centre!
Technical Diver Training at
Ocean Quest
For over 25 years, Ocean Quest is only dive centre that has actively and consistently conducted technical diver training in the Greater Vancouver area.

Outside of the typical tech skills, we will continually focus on the foundational skills - buoyancy, trim, propulsion and awareness and how they apply to the technical diving environment. We are extremely detailed oriented and will work with you until you have a solid execution of all the necessary skills of a tech diver. We will test and build upon your ability to problem solve as an individual and as a team member through scenario based failures and drills.

We are experts in decompression theory. All of our technical diving programs include extensive and up to date decompression theory so you have the knowledge and understanding on how to plan and execute decompression dives. We will guide you on how to apply decompression theory to your dive plans so you have full understanding of best practices and strategies for your technical dive planning. We don't teach you to just blindly follow your computer or decompression software.

We exclusively teach specific team diving principles and "Human Factors" to improve the successful outcomes of your technical dives.

We guarantee that our technical diving programs are unmatched in the industry.

PADI Deep Specialty - March 3
The PADI Deep Specialty program will give you the confidence to dive to depths up to 130 ft / 40 m.

Ocean Quest offers the most comprehensive Deep Specialty training in greater Vancouver by introducing you to additional concepts that will improve your awareness and skills while deep diving. 

PADI Instructor Development Course - April 2022
Take your PADI Instructor Course with Canada's Leaders in Professional Development!

Ocean Quest is Canada's most active PADI Instructor training facility and only PADI Career Development Centre!


Ocean Quest has been the most active instructor training facility in Canada for the past 25 years. As the only PADI Career Development Centre in Canada we have an array of programs and schedules to meet your needs. At Ocean Quest, we will build upon the foundation by imparting our teaching experience, assisting you in becoming a successful well rounded instructor.

During your professional training, we will share our over 25 years of teaching experience giving you insight on how to make your PADI programs exceed minimum standards making them valuable for your students while developing your reputation as a quality PADI Instructor.

We have issued well over 2100 instructor level certifications and over 10,000 certifications in all levels and have assisted 100’s of PADI instructors in finding employment locally and across the Globe.
Ocean Quest is Canada's only
PADI Career Development Centre
Ocean Quest's Career Development Scuba Dive Instructor Program
September 12, 2022 - March 23, 2023
Share you Passion for Diving - Travel the World 
Gain Leadership Skills - Work as a Local Instructor

The Career Development Scuba Instructor Program is designated for
Government Student Loans through Student Aid BC!
Contact Ocean Quest for more details!

We are accepting applications for the Ocean Quest Career Development Scuba Dive Instructor program starting this September!

This 7 month full-time program will take you from the basics of diving and build your abilities to a level of diving and awareness often not found in today’s industry. In the program you will earn 

Over 20 PADI Diver Level Certifications,

Self Reliant. Sidemount Diving and Bioherm Sponge Diver Included

Also included: Exclusive to Ocean Quest

Foundations of Diving Specialty

Tec Rec Wreck Penetration Distinctive Specialty

Upon completion of the program, you will earn your:

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification

 Emergency First Response Instructor 

8 PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.
Many More Courses Scheduled!


Ocean Quest has a full list of scheduled programs. Check out our course calendar below.

If you don't see a course you are interested in, please let us know. We are always putting courses together that are not on our schedule.
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