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Seven species of salmonids; coho, chum, chinook, pink, sockeye, steelhead and cutthroat, are part of the various salmon runs in the rivers on Vancouver Island and are also the focus of the federal government’s Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP).  The autumn salmon runs mark both the beginning and the end of the salmon lifecycle. Through a remarkable feat of nature, each salmon will return from the open sea to the exact river from which they hatched, to repeat the process, and begin the cycle anew for the next generation of Pacific salmon. There are numerous ways to experience the salmon runs,...

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Instructors must be absolutely committed to the highest level of customer service and safety. These are primary requirements for consideration and continued employment. Along with the above requirements, only applicants with the necessary experience, work ethic, team outlook, and positive attitude need apply. Willingness to develop additional skills is considered an asset. Ensure all company policies, procedures, programs and systems are adhered to Dedication to excellence in customer service and job performance Demonstrated success in problem solving and delivering results Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable PADI rules and regulations. Develop positive relationships with customers and staff Provide...

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Get “Wrecked” on Vancouver Island Descending onto a shipwreck incites a unique form of excitement, accompanied by an eerie sense that time has stopped, preserving the history and story of the vessel resting in its watery grave. Floating through the cold, quiet waters exploring something that clearly does not belong under the surface, leaves the diver with a sense of exploration, and a somber respect for the power of the ocean. The waterways surrounding Vancouver Island have always been known to Mariners as dangerous waters, but not all wrecks here were natural. The Artificial Reef Society of BC has successfully...

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When planning the next dive adventure, people tend to think of the “ big ticket” items on their bucket lists, like GPOs, Sea lions, kelp forests etc. Admittedly we have alot to discover in our waters, but if you stay long enough you will find that not only are the bucket list pelagic’s here, but Vancouver Island is a macro-lovers dream too. Those searching for diverse macro diving often think of tropical places like Indonesia. Our cold waters are arguably just as rich, except our “small” critters are generally on the larger side of the species spectrum due to our cold, nutrient rich...

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PADI says you’ve found the perfect regulator when you don’t even notice it’s there. Standard features of a regulator are the; 1st stage, 2nd stage, Alternate Air, BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Device) Inflator and SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge). Next, it’s important to decide what type of diving you want to do. EANx (Enriched Air), warm water/cold water, type of mouthpiece, hose lengths, DIN or yoke, environmentally/pneumatically sealed, Adjustable 2nd Stage, how many dives per year etc. Another tip is clips which are important to keep your hoses in a safe place away from entanglement hazards. Environmentally sealed regulators; Environmentally sealed means...

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