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The Three Ts
Water Activities > Scuba & Snorkeling
Canada’s chilly coastal waters and protected coastlines boast an abundance of colourful marine life and superb visibility which draw SCUBA enthusiasts from around the globe. With several sunken artificial reefs and hundreds of boat and shore dives in its coastal waters, BC offers world-class diving. And Atlantic Canada’s 4 provinces, plus Quebec’s Gaspe region, have more than 4500 shipwrecks between them which are a huge draw for dry suit divers from all over!
- Know your limits. Never dive beyond your training, equipment and capabilities.
- Check all equipment prior to each dive.
- Learn and practice emergency procedures.
- Think ahead and have a dive plan. Check charts and learn about local hazards, currents and tides. Consider an experienced and licensed guide who knows the area.
- Check the weather and be prepared to call it quits if conditions are not good.
- If you’re boat diving, ensure that you’re up-to-date on boating safety and regulations.
- Always have a dive flag. When surfacing, listen and watch for boats and log booms.
- Most important – always dive with a buddy.
Taking The Essentials
- Fire making kit
- Whistle or mirror
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational / communication aids
- First aid kit
- Emergency shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
Specific to Scuba
- Waterproof clothing
- Diver’s kit
- Waterproof flashlight
- Proper scuba gear
- Proper footwear
- Dive knife
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The Diver Certification Board of Canada audits and accredits occupational diver training establishments which can provide training which will allow candidates to achieve the competencies described in the Canadian Standards Association’s Competency Standard (CSA Z275.4).