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Looking for advice on where to get certified close to Langley BC

Discussion in 'Western Canada' started by Pelagos13, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Pelagos13

    Pelagos13 Angel Fish

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Mike, and my wife and I want to get in to scuba diving after we did our first discovery dives in Mexico earlier this week, and I was wondering where would be a good place to get certified, and to purchase gear from.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Darnold9999

    Darnold9999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Victoria BC Canada
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    Ocean Quest in Burnaby - great people running it and a good dive community around the shop. There are other good shops in Vancouver, but IMHO they are the best and reasonably close to Langley (as opposed to going in to Vancouver)
     
    dhaines429 and RVBldr like this.
  3. Landau

    Landau Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vancouver
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    Bit of a drive from Langley, but I highly recommend the Diving locker in Vancouver.

    Wherever you choose, do your ocean dives in a drysuit. Some shops offer a cheaper option in a wetsuit but except on warm summer days it gets dowright cold between dives.
     
  4. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vancouver Island
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    One of my dive buddies took a lot of his training from Ocean Quest. He has nothing but great things to say about them. Check out their website at diveoceanquest.com.

    Divegoose
     
  5. mustang_5l

    mustang_5l DIR Practitioner

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  6. dhaines429

    dhaines429 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Abbotsford, Canada
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    From Langley Ocean Quest in Burnaby is the easiest and most convenient. It's pretty much right on the way to dives sites and Greg and his staff are great. They also run Sat fun dives for certified divers so when you have completed training you can get out and get some more experience in the cold.
    Another great option is Ocean Pro in Surrey.
     
  7. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario Canada
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    OP...

    Have you not found a LDS that works for you...you're still receiving replies from your November inquiry...

    Greg at Ocean Quest in Burnably has an excellent operation...my personal friend is one of Greg's OW and Specialty instructors...

    W...
     
  8. RVBldr

    RVBldr PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Redmond, WA
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    Another thumbs-up for Greg and Ocean Quest! And I went up there from Seattle for training. They do teach in drysuits and use Whites/ AquaLung Fusions/EVO Boots/Hollis F1 fins, all their student gear is solid.
     
  9. Fyffer

    Fyffer Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Vancouver bc
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    I did my ow with dive locker and doing my advanced with them also soon.
     
  10. grf88

    grf88 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
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    People are still responding to his November post.
     

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