The Ocean Quest Difference...
We Make Diving Fun
Ocean Quest is simply here to support your diving habits. We have an amazing community of active divers who are always looking for new dive buddies. Join us!
Ocean Quest is the most active dive shop in Vancouver and offers a variety of experiences to cater to divers including social events, guest speakers and organized dives. We specifically cater to divers of all levels including beginner, experienced and technical.
Ocean Quest is the most accredited PADI Dive Centre in Greater Vancouver as it is only one of two dive centres in Canada (the other is in Montreal) to earn PADI's highes dive centre rating - the PADI Career Development Centre. In addition, Ocean Quest holds the PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre, PADI National Geographic Dive Centre and TecRec Centre Ratings.
Ocean Quest is the only dive training facility in Greater Vancouver registered with the Private Career Training Institutions of BC (PCTIA).
In 2010, Ocean Quest received the Diver Aquisition Award by PADI as one of the top three dive centres in Canada for entry level training!
Ocean Quest is owned by PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer) Greg McCracken and PADI Master Instructor Deirdre McCracken. Greg and Deirdre have been actively involved in the diving industry for 20 years and continue to actively teach diving and dive for fun.
Ocean Quest has the most experienced team of diving educators in Greater Vancouver and specializes in recreational, career and technical training. Our training department is lead by Greg McCracken. Greg is the most active PADI Instructor Trainer in Canada and is one of less than 50 PADI Course Directors in the world to earn the prestigious Platinum Course Director award.
Our many years in the industry give us unmatched expertise in all aspects of diving. We can offer you advice for equipment, service, training, where to dive…you name it. Our advise has even been known to save you money! We are here for you…use us!
Our reputation for professional, quality programs has made Ocean Quest the only Dive Centre in Greater Vancouver to hold contracts with major Post Secondary Institutions such as Simon Fraser University and BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology).
In addition, Ocean Quest is the only Dive Centre in Canada to work in partnership with a major University to offer Career Oriented PADI Instructor Training. Ocean Quest is contracted by Capilano University to conduct the full-time Professional Scuba Dive Instructor Certificate Program. This eight month program is the most comprehensive Scuba Instructor training program in Canada taking students from PADI Open Water through Instructor and above!
Our expert knowledge and experience allow us customize every program to offer students the absolute best in diver training. No matter what level of diver training you are interested in, Ocean Quest instructors will ensure that your program takes your diving skills and knowledge to the next level.
Aside from recreational dive training, Ocean Quest has expanded to be the most active instructor/career and technical training facility Greater Vancouver.
This may be obvious, but you will find many dive centre owners and instructors rarely dive for fun. At Ocean Quest, we are all passionate about diving! We all dive for fun! Our enthusiasm for diving is clear when you visit our facility, take a course from us or join us for a fun dive. Although it may be simple, but the simple act of diving for fun and loving diving allows us to stay connected with our customers and the industry.