Tag Archives: Vancouver BC

Hollis Explorer Course

UWE has completed the Hollis Explorer Course that was taught by Bill Coltart from Pacific Pro Divers out of Courtenay.  The course was very well run and we were able to put some of the video’s together, we hope you enjoy.  I am hoping to be up and teaching the Hollis Explorer Course by late summer.  I am currently spending my days diving this amazing machine that is easy to set up and predive.

Looking forward to seeing you out there diving the Hollis Explorer!!

2013 Elite Instructor Award

2013 Elite Instructor
2013 Elite Instructor

UWE is excited to announce we have been awarded the PADI 2013 Elite Instructor Award for certifying more than 200 certifications for PADI.  We were lucky enough to have some excellent opportunities to many different courses for Ocean Quest Dive Center in Burnaby.  We taught many Sidemount courses, Tec Sidemount as well as the Sidemount Instructor course as well.  We also did many Deep courses, and one Extended Range Deep course which was a ton of fun to teach.

The most important thing to note though, is that even though we taught many course we also ensure that we teach to the highest level possible ensuring we give more then just what is in the instructor manual.  If you are looking to take a course, and you want it taught to the highest level then be sure to check in with UWE and Ocean Quest Dive Center.

Enriched Air Course

Congrats to Michal, Lou and Ron well done!!
Congrats to Michal, Lou and Ron well done!!

UWE and Ocean Quest Dive Center are excited to announce that Michal, Lou and Ron for completing the Enriched Air Course this evening at Ocean Quest.

The evening was spent learning how to crunch number and analyze gas, and mark cylinders.  Great work from everyone!! I was very impressed with how well every knew and understood all the finer points about Enriched air and the various ways we can work out the depths and mixes for Enriched Air.

If you are interested in taking the PADI Enriched Air course, be sure to let us know so we can get your training arranged!

PADI Equipment Specialists

PADI Equipment Specialists
PADI Equipment Specialists

UWE and Ocean Quest Dive Center are excited to announce we have 4 new PADI Equipment Specialists!!  Mark, Young, Peter and Holland worked throughout the day on the Sunday, learning about Masks, BCD’s, Tanks, Regs, Computers, and Dry suits.  We covered Reg service, with what a technician needs to do, and what the diver can do, we tuned in second stages, and fixed high pressure spools.  We did neck pair seal replacements, as well how to go about replacing a wrist seal at the dive site.  We also discussed leak checks and how they are to be conducted.

We went through Visual tank inspection procedures and how we detect cracks in the neck of your cylinders, and what it means to fail a cylinder due to stress cracks.  Overall everyone had a great time!  We also discussed taking the full Apex/Aqualung Reg service class which we would like to schedule in early spring.

If you are interested in learning how to do regulator services, be sure to let us know so we can include you in our email sign up list.