Ocean Quest Dive Centre
Ocean Quest is located in Burnaby (Greater Vancouver), BC and is owned by Platinum PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer) Greg McCracken and PADI Master Instructor Deirdre Forbes McCracken. Greg and Deirdre have been actively involved in the scuba diving industry for over 20 years and continue to teach diving and dive for fun. Their expertise and enthusiasm will ensure that you will receive up to date advice on dive training, scuba equipment and diving experiences.
As divers we know what you are looking for in a dive shop – a fun and friendly atmosphere, quality dive training, opportunities to go diving, good advice on equipment and fair pricing throughout. At Ocean Quest we work for you. Everything we do is to make diving more fun and enjoyable for our students, customers and friends.
Ocean Quest is Greater Vancouver's most accredited PADI Scuba Diving Centre as one of only two facilities in Canada to hold the PADI Career Development Centre. We also hold the PADI Instructor Development Centre, the PADI National Geographic Dive Centre and TecRec (Technical Diving) Centre ratings. In 2010, Ocean Quest was recognized by PADI with the Diver Acquisition Award recognizing Ocean Quest as one of the top 3 dive centres in Canada for entry level training!
Ocean Quest became a Fourth Element Test Centre so we can provide our customers with the best in undergarment technology. The Halo 3D represents one of the warmest and most comfortable drysuit undergarments in the industry. Rental pricing is $35.00 plus tax. This price will be credited towards the immediate purchase of a Halo 3D. As one of Fourth Elements largest Canadian dealers, we are committed to having a range of sizes for the Halo 3D both in our rentals and for sale at all times.
Whytecliff Park, British Columbia
Located only 20 minutes from Ocean Quest Dive Centre, Whytecliff Park is British Columbia's most popular shore diving site. Whytecliff offers at least 5 distinct areas to dive offering an array of diving experiences from shallow reefs to dramatic drop offs making it suitable for all levels of divers including entry level, experienced and technical. As Canada's first Marine Park, Whytecliff offers a huge variety of marine life which include anemone gardens, countless species of fish, nudibranchs, cloud sponges, crustaceans and invertebrates. You may also have a chance encounter with one of the local seals!
Products for Testing
Ocean Quest has the Halo 3D extreme performance undersuits available for testing.
The HALO 3D was designed with unique, body mapped insulation, strategically placed to protect the areas most at risk of cold when in horizontal trim. Constructed with membrane and trilaminate suits in mind, the HALO 3D is the perfect complement to our current range of drysuit thermal protection. In a layering combination with Xerotherm, the HALO 3D is suitable for some of the harshest diving conditions in the world.