OCEAN PACIFIC ADVENTURE SPORTS
Scuba diving shop since 1970, located in Kamloops BC. Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports, was originally called "Inland Pacific Scuba". Then went by the name, "Ocean Pacific Scuba and Ski".
The name was changed to "Ocean Pacific Watersports Inc." in 1994. Then changed to Ocean Pacific Adventure Sports in 2019.
Besides teaching PADI scuba certifications, we have a great service dept. we can fix your dry tops, dry suits, wet suits, regulators, buoyancy control devices, masks, fins, snorkels, dive computers, cylinders, air fills up to 5000psi, certified breathing air and much more.
WHAT WE DO!
WE PROVIDE INSTRUCTION IN:
Recreational Scuba diving
Relocation and Recovery
Dry suit training
We also provide equipment rentals and repairs. Diving computer and regulator calibration. First stage and second stage servicing. Avalanche control device refills (BCA & Mammut).
Partners & Affiliates
Jon is the new current owner of Ocean Pacific!
Jon's career in diving started since the summer of 2018 as an open water diver. Then progressed to advanced and rescue level in 2019&2020 respectively, while shadowing 5 different instructors since 2018. He then began his professional dive training with ocean quest in 2021, for his Divemaster and Instructor development course, becoming certified as a PADI certified scuba instructor. With MSDT specialties in; Night diving instructor, Navigation instructor, Nitrox instructor, Drysuit instructor, Search and recovery instructor, Emergency o2 instructor and Emergency first response instructor.
Before starting a career as a professional diver, Jon spent the past 6 years single handedly advocating for his father, Al, in Vernon. Al was diagnosed with Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia in 2015.
Jon's professional career, before being the owner of Ocean Pacific, was an owner of a Tattoo business in Vernon.
Before that Jon was an accomplished B level welder working all over British Columbia and Alberta. In Screw-piling fabrication shops in Nisku, to sheet metal shops fabricating in Port Coquitlam. To jobs installing culverts all over the Vancouver area, plus jobs in the oil and gas sector in Fort St. John and also in the forestry sector in Princeton to Gold and Copper mines in the northern McKenzie area.
Seeing a major shift and change in the industry he felt so much pride for, he no longer felt it was the appropriate industry to be supporting. Noticing the growing need for environmental awareness and advocacy. Jon decided to put that growing need within himself, to be a voice for conservation and environmental protection, into action with his commitment in Ocean Pacific.