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 4000psi, 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).
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.
Red Deer, AB
Mark started diving in 1997 in Bermuda and has dove in Grand Caryman, Belize, Mexico, Croatia, Hawaii, Florida, Minnesota, West Coast of Canada, Interior of B.C., Ontario and Alberta.
Some of mark's most memorable moments diving include; The Blue Hole, Belize, The 737 plane off the coast of Chemainus, Manta ray dives in Kona, Hawaii. Spiegel Grove Wreck, Key Largo Florida @ Stingray city, Grand Cayman islands drift diving, Cozumel in Mexico and Pavilion lake in our very own beautiful British Columbia.
Mark's ability to patiently address challenges related to diving make him an excellent PADI instructor. He is always taking his love of diving to the forefront of our classes, by taking a compassionate approach to new divers and easing any apprehensions they may have.
Mark also has been a strong advocate for volunteering over the years and has done extensive work with his church groups, both locally and overseas.
We are very happy to have mark onboard, we believe you will really enjoy his teaching style and easy going, compassionate approach to instructing. He is always very concise and knowledgeable with a lot of broad experiences to share.