I have been diving steadily since during the past five years and my certificate is about to expire. Do you need me to send in all the hours of experience that I sent with my original application as well as my new experience?
No. We require that you provide only enough information to demonstrate that you have acquired diving experience in two of the previous five years which is appropriate for the certificate for which you are applying. Please see our renewals policy here.
Who recognizes DCBC certificates?
DCBC certificates are recognized by the National Energy Board (NEB), the offshore petroleum boards of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia (C-NLOPB and C-NSOPB), as well as by HSE, IMCA and the Australian Diving Accreditation Scheme (ADAS)
I plan on applying for an unrestricted surface supplied diver certificate. How long is the certificate good for, and does it have to be renewed periodically?
Most certificates have to be renewed every five years. Divers who are newly graduated from an accredited diver training course will receive a certificate with a two-year validity only. As long as they participate in 50 diving activities including 10 logged dives during those two years they can then apply for a five-year certificate.
Will I be paying the rates as listed or do I pay the 50% less amount?
Divers who will receive a 5-year certificate will pay the full fee as listed. The only divers who receive a 50% discount are those who are newly graduated from an accredited diver training course; they will receive a certificate with a two-year validity only.
I intend to renew my Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver certificate along with a SCUBA supervisor endorsement. Do I have to pay a separate fee for each certification?
Normally you will pay only one fee, the highest. In this case you would pay $360 CAD for the Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver certificate only; the endorsement is complimentary.