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Introducing Generation Wave Scuba in Cochrane, Alberta

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We love to scuba dive. And we hope it comes through. It’s a basic human need, exploring the world and searching for adventure. If you look at history, we’re scattered across the globe now, because we’ve been driven by that need to explore. We’ve been about diving for a very long time. We’ve made a career out of it and are very passionate about it. We can’t get enough of it. It continues to change our lives. We believe that once you train a diver, and teach them to dive safely, they tend to care about the ocean, about its conservation and ecology, and about its preservation and protecting it. The more people that we can bring in as certified divers and teach them these things, the better off that stewardship will be along with the survivability and future of our oceans. We think the earth needs a little bit more of that. If you have that drive for adventure and exploration, we would love to help get you started.

Welcome to the largest fully stocked inventory selection of snorkelling, and scuba diving equipment in the Cochrane, Alberta area. As one of Canada’s newest dive shops, we are proud to offer the largest brand selection available and we recommend only the best brands in scuba, manufactured of the highest quality and design to maximize comfort when diving. Come visit Generation Wave Scuba and see our impressive scuba gear selection. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced advisors will help you choose the right gear.

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About Us

Ron Nelson

In 2012 I took my PADI open water, and was quite amazed on how tranquil and relaxing diving was. In 2015 I made the decision to go pro and became a PADI Divemaster, which was an amazing experience to see new open water students take their first breath underwater. The look on the students face and how it made both the instructor and I feel knowing that something we love to do so much can make others feel the same way, I was hooked. August 11, 2016 I became a PADI Open Water Instructor and what an amazing accomplishment for myself as now I instruct students on how to take their first breath underwater, no words can describe the feeling you get when you look into their eyes while they take that first breath, absolutely amazing. I had no urge to go further up the PADI ladder, but somebody had different plans for me.

In 2018 my son was diagnosed with cancer, while doing his treatments a lot of kids would ask me about my diving tattoos and how they wished they could go diving. I contacted PADI to see if this could become reality for these kids and later that year I became a DDI Instructor (Disabled Divers International Instructor) where I learned how to teach students with disabilities (blind, paraplegic, autistic) how to dive. I am affiliated with Children’s Wish Foundation, anyone who wants to dive and can have their doctor sign off on them, PADI Canada and myself will teach that student and their family free of charge.

In August I also became a Master Scuba Diver Instructor, then IDC Staff Instructor, and in April 2021 I achieved Master Instructor status. For someone who just wanted to be an instructor and nothing more I started moving up the PADI Ladder and instructing more and more students to blow bubbles underwater. On May 16, 2022 and 700+ student certifications I achieved my end goal, I am now a PADI Course Director (1% of divers achieve this) now not only do I still get to teach students to blow bubbles underwater, now I also get to teach instructors how to teach students to blow bubbles under water. I hope to see and meet you out blowing bubbles someday….

Address: 240 River Avenue, Cochrane, Alberta Canada

Phone: (587) 362-5929

Learn more at: https://www.generationwavescuba.org/index.html

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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