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Jason Herlick

Owner / Instructor

Jason Herlick has always been captivated by the water, and has been creating underwater pictures since he was a child. A deep fascination for exploring new places drew him towards the underwater world. Jason was so eager to learn how to dive that he was the very first student certified in April of 2005. The temperature outside was only 1 degree above zero, but he couldn’t wait a moment longer to become a diver!

Jason originally got into diving with intentions of becoming an underwater welder. It didn’t take long for him to realize that his true passion was to teach people how to dive. He excelled at the sport, and it wasn’t long until he became an instructor and was teaching in the classroom, pool sessions and at West Hawk Lake. Jason’s favourite part about teaching scuba diving is taking new students into open water for the first time. Jason loves to relive his first open water dives through the student’s eyes. He loves being there to see the happy expressions on their faces, and emotion in their voices as they describe their amazing experience!

Diving made Jason want to be able to capture images of the ocean as he saw it through his own eyes. He enrolled in a photography course and dove into the world of underwater photography.

Jason has been able to travel to many places to dive and capture brilliant underwater images of his diving adventures in places like San Diego, Turks & Caicos, Saba, St Kitts, St Eustatius, La Paz, Bonaire, Fiji, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Hawaii, Playa del Carmen (Mexico), Puerto Villarta (Mexico), Dominican Republic, the coast of BC, and freshwater lakes such as West Hawk, Hillock and Gordon Lake, as well as the Lac du Bonnet quarries.

Jason loves leaving all the stresses of daily life behind, dipping deep below the surface and listening to nothing but the therapeutic sound of his bubbles while viewing the ocean behind the lens. He is passionate about learning how he can do his part to help keep ocean ecosystems beautiful so his nieces and nephews will be able to enjoy the same experiences.

His greatest dive-related challenge yet is opening Blue Oasis Dive Centre, a dream he’s had since he first started diving. He is so excited to share this new adventure with all his fellow divers!

Favourite Dive Sites

  • 5 Caves, Maui, Hawaii
  • The Pit Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Spooky Channel, Roatan, Honduras
  • Paradise Reef, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
  • El Bajo Sea Mounts, La Paz, Mexico
  • Having Navigation under my belt has certainly boosted my diving confidence. Also the Instructors from Blue Oasis are the greatest, knowledgeable, patience, caring respectful and extremely professional.

    Lorraine Gravel
    Lorraine Gravel
  • I entrusted my 11 year old son's Scuba Diving training to Michelle. She has guided him through his initial introduction to the sport, to a junior open water diver certification, and on to open water ocean diving on reefs and wrecks (at the age of 13). Michelle provided carefully considered, well paced instruction to my son and 5 other children. In addition to the time I spent observing her instructing at the pool, I was able to observe her in action with students during real dives in the open ocean. She is proactive, attentive to detail, assertive, compassionate, very knowledgeable, a problem solver, level-headed and highly reliable.    

    John Rooney
    John RooneyWinnipeg, MB
  • Beautiful store and the best scuba staff this sport could ask for :)

    Emma Mahoney
    Emma Mahoney
  • The Best crew in town...Bar none!!

    Charlene Birston
    Charlene Birston
  • We have become confident and skilled divers thanks to Blue Oasis. Jason, Michelle, Robin and the rest of the team have always gone above and beyond to ensure that we are feeling prepared and comfortable for all different conditions we have dove together. Through their teaching, guidance and friendship they have guaranteed that learning to dive has been one of the best experiences of our lives! We have been so pleased with our experience that our two children are now enrolled in the Scuba Rangers program. They love taking classes with them as much as we do. If you have ever dreamed of diving - do it with Blue Oasis, you won't be sorry!

    Karen and Steve AndJelic
    Karen and Steve AndJelic
  • I knew I wanted to dive from the first time I snorkelled in the ocean off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico. I have been so fortunate to work with Jason and Michelle at Blue Oasis Dive Centre. All of the instructors were very professional, and helped me to overcome any fears that I had. They always keep the customer's needs first, and have amazing instructional skills. You can't ask for a more dedicated group to lead you from the classroom to the open water to become a certified diver!  Even after I became a diver, I really enjoyed the advanced courses - they were amazing!  I would recommend Blue Oasis Dive Centre to anyone who would like to become a diver!

    Craig Cowan
    Craig Cowan