Freedom Diving Systems

Commercial diving, marine response and salvage, ROV and environmental marine services for the BC Coast and Interior.


ROV Technology

FDS boasts the best ROV in the inspection class field in BC to collect video and information at depths up to 500ft.

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Freedom Diving Systems Ltd (FDS) is an innovative, environmentally responsible marine contracting company based in Gibsons, BC.

Serving the British Columbia Coast & Interior

Offering a broad spectrum of commercial diving services, to individuals, business, government and scientific and environmental projects. We have the equipment, experience and commitment to respond 24/7.

Commercial Diving
Commercial Diving

FDS offers a broad range of commercial diving services in British Columbia, performed by certified commercial divers and qualified trade professionals. We undertake projects for large corporations, private corporate clients, government, individual owners of marine infrastructure and scientific research.

Marine Salvage for Coastal British Columbia
Marine Salvage

Our team works with an extensive range of specialiszed equipment to perform a variety of marine and underwater salvage operations along the British Columbia Coastline. FDS has the capacity to lift vessels requiring up to 100 to 140 tonnes of lift with high quality industrial grade lift bags ready to go at short notice.

Remote Operated Vehicle ROV
Remote Operated Vehicle

Our Remote Operated Vehicle can get a visual of depths up to 600 feet or recover something lost. Our experienced operators can use our ROV for a wide range of marine applications including aquacultute and environmental surveys, structural inspections, marine builds, salvage, scientific research and more.

Marine Environmental Response for Coastal British Columbia
Environmental Response & Surveys

Providing marine services to help mitigate impacts on the environment, FDS upholds industry and Canadian Coast Guard Standards for spill response. Survey services include the deployment of an ROV or dive team for video surveys or environmental sampling, biophysical surveys and more.

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Proudly operating Gibsons Marine Response in the Howe Sound and Vancouver area. When you need us, we can be there 24/7 to assist.
24/7 Marine Assistance
bringing innovative technology & approaches to the marine industry in British Columbia

Salvage experts & diving professionals

FDS operates a fully compliant, fast response craft and an aluminum work, diving and salvage vessel. Our vessels are equipped with a multitude of specialty diving, survey and safety equipment that includes a ROV – allowing FDS to investigate and work a dynamic range of depths of the oceans safely. Our response capabilities for salvage include containment options for oil or debris spills.

Our clients hire us because they know that we strive for the highest level of professionalism to deliver the most comprehensive services.

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Safety. Professionalism. Respect.

The FDS difference

We work in a dynamic, ever challenging industry. Our core values are to consistently ensure the safety and professionalism for our clients and employees while having the utmost respect for the environments we work in and the people we interact with.

At FDS we’re setting the standard for professionalism and safety in commercial diving, marine technologies and the salvage industry in British Columbia.

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innovative & environmentally responsible

Some of our achievements

  • Over one hundred marine assistance responses over the past 2 years.
  • Various vessel groundings – vessels ranging in size from 15 to 50 feet.
  • Rapid response to sinking or sunken vessels in coordination with the Canadian Coast Guard.
  • Successful salvage of two 50’ tugboats abandoned in Pender harbour which was funded through the Federal Abandoned Boats Program and in partnership with the Pender Harbour and Area Residents Association.
  • Hydro-electric power system infrastructure maintenance for Blue Earth Renewables.
  • Custom rock pin mooring installation at Halkett Pinnacle for UCBC.
  • ROV operations for dam face leak detection at hydro-facilities for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper.
  • Marine outfall ROV inspections for a variety of municipal and private clients.
Halkett Park Project

Underwater Council of British Columbia

Freedom Diving Systems successfully installed a rock‐bolt anchor system on Halkett Pinnacle, adjacent to the glass sponge reef, which will secure the future UCBC Divers Mooring Buoy at this site. This installation marks a major milestone in the UCBC’s ongoing Halkett Park project.

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What they’re saying about Freedom Diving Systems

Freedom Diving Systems were keenly aware of the sensitive habitat near the install location. Numerous preparation dives were performed to install rock‐climbing gear to install a temporary mooring line for the work vessel, as well as bottom floats which kept lines and hoses clear of the reef.

Board of Directors, Underwater Council of BC
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+1 604 366 3039

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