In the coming weeks, The Scuba News Canada will be featuring videos by Oceana Canada on the exploration of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
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Most recipients of the Order of Canada are honoured for what they have done on dry land. Not Phil Nuytten. The British Columbia diver has been an active innovator under water.
The body of Vancouver Island filmmaker Twyla Roscovich, 38, has been found at Fisherman’s Wharf in Campbell River after missing for a week
The timing of the discovery of the first of nine Avro Arrow test models could not have been more appropriate. This year is Canada’s 150th birthday and next year will be the 60th anniversary of the full-sized Arrow’s first test flight.
While people adept at holding their breath have been exploring the underwater world for a long time, scuba diving is relatively new. In a history of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) written by Albert A. Tillman and Thomas T. Tillman, the authors say the first “aqua lung,” was not introduced until 1949. It was developed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnon.
Sometimes it is as difficult to prove the identity of a sunken ship as it is to find it. That is central to the story of the long-sought Griffon, which disappeared in 1679.
Jett & Kathryn Britnell are internationally published travel writers, photographers, scuba divers, shark advocates, guest speakers, explorers, book reviewers, marine conservationists and devil may care adventurers.
The Scuba News Canada caught up with Dan’s Dive Shop Wednesday’s night dives schedule a little late this year. There are still lots more Wednesday’s available for dives this year.
Since 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society has worked to preserve and tell the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.
They had just anchored their boat at the wreck of the Maple Dawn near Christine Island in the Georgian Bay area. Suddenly, diving the wreck was no longer the priority of Paul Darnbrough and Mike McAllister, both members of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association.