Author Kathy Dowsett

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

Introducing Adventure Sports, Inc. Newmarket, Ontario

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He was still floating on cloud nine, reminiscing about his scuba excursion the day before; we were vacationing in Jamaica, to attend our best friends’ wedding. His dive had been “freaking” awesome, as a pod of dolphins had swam beside him, and two of them were just babies. He was over the moon. I was not yet a diver, so I had not had the opportunity to share in that experience.

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World Water Day raises awareness of need to improve water quality

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World Water Day is a constant that always is celebrated on March 22. The changeable factor is the theme. This year’s theme asks “Why waste water?” It’s about reducing our use of water and reusing wastewater. The thrust is to cut in half the amount of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling where it can be used safely.

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Canadian technical diver honoured with Polar Medal

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Expert technical diver, writer, photographer and filmmaker Jill Heinerth receives Canada’s Polar Medal March 9 in a ceremony in London, Ontario. It is awarded to a Canadian who renders extraordinary service in the polar regions, creates better understanding of our northern communities and people, and participates in exploration, scientific research and security of our northern sovereignty.

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Private-member bill seeks to stop shark-fin importation to Canada

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A private member’s bill that would ban the importation of shark fins to Canada is being presented again by Coquitlam British Columbia MP Fin Donnelly. Private member’s bills are rarely adopted but advocates for the legislation are encouraged by the fact that an attempt in 2013 failed passing second reading by just five votes. Donnelly is an advocate for oceans.

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Introducing Abyss Diving Suits

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Owner and operator, Gim Gheorghe, knows first-hand how divers feel about their life-support equipment. Before founding Abyss Diving Suits 25 years ago, Gim worked as a commercial diver in Canada and Eastern Europe and had served on the Romanian Navy’s underwater team. Those whose livelihoods depend on reliable, well-crafted gear appreciate good-quality exposure suits.

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