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Have you always fancied the idea of being a liveaboard dive guide? Now you can experience this firsthand by applying for our eight-week liveaboard internship programme, which is starting again from April 2017.
In late September, Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook died tragically in Ottawa. Pootoogook was an award-winning illustrator from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Her ink-and-crayon depictions of everyday life in the north — families sitting to eat a meal of seal meat or shopping at the Arctic co-op — received international acclaim. In contrast to the idealized vision many Canadians have of the north, of majestic rock and ice landscapes or charismatic wildlife like polar bears, Pootoogook’s drawings often reflected the crushing poverty northern families face and its devastating impacts on their health and well-being.
The Underwater Archaeological Society of BC (UASBC) announces its latest exploration project. Starting fall 2016 the UASBC plans to survey and document the Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands. The project is expected to take three years to complete and will involve archival research, underwater fieldwork, site documentation and mapping.
It’s the end of September and we are coming to the end of the diving season here in Ontario, except for hardcore divers who still go out in the cold water to take advantage of the better visibility. The operators on the St Lawrence are starting to pull boats out of the water and get them ready for winter storage. If you are still looking to dive some of the operators will be keeping a boat in until the end of October and running on the weekends.
My number one priority for new divers is to own a good, big Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), and know how to use it. Practice deploying on every dive so you are familiar and comfortable with using it. Buy one that is at least five-feet tall so you are visible to boaters. The biggest mistake people make with SMB’s is not keeping tension on the line. If there is not tension on the line the SMB will not stand up. It will just lie on the surface and cannot be seen.
The UASBC is a group of vocational archaeologists, historians and shipwreck divers dedicated to researching, locating, identifying, surveying, and protecting the maritime heritage of the province of BC, Canada. The UASBC is committed to this task for the interest, education and benefit of all British Columbians.
Explosive sea mines are the focus of a multi-national team of divers that annually searches sea beds for dangerous remnants of the First and Second World Wars.
They say a picture paints a thousand words and the same can be said of this video by William Messner. Wounded Heroes Foundation and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago provide an annual scuba diving day for disabled vets with volunteer help from RIC, WHF and DJ’s Scuba Locker.