Declaring it has “something for everyone,” organizers of the Vancouver Aquarium’s 19th annual “Divers’ Weekend” Jan. 27-28 is expected to attract thousands of people.
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The Diving Almanac is the only compilation of such diverse and far-ranging information on the world diving community. It is meant to showcase the accomplishments of underwater explorers, scientists, engineers, freedivers and adventurers since Man first plunged into the sea more than six millennia ago.
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If you are a diver, much of what you learn about topics such as decompression sickness and narcosis in your scuba diving classes is over-simplified and some of it is just plain wrong, as diver training agency texts have not kept pace with the science. Despite 170 years of research, the nature of decompression sickness, decompression stress and narcosis remains unknown
A diving helmet has played a role on dry land, as well as in the water. Its inventors, brothers John and Charles Deane, patented what they called a “Smoke Helmet” in 1823. It enabled fire fighters to work in smoke-filled areas.
For purists, there is nothing like a wooden boat. It handles the waves well. It is beautiful and displays the talents of its builder. Today, they are seen mainly at events showcasing historical vessels. Wooden boats require regular maintenance, so the rise of fibreglass and aluminum boats in the mid-20th century ended their popularity.
There are so many SHIPWRECKS in the Great Lakes, with more than 2,000 of them on the Canadian side of these “freshwater seas.”
Since 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society has worked to preserve and tell the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.