Most of us would like to forget the year 2020. Closures, job losses, deaths, the dedication of front-line workers and alienation from loved ones have not been seen in the world since the Spanish Flu, which lasted two years from 1918 to 1920. The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, also known as the 1918 influenza pandemic, was a particularly deadly influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. It infected 500 million people or about a third of the world’s population.
COVID19 has claimed lives all over the world, especially among the elderly, and a third wave has arrived as of this report. (Canada) COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and affects the respiratory system. Until we are all vaccinated, none of us are completely safe. To stop the virus from spreading, lockdowns were imposed from the east to the west coasts of Canada.
No one has been hit any harder by COVID19 than the Scuba Diving Industry; resorts/liveaboards/dive businesses have suffered financial losses and closures. To the credit of Canadian Dive Shops/Organizations, protocols and numbers were set in place and local scuba diving continued, abet maybe not as much as in previous years. Scuba travel was not as prominent in 2020 due to restrictions.
During the lockdown, The Scuba News Canada continued its goal of providing Canadians with information and involving Canadians in our publication. We appreciate Canadian Scuba Divers and organizations’ generosity in keeping us updated about events and providing videos, posts, photographs and articles.
We’d like to learn about your upcoming courses and your diving plans for 2021. We love to share your dive schedules, blogs, videos, and photos with Canadian Scuba Divers to show them what and where scuba diving is available throughout the country. We offer links at no charge back to your site/group. Want to write for us? We embrace that!
If you want to become a part of The Scuba News Canada, we want to hear from you.
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People in Canada are thinking about scuba diving as spring approaches. But, for those who enjoy drysuit/cold water diving, ice/winter diving is common in Canada, and visibility is typically good during the winter months.
If you are passionate about scuba diving and would like to share your thoughts and views with the rest of the Canadian scuba diving community, we want to hear from you.
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