Author Darrell Cyr

​Scuba Diving became a major part of my life in 1988. I was born and raised in the prairies of Canada in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta. With only mountain lakes as open water it has to be one of the strangest places on the planet to become a Scuba Diver. My introduction to recreational Scuba started at the University of Calgary in the Physical Education program. I was working towards a degree in Outdoor Pursuits and one of the courses being offered was the NASDS Scuba Diver Certification. As a Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor at the U of C I thought this was a perfect fit. My first open water dives were on the West Coast of Canada on Galiano Island. The week long open water certification had me hooked on exploring the oceans of the world. It was at U of C where I furthered my scuba career and became a NAUI Instructor and then course director and took over the teaching program at the U of C campus recreation program. The one shared statement from students when asked why they wanted to learn scuba diving, was to go travel. It was with this motivation, that I partnered with one of the instructors I had trained and we formed the company called DaSilva Dive Tours. This led me to hosting many dive group trips around the world and where I started making videos for the customers. After 32 years I thought it was time to share some of the exciting adventures I had with great people in the oceans around the world. I have started Scuba4U TV as a streaming channel for all divers to share their adventures from around the world.