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

We are organizing an expedition (liveaboard) where we will cover the best of the Philippines and hit ALL the hot spots including Tubbataha and Malapescua. We will also EXPLORE new, practically unknown dive spots such as the Ticao, Ramblon and Marinduque areas. On the big animal action side, we have on the menu : Tresher sharks (one of the 2 world hotspots + new spot), Whalesharks, Gray sharks and Manta rays. You can see a map of the projected itinerary below. There is also a possibility for adding on a couple of land-based days to do some muck diving in…

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Marine Wildlife Snorkeling From our Petty Harbour location take a dip in the North Atlantic and let the sea creatures swim with you. You never know what might breach the surface! Formerly our Close Encounters with Humpback Whales adventure, the Marine Wild Life Snorkeling is focused on snorkeling and we are out to see ALL the creatures waiting below the surface. Whether it’s a shallow cove, under a waterfall, or out in the open ocean, the Atlantic Ocean will be your own personal a show of wonders. For more info or to sign up CLICK HERE. Our full 2019 tour schedule is online now.…

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The XR inflator, sold through Mares and made by an outsider manufacturer, FERPLAST, has found a quality issue on this inflator mounted on the XR line aircells. Divers are urged to quit utilizing the models listed below, and volunteer to return this unit to Mares for repair. In certain circumstances the deflation button could come unscrewed, resulting in loss of the seal at the mouthpiece. This in turn, could cause a loss of buoyancy that may potentially lead to an accident and/or serious injury or death. Insufficient torque was applied during the assembly of a small lot of these inflators.…

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16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale will be held on Saturday April 13th The 16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale will be on Saturday April 13th this year. Held at Pier A, Ogden Point on Dallas Road, British Columbia, this is a very poplar event with buyers and sellers, and anyone who has an interest in boating, fishing, and outdoor sports. This is an annual fundraiser for the Maritime Museum of BC. Entrance fee is $5, parking is free. This event is Sponsored by GVHA, Western Stevedoring and CFB Esquimalt Learn more at: http://mmbc.bc.ca

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Ice tsunami’s, otherwise called an ice push, ice flood, ice hurl, ivu, or shoreline ice pileup is a flood of ice from a sea or vast lake onto the shore. Ice wave’s are caused by solid breezes, or temperature contrasts pushing ice onto the shore, creating heaps up to 12 meters (40 feet) high. Some have portrayed them as “ice tsunami” but the marvel works like an iceberg. Witnesses have depicted the push’s sound as resembling that of a train or thunder. Ice pushes can harm structures, plants and the outcome can cause destroying floods for those that are close to the assortment of water. Arctic…

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Divetech. Ltd are underwater survey specialists. Divetech Ltd is a company that utilizes a REMOTE OPERATED VEHICLE (ROV) for underwater visual inspections. Our customers say that a R.O.V is the preferred method of preliminary inspection and if divers are required as this limits the exposure of the divers and allow them to focus on areas of interest and not waste precious dive time on searching for the problem Divetech Ltd operates a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) designed to deploy our sensors and tools into a variety of structures. Whether the requirement calls for small ROV to enter limited access structures…

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Explore the Arctic from above and below the ice with the best and only Canadian Arctic dive operator. Immerse yourself in a world of icebergs, drifting pack ice, the Arctic sea floor, and fascinating wildlife including narwhal, bowhead whales and polar bears on our Baffin Island Expedition. Enjoy the glow of 24-hour sunshine at the floe edge, as you experience some of the most unique, exclusive and spectacular diving opportunities on the planet. At the end of full days spent diving, take in dramatic landscapes of towering granite cliffs, mountains, glaciers, and icebergs. Join us on the ultimate Arctic diving…

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