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

A potential safety risk has been found by Suunto on two of its products. All consumers who have a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter or Tank POD are asked to bring the products to an authorized Suunto dive dealer or a Suunto Authorized Service Centre for inspection and upgrade. It is a free service for its customers.

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Sharkwater: Extinction (2018). This is the late Rob Stewart’s third film. Stewart’s mission was to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late, and exposes this multi-billion dollar industry which exists in West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rico, France and even our own backyard. This film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade.

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The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce “West Coast Celebration”, the summer art show which features two prominent BC marine artists, Mark Hobson and Esther Sample. David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum stated, “We are very fortunate to have such talented marine artists displaying their work during this summer period. Over the past two years we have featured a number of B.C. artists and look forward to continuing to highlight other amazing marine artists in the future.”

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The steamer, Tunstall, owned by the Black Diamond Line, was carrying coal from Pictou, Nova Scotia, to Montreal, Quebec, when it sank after being crushed in the ice off Covehead. The Tunstall was built in 1879 and sank on May 11, 1884.  All the men aboard the Tunstall made it safely ashore and the wreck is now a popular site in Prince Edward Island for scuba divers.

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