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

Scuba Features canadian-shipwrecks-19-10-16
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A shipwreck from every Canadian province to be featured

Beginning next week and running for 11 weeks, The Scuba News Canada will feature a shipwreck story from every province of Canada, as well as one in Canada’s north. Although both the east and west coasts, along with the Great Lakes, are best known for shipwrecks, we will feature a shipwreck from even the landlocked provinces. Stay tuned for our first shipwreck story from Matt Lerpiniere’s adventure in Bell Island, Newfoundland.

Community News UASBC
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Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia Announces The Southern Gulf Island Shipwreck Project

The Underwater Archaeological Society of BC (UASBC) announces its latest exploration project. Starting fall 2016 the UASBC plans to survey and document the Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands. The project is expected to take three years to complete and will involve archival research, underwater fieldwork, site documentation and mapping.

Scuba Features eric-06-09-16
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A diver’s long swim from dive shop helper to commercial status

His father paid for his training for Open Water certification. A job in a dive shop opened his eyes to the work available to a scuba diver with the right qualifications. Eric Villeneuve was quickly acquiring them. “I became scuba certified at 16, a Dive Master at 18, an Instructor at 19, and a Commercial Diver at 27. But I have had a set of mask, fins and a snorkel for as long as I remember.”

Event News divescape-23-08-16
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Divescapes, Conference and Exhibition 2016 now added to our event calendar

The Alberta Underwater Council is proud to present the Divescapes Conference and Exhibition. Divescapes has had some outstanding shows including 2012 and 2014 shows in Edmonton, well we are working hard to bring you an even bigger and better show in 2016! New speakers and new exhibitors in a great new venue. 2016 is shaping up to be the best Divescapes yet! This is a show you won’t want to miss so book early as there are a limited number of tickets available!

Surface Interval Robert Parsons
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Shipwrecks and Sea Mysteries Keep Robert Parsons Churning Out Good Reading

With more than 20 books of Newfoundland sea stories to his credit, Robert C. Parsons may know as many facts and anecdotes about this province’s marine history as anyone, and probably more. The retired teacher from the South Coast town of Grand Bank has been writing seriously since 1987 on various historical subjects, but he is best known for his shipwreck tales involving Newfoundland sailing vessels.

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Learn more about Glo Rope

GloRope.com was founded in Colorado in 2006. Since that time, the companyhas grown and developed their unique and innovative way of infusing glow materials into products. Their unique products and design give their users immeasurable safety and benefits for years to come.

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