Looking to start the new year off with a splash? The Vancouver Aquarium is hosting its 15th annual Divers’ Weekend on January 18-19, 2014, and is inviting you to join this one-of-a-kind celebration of diving. You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy this unique opportunity, which offers divers and non-divers alike with an opportunity to exchange ideas, explore the oceans, and expand their horizons.
Diving is a crucial part of the Aquarium’s operations and research efforts, and is an important aspect of animal and habitat care, research and monitoring of nearby ecosystems, and animal husbandry.
Divers’ Weekend features a lineup of engaging seminars with topics on Dive Travelogue on Saturday and Diving Safety on Sunday. Immerse yourself in spectacular diving videos and photos from the San Juan Islands, Fiji, and the Caribbean on Saturday, then take advantage of expertise offered by local diving experts on Sunday with seminars on topics such as decompression stress management, technical diving safety, and diving skills and principles.
Schedule of Events*:
|Saturday, January 18||Sunday, January 19|
|10:00 a.m.||A Northwest Naturalist Dives Fabulous Fiji||10:00 a.m.||Diving Accidents in B.C.|
|11:30 a.m.||Tropical Splendor in a Cold Sea – British Columbia||11:30 a.m.||Managing Decompression Stress Using Computers and Tables|
|1:00 p.m.||Bonaire: A Diver’s Paradise||1:00 p.m.||Managing Risk Above and Below|
|2:30 p.m.||All About Diving the San Juan Islands||2:30 p.m.||Technical Diving Safety|
|4:00 p.m.||There and Back Again||4:00 p.m.||Foundational Diving Skills and Team Diving Principles|
*Please note: exhibitors and programs are subject to change.
To participate in Divers’ Weekend, there is no extra cost – it is included with general admission costs to the Aquarium. Show your dive certification card and receive 50 per cent off Aquarium admission or 10 per cent off membership during the weekend.
For more information on Divers’ Weekend, visit here.