Since the earliest days of civilization, humans have endeavoured to explore the underwater world. The 16th annual Divers’ Weekend taking place Jan. 17 and 18 at the Vancouver Aquarium will explore this age old fascination by highlighting underwater archaeology and the history of diving.

Divers and non-divers alike are invited to join us to explore our corner of the underwater world during a visit to one of the world’s best Aquariums. This family-friendly event will feature a diving seminar series and activities in the galleries for kids. There will be informative exhibits by diving organizations and businesses from across Vancouver mainland, including Burnaby’s Ocean Quest Dive Centre.

“We attend the Vancouver Aquarium’s Divers’ Weekend every year. It’s a great opportunity to share our passion and knowledge of the underwater world with the general public. People are always very engaged and interested to learn more about our underwater explorations,” said Burnaby’s Ocean Quest owners Greg and Deirdre McCracken.

Diving helmets, Vancouver Aquarium

Visit during Divers’ Weekend to see these old style diving helmets.

We’ll also be welcoming back Heritage Hard Hat Divers, who will be displaying their collection of rare, vintage dive gear. They will also be putting on diving demonstrations highlighting ‘old school’ hard hat dive suits.

Certified divers receive 50 per cent off Aquarium admission or 10 per cent off an Aquarium membership with a valid diver certification card during Divers’ Weekend.

For more information and the full list of events and speakers visit We look forward to welcoming you to Divers’ Weekend 2015!

Please note this membership offer is not available online. It can only be purchased in person at membership services at the Aquarium.


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