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Divers' Weekend

This 17th annual celebration of diving will engage divers and non-divers alike. Featuring compelling diving demonstrations, exhibits and conversations, Divers’ Weekend will inspire visitors to further explore the oceans, exchange ideas and expand their horizons.

Divers’ Weekend 2016 will feature events including:

  • Diving Seminar Series;
  • Diving demonstrations by the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Exhibits by diving clubs, organizations and businesses;
  • Fun gallery activities for the kids.

Certified divers receive 50 percent off admission or 10 percent off Aquarium membership with a valid certification card. Membership offer not available online – please purchase in person at membership services.

(Featured events may change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates to the schedule.)

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Event Schedule

Divers’ Weekend Seminar Series

Seminars are open to all Aquarium visitors, and take place in the Barker Interactive Learning Lab in the Canaccord Gallery. Speakers and schedules may change without notice.

Saturday January 16, 2016

10:30 a.m.: Maud Returns!: The fate of Roald Amundsen’s 1917 North Pole expedition ship, Rob Rondeau, Royal Canadian Geographic Society Fellow and Marine Archaeologist

12:30 p.m.: An Aquarium Biologist's Perspective on Diving in Canada's Arctic, Danny Kent, Curator of BC Waters – Vancouver Aquarium

2 p.m.: Diving Opportunities within the Canadian Armed Forces, Lieutenant (Navy) Greg Oickle and Petty Officer 1st class Giles Pease, Royal Canadian Navy

3:30 p.m.: HMS Breadalbane: Canada’s Most Northerly Known Shipwreck, Phil Nuytten, President and Founder - Nuytco Research Ltd.

Sunday January 17, 2016

10:30 a.m.: Churchill's White Whales of Wonder, Barb Roy, Adventure Journalist 

12:30 p.m.: Canada's Changing Arctic, Eric Solomon, Director of Arctic Programs - Vancouver Aquarium

Note: Speakers event schedules may change without notice

Special Offers

Certified divers receive 50 percent off admission or 10 percent off Aquarium membership with a valid certification card. Membership offer not available online – please purchase in person at membership services.

For Vancouver Aquarium members visiting or renewing during this weekend, you can enter a draw for a free introductory scuba lesson courtesy of Diving Locker in Vancouver. To enter, simply fill out a ballot at the Guest Services Desk during your visit. Please view full list of rules and regulations.

Event Info

Date

January 16 & 17, 2016

TIME

10 a.m - 5 p.m.

Location

Vancouver Aquarium

price

Included with general admission to the Aquarium.

Certified divers receive 50 percent off admission or 10 percent off Aquarium membership with a valid certification card. Membership offer not available online – please purchase in person at membership services.

 
 
 
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