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Divers' Weekend

This 18th 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.

The theme for Divers’ Weekend 2017 is Underwater Technology and will feature events including:

  • Diving Seminar Series;
  • Diving demonstrations; 
  • 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 21, 2017

11 a.m.
Underwater Communications
Jonathan Parker, Diving Product Specialist (Military & Professional), Aqua Lung Canada
A review of underwater communications, including the theory behind the process and how the environment can affect performance.

1 p.m.
Welcome to Vent Base Alpha
Phil Nuytten, President and Founder, Nuytco Research Ltd.
Phil Nuytten will describe his vision for a one-atmosphere habitat on the sea floor that utilizes the natural power of deep sea vents.

3 p.m.
Going Beneath the Waves with Live Dives
Maeva Gauthier - Co-Founder and Executive Director and 
Mike Irvine - Co-Founder and Creative Director, Fish Eye Project
Fish Eye Project is revolutionizing ocean education by offering live underwater broadcasting events called Live Dives.

Sunday January 22, 2017

11 a.m.
Exploring with an Innerspace Ship
Peter Gross, Senior Systems Engineer, Aquatica Submarines
Recent advances in human-occupied submarine technology; and why a direct human presence in the world's largest ecosystem is crucial to understanding our planet and ourselves.

1 p.m.
Balancing Utility Versus Complexity in Dive Computers
Tyler Coen, Engineering Manager, Shearwater Research Inc.
Finding the balance between increasingly complex tools and a diver’s ability to quickly access and understand critical safety information.

3 p.m.
Remarkable New Lights for Scuba in 2017
Barb Roy, Travel Writer and Journalist
New underwater lighting for use in recreational and technical scuba.

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.

Event Info

Date

January 21 & 22, 2017

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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