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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.