March 2-3, 2024

Divers' Weekend Is Back!

Grab a buddy and come to the Vancouver Aquarium where divers and non-divers alike are plunging into the ethereal wonders of Átl'ka7tsem, Howe Sound:

  • Learn about Underwater Content Creation (Saturday) & Citizen Science (Sunday) at exclusive presentations
  • Discover career insights of outstanding women dive professionals at "To Boldly Go; Perspectives in Diving" at our in-person panel on Saturday at 5pm.
  • Meet the community at an after-hours Social Icebreaker sponsored by Ocean Equipment and Shearwater Research

Certified scuba divers and freedivers receive discounted $25 admission when showing a valid certification, on-site only.

Meet The Speakers

Underwater Content Creating: "From aspiring creators, to published professionals"

Saturday Speaker Schedule

Time Talk Title Speaker(s)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Short-form Social Media: Creating windows under the waves of British Columbia Olivia Devenish
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Road to a million YouTube views: The Power of an Action Camera Chris Samson
1:00 PM Navy Fleet Diving Unit demonstration dive
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Creating Underwater Content in 2024 Marcelo Johan Ogata
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Stocking salmon: Responsibly capturing underwater content (then adapting it for a variety of media) Peter Mieras
Divers' Weekend Panel Divers' Weekend Panel

Special After-Hours Event

“To Boldly Go; Perspectives In Diving”

From 5 PM - 6 PM in Vancouver Aquarium's 4D Theatre – Discover unique underwater career insights from outstanding women dive professionals at this in-person discussion!

*Registration is free but tickets must be booked on Eventbrite.

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Social Icebreaker Meet & Mingle

Enjoy nibbles, bar, prizes, and an opportunity to chat with exhibitors, speakers, and other members of the local dive community.

The Social Icebreaker dive industry Meet & Mingle is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors:

Community and Citizen Science around Átl’ka7tsem; Howe Sound

Sunday Speaker Schedule

Time Talk Title Speaker(s)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM iNaturalist: Putting marine biodiversity on the BC map, one photo at a time Isabelle Côté & Em Lim
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Glass Sponge Reefs: Discovery, documentation and protection of Átl'ka7tsem / Howe Sound's unique treasure Sheila Byers
1:00 PM Navy Fleet Diving Unit demonstration dive
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Rockfish monitoring & community science diving Paige Smallman & Andy Lamb
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Protecting Átl'ka7tsem; Howe Sound, a journey to UNESCO designation Ruth Simons & Ellika Cairns
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Searching for Slhawt': Pacific herring spawn monitoring in Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet using community science Douglas Swanston

*With thanks to our partners at Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, Underwater Archaeological Society of B.C. and Maritime Museum, and Steve Woods Photography for his images.

Check Out the Official Divers' Weekend Poster

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