Author Kathy Dowsett

Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce “West Coast Celebration”, the summer art show which features two prominent BC marine artists, Mark Hobson and Esther Sample. David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum stated, “We are very fortunate to have such talented marine artists displaying their work during this summer period. Over the past two years we have featured a number of B.C. artists and look forward to continuing to highlight other amazing marine artists in the future.” About Mark Hobson Mark has lived and painted in Tofino, B.C. for over 30 years. He was drawn to…

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The steamer, Tunstall, owned by the Black Diamond Line, was carrying coal from Pictou, Nova Scotia, to Montreal, Quebec, when it sank after being crushed in the ice off Covehead. The Tunstall was built in 1879 and sank on May 11, 1884.  All the men aboard the Tunstall made it safely ashore and the wreck is now a popular site in Prince Edward Island for scuba divers.

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Arctic Kingdom is the global leader in land-based travel, custom experiences and logistics in the Arctic. Unparalleled expertise in Arctic wildlife and habitat, and unmatched access, built through years of experience and deep-rooted relationships with local Inuit communities, allows Arctic Kingdom to provide the most incredible Arctic experiences in safety and comfort. Arctic Kingdom uniquely offers polar bear viewing in every season throughout the year, as well as exclusive opportunities to safely see narwhal, bowhead whales, walrus, and even polar diving. From scheduled Arctic safaris, to private journeys, and logistic support for film & TV productions, Arctic Kingdom has been…

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The hardy people on the island of Newfoundland have battled the elements, the ocean and its North Atlantic isolation to make a living, ever since the first European pioneers settled its rocky shores centuries ago. John Cabot landed on the island of Newfoundland in 1497. Cabot (1450 – 1500) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century. Upon his return to England, Cabot reported that the Newfoundland waters were so plentiful with fish that nets were not needed, but could…

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Dive into the ONLY salt-water scuba and snorkel facility in Alberta and make your underwater dreams a safe reality! Built by divers for divers. Everything about our Dive Center is dedicated to your safety, learning and enjoyment. We ensure critical skills are fully developed to maximize your underwater experiences. Our passion for teaching and matching your needs with the best value products and services ensures you get it right the first time! Learn more at: http://www.adventuresinscuba.com/facility/

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When it comes to scuba diving the Kingston Ontario area seems to have an abundance of everything divers want, except more divers. The east end of Lake Ontario from Kingston to Prince Edward County has plenty of shipwrecks and only 20 per cent of them have been discovered. Kingston diver and underwater explorer Kenn Feigelman says also underwater are also two Harvard aircraft, part of the fleet used to train pilots during the Second World War. One Harvard is near Kingston and the other is off Prince Edward County. There are a group of wrecks in this area, which is known…

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Carly is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 in Toronto as an Underwater Specialist. Learning to dive in 2010, Carly decided to combine all of the things she loves most…. Cameras, and the Underwater World. After completing Seneca College’s Underwater Skills Program in 2015, Carly was finally able to show the world what lies beneath the surface. ​ CarlyUnderwater specializes in dramatic films, documentaries, and commercial shooting, Carly has gained experience operating the camera while gliding seamlessly through the water. She has taught courses for aspiring Underwater Camera Assistants, and has shot a number of Feature Films, Short Films, Commercials and Music Videos. ​…

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The Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association (PARA) is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation of life on the water. Currently, 56 unpaid volunteers operate a marine rescue service to protect mariners and assist police, fire, and ambulance services in emergency situations. PARA is also active in encouraging public awareness of water safety. PARA carries on a tradition of volunteers assisting area boaters that began in 1967.  PARA members will be celebrating a 50th anniversary of volunteer service to boaters in Lake Ontario east of Toronto PARA volunteers, on call 24 hours a day, respond to any emergency situation, under the…

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CaNOE, the Canadian Network for Ocean Education, is a network for the advancement of ocean literacy in Canada. At CaNOE, we link our diverse members with best practices to chart a course towards a sustainable future for Canadians that includes ocean education. We connect Canadians from Arctic to Atlantic to Pacific coasts and everywhere in between who are working towards ocean literacy—and we’re as much about celebrating current efforts as we are about moving the ball forward. CaNOE provides a platform for learning, dialogue and communication about ocean literacy in Canada. By bringing educators and scientists together, we hope to…

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Dive Source Scuba is located at 423 Bloor St. W. in  Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, right in the in the middle of Durham Region and is actually visible from Highway 401. Dive Source opened in Whitby in 1996 and then moved to it’s current location in Oshawa in June 2004. From humble beginnings, Dive Source has become the number one shop in the area largely because of the team of Dive Professionals as well as certain fundamental goals that they continue to value today. Its ALL thanks to you A dive shop is more than just a place to buy gadgets or take…

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