Scuba diving isn’t just a pastime for vacationers looking to explore the colourful sea life that lives below the surface of the water in tropical destinations, it’s a skilled sport, a life-saving profession, and a thrill-seeking lifestyle backed by a rich history of exploration and advances in underwater technology.
Thanks to the 18th annual celebration of diving, which comes to the Vancouver Aquarium on January 21st and 22nd, divers and non-divers can explore the world of undersea diving – without getting their feet wet. Here’s what you can expect from the weekend’s diving-focused festivities.
Catch a live diving show, and then listen to one of the expert speakers as they share tales and tidbits about their lives under the sea.
Uncover the evolution of scuba diving technology, and learn about the latest trends in the diving industry.
Explore an Innerspace Ship, and learn about underwater communications and the remarkable features of the latest diving suits that make plunging deep to the ocean floor more comfortable and effective for expert divers.
Take a visual journey back in time and watch as a diver takes a plunge in a vintage hard hat dive suit, and then discover the latest advances in diving technology as you take a first-hand look at models such as the Nuytco Research’s Exosuit and the DeepWorker submersible – manufactured locally in the Lower Mainland.
Check out the over 20 exhibitors who will be on site – including diving clubs, organizations, and businesses related to various aspects of the diving industry, and take in some compelling submarine-like suits that allow divers to dive deeper and stay submerged longer than ever before.
Kids can enjoy underwater-themed arts and crafts, face painting, and engaging activities as they learn about the diving world through hands-on interactive displays.
Finish off your visit with a tour of the Aquarium’s popular galleries and exhibits – all included in your ticket price.
January 21 & 22, 2017
10am – 5pm
Exhibit included with General Admission to Vancouver Aquarium
Note: Certified divers receive 50% off admission to the Vancouver Aquarium with the display of a valid certification card.