Vancouver Underwater Explorers Speakers Series

The Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Chapter holds regular monthly meetings in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. At each meeting the UASBC invites a new guest to give a presentation on various archaeological, exploration or diving topics. The Underwater Explorers Speaker Series is a great opportunity to learn from experts, get involved with the UASBC, and to meet fellow UASBC members and divers.

Regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Maritime Museum - 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost.

Please contact the Lower Mainland director by email for more information.

The Economics and Biology of Artificial Reefs, an international perspective/ and AGM of the UASBC

The Society's AGM will precede the regular Vancouver Speakers Series Meeting

After the AGM, the Monthly speaker is Wes Roots, an artificial reef expert, who  has been assisting in developing, planning and co-coordinating artificial reef projects in BC and around the world for over 25 years. Wes  has been the main salver/ship breaker on those projects. Wes will present a dynamic engaging talk on the economics and biology of successful artificial reefs internationally.

Rebreathers - the history and future

Title: Rebreathers – the  history and future


Shipwrecks of the Yukon Gold Rush

Speaker: Sean Adams, Archeological Surveyor and member of the Yukon Gold Rush Steamboat Survey.

Sean will report on the Survey’s 2013 field season.  The Survey is an ongoing project of the Institute of Nautical Archeology. The 2013 season included:

A Survey for the 526 wreck of Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon's Capitana in South Carolina


"Searching for the Sir John Franklin Expedition: using Inuit stories"