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.

Glass Sponges of Howe Sound

Glen Dennison & Lena Clayton - Recent research and protection efforts. Glen, author of the Comprehensive Guide to Diving Reefs and Islands of Howe Sound by Boat, and Lena, a biological oceanographer, will lead us on their recent exciting discoveries of extensive Sponge Bioherms in Howe Sound and the efforts to document, analyze and protect those reefs

An Evening with MARC-ANDRE BERNIER (Chief of Parks Canada Underwater Archaeological Services)


Hamish Tweed - Take a visual tour of deep diving in BC

Join us as we dive into what awaits us below 40m/130ft and beyond.  Discover what it takes to send a diver to these depths and then return safely

"Exploring the Harbours of Ancient Greece" with Dr. Hector Williams, UBC Classics Department

Dr. Williams will describe his archaeological work at Kenchreai (eastern port of Corinth) and on the harbours of ancient Lesbos, as well as the past and current archaeology of others in the harbours of ancient Greece.

Crush your Competition’


Presenter: Stewart Sy, underwater photographer

 Description: “How to improve your underwater images”