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.

Speaker: Donnie Reid, underwater explorer and photographer "Diving Bowie Seamount"

Description: Bowie Seamount is 200 kilometers west of Haida Gwaii and rises to 24m from the surface.

Jett Britnell, uw photographer Topic: "The Shark Connection"

Description: Come discover where you can experience some rapturous shark diving and snorkelling adventures with tiger sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, whale sharks and others, and learn why we must protect these apex ocean predators from extinction.




Royal Edward: Canada’s Lusitania - Join marine archaeologist Rob Rondeau for an exciting evening of discovery as he explains this unique part of Canada’s long-forgotten wartime past.

Royal Edward: Canada’s Lusitania

Title: Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail - Hiking Vancouver Island's Wildest Coast. Join author Maria Bremner for a slideshow and talk about hiking northern Vancouver Island's most iconic destination.

This will be our last meeting before the summer.  We have invited local dive clubs to join us for this meeting and will be serving hotdogs and soft drinks.

40 years of Exploration and Discoveries

Speaker: Tom Beasley

Description:  the UASBC was formed in October 1975 following a continuing education course on underwater archaeology at UBC. Since then it has grown into one of the largest and most active avocational underwater archaeological organizations in the world. The presentation will focus on the projects, personalities and milestones over those 40 years.