Victoria Underwater Explorers Speakers Series

The Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island Chapter holds regular monthly meetings in BC’s Capital City of Victoria. 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 second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm (except July and August).  We have now moved our location to 45 Bastion Square, Victoria.  Everyone is welcome and there is no cost.

Please contact the Vancouver Island director by email for more information.

Survey dives on Lake Washington sunken PMB Mariner patrol bomber by Kees Beemster Leverenz

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 19:00 - 21:00

  A huge 7 crew WW2 patrol bomber sank in 1949 after striking an obstruction in front of the Seattle Boeing Seaplane ramp at the south end of Lake Washington. The PBM Mariner currently rests in 80 feet of water in deep silt.

Loss of the Princess Sophia - Jacques Marc

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 19:00 - 21:00


19th Century Chinese Ceramics and Large Ocean Jars.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 19:00 - 21:00


Grant Keddie Curator of Archaeology at the Royal BC Museum will provide an overview of the ceramics and other items used by 19th Chinese immigrants to B.C. , as well some of the large mystery containers pulled up in fishing nets or found by divers.