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As you know, the CINDAQ team, along with many other groups and individuals, has worked for almost 3 decades exploring, documenting, and trying to understand the incredible cenotes and submerged caves of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The overly ambitious Tren Maya mega project recently had the portion from Cancun to Tulum moved directly over the heart of this complex and dynamic system. Not only does the current path put it on a direct path for Cenote Nohoch Nah Chich but also Cenote Nicte Ha. It also passes close to Cenote Dos Ojos and The Pit, all of them connected to the Sacactun Cave System, currently the second longest cave on the planet, all of it underwater.
In the surrounding jungle are ancient Maya archaeological sites that are now at risk, not to mention paleontological sites such as Hoyo Negro, where Naia, one of the oldest human skeletons yet found in the Western Hemisphere was discovered.
Much of this area is owned by the Ejido Jacinto Pat, a community of indigenous Maya who are being forced to negotiate with the federal government or risk having their homes and land expropriated. CINDAQ along with all the cave diving community of Quintana Roo oppose this proposed pathway as it puts at risk the natural and cultural heritage that we have worked so hard to reveal over the last 35 years.
Please sign the petition below and help to spread it by any means you have.

Como saben, el equipo de CINDAQ ha trabajado durante casi 3 décadas explorando, documentando y tratando de entender los increíbles cenotes y cuevas sumergidas de la península de Yucatán.
El megaproyecto del Tren Maya, demasiado ambicioso, recientemente movió la parte de Cancún a Tulum directamente sobre el corazón de este complejo y dinámico sistema. El camino actual no solo lo pone en un camino directo para Cenote Nohoch Nah Chich sino también para Cenote Nicte Ha. También pasa cerca del Cenote Dos Ojos y El Pozo, todos conectados al Sistema de Cuevas de Sacactún, actualmente la segunda cueva más larga del planeta, toda ella bajo el agua.
En la selva circundante se encuentran antiguos sitios arqueológicos mayas que ahora están en riesgo, sin mencionar los sitios paleontológicos como Hoyo Negro, donde se descubrió Naia, uno de los esqueletos humanos más antiguos encontrados hasta ahora en el hemisferio occidental.
Gran parte de esta área es propiedad del Ejido Jacinto Pat, una colección de indígenas mayas que se ven obligados a negociar con el gobierno federal o se arriesgan a que sus casas y tierras sean expropiadas. CINDAQ junto con toda la comunidad de buceo en cuevas de Quintana Roo se oponen a esta ruta propuesta ya que pone en riesgo el patrimonio natural y cultural que tanto hemos trabajado en revelar durante los últimos 35 años.
Firma la petición a continuación y ayuda a difundirla por cualquier medio que tengas.

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Halcyon is excited to welcome Ocean Quest Dive Centre in📍Canada as a new dealer! You can check them out at their website: https://diveoceanquest.com

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The Whitecaps and the Vancouver Aquarium are working together on a *reusable* face mask project to save the aquarium.

The aquarium has had all its revenue cut due to COVID-19. It pulls in $3 million a month when it’s open, and the cost of caring for the 70,000 animals is $1 million a month. If you don’t need a face mask yourself, consider buying one and donating it to a shelter, a grocery store, a gas station employee, a custodian, or to a frontline worker on the DTES.
Hurry! While supplies last!

$4630 Cdn (Reg $6700 Cdn)

Storage locker break in on my birthday and most of my dive gear is gone:

-Twin reg set with MK17 1st stages, long/short hose
-deco reg set, leashes, extra bolt snaps
-argon bottle, mount kit, 1st stage
-mares puck pro +
-liquivision xen
-new shearwater perdix
-DUI underwear, bag, dry suit bag,
-two new neck zip seals
-Two gas analyzers
-entire save a dive kit and reg service tools
-two spear guns
-extra whips, plugs, and second stage reg
-backup light
-New snow board boots
-and more...

If you see any of this for sale around the lower mainland or on the island, especially all together, shoot me a message as the Burnaby RCMP will want to know.

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Ocean Quest Dive Centre, Scuba Diving Center, #107 - 3790 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC.

Operating as usual

Record number of Bigg's killer whales spotted in the Salish Sea | CBC News 04/01/2022

Record number of Bigg's killer whales spotted in the Salish Sea | CBC News

Hooray! Record number of “Biggs” Killer Whales spotted Thursday in the Salish Sea!

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6405526

Record number of Bigg's killer whales spotted in the Salish Sea | CBC News Whale watchers counted more than 70 of the transient whales between B.C. and Washington state Thursday.

Five more glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound protected by new closures 01/22/2022

Five more glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound protected by new closures

Good news on the protection front…

Five more glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound protected by new closures Conservation groups call for more enforcement

12/21/2021

Ocean Quest Diving & Shopping Hours!!

Holiday Hours and Upcoming Courses at Ocean Quest! 12/18/2021

Holiday Hours and Upcoming Courses at Ocean Quest!

Happy Holidays from Ocean Quest!! Check out our latest newsletter:
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Holiday-Hours-and-Upcoming-Courses-at-Ocean-Quest-.html?soid=1103530896568&aid=B1vnkFgzf3M

Holiday Hours and Upcoming Courses at Ocean Quest! Ocean Quest Event ‌ Happy Holidays from Ocean Quest! Deirdre, Greg, Fabiola, Bryce, Zach, Aiden and the rest of the Ocean Quest Dive Team wish you the best of the Holiday Season and an amazing 2022 wi

12/17/2021
Becoming Cousteau | Official Trailer | Disney+ 12/13/2021

Becoming Cousteau | Official Trailer | Disney+

Jacques-Yves Cousteau... Explorer, inventor, filmmaker, legend, and the man who inspired a generation of scuba divers.

From National Geographic and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, explores the life and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most revered environmentalists. Now streaming on Disney+.

https://youtu.be/P8Ph5ntmWGI

Becoming Cousteau | Official Trailer | Disney+ From National Geographic Documentary Films and Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, dives into the life and legacy of one of the ...

Ocean Quest Customer Appreciation & One Day Sale - December 4! 11/30/2021

Ocean Quest Customer Appreciation & One Day Sale - December 4!

Ocean Quest 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Day & ONE DAY SALE!!
December 4th ~ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check out our latest Newsletter filled with awesome deals!!


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Ocean Quest Customer Appreciation & One Day Sale - December 4! Great Prices on Dive Gear December 2021 Ocean Quest 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Day & One Day Sale! December 4 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm It goes without saying that the past year and a half have been

Prawn fisher fined $25,000 for setting traps in Howe Sound's glass sponge reef area 11/26/2021

Prawn fisher fined $25,000 for setting traps in Howe Sound's glass sponge reef area

The Marine Life Sanctuaries Society continues to lobby DFO for increased enforcement and monitoring of sponge reef closures.

4 similar commercial prawn fishing infractions were reported by MLSS in 2021, still waiting to see if there will be repercussions for the fishers (one who fished the same closure area three times in four days)

https://www.nsnews.com/amp/local-news/prawn-fisher-fined-25000-for-setting-traps-in-howe-sounds-glass-sponge-reef-area-4796046

Prawn fisher fined $25,000 for setting traps in Howe Sound's glass sponge reef area Commercial prawn fishing licence also suspended for a year

Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress 11/23/2021

Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress

Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after the review, published this month, found there was "strong evidence" that such animals are sentient, which the review defines as having "the capacity to have feelings, such as feelings of pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst, warmth, joy, comfort and excitement."

Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as sentient beings under UK animal welfare laws after a review concluded there is strong evidence invertebrates are capable of feelings.The UK government announced Friday that decapods, an order of crustaceans, and cephalopods, a class of mollusks, w...

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 11/19/2021

Another busy week of technical diver training at Ocean Quest! We had student from Washington State, Kamloops, Montreal and Vancouver. Everyone persevered the stormy weather and long dives - all still with big smiles on their faces!

Congratulations to Max, Tro, Tristan, JP and Ocean Quest's own Zach Burrows for completing your PADI Tec 40 program. We saw tremendous growth in all of your technical diving skills, team diving abilities and situational awareness! Thank you to Young Tze Kuah & Chris for assisting.

More technical diving courses from Tec 40 - Trimix scheduled for 2022. Contact Ocean Quest to find out the steps to become a tech diver so you can explore more!

https://diveoceanquest.com/wreck-technical-courses/

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 10/27/2021

Calling all PADI Divemasters! There is still time to register for the PADI Instructor Development Course at Ocean Quest! Starting November 8

Experience the reward of sharing your passion for diving with others! Teach locally or travel the world!

https://diveoceanquest.com/event/padi-instructor-development-course-full-time-w-distance-learning-new/

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 10/27/2021

Ocean Quest is very excited to announce that we are now a Halcyon Dive Systems Dealer!!!




Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 10/26/2021

Bon Voyage and best wishes to our long time OQ Dive Team Member Phil Beaudry!!
Phil first walked through our doors back in 2016 when he enrolled in our full time Career Development Program. Originally from Ontario, this new Vancouverite quickly found himself quite at home on the West Coast and soon became a full time staff member and instructor here at Ocean Quest. Since then, Phil has been a permanent fixture at OQ, excelling in all aspects of the local dive industry as an Instructor, equipment technician, underwater videographer & photographer as well as becoming a proficient Freediver alongside our friends at Oceanoid Freediving.

Phil’s last official day at Ocean Quest was this past Friday. He’ll be leaving Canada very soon to make a much bigger move this time around - to pursue many exciting plans alongside his fiancé Helen in their new future home of Australia! We will really miss you Phil! Deepest thanks for all your contributions to OQ and the Greater Vancouver Dive Community!!

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Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 10/14/2021

Exciting News! Back in June, Ocean Quest became a TDI Training facility and is now offering a full range of TDI Technical Diving Programs from Intro to Tech to Trimix! This Summer we certified our first group of TDI divers with their TDI Helitrox Certification. TDI Helitrox is essentially the same as the popular TDI Deco Procedures, however, it takes the training one step further by introducing the benefits of using helium on dives up to 150 ft / 45 m. Congratulations to Bryce, Chris, Bill, Mike and Kevin on a job well done!
https://diveoceanquest.com/wreck-technical-courses/tdi-helitrox-diver-course/

10/10/2021

Ocean Quest will be closed Monday, October 11th. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone!!

Several beluga sightings near Seattle have scientists concerned 10/08/2021

Several beluga sightings near Seattle have scientists concerned

Several Beluga sightings near Seattle have scientists concerned...

Several beluga sightings near Seattle have scientists concerned The whales normally live much farther north in the colder waters of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic.

10/07/2021

41,568 Pounds of Trash to date!!!!! Thank you to Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans!!

For more info about upcoming clean-ups and to learn more about Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans check out their websites below!!!

To date, Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans has collected 41,568 lbs of trash from our local waterways. This number is always increasing and can be found on the Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans website.

https://cleanerlakes.com/

Help us collect more trash from our waterways by joining us at one of our upcoming clean-ups: https://www.divinginbc.com/events

Scientists Found a New Kind of Killer Whale | Hakai Magazine 10/05/2021

Scientists Found a New Kind of Killer Whale | Hakai Magazine

Scientists discover a new kind of Orca...

Scientists Found a New Kind of Killer Whale | Hakai Magazine Off the United States west coast, so-called outer coast killer whales hunt from deep-water canyons.

10/04/2021

On Saturday October 2nd 2021 volunteer divers from Marine Life Sanctuaries Society visited Halkett Provincial Marine Park to document significant impact damage to the fragile glass sponge reef at Halkett Pinnacle

This is our 3rd recent trip to investigate separate incidents of impact damage to the site, and discussions are ongoing with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and BC Parks to increase enforcement and education efforts.

MLSS has been the lead non-profit organization working on the discovery and documentation of Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound's globally unique glass sponge reefs, and a key stakeholder during the ongoing protection efforts by DFO. In addition MLSS have been the main collaborator with Underwater Council of BC in the expansion of Halkett Bay Provincial Marine Park and planned installation of a divers mooring buoy to allow recreational and scientific divers to visit the unique side-by-side glass sponge habitats at this site.

Our team is still reviewing video and photographs, but due to the extent of the damage are finding it difficult to match with images from previous years to provide a comparison.

This does not appear to be a temperature related event as healthy, intact sponge still exists in portions of the sponge reef and neighbouring sponge garden. Impact damage is visible with broken and shattered sponge scattered up to 10 meters away from the previous edge of sponge reef.

A single specific cause for the damage is hard to confirm at this time, but all indications point to continued bottom contact fishing despite the Marine Refuge Status for this reef created in 2019.

During our dive observations were made of fishing line and lures in broken sponge, but the scale and distance some of the fragments were transported indicate either multiple passes with downriggers, a vessel anchoring to fish, crab / prawn traplines deployed within the sponge reef, or a combination of these illegal activities.

MLSS will be sharing our observations and images along with evidence of past incidents with both Fisheries and Oceans Canada and BC Parks in an attempt to prioritize protection of this unique and fragile site.

We would like to thank Marc Palay of New World Diving for supplying the dive vessel, volunteer divers Deirdre Forbes McCracken, Fabiola Ruiz Aguilar, John Kaay, Tori Preddy, Chris Straub, and Adam Taylor.

Additional support provided by David Park and Glen Dennison aboard his vessel Skyliner.

Images and video to follow...

09/06/2021
08/21/2021

That’s a wrap for our summer Ocean Quest Kids Scuba Camps! Congratulations to everyone who joined us and to our amazing Instructors who always make it such a fun and memorable experience for all - THANK YOU!

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 08/11/2021

PADI Instructors are currently in very High Demand!

As Canada's only PADI Career Development Centre, Ocean Quest has helped 100's of divers start their diving careers and find meaningful work around the world as diving professionals.
Based in Vancouver, BC, our Full-Time Career Development Scuba Instructor program is the most unique and comprehensive scuba instructor program in North America!

We only have one spots left for September - Contact us for more information - This program is eligible for BC Student Loans

https://diveoceanquest.com/.../career-development-scuba.../

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 07/22/2021

PADI Instructors are currently in very High Demand!

As Canada's only PADI Career Development Centre, Ocean Quest has helped 100's of divers start their diving careers and find meaningful work around the world as diving professionals.

Based in Vancouver, BC, our Full-Time Career Development Scuba Instructor program is the most unique and comprehensive scuba instructor program in North America!

We only have a couple of spots left for September - Application deadline is July 31 - This program is eligible for students loans in BC and Canada.

https://diveoceanquest.com/courses/professional/career-development-scuba-instructor-certificate/

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 07/15/2021

965lbs OF TRASH REMOVED!!

Ocean Quest’s Underwater Clean up Dive at Albert Dyck Lake with Henry Wang of Divers for Cleaner Lakes & Oceans was a great success!

Thanks to all of the divers who joined us for the day and did a phenomenal job and thanks to Ocean Quest Instructor, Bruce Singer for leading our team.

Special thanks to Henry for leading the day and his volunteer team for your ongoing dedication to keeping our waterways cleaner!

Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans is an organization of volunteer divers who work hard to make a positive impact on both our freshwater resources as well as our local oceans by performing clean up dives on a regular basis.

07/06/2021

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Save on Dive Gear at Ocean Quest! 06/06/2021

Save on Dive Gear at Ocean Quest!

Check out our June Newsletter!! Save on Dive Gear with the strong Canadian Dollar! 🇨🇦

Awesome deals on new & slightly used equipment...Drysuits, Regulator Packages, Personal Gear & more! - as well as special deals on Demo Gear !!

Dive Dive Dive!!! Summer Course Offerings from Recreational to Technical!!

PLUS!

Registration Now OPEN for our Full Time 7 month Career Development Program!!!

Course Starts September 2021. Ocean Quest is designated for Government Student Loans through Student Aid BC!!

See Newsletter for full details!!!!

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Save-on-Dive-Gear-at-Ocean-Quest-.html?soid=1103530896568&aid=IzscCVofclg

Save on Dive Gear at Ocean Quest! Ocean Quest Event ‌ Save on Dive Gear Ocean Quest! Demo Equipment - Slightly Used Gear New Equipment Packages Masks - Fins - Drysuits - Regulators - BCD's and More! Pricing Available until June 13, 20

06/05/2021

Calling all Divemasters! Become a PADI Instructor with Canada’s leaders in PADI Instructor Training. Full time IDC starts June 29.

As Canada’s only PADI Career Development Centre we will take your instructor training to the next level!

https://diveoceanquest.com/event/padi-instructor-development-course-june-29-2021/

https://diveoceanquest.com/courses/professional/why-take-your-instructor-training-at-ocean-quest/

Photos from Ocean Quest Dive Centre's post 06/02/2021

June 2, 2021

Out with the old - in with the new!

Ocean Quest fill station back up in running. New compressor installed today!

05/30/2021

Update - June 2, 2021

New compressor installed! Fill station back up and running! Thanks everyone!

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May 30, 2021

Attention Divers!

Our compressor is temporarily down today. You are still welcome to drop your tanks off and we will fill them this week.

We will update our compressor status on our FB page so check back this week.

Thanks!

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Burnaby, BC
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