Neck Point

Early on Saturday morning, July 9, Greg, Jen and I set out on transit from our respective residences, gear bags in tow. We eventually converged on the 250 bus to Horseshoe Bay where we would walk on to the ferry to Nanaimo. The plan was to join David and Barbara who were driving down from Campbell River and Paul who was driving up from Victoria. After picking us up at the terminal, our ultimate destination ...

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Miners Bay Mayne Island Eelgrass Survey, June 25 to 26, 2011

These are photos from the June 25/26 eelgrass survey in Miners Bay, Mayne Island. We are helping the Mayne Island Conservancy to map and monitor the size and health of the island's eelgrass beds in a long term study.

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Western Regional Competition, June 12, 2011

These are photos from the Western Regional Competition that the Vancouver Apneists and CAFA hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre on June 12, 2011. For results from this event, see

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Arrrr: Tides, Maties....

Many folks reading this are seasoned SCUBA divers, or recreational mariners & have already been exposed to ideas immediately below; perhaps more accurately & in much greater detail. But, it's become obvious that not everybody in our group has that background--until now. It's my hope this blab can stand as a primer, for anyone in the club who's confused by "Spring tides", "Neap tides", low-water peaks (A.N.s), etc. & wonders why we pay ...

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Ogden Point Breakwater Dive

On June 4th I walked on to the ferry again, this time to meet up with Paul to Dive the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria. This taking transit and walking on is a cost-effective, albeit very time-consuming way to get to some good dive spots. This time we were met at the dive site by Tony from Victoria and David who came all the way from Campbell River.

The conditions that day were fabulous. This ...

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Spring Bay, Victoria

On Saturday, May 21st I went over to Victoria to dive with local resident Paul Lescarmure.

My day started in the wee hours of the morning, walking with my gear bag in hand and weight belt around my waist to catch the bus that would start my transit trip to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen. From there I would walk on to the ferry to Swartz bay where Paul would pick me up to go ...

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Club Calendars Printed and Ready for Sale and Delivery

The winners of our third annual calendar photo contest have been determined. The calendar is now hot off the press and all paid up members will now get a free copy. We have a few extra printed up so if you want to get a calendar with your membership then it's not too late. Just go to the membership page and use the PayPal button.

If you just want a calendar or want extras ...

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2011 Calendar Photo Contest

Photos from the annual Vancouver Apneist Underwater Photo Contest. All photos are made while freediving. The top twelve ranked photos will make it into our calendar which will be given free to all paid club members.

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Fourth Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

These are photos from the 2010 underwater pumpkin carving contest. Which one is your favorite?

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Calendar Photo Contest

The Vancouver Apneist Club is having its third annual underwater photo contest. The competition gallery is now open for submissions. The submission deadline is November 7th and voting ends on the 14th so that we have time to have the calendars made up for the beginning of December.

All club members who are paid up by November 21st get a 'free' calendar. We'll have some extras printed for purchase. The calendars make great gifts ...

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