2022 Shipwrecks

Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg – Shipwrecks 2022

Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg, well-known maritime historians, authors, and speakers, as well as underwater explorers, photographers, and videographers, are a husband-and-wife team who love to examine shipwrecks, particularly those in the Great Lakes. Starting with a double major in French and Russian for a diplomatic career, Joan switched to completing a degree in History. …

2022 Shipwrecks

Kayla Martin – Shipwrecks 2022

Kayla Martin is a fourth-year student of Water Science and Environmental Health (BSc) at Wilfred Laurier University. She launched her diving career at thirteen years of age and has logged hundreds of dives exploring historic shipwrecks and beautiful coral reefs. Kayla is active in Great Lakes conservation and education efforts. She studies invasive species and …

2022 Shipwrecks

Jim and Pat Stayer – Shipwrecks 2022

The Stayers, Explorer Club Fellows and Boston Sea Rovers Associate Members, are well-known underwater filmmakers dedicated to sharing shipwrecks, animal behavior, and remote dive destinations around the world. Jim & Pat have discovered several shipwrecks, co-authored 3 books, produced hundreds of multimedia presentations, and their footage has appeared on numerous major networks worldwide.  They have …

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Roger Roth – Shipwrecks 2022

Roger Roth is a former science teacher and has been diving and filming underwater since 1988.  He’s earned nine international first-place awards for underwater video production and has authored dozens of educational videos for schools and educational outreach programs around the world.  He has also authored dozens of promotional videos for scuba diving destinations around …

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Sidemount – Getting it Right

Jill Heinerth, the co-author of Sidemount Profiles, will offer a 3-hour interactive sidemount workshop suitable for new and experienced sidemounters. From gear configuration, to safety, Heinerth will share tips from the field so that you can perfect your trim and performance. Recognizing that many people learn to sidemount in warm water environments, Heinerth will offer special support …

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What’s Going on in Our Underwater World… Animal Behavior Workshop

Well-known videographers, Jim and Pat Stayer will share what they have observed over their 47 years of diving using video examples to help you find more sea life, interact with creatures and to understand how creatures interact with each other. Designed to help all divers enjoy the underwater world to its fullest. Photographers and videographers …

2021 Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks 2021

SHIPWRECKS/2021 The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 26th Annual Shipwrecks Symposium, “Shipwrecks/2021” on Friday April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2021. This year in response to Covid-19 we will be holding a Streaming event instead of our usual in person location at Centennial High School, 240 Thorold Road, Welland, Ontario. The event is free …

2020 Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks 2020 – Cancelled

SHIPWRECKS/2020 The Niagara Divers’ Association 26th Annual Shipwrecks Symposium, “Shipwrecks/2020” was scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Centennial High School, 240 Thorold Road, Welland, Ontario. The show was cancelled on March 13th due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada. As in the past, we have plans for numerous multimedia presentations by both world renowned …

2020 Shipwrecks

Jim Kennard – Shipwrecks 2020

Important Notice   Due to a death in the family, Jim Kennard will be unable to present at this year’s show.                 Our most sincere condolences go out to his entire family during this difficult time. Jim Kennard has been diving and exploring the lakes of the northeast since 1970. He’s found more than 200 shipwrecks …