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1996 Shipwrecks

THE LUSITANIA & TITANIC HIGHLIGHT SHIPWRECKS/96 The second annual symposium on Shipwrecks, organized by the Niagara Divers’ Association, a Niagara-based dive club of about 50 members, was held on Saturday, March 2, 1996 in St. Catharines, Ontario. The one-day event attracted an audience of 365, who came to listen to presentations on Shipwrecks, ranging from recreational through …

1996 Shipwrecks

Gary Gentile Shipwrecks 1996

Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970. Since then he has made more than 1000 decompression dives, over 100 of them on the Andrea Doria. He has specialized in the fields of wreck diving and shipwreck research, concentrating his efforts on wrecks along the East Coast, from Canada to Key West, and the Great Lakes. He has published …

1996 ShipwrecksMarc Beaudry – Shipwrecks 1996

Marc Beaudry – Shipwrecks 1996

Marc Beaudry has been diving since 1976 and holds ratings of Divemaster, Full Cave and Trimix. His passion for underwater video photography has taken him to locations in the Caribbean, Mexican cenotes, Florida fresh water caves and Great Lakes wrecks. Marc has documented the Frontenac in her still virgin state: intact hull and deck, cabin and wheelhouse …

1996 Shipwrecks

Steve Blasco – Shipwrecks 1996

Steve Blasco received his Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Geophysics from Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario and for the past 18 years has been employed as a marine engineering geophysicist with the Geological Survey of Canada, at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on marine environmental and engineering geology studies. Seafloor and …

1996 ShipwrecksReg Creighton – Shipwrecks 1996

Reg Creighton – Shipwrecks 1996

Reg Creighton is the current National Director and Director of Training for IANTD Canada. He is also one of the current leaders for the Transpac 95 Expedition, as well as technical diving in Canada. Reg is a fully certified commercial diver, hyperbaric chamber operator, hyperbarics instructor and instructor trainer/trainer for all levels (except Cave) within the IANTD organization.  Transpac 95 Reg Creighton will …

1996 Shipwrecks

Dan Lindsay – Shipwrecks 1996

Dan Lindsay has been diving for 23 years. Six years were spent in the commercial diving industry , working as Diver – EMT with Canadian based companies in the Beaufort Sea, Davis Strait and the Great Lakes. Dan is now an Electronics-Electrician by trade, but his greater love is the time spent underwater in deep water wreck exploration, videography and film-making. …

1995 ShipwrecksCris Kohl

Cris Kohl Shipwrecks 95

Cris, a long time resident of the central Great LakesRegion, has been a very active and avid scuba diver since his first exposure to diving in Bermuda in 1974. He has written several books on diving in Ontario including “Dive Southwestern Ontario”, “Shipwreck Tales: The St. Clair River (to 1900)”, “Dive Ontario’ and his most …

1995 ShipwrecksMike Fletcher 1998

Mike Fletcher 1995

Mike is a professional diver from Port Dover, Ontario. He has done extensive research on many shipwrecks in Lake Erie including the steamer Atlantic. On a dive in September 1984 Mike identified a shipwreck on the bottom of Lake Erie that would change his life and provide the rest of the world with a glimpse …

1995 Shipwrecks

Walter Lewis 1995

Along with his interest in scuba diving Walter Lewis also spends a great deal of his spare time studying Great Lakes shipping. He serves on two editorial boards and is completing his Ph.D thesis on the first generations of iron hulled steamboats. “The Cornwall” survived fifty years of service down the rapids of the St. …

1995 Shipwrecks

Dave Gilchrist 1995

Dave will be presenting an informative look at the Navy Hall Archaeological Site in the lower Niagara River at Niagara-on- the-Lake. This area of Niagara is rich in history and Dave is an avid historian and accomplished underwater photographer and is keenly interested in the preservation of this unique site.