SHIPWRECKS/2024

The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 29th Annual Shipwrecks Symposium, “Shipwrecks/2024” on Saturday, April 13, 2024. This year we are excited to be back in person location at Centennial High School, 240 Thorold Road, Welland, Ontario.

As in the past, we have plans for numerous multimedia presentations by both world renowned and local speakers. We will be finalizing our speakers for Shipwrecks 2024 and you may view this exciting line up on the Speakers and Presentations page.

The show has a full online registration as well. In order to register, you will be prompted to create an account. This registration process will be used for future shows as well. Register Here

If you have attended the on-line shows over the last two years, then please log into your account before registering.

We are also teaming up this year with us sister club in the region, the Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit in planning and running the show.

Agenda

Saturday April 13st at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT

Featured Headline Presentations

  • Ric Mixter – Master of Ceremonies
  • Ric Mixter – Up From the Briny Depths: Exploring Salt Shipwrecks
  • Kayla Martin – The Oliver Mowat: The Race Against Time
  • Kevin Magee and Cindy LaRosa – Diving Norway: Fjords, Granite, and Shipwrecks
  • Yvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick – All Too Clear: Using ROVs to Explore the Great Lakes
  • Mike and Georgann Wachter – What have they put in the lakes?
  • David Trotter – Minnedosa : Final Report
  • Walter Lewis – Kingston’s Shipwreck Graveyards

Short Presentations

Details coming soon

  • Kayla Martin – Niagara Divers Association Club Promotional
  • David Mekker – Lake Erie (Eastern Basin) Mooring Project

Detailed Speakers Bio & Presentation Abstracts

ShowSpeaker
Up From the Briny Depths: Exploring Salt ShipwrecksRic Mixter
The Oliver Mowat: The Race Against TimeKayla Martin
Diving Norway: Fjords, Granite, and ShipwrecksKevin Magee and Cindy LaRosa
All Too Clear: Using ROVs to Explore the Great LakesYvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick
What have they put in the lakes?Mike and Georgann Wachter
Minnedosa : Final ReportDavid Trotter
Kingston’s Shipwreck GraveyardsWalter Lewis

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsor Dan’s Dive Shop


Gold Level Sponsor: ABUCS Scuba Charters


Gold Level Sponsor: Aquasubscuba


Gold Level Sponsor: Ocean Quest Adventures


Gold Level Sponsor: Hog Dive Gear


Gold Level Sponsor: The Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit

Our sister Club, The Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit has been one of our longest running sponsors!

Each year at Shipwrecks, they have run the 50/50 Draw which supports the Lake Erie Eastern Basin Mooring Project. Todate they have raised almost $16,000.00 in support of protecting our underwater marine heritage.

If you are looking to dive the Niagara River, please contact them.


Gold Level Sponsor: Osprey Charters


Gold Level Sponsor: The Bay Area Divers

Silver Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor: Into The Planet


Silver Level Sponsor: The OUE Scuba Swap


Silver Level Sponsor: The Modern Diver Channel


Silver Level Sponsor: Ontario Marine Heritage Committee


Silver Level Sponsor: Chef Paul Catering

Silver Level Sponsor: Love of Diving Productions


Silver Level Sponsor: The Dive Academy


Silver Level Sponsor: Seawolf Communications

Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsor: New York State Divers Association


Bronze Level Sponsor: Ontario Underwater Council


Bronze Level Sponsor: Ontario Marine Heritage and Underwater Archaeology Research Centre


Bronze Level Sponsor: CPR Education


Bronze Level Sponsor: Geoff Barker Images


Bronze Level Sponsor: Ontario Marine Heritage Committee


Bronze Level Sponsor: The R.M.S. Empress of Ireland Community

In Memory of Ian Kinder (1953-2017)

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