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August 16, 2015

Howe Sound – Bowen Island – Dorman Point Sea Mount Deep Dive

Located off Bowen Island by Vancouver, BC Canada

The main goal of this dive was to capture HD footage of rare Glass Sponges recently located in Howe Sound. These sponges form a ‘Bioherm’ on top of the Sea Mounts. The footage brought some perspective in to how big these structures are in comparison with a diver.

Interesting as well for the scientists was the direct depth to life comparison. Dorman point had up until now only been dived and documented within recreational depths.

ARCHON lights Canada sponsored the video equipment and lighting gear to capture amazing footage and guarantee another successful mission down to 260 feet.

Video equipment used were 2 GoPro’s inside Rec Sea’s GoPro Deep Housing. Lighting gear used was ARCHON’s W40VR, WH36 and WH32

Footage from this expedition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBaeOy66bPA

 

April 4, 2015

Sinking of the decommissioned Canadian Navy Destroyer HMCS Annapolis

Hundreds of people from around the world, including former ship's personnel, linked to a live feed of the sinking of the old Canadian Navy destroyer, the HMCS Annapolis, Saturday.

The ship, destined to become an artificial reef, sank in record time off Gambier Island, northwest of Vancouver shortly before 1:30 p.m. PT.

ARCHON lights Canada sponsored the video equipment and lighting gear to capture the dramatic sinking from 21 different points of view. ARCHON lights were also used in the recovery of the 21 GoPro’s shortly after the ship sank to its new resting place.
And the voyage continues… watch the dramatic sinking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-90ZkG546ww

 

March 22, 2015

Howe Sound – The Lost Reef Deep Dive
Located in Howe Sound by Vancouver, BC Canada between Pam Rocks and Christie Island

The mission and objective of this research dive was to capture HD footage of rare Glass Sponges recently located in Howe Sound. Due to depth the only footage available until this dive was CCTV from a drop cam.

ARCHON lights Canada sponsored the video equipment and lighting gear to capture amazing footage and bring the light of day down to 260 feet.

Video equipment used were 2 GoPro’s inside Rec Sea’s GoPro Deep Housing. Lighting gear used was ARCHON’s W40VR, W42VR, WH36 and WH32

Footage from this expedition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey2m6tLnoFk

 

March 1, 2015

ARCHON underwater lighting systems now directly available in Canada! ARCHON Canada focuses mainly on selected underwater lighting systems designed to deliver outstanding results in cold water and limited visibility environments.

 

Feb 23, 2013

Lions Bay seamount Sponge Bioherm Dive

On Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 a historic dive exploration was undertaken and completed. Two divers descended onto the top of the Lions Bay seamount in an endeavor to accomplish a dive never before known or attempted. At 10:24am Saturday morning trimix divers Hamish Tweed and Chris Straub touched the top of the seamount 218 ft down. Supported by a team of 22; including 4 safety divers, a medical doctor, two dive vessels, 5 HD video cameras above and below the surface and the Vancouver Sun reporter observing, the dive was successfully achieved. The deep dive team returned with remarkable HD video shots of the incredibly large glass sponge, forming a bioherm on the top of the pinnacle. This expedition dive was organized and lead by Glenn Dennison under the auspices of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society and Underwater Council of BC banners. Deep dive team video gear and lighting equipment sponsored by ARCHON Professional Dive Lights.

 
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