The Best Way To Observe a Fish is to Become a Fish: God’s Pocket 2017

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Last week Innerspace organized a group of 13 people to dive some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world! God’s Pocket is a small dive resort on Hurst Island just off the coast of Port Hardy. The resort runs a small staff that works hard to make their guests feel at home. Bill was our captain and made sure we saw the best sites at the right time according to the tides (3-4 dives a day). While we were diving Annie was making home cooked meals and preparing our cabins. Oliver was our lovely dive master helped us on the boat and made sure we had enough air to see all the beauty beneath the sea.

We had an awesome crew of divers from across North America that went out to face the currents, sheer rock faces and extreme water temperatures to explore the ocean. Chad Edwards, Innerspace Owner, came prepared with back up gear, fixed suits and equipment and made sure everybody was prepared for the conditions. He also managed to capture some of the beauty of this area with his incredible underwater photography skills. Check out some of the shots below and in our Photo Gallery!

If you missed out this time be sure to contact the store and ask about our Barkley Sound cold water dive trip in September.

 

2017 Pre-Spring Kayak + SUP Sale @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

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Pre-Spring Kayak Sale – As winter’s end is near, it is time to prepare for the upcoming paddle season! Come and see the latest brands and models. Save tax on any 2017 boats.

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Pre-register for scuba lessons before winter’s end and get a $200.00 gift card toward the purchase of equipment. Don’t miss out on this great savings opportunity!

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Mares Head Sea Vu Dry Full Face Snorkeling Mask @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

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For snorkeling enthusiasts who don’t like the traditional snorkels, you’ll be able to breathe easy with the Head Sea Vu Dry Full Face Snorkeling Mask. This ingenious mask covers your entire face and lets you breathe the way you do naturally, using both nose and mouth. Your breath, like the defroster function in your motor vehicle, will circulate to the mask lens, eliminating fogging.

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The mask offers a wide field of view so you can take in everything below the surface. Your whole face stays dry thanks to comprehensive coverage, and the snorkel tube is integrated into the top of the Head Sea Vu Dry Full Face Snorkeling Mask, keeping water out. This innovative design means you’ll stop struggling with breathing through a mouthpiece and start enjoying the mind-blowing underwater life instead. 

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The Head Sea Vu Dry Full Face Snorkeling Mask has a dry top snorkel design. The snorkels poly-carbonate tube easily detaches from the mask for storage and safe transport. Internally the tube has a float that will close off the snorkel tube when submerged and upon returning to the surface will re-open for effortless breathing.

The Snorkeling Mask has a poly-carbonate lens, surgical grade silicone skirt with wide seal edge and elastic straps for a perfect seal on the face. Mask is available in multiple sizes. Click here to view the Sea Vu Dry Size Chart…

Aqua Lung Diving Equipment @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

Aqua Lung: The Diver’s Choice

With a deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung has revolutionized the scuba diving experience by setting industry standards for scuba equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. New or seasoned divers can find plenty of reasons to choose Aqua Lung as their gear of choice. Aqua Lung offers equipment for any diving style, from local weekend diving to exotic destination traveling for the ultimate underwater experience.

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With new diving gear always in development, including our new instrumentation line, as well as products catering especially to women and travel, Aqua Lung has the full range of divers’ needs in mind. New innovations in dive gear constantly ensure the highest standards of safety.

Aqua Lung Around the World

Aqua Lung is dedicated to helping customers maximize their scuba diving experience. With independently-owned Aqua Lung Partner Centers located all over the globe, divers can make the most of their dives no matter where they are. Aqua Lung has the distinct pleasure of working with a number of inspiring ambassadors who make a positive, lasting impact on the world. Their contributions to society and the earth at large are making our world a better place, and Aqua Lung is honored to offer support. Wherever you are located, the adventure starts with Aqua Lung!

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SeaLife Micro 2.0 Underwater Cameras + Sea Dragon Lighting @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

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Moorestown, NJ – SeaLife recently announced their latest addition to the Micro camera series, the Micro 2.0 underwater camera at the DEMA (Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association) trade show. The successor to the Micro HD, the compact Micro 2.0 is also fully sealed and flood-proof down to 200 ft/60 m. With no O-rings or doors to maintain the Micro 2.0 camera comes fully equipped with powerful 3+ hour internal rechargeable battery and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory.

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The Micro 2.0 features a 16MP SONY® CMOS image sensor providing stunningly vibrant stills as well as sharp full HD videos with 1080p HD @ 60 frames per second or 1296 HD @ 30fps. The 130° wide angle fisheye lens allows you to get close and fit everything into the scene. Color correction filters are not necessary.

Choose between four Land and Sea™ scene modes with three built-in underwater color corrections for diving or snorkeling, and by depth or lighting being used. You’ll never miss the shot with the fast shutter response time and one-touch video recording. The camera’s lens focuses as close as one foot (12 inches/30 cm), that distance can be cut in half with an optional Macro close-up lens. Ergonomic and compact at around 4 inches wide with a large 2.4” color LCD screen, the Micro 2.0 has three “Piano Key” controls that control all the cameras essential functions, the large keys make it easy to operate with or without dive gloves.

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SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ and were first introduced in 1993. In 2000, SeaLife developed the world’s first digital underwater camera. In 2007, SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. In 2014, SeaLife introduced the Micro HD, the world’s first permanently sealed underwater camera. SeaLife Cameras and Lighting Systems are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world.
To see all current models in our lineup, click here…

 

2016 Hornby Island Dive Trip

British Columbia is widely recognized as the #1 dive destination in North America. The host of this exciting dive trip is Hornby Island Diving is a family business that has been owner operated for over 40 years. Their knowledge and experience means visitors get safe, fun dives at the best sites. The guest lodge, dive boat and tank fill station are among the best in BC, so everyone can enjoy their wonderful diving in comfort. Non-divers and families love Hornby Island and they are always welcome to join.

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The waters around Hornby Island are full of marine life. In any season, you can encounter octopus, wolf eels, seals, large ling cod and rock fish, colourful anemones and nudibranchs. In winter, Steller’s and California sea lions gather in the area to feed on huge schools of herring. Good visibility and gentle currents make the Hornby Island area easy to dive. Drift dives, wall dives, deep dives, and sculpted sandstone reefs are all part of the underwater terrain.

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2016 Barkley Sound Dive Tour by Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

Barkley Sound is roughly a big bite taken out of the West Coast of Vancouver island. In a triangle it is enclosed by Bamfield in the south, Ucluelet to the north and Port Alberni in the middle. Coming from Port Alberni and going south, you descend the Alberni inlet to where it meets the Barkley Sound. Inside, a maze of islands unfolds and offers a stunning landscape. The Broken Islands group in the west are part of the Pacific Rim National Park.

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Barkley Sound offers a unique richness in both plants and animals. Underwater you will find a rich diversity of fish, invertebrates, marine mammals and kelp forests. Salmon, rock-fish, herring, squid, giant octopus, sea otters, seals, and sea lions are all permanent residents. Others like orca, grey- and humpback whales, Puget Sound King crab, sea pens, and six gill sharks add flavor to your dives and make your stay unforgettable. In the majestic forests you may find everything from beavers and otters, to bears, cougars, eagles and many more species. They form integrated eco-systems with the life in the water.

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2016 Nanaimo Wreck Trek Dives by Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

Sea life abounds in the cold, clear ocean that surrounds Nanaimo. Jacques Cousteau considered these waters as “the best temperate diving in the world, second only to the Red Sea”. Join us on June 3-4-5, 2016 on five (5) spectacular wreck dives off the west coast of British Columbia. 

In 1997, the Canadian navy vessel HMCS Saskatchewan, a 366-foot destroyer was sunk off the shores of Nanaimo to create an artificial diving reef. 

Nanaimo Trek Info Link

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The Saskatchewan was joined on the ocean floor by the HMCS Cape Breton, a retired Canadian supply ship, now recognized as the World’s Largest Artificial Upright Reef. In February of 2005, the Nanaimo Dive Association sank a third vessel, the RivTow Lion, a retired deep sea rescue tug. The RivTow rests at a manageable depth of about 50 feet in Departure Bay, making it a great dive for beginners seeking some experience before plunging down deeper to the cape Breton or Saskatchewan. Call us today to book your place for this fascinating dive trip.

 

PADI – Reactivate Your Diving Skills @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.

Your PADI certification does not expire. Participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not mandatory, but recommended as an easy way to refresh your foundational scuba safety knowledge and skills if you haven’t been diving in a while. Divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a “ReActivated thru” date on it.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course @ Innerspace Watersports Kelowna Vernon BC

Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. For more information, call us in BC Toll-Free: 1-877-549-2040.

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