Shipwrecks Conference

Without any doubt, the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia’s most popular and exciting, non-diving event is our annual SHIPWRECKS conference. 

SHIPWRECKS began in 1986 and the success of this annual UASBC event has continued to this day. The location of the conference tends to rotate between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, and the theme of the event changes annually, but the spirit has remained the same for over 36 years and counting. The one day event includes a daytime session feature multiple captivating guest speakers, as well as a Woodward lecture and dinner.  Come out and enjoy a day of learning about British Columbia’s maritime heritage and exploration!

Shipwrecks 2024

The Evolution of Diving & Diving Technology in British Columbia

Date: April 20, 2024

Location: Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave. Victoria, BC 

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Dinner & Woodward Lecture

Cost $70.00, 6:00 PM, no host bar.

Think Globally, Act Locally: UASBC and the Evolution of Martitime Archaeology Over the Past Five Decades

James P. Delgado, Senior VP, Search Inc.

Day Session

Regular Admission:$45.00 - Registration 08:30 AM

Topics & Speakers

Vickie Jensen | Deep Dark & Dangerous

Frank White Jr.  | Pioneer Diving in Victoria

Simon Morris | Early SCUBA Diving in Vancouver

Jacques Marc | The Contributions of Fred Rogers

Rob DeProy | The History of Esquimalt Fleet Diving Unit

Doug Pemberton | A look back at the history of Dive Clubs in British Columbia