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Welcome to the UB Diving Blog!

Stay up to date with our weekly adventures, critter features and scuba history tidbits here, feel free to comment and share! 

 


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TBT June 18 2015

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (887)

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret about me.. I'm a Bond fan. In fact, although this movie came out before I was born, it was one that I watched many times growing up and was inspirational in wanting to learn to Scuba Dive. 'Thunderball' was the newest and biggest Bond films when it was released in 1966. Over 50% of the footage is underwater, filmed in the Bahamas, It had the largest budget ever allocated to an underwater film before ($10,000,000). Not chump change in thos...

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New items in stock! Limited Quantities! Excellent Price!

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (4132)

Hey UB Divers!  We just received shipment of some amazing shirts/toques and coffee mugs. 

They depict an Octopus designed by well-known Haida artist Andrew Williams. 

Prices are as follows: 

T-Shirts $21.99

Toques $14.99

Coffee Mug  $9.99

These are 100% cotton shirts and look amazing. They even have the UB Diving lettering on them.


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Tuesday Trivia June 16

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1788)

The answer to our last Tuesday Trivia was Doug Paulson.


Put on your thinking caps. Here's this weeks question. 

What was the name of the first film Cousteau entered in the Cannes Film Festival?

FFF-June 5th

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (1)

This week's fish fact.

A fish does not add new scales as it grows, but the scales it has increase in size. In this way, growth rings are formed and the rings reveal the age of a fish

TBT June 4 2015

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (2217)

For this weeks TBT, I found an ad in a 1978 Skin Diver magazine.  I've been trying to figure out what is going on in this image for about 20 minutes now. How about you guys and gals? Any thoughts?



Tuesday Trivia - June 2nd

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (1699)

Tuesday Trivia Time! - Without using your Google skills, who can tell us the name of the host of Diving show from the mid 90's called Sport Diver

FFF for May 29th

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (850)

Starfish are not fish. Neither are jellyfish

TBT May 28 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (722)


One of the best parts of working at UB Diving is literally being surrounded by vintage Skin Diver magazines from the 60's and 70's. I'm going to try and revive the Throwback Thursday routine. My first entry is this ad from a Feb 1978 issue for US Divers wetsuits. One of the first full color ads I've found. Those are some stylish suits.

Friday Creature Feature: BC Sea Turtles

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (129)

Okay, I know it's Saturday. 


If you've been on facebook in the last couple days you may have seen this article being circulated, http://wildwhales.org/2015/03/rare-sea-turtle-sighting-a-possible-first-for-b-c/

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Discover Cavern Diving

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (52424)

This morning I was definitely too excited to sleep in. I was signed up to do two dives in Dos Ojos cenote, my first ever visit to a cenote and my first real cavern dives. This trip has had some first somethings on every dive so far, it’s kind of super awesome. I got to the dive shop unfashionably early so I could check out my franken-regs, which should be all dandy now that I have a new hose on my octo. (Thanks to one of my new favourite people, Kev...

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