Canadian Certification Board conference ready for September crowd



HALIFAX — The Canadian Underwater Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre from September 13-15 with a golf tournament to follow on September 16.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity for those involved in the underwater industry to meet, exchange ideas, learn about new technologies, and discuss current issues.

Hosted by the Diver Certification Board of Canada, the conference program is packed with panel discussions, exhibits and presentations by 21 speakers from around the world – centered around the theme of “Man and Machine Underwater: Operations and Initiatives.”

The extensive schedule for the conference is designed to cover all aspects of the industry from commercial diving and ROV operations to national and international certification of divers and commercial dive schools. Discussions will range from diving on dams, marine salvage, and military munitions. There will be talks on offshore oil and gas development and production, municipal water and sewer systems, remotely operated (underwater) vehicles and more.

Panels will be conducted on both days dealing with international issues on Day One and the Harmonization of Diving Regulations and Diving Medicals Across Canada on Day Two.

“We are very proud and excited to be hosting this Conference,” said David Parkes, executive director of the Diver Certification Board of Canada. “We believe it’s important to provide a venue for those involved in diving to gather and exchange ideas, discuss technologies and plan for the future. The presentations will be relevant, dynamic and will offer opportunities for questions and answers.”

Along with speakers from various countries including Australia, Europe and the United States, there will also be time for socializing. Halifax provides numerous entertainment and tour opportunities for companions, and the Conference features an Awards Reception and Dinner and the Underwater Conference Golf Tournament to conclude the event.

The conference website,, offers easy online registration or registrants can contact the Diver Certification Board.


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