Thursday, January 24, 2019

Almost 40 years young!

Ah, the 1980's! 

  • The first Space Shuttle, Columbia takes off
  • USA and Russia end the "Cold War", leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • IBM Personal computer was released
  • Radioactive debris from the Chernobyl disaster circles the world
  • Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00.00 UTC
  • Rubic's Cube is introduced at a toy convention in UK!
  • Pierre Trudeau starts the decade as Canada's Prime Minister


CANPAC Divers is incorporated by Glen Costello in Vancouver, BC!

Now, almost 40 years later, we are proud to continue the CANPAC legacy with a recognition that not only are we committed to delivering the highest quality of commercial diving expertise to the global market we serve, but also recognize the much broader range of services we deliver to our customers, thus, a slight change to the name!

To celebrate, here is a recent ad we ran in the wonderful magazine:  CADC - Canadian Association of Diving Contractors

As we start 2019, it is always good to look back at how we got here and what our goals are going forward. In a business that is seeing dramatic change, one thing remains the same from the day, we opened our doors almost 40 years ago and that is to meet and exceed our customers expectations in service while being competitive in price and with an absolute commitment to safety!

Ah, the future is certainly exciting!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Vintage Divers go old school at Vancouver Aquarium

Since the early 2000's, a group of vintage divers have been part of the annual Divers Weekend being held at the Vancouver Aquarium. This year, it is the last Saturday and Sunday of January, (26th and 27th).

In this picture, Hard Hat Diving enthusiast Chris Casavant interacts with the audience while swimming with the sharks in the shark tank! The vintage suit has a brass and copper helmet and breastplate from the 1940's.

In addition to the live, "in tank" presentation, members of the Heritage Hard Hat Divers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss, diver equipment from the by-gone days and how it was used.

In addition, the audience will be able to put on one of the old helmets and have their picture taken.

On hand will be dive equipment from the early 1910's through to the 1950's! There will be dive helmets as an example from all around the world.

Please plan to take the kids and the parents to this wonderful weekend at the Aquarium and lean abot the "good ole days" of the diving industry in Canada and around the world from some of the most experienced divers you can meet!

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