WATCH: A team of scuba divers made a big splash today, bringing the underwater world off Victoria’s Ogden Point live to audiences across Canada
The divers were on the water first thing Wednesday morning broadcasting from the ocean floor off Ogden Point.
They were bringing images of kelp forests, ling cod and rock fish live to their audiences at the IMAX Theatre in the Royal BC Museum and other locations across the country and around the world.
Wednesday’s live dive was part of World Oceans Day, and organizers said they wanted to help people become more aware of the role oceans play in the world’s environment.
“Our mission is to connect people so they feel engaged and they care about the ocean ultimately, not everybody gets to go diving, so this is diving without getting wet,” said Maeva Gathier with the Fish Eye Project.
The dive team will be back in the water in September when they will broadcast live from a salmon run.