History

Cold water diving in the Arctic

The challenges that lie ahead for divers exploring the Franklin shipwreck
  • Sep 11, 2014
  • 83 words
  • 1 minutes
Expand Image

What is it like to dive in the Arctic? What challenges do divers face? How do they communicate? And what are the risks? As divers begin exploring the Franklin shipwreck found last week in the Queen Maud Gulf, we take a look at the difficulties of cold water diving.

Parks Canada Chief Underwater Archaeologist Ryan Harris talked to Canadian Geographic last month about the challenges of cold water diving. Click on this video to find out more.

Related Content

Canadian Hydrographic Survey launch, CSL Gannett

History

2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

This year's search is about much more than underwater archaeology. The Victoria Strait Expedition will contribute to northern science and communities.

  • 1205 words
  • 5 minutes
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition flag flies above the One Ocean Voyager

History

Victoria Strait Expedition begins

First official day of the 2014 search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships

  • 1092 words
  • 5 minutes

People & Culture

RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

  • 833 words
  • 4 minutes
Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

  • 1638 words
  • 7 minutes