Lake Dives

As some of you may have guessed, I am now back in the sunny and very landlocked Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. I’m dividing my time between working for Inland Divers, the army reserves with the British Columbia Dragoons, and expanding my online footprint with an eye to make some money using my undersea pictures and videos.

Okanagan Lake is a beautiful lake, surprisingly clear and sometimes very, very cold. It’s also the site of much of my new employment and future fun dives! It has numerous forms of aquatic life, including shrimp, several colourful but skittish fish that remind me of tropical wrasse, and even freshwater muscles! It even boasts a lake monster, Ogopogo! My friends and I are planning some dives here and in some other locations around the interior, like Pavilion Lake , where NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have been conducting training in preparation for expeditions to Mars!

To sum up, it’s a whole new game now. Lake diving is sorely underrepresented in the diving world and in the diving blog world, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to expand thisarea of diving online and maybe find out some more about the strange freshwater shellfish that live in the lake here!

About the author

Graeme is a professional diver, qualified as a PADI and SDI Divemaster, DCBC 40m Unrestricted Commercial Scuba Diver, 30m Restricted Surface Supply diver, and CAUS Scientific Diver Lv.2. Graeme has an Associate Degree of Arts in Environmental Studies, where he focused on archaeology and physical geography, and an Advanced GIS certificate.