Undersea images of Discovery Passage

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Saturday, September 21st, 2019

On Saturday, September 21 Roger McDonell will be showing his underwater photography of Discovery Passage and giving a short talk.

Born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Roger took a scuba diving course at the local YMCA and discovered a passion for the underwater world. After a trip to visit relatives on Vancouver Island, diving in the Pacific Ocean became instrumental in changing the course of his life.

Subsequently moving to Campbell River to take a job as a radio news reporter, Roger became active with the Tiderippers Dive Club and developed an interest in underwater photography. Discovering a taste for photography also extended to his interest in marine life and particularly killer whales. A chance trip to the North Island with the dive club resulted in meeting some people keen in saving the orca’s prime social area around Robson Bight. 

Jump forward more than 35 years and Roger is still diving and now doing more underwater video than stills taking advantage of all the wonderful technology available to bring high resolution imaging to those that don’t dive. 

In 2018 Roger became a partner in oceanfix.ca Ventures Ltd which runs Beaver Aquatics Dive Shop in Campbell River. He also runs dive charters with his own boat ‘Gizmo’.

This is a part of the 50th Parallel Art & Earth Festival.

The talk is Saturday, September 21 from 2:30 to 3:30 at the Museum at Campbell River and it is free to attend.  A vido compilation of his work will be shown in the Van Isle Theatre at the Museum at Campbell River from 1-5pm on Friday, September 20.