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N e w s l e t t e r
by Kai Chaplin
To start off, this month’s newsletter is
somewhat groundbreaking. For the first time in the
history of me, the photos in this edition are as
Canadian as a beaver dipped in maple syrup.
Previously, I’ve had to throw in pictures from
my Bahamian dive photography - this month though, I
was able to steal some from the new website. Right
now its only in the beta stage, but it’s lookin pretty
slick. Aquasoc member Chris Yong has done a fantastic
job designing it. Users will be able to create an account
and participate in a fully functioning forum. Photo
galleries have been improved, and the site is sooo much
sexier. If you see Chris around, give him a high five -
on top of that, he deserves credit for all the photos on
these two pages! Righteous.
The annual Pumpkin Carving Dive is a long running
Aquasoc tradition, normally held on Halloween
weekend. The event is at least fifteen years old - which,
according to science, is a really long time.
This year the club treasurer, Bjorn Bean and the club
secretary, Midori Fujita lead a dozen divers at Whytecliff
park. On the first dive, seven of the twelve descended
with their pumpkins and got to work. Rachel White, the
first place winner, scored herself a new pair of fins,
while Paul Conzatti took second place and a new pair of
gloves. Michael Uhlman won third place and has a new
t-shirt to prove it.
After lunch, divers headed out to the anemone
gardens - a “bread and butter” Whytecliff dive spot,
though, for good reason. Bjorn was definitely stoked,
especially about the unreal amount of cloud sponges in
It’s a fact: if you didn’t go, you missed out.
Pumpkin Carving Dive
So, it’s November. It’s time for autumn, another Twilight
movie, and daylight savings. If that’s not depressing, I don’t k