Open Water Scuba Instructor Barry MacEwen recalls his experience diving at the Montreal Biodome! Total Diving gained special access to the facility's aquarium for an adventurous dive into the vast world of aquatic life at the Biodome. This is what Barry had to say:
One of the best dives yet! It was an amazing experience, and one that I will not forget.
A chance of a lifetime to dive in the aquarium at the Biodome in Montreal. From the moment I walked in I was greeted by the staff and made to feel right at home. I was given a tour and then we went right into the dive briefing, equipment setup, and then jumping into the access pool.
Then the most amazing experience as we headed through the access tunnel and into the Aquarium, only to be face to face with a 7-foot Sturgeon! As I swam around and saw all the different species of aquatic life, there was one that caught my eye. It was the spectators that were watching me from the viewing deck with eyes wide open and huge smiles.
Both parents and kids a like! As I waved and smiled at them from behind the glass, you could see the kids asking questions and pointing in disbelief. I am sure a few of them were saying to their parents, “I want to be a diver and dive with the fish in the aquarium”. What a day and what an experience! Thank you to all that made this a reality.