VICTORIA, BC—Sept. 29, 2014—The Robert Bateman Centre will host an underwater safari that allows viewers from around the world to watch, listen, learn and communicate with divers during a live streaming shipwreck dive off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
From 9am-10am and again from 11am-12pm (PST) on Thursday, Oct. 2, viewers will be able to tune in to these free online dives for a unique learning experience. Viewers can communicate in real time with divers and explore marine wildlife around a sunken shipwreck with Fish Eye Project’s first ever Explore the Ocean Day.
Team members from Fish Eye will be on hand in the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria to talk about the project and encourage audiences to ask the divers about what they are seeing. Viewers around the world can also watch and connect at www.fisheyeproject.org and link straight to Fish Eye’s live YouTube channel, using the chat box to instant message their questions.
Inspiration for this event comes from up-and-coming marine educator and co-founder of Fish Eye Project, Mike Irvine: “I met Sylvia Earle [an iconic marine biologist] back in 2011 and told her my dream of connecting people to the ocean on a large scale. She encouraged and inspired me to go after it, and that’s what I’m doing,” Irvine said.
Established in 2013, Fish Eye Project is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.