Minnewanka Dive, October 2002I took these underwater photographs in October 2002 while diving at Lake Minnewanka, Banff, Alberta. Paul Hanrider and I dove with "technical" equipment from the wooden stairs at one end of the causway to the dam site (near the middle of the causway). Total dive time was 85 minutes, maximum depth (at the base of the dam) was 90 feet. Water temperature was 50F. The dive was really just some technical gear practice, but the dam site is one of my favorites. The beauty of twins is that you can swim (underwater) to the dam site. Without twins, it is a very long surface swim from the stairs, or a steep climb down large, sharp rocks from the middle of the causway. The photos are of Paul, the dam, and an unknown fellow on a large Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV).
The photos were taken by a Sealife DC200 digital underwater camera, without external strobe (just using the internal flash).