|Posted on 7 August, 2015 at 13:40|
The Salmon.. British Columbia's Iconic fish. There are 5 known species of Pacific Salmon in BC Waters. They are the Coho, Pink, Chinook, Sockeye and Chum. Salmon are at the base of many First Nations culture, a major commercial export item for BC, and a huge tourism draw.
Pheromones, or chemical cues in the water guide salmon allowing them to find their birth streams. Also when spawning, they are capable of leaping out of the water up to two meters.
Did you know that UB Diving is getting up close and personal with the salmon? On August 30th, we're donning our wetsuits/drysuits and snorkeling down the Campbell River (provided there's enough water) to relaxingly drift through schools of salmon. It's an amazing experience and this will be my 14th year in a row of doing it (I missed last year due a shoulder injury) and it never gets boring. If you’re interested, check out our event on Facebook. Not on FB, give us a shout at the shop and we'll happily give you more details.