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Seattle hosted the 30th Annual Salish Sea Conference, a trans-boundary initiative to focus on the Salish Sea that is shared by Canada and the United States. This conference respects that the ocean knows no borders and that conservation requires a combined effort on both sides of our modern borders. This conference also respects the indigenous peoples who inhabited this area historically. Long before the settlers arrived, this part of the Pacific Northwest held a thriving ocean.
Nebraska is a state rarely associated with scuba diving. Landlocked and whole states away from major bodies of water, the Cornhusker State is known for its flatness: its name meaning “flat water” in Otoe Indian. While it has few dive sites in comparison to other states in the U.S., Nebraska’s appeal as a dive destination rests on its other outdoor opportunities that can complement a day of scuba and encourage non-diving family and friends to join the grander adventure.
Launching from Grand Portage, Minnesota is Isle Royale Charters: one of Lake Superior’s most recognized charter operators. Specializing in sharing Lake Superior’s fine diving, Isle Royale Charters has been an established business for decades and offers underwater opportunities for both recreational and technical divers.
White shark Azlyn takes off like a shot as soon as she realizes she is free to return to the ocean!
Second Annual Dutch Springs Expo Shares Education, Community Focus Article By John Tapley and Photos By Gary Lehman