On Thursday 21st, we sneak started the International World Water Day with a dive outside the water museum Aquaria located on Djurgården, in central Stockholm.
The sun was shining from a clear blue sky and the water was almost three degrees Celsius. Ideal for a dive.
The audience was a primary school class of around thirty VERY interested young children. In order for them to experience what I do, I had kitted up my full-face mask with both a wireless talk communication (Buddy Phone) up to the surface, and an underwater filmcamera, connected by hose to a large TV-screen. The camera was kindly lent to us by SVENTAB. Thank you!
P4 Radio Stockholm was on location and broadcasted live from shore (in Swedish).
A lot of people seemed to think it was madness getting into the water at this time of year. But with a good dry suit (I dive with Ursuit Red-Q and SiTech ring system for dry gloves) and a full face mask, I don’t get as much as a drop of water on me. I was probably the warmest one of all that day. Underneath my drysuit, I wear a thin wool underwear and then a Fourth Element fleec underwear over. Very toasty!
Lena Kautsky managed the surface end of the Buddy Phone and passed on questions from the children. She also told them about how seaweed function like forrests of the sea.
During the dive, I found a lot of beer cans an bottles, seaweed and a treasure chest full of candy!!
On Thursday, you can join us under the surface and experience what it is like to scuba dive WITHOUT GETTING WET OR COLD!
How on Earth will that be possible?
On Thursday 21st we will have a sneak start on World Water Day! Come to Aquaria and join the BalticSeaWeed blog, who will get into the water to check on a seaweed experiment. You can also help feeding the animals at Aquaria and get answers to everything you’ve always wanted to know about fish, and much, much more.
The program (in Swedish) is HERE, and the press release from Stockholm Universitety (also in Swedish) is HERE.
See you Thursday!
2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation.
Therefore, you can expect a lot of activities on World Water Day, coming up on March 22nd.
At Stockholm University, there will be a series of short, captivating lectures from scientists all working in, on and with water.
Seaweed expert professor Lena Kautsky will give a talk on the reproduction of bladderwrack and why it is important in relation to the management of our coastlines.
A programme in Swedish can be found here.
There will also be a startup to World Water Day at Aquaria Water Museum on the 21st, more information on this will follow.