Idea for deep-sea museum floated at economic development meeting
Published by Chris Bush, Nanaimo News Bulletin
April 23, 2014
Nanaimo could soon have a new interactive deep-sea museum attracting tourists.
The idea was revealed at the Economic Development Corporation’s annual general meeting last week.
Terry Knight, co-founder of Inuktun Services who now works with Seamor Marine, presented the idea he developed with his friend Phil Nuytten, owner of Nuytco Research out of North Vancouver, which develops and manufactures submersible craft.
Knight, who calls the museum the Deep Discover Centre, said the discussions are in their preliminary stages, but he and Nuytten talked about the idea for several years – to create an interactive museum on Nanaimo’s waterfront showcasing B.C.’s contributions to submersible marine technology development.
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