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iN VIDEO: B.C. free diver explores the depths of Lynn Canyon pools

A screenshot from Samson's video, looking up from the water under a Lynn Canyon suspension bridge North Vancouver.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE / PNW Samson
August 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM

While North Vancouver's Lynn Canyon Park is popular with tourists around the world, the views from the bottom of the pools are a sight more rarely seen.

B.C. free diver Chris Samson captured Lynn Canyon, not from atop the famous suspension bridges, but deep underwater in the pools — some of which are 30-feet deep.

Free diving is done without breathing apparatus such as scuba gear, so divers are generally only equipped with fins and goggles, holding their breath until they resurface.

Samson urges future divers to be careful if diving under the bridge, as Lynn Canyon is a popular spot for cliff jumpers. 

In his travels, he has found a submerged drone and an operational GoPro 8, which he hopes to return to its rightful owner.

Samson included some footage from the GoPro at the end of his video in the hopes that the owners will be found. If you recognize anyone in the clips, leave a comment on his Youtube video. 


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