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Fish Eye Project will make a splash on World Oceans Day (June 8, 2016) by bringing live, interactive underwater cinema to IMAX Victoria — a first for the giant screen.

Emerald Forest is a ‘live dive’ event that will give audiences the chance to follow and interact with scuba divers as they explore the marine kelp forests off Victoria’s Ogden Point.

The first live show starts at IMAX Victoria in the Royal BC Museum at 11 am with a second dive at 1 pm.

“Emerald Forest will offer the surround sound and stunning visuals you’d expect of a Giant Screen experience, but with a twist—it’s an underwater broadcast happening in real time,” says Fish Eye co-founder Maeva Gauthier.

It’s also a first of its kind interactive cinema experience. Audiences will be able to see, hear, and talk to divers without getting wet.

Simulcast to select Giant Screen theatres in Canada and sites including Telus World of Science-Edmonton and Saskatchewan Science Centre,  the shows will also be streamed to the Internet. Anyone with a computer or smartphone can participate.

Theatregoers, school groups, and viewers around the world will be able to ask questions of Fish Eye’s team of marine educators and scuba divers via social media.

“IMAX Victoria recognizes the value of the Fish Eye Project’s interactive live dive concept,” says theatre director Paul Wild. “We see it as a complement to our line-up of entertaining and inspiring documentary programming.”

  • Where: IMAX Victoria in the Royal BC Museum | 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC
  • When: June 8, 2016 | 11am and 1pm (PDT)
  • Admission: $10 Adults | $5 Children (12 and under)

Fish Eye Project will also host a marine expo on June 8 from 10 am – 3 pm as part of World Oceans Day celebrations at the Royal BC Museum. The family-friendly event features more than 25 exhibitors, touch tanks, photo booths and virtual reality demonstrations. Admission to the Expo is FREE.

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