Creator of Getting Salty, Kolin Hansen, is a diver who was certified in the waters of British Columbia. Over the years, Kolin noticed an underrepresentation of the incredible ocean life in the Pacific Northwest in merchandise and media. He noticed that trinkets, shirts and bags only really promoted tropical aspects of diving, and thus set out on a mission to showcase some of the sea creatures and plant-life that we get to experience here on the coast of British Columbia. These species include the Giant Pacific Octopus, Puget Sound King Crabs, countless nudibranchs and a vast variety of fish.
"My goal is to create awareness of the incredible ocean life in the Pacific North West through art and design." - Kolin Hansen, Creator of Getting Salty.
Getting Salty sells a variety of incredible stickers showcasing the underwater species native to the Pacific Northwest, alongside an array of merchandise and apparel including tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies.
If you are looking for something in particular, Getting Salty also does custom commissions.
Getting Salty is the creator of Diving In's stickers, which can be purchased at our cleanups for $2 each, or for free if you take part in the cleanup! All proceeds go toward supporting the project.
To find out more about Getting Salty:
Follow them on Instagram (@getting_salty_)
Check our their YouTube channel: Getting Salty
Visit their website: www.gettingsalty.ca
Here is one of the videos from Getting Salty's YouTube channel: