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Banff Lake Clean-up


Location: Banff Lake Cleanup at Lake Minnewanka's Cliff Dive Site

Date: Sunday, Oct 7th, 2023 - TENTATIVE

What: Lake clean-up dive - open to 20 registered divers only!

Cost:  FREE, PLUS will need Canada National Park Pass (choose day, weekend, annual, purchase in advance or at Park Gate)

Hosted By: UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary) & the AUC volunteers


Event Times:

9:00 am Registration & Waivers

10:00 am Dive Safety Briefing

12:00 pm Lunch & Presentations

1:00 pm 2nd dive if wanted & conditions allow

3:00 pm Clean-up site, document & remove trash collected to Park garbage bins, pack-up dive gear, lock gate, etc.


Please Come out to collect some trash underwater and help keep our Alberta lakes, rivers, and waterways & National Parks debris free!

Location: Lake Minnewanka (past the boat launch & concession) Banff, Alberta

NOTE: Limited participants due to parking issues


UW LAKE CLEANUP at Lake Minnewanka Cliff's Dive Site - Permit pending  ..... with thanks to Tina at Parks Canada & the

UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary & area)


NOTE: Hope to have access to gate (just past boat launch & concession) & able to drive thru & park next to picnic shelter


Suggest that divers gear up at vehicle or tailgate, then walk down to beach after Dive Safety Briefing.


LIMITED NUMBERS, MUST RSVP Via Registering via email here for the first 20 divers only!


  • PROVIDED: AUC usually provides mesh bags for trash & an emergency cutting device for all lake cleanup volunteer divers

                                DIVE EVENT & Safety Protocols to be followed (where applicable):  

  • ​     LIMITED numbers of participants via PRE-REGISTRATION Required for Divers and/or Family or Shore Support Volunteers

  •       MUST have COLD-WATER dive experience prior to registering

  •       WAIVERS/RISK AWARENESS FORMS must be read & voluntarily signed prior to participation (everyone, no exceptions)

  •       MUST BE PRESENT at Dive Safety Briefing prior to participating in event dive(s)

  •       MUST follow standard dive safety guidelines & all directions of event organizers   

  •       COVID/PUBLIC HEALTH: Minimize interaction and maintain physical distance of at least 2 meters (6 ft)

  •       COVID/PUBLIC HEALTH: IF COVID signs/symptoms present or suspected - do not participate, protect yourself and others


Please keep scuba gear tidy & respect others right to use the park. 

Must bring or rent all your own scuba gear, plus 1-2 tanks. 

Surprise Raffles for donated prized from sponsors like our local generous dive shops are often available so bring your cash!! 


Want a 2nd dive after?? Possible, if conditions favourable but 2nd dive is up to you & buddy.

Event details subject to change without notice, please check FacebookWebsite just prior.

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks - at least one or more tanks, BC, regulators, dry-suit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves, plus small tarp to change on.  AUC to supply mesh bags and safety scissors

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, knife, writing slate, compass & a small tarp to change on

  • Your certification card and logbook 

  • Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between

  • Bring your own lunch or snack, juice, water, etc. Most events DO NOT include food and water due to COVID.

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

  • Small amount of cash for registration fees if applicable, donations, membership, raffle draws (if available)

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