Cold Lake Underwater Rodeo

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Location: Cold Lake Provincial Park, watch for road-side dive flag signs and the dive trailer at the day-use picnic area

 

Date: Saturday, AUGUST 20th, 2022

What: Underwater fun activities & lake clean-up

 

Cost: $30 per diver, SUBWAY LUNCH Provided

 

Hosted By: Lakeland Scuba Society and Wet & Wild Diving Society of Fort McMurray (FortMacScuba.com)

 

RSVP to: info@albertaunderwatercouncil.com, OR fortmacscuba@gmail.com

Event Times:

8:00 am Registration

9:00 am Dive Safety Briefing & Event Start

12:00 pm Lunch Break - Subway Lunch provided for participants, additional family members welcome @$5.00 each

1:00 pm Diving Continues, plus divers can help cleanup underwater

3:00 -3:30 pm Prize Presentations

A great day of underwater, fun dive activities plus an underwater lake clean-up.

CAMPING: You can now reserve online at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca or 1-877-537-2757, OR be sure to Google & reserve other accommodations in Cold Lake in advance.

 

Thanks to the volunteers of the HOST CLUBS: Lakeland Scuba Society and Wet & Wild Diving Society of Fort McMurray, and Local 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)  Don't be late!

  •       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 

 

Remember:

  • Please keep scuba gear tidy & respect others right to use the park & access its facilities. 

  • WATCH for BOATS, surface near shore when possible, good compass skills an asset!

  • Must bring or rent all your own scuba gear, plus at least 2 tanks (or more if extra dives wanted). 

  • Raffles might be available for donated prizes from sponsors like our generous LDS (Local Dive Shops)  -  so bring your cash!! 

  • If staying overnight additional casual dives might be possible on Sunday

  • ENJOY Cold Lake diving!

 

Event details subject to change without notice, please check Facebook & Website just prior.

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks (at least 2 tanks or more) - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves, dive light, knife and small tarp to change on

  • Other dive gear that you need & should purchase & bring to this event: writing slate & compass (one per buddy team)

  • 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

  • NOTE:  DUE TO COVID - Most EVENTS NOT LONGER INCLUDE FOOD/WATER,  please bring own lunch, snacks, water, juice, etc.

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen plus a small tarp to change on

  • Enough cash for registration fees, raffle draws, 50/50's raffle, etc.