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Cascade Pond Cleanup

LocationCascade Pond, Banff, AB

Date: Sunday, Sept 29th, 2024 - TENTATIVE

What: Lake clean-up dive - open to snorkelers or Free Divers only - ponds are only 6-15 ft (2-5 m) deep, divers can help with shore support and cleanup up picnic area.  (Possibly part of Camp n' Dive Weekend for the UW Outlaws Club.)

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

Hosted By: Calgary Free Divers Group, UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary) & the AUC volunteers


RSVP to:

Event Times:

9:00 am Registration & Waivers

10:00 am Dive Safety Briefing

12:00 pm Lunch, Clean-up site, document & remove trash collected to Park garbage bins, pack-up dive gear, etc


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

Location: Cascade Pond, Banff, Alberta

NOTE: Limited participants due to parking issues

Suggest  gear up in pkg lot, then walk down to ponds after Dive Safety Briefing. Alternatively, bring a garden wagon & haul gear to beach area & gear up on picnic table.


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


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 prizes - from sponsors like our local generous dive shops - are often available so bring your cash


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


       Please NOTE:

LIMITED numbers of participants available (for most events) via PRE-REGISTRATION Required for Divers

  • MUST have COLD-WATER dive experience prior to registering 

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

  • MUST BE PRESENT at Dive Safety Briefing prior to participating in event dive(s)  PLEASE Don't be late!

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

  • COVID/PUBLIC HEALTH: If applicable - 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 

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.  Some events DO NOT include food and water. Allergies? Bring your own!

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

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

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