Cascade Pond Cleanup
LocationCascade Pond, Banff, AB
Date: Sunday, Oct 1st, 2023 - 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: email@example.com
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
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 prizes - 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. Organizers will not be available later
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)