Dive Events & Lake Clean-ups
ON HOLD (indefinitely) due to COVID-19
The AUC promotes local diving in Alberta by sanctioning and providing support for scuba diving events and underwater lake clean-ups held yearly by affiliated AB Scuba Clubs, Alberta Dive Centres & the AUC, all around Alberta.
DATES for 2020 were tentatively set but are all now on hold due to COVID-19. Events not yet cancelled might be postponed. All 2020 event dates are yet to be determined. Lunch is no longer provided, must bring own lunch/snacks, juice/water, etc.
Congratulations.... you are now an Open Water Scuba Diver! Pool/classroom and open water certification (accomplished here at home or in the tropics) is complete.
So now you ask...... “WHAT'S NEXT????” New and experienced scuba divers are encouraged to get out & get wet by diving locally!! Taking an advanced course or specialty or locally "guided dives" can be the next step but also practicing your scuba skills in-between is essential too!
But how to do that?? How to find a buddy?? Where to go diving?? Here is where the AUC can help!
Discover local diving with the AUC
Meet new dive buddies
Practice & increase your underwater scuba skills
AUC members often enjoy reduced event fees at many dive events
Contribute to environmental lake cleanups!
EARN POINTS for the AUC's AB DIVER OF THE YEAR (more info to come soon!)
Add some fun & find dive buddies too! Participate at this year's Dive Alberta Annual Events & Lake Cleanups! Participate or volunteer above or below the surface at your choice at many AUC Dive Alberta events from early spring up to late fall in Alberta.
Most events include: dive activities, like underwater navigation, scavenger hunts, u/w poker, dive caching, plus lake clean-up components or even river snorkeling!
Some events are fully dedicated lake cleanups - like the Banff's or Sylvan Lake's fall cleanups. Some AUC dive events can challenge even the most experienced diver. But new scuba divers still have lots of opportunities to develop their in-water scuba skills (like u/w navigation) while having fun & meeting new people from all across Alberta.
Watch for the new & improved AUC's Alberta Dive Guide which should be available for purchase at your favourite local Dive Centre/Retailer or on-line thru the AUC's web-store! This will help with the where & which location is best for the beginner & advanced divers in Alberta.
Please mark your calendar for the AUC's Dive Alberta Events in 2020 (date to come)
Dates/locations are always subject to change without much notice! Please contact the host club/dive or the AUC office if planning to attend.
Last year, in 2019, over 520 scuba divers, plus friends & families, in addition to AUC's Casino & AGM came out & enjoyed the camaraderie of new scuba buddies and removed over 1 1/2 tons of trash from AB lakes & rivers in 2019 (slightly less recovered last year as a few cleanups or events were cancelled due to wind/snow storms).
Win Prizes at events & automatically qualify for GRAND PRIZES!
AUC members automatically qualify for a chance each year end to win GRAND PRIZES! To qualify, just sign the AUC Dive Event Waiver at 2 or more Dive Alberta Events/Lake Cleanups for your chance to WIN! More events entered = more chances to WIN! Grand Prizes include:
$250 Gift Certificate from the Alberta Dive Centre or AB Instructor of your choice (provided by the AUC)
Participation or Event Prizes are handed out or raffled at most AUC events, thanks to sponsors from local dive shops, local Alberta scuba clubs, gear suppliers, and sometimes even local businesses (if available)!