Jasper - 1st dives of 2022

Location: Jasper, Alberta - Park Canada Permits required (day/weekend/or yearly)

 

Date: CASUAL Get-together in Jasper for  May Long Weekend 2022 - not an official event

(usually held May Long Weekend since 1962, called the Jasper Aquathon & Athabasca River Race (60th Annual)

 

Camping Reservation required at - our usual is "WAPITI CAMPGROUND, Section RR (or close to it)" BUT camp where ever you can get a reservation - very limited, must book early (or check for cancellations just a few weeks, or days prior)

NOTE: Whistler's Campground in Jasper is now open after extensive renovations.

Or booked your preferred accommodations early!

Hosted By Volunteers

 

See also:  The Dive Outfitters, Ocean Sports, and JasperHotels.com

 

RSVP to: info@albertaunderwatercouncil.com

A non-official event - casual camp-n-dive only, not a fully scheduled event. Just the 1st Dives of 2022 for many divers.

 

Meet & arrange to dive with buddies at Lake Annette, or Lake Edith, or Lac Beauvert, or Horseshoe Lake, & more!

Dive times usually early - meet 8:30 am in parking lots at Jasper's Lakes (parking is limited & often very busy during weekend). 

RSVP above or Post your interest on AUC's FACEBOOK Group Page if looking to join in the Camp-n-Dive Fun at Jasper.

  • Must have COLD WATER diving experience & bring all your own scuba gear.

  • Air fills are usually available at Jasper Fire Hall on Saturday 3:00-6:00 pm. Current price is $10 per tank, cash only, exact change required.

  • Subject to change without notice

 

Remember

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

  • Must bring or rent all your own scuba gear, plus at least 2 tanks. 

  • Not an official dive weekend event, just divers getting together for their 1st dives of the Alberta 2022 dive season. 

Dive safe ................... have fun, Always!

Previous 50th Annual Jasper Aquathon was held in 2012.

Athabasca River Race - 2016 video by Angie Garred

 

WARNING: All participation in all activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Athabasca River Race, especially due to Becker's Rapids can be challenging.  BUT most of river is often slow, all depends on current spring conditions including amount of snow melt, recent rain & consequent river flow rates.

NO Costumes: Only hats, t-shirts (over wetsuits), etc.  Flotation devices recommended. Full costumes are no longer allowed during the River Race for safety reasons.

Previous Jasper Aquathon Events often included a River Race, Lake Cleanup Dives, UW Dive Event, Navigation Completions, etc., also previously included Lunch on Saturday & Sunday plus BYOM BBQ Sunday after diving.

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, writing slate, compass

  • 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

  • Most events DO NOT INCLUDE food and water, bring your own lunch or snacks, water, juices, etc.

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen, camping gear (if applicable)

  • Small amount of cash for registration fees, raffle draws, air-fills (if available)