Wing Divers Club
The Wing Divers Scuba Club hosts a variety of activities for divers and non-diving partners. Throughout the year we have several opportunities to participate in steak BBQ’s, local canoe trips, winter tropical trips with diving, and local diving fun. In addition, a weekly pool rental (September-June) and of course the Twin Lakes Diving Facility for the avid cold water diver
The Twin Lakes Diving Facility is located approximately 1.5 hours southwest of Edmonton, and as the name suggests “Twin Lakes”. The facility consists of a heated trailer with sufficient amenities to make for a comfortable dive and surface interval. The dock was built by the Wing Divers and is shared with local swimmers in the summer. Trailer access for members can be arranged after completing an orientation session at the lake.
Weekly Pool Swimming/Diving
From September to June, the Wing Divers usually rents the Confederation Pool (next to Harry Ainley H.S.) , usually for an hour on Sunday evenings from 5:45pm – 6:45pm. The pool facilities includes lane swimming, deep tank for diving, and hot pool. It is a great opportunity to keep fit and polish those diving skills for the winter vacation. Families, couples, singles are all welcome. First pool visit is free so bring your dive gear or come out & swim to stay fit for diving! We usually go for supper after, for those of you who are new to the club or would like more info about membership!
You are welcome to come out and join us at the pool for a trial session, just contact Tom (Club President, see below) beforehand.
Wing Divers host the annual Twin Lakes Treasure Hunt, which is usually held on the Saturday of the Fathers Day weekend. In addition we hold a spring steak BBQ and a winter Christmas pot luck dinner. Plus annual group dive travel destination, contact club for more info, usually 2 weeks in Jan or Feb each year to a tropical destination. Previous trips include Thailand, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, West Coast of BC, etc.
Opportunities to Volunteer
Volunteers always welcome & needed with helping maintain the Twin Lakes facility. Out at the lake we have a spring & Fall work-party, which is a great opportunity to meet local divers and contribute to the operation of the lake facility. Wing Divers also assist yearly in running the AUC's Jasper Aquathon & River Race event every May Long Weekend in Jasper plus their own annual event at Twin Lakes. Volunteers are always needed to work monthly bingos. Funds raised go towards Wing Diver activities and Funding of AUC Programs. Participation at a bingo can reduce your membership by $15.00 for each bingo worked.
Currently Wing Diver Membership:
Family - $125.00
Individual - $75.00.
Your membership includes:
AUC (Alberta Underwater Council) fees
Pool access September – June
Social events (usually summer BBQ & Xmas Social)
Diving out at Twin Lakes including access to the trailer which can be arranged after an orientation session
(Membership Fees are reviewed annually and subject to change)
General Information & Membership
For Pool Access, Bingo/Casino Volunteers
Tom Davies (President)