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OUC 2017 Liability Insurance

To view the OUC 2017 Liability Insurance 11 page summary, click here

To view the OUC 2017 Liability Insurance full 45 page policy, click here

Liability Insurance is:

1- Insurance that protects you and your assets when somebody sues you for damages and or injuries you caused including death.

2- Liability settlements can render judgements in the MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

Liability Insurance is NOT:

1- Medical insurance - However OUC's insurance does reimburse others for their medical expenses if they are injured as a result of OUC member activities up to $10,000. .

2- Travel insurance

3- Theft insurance

4- Hyperbaric insurance

5- Medivac insurance

To view an easy to read Power Point presentation, please click here

While diving in Ontario, we do have medical insurance. However it is recommended and the consensus of many scuba divers that you invest in medical insurance specific to diving, especially when diving outside of Ontario.  DAN (Divers Alert Network) is the best known. You can use other medical providers.

The OUC Liability Insurance Policy is an "Occurrence" based policy. Please read the email exchange between Ron Bogart, SUCI President, and Nancy Au, VP Sports and Recreation for Pearson Dunn. They are the insurance broker. GameDay Insurance is the insurance provider.

 

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Good morning:

To follow up on this, I spoke with Nancy Au at PD this morning and posed the following question:

  • I am an instructor and a current member of the OUC policy and teach a minor (aged 14) today.
  • I then decide to retire from diving (and instructing) a year later and cease my coverage in the OUC policy.
  • The minor decides to sue me when they are 19.
  • Am I still covered?

Nancy confirmed that under the “Occurrence Based” policy you would still be covered.

If anyone wishes to speak to Nancy directly with any additional specific questions or concerns, she is quite pleased to talk to you and answer them.

Cheers, Ron

 

From: Nancy Au [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:11 AM
To: 'Ron Bogart'
Subject: RE: Ontario Underwater Council - insurance renewal

Hi Ron,

It is on an ‘occurrence basis’.  You are correct in your thoughts.

Nancy

nancy au, BBA, FCIP, RIB, CRM

vice president, sport & recreation

435 McNeilly Road, Suite 103

Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5E3

 

From: Nancy Au [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:36 PM
To: 'Ronald J. Bogart'
Subject: RE: Ontario Underwater Council - insurance renewal

Hi Ron,

On the first page of the policy declaration page it says (2) The ‘bodily injury or ‘property damage’ occurs during the policy period;…..   see attached.

A claims-made policy reads to indicate that the policy term to respond is the one in which the claim first becomes known and is reported to the insurer.

Let me know if you want to chat about it on the phone .

Nancy

nancy au, BBA, FCIP, RIB, CRM

vice president, sport & recreation

435 McNeilly Road, Suite 103

Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5E3

Ripley's Aquarium

                                                                                  Jazz Band at Ripley's Aquarium

Date: Friday, December 9th, 2016

Time:  7pm at the Group Ticket Counter

Cost: $24.00

Description: A Jazz night out on the town at the splendorous Ripley's Aquarium. Visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/. We will tour the Aquarium and listen to a live Jazz band. We will meet Heather C at the Group Ticket Counter at or before 7pm. If you arrive late, please call Heather at 416 420-0233. She will come to the counter and hand you the ticket. There is a cash bar where the Jazz band is playing. Drinks are to be consumed only in that area. We are free to roam around and visit the various aquatic life during or after we see the band. Plan at least 1 hour to tour the Aquarium. NOTE: Ripley's is taking reservations on a fisrt come basis to dive in the large tank. Only two at a time and only on Wednesday's at 3pm. Next available time slot is in June, 2017. Fee is $250 + HST. It is a guided tour with a DM. All equipment is supplied and must be used because of contaminants. You can bring your own mask. No photography is permitted.

Directions: 401 to the Don Valley south and exit at Lakeshore/Jarvis. Proceed on Lakeshore to Bremner. There is underground parking south of Ripley's Aquarium/CN Tower.

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Preferred transportation: GO train schedule for December 9th. Trains leave every 1/2 hour from the various stations. It takes about 30-35 minutes from Scarborough to get to Union Station. Fares will vary from $5.65 return for a senior and $11.30 for an adult. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from Union Station to Ripley's Aqurium.

 

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What is SCUBA gear?

What Is Scuba Gear?

Scuba diving equipment allows you to visit the underwater world by making it possible to breathe, see and move comfortably while below the surface. Gear helps you change from being a land-dweller to somewhat of an aquatic being – if only for a little while. A mask lets you see clearly. A scuba regulator and tank provide the air you need. Fins allow you to swim efficiently, and a wetsuit helps you stay warm. Whether you’re just starting as a scuba diver or you’re an experienced diver looking for new equipment, you’ll find helpful suggestions and tips in this section. Keep in mind that fit, comfort and suitability are the three most important considerations when choosing gear, but you don’t have to sacrifice color coordination and looking good. Your local PADI dive shop is a great place to get more information and assistance in finding the best scuba equipment for you.

Where Will You Use Your Scuba Gear? 

You can dive almost anywhere there’s water, and the scuba gear you use will vary slightly based on the dive environment. There are four general categories for dive equipment, but some gear fits in all categories – for example, the same mask is fine for all environments. 

PADI Open Water Diver

OWDSpring2018

 

Cost of Certification Course  $575

Course Includes:

•  Instruction by PADI Certified Instructors and Divemasters for 5 Confined Water dives and 4 Open Water dives

•  Equipment rentals and air fills for the 5 scheduled pool dives at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC)

•  PADI online eLearning course

•  Certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver

•  Receipt eligible for Education Tax Credit

No Hidden Costs with SUCI

This list includes all the costs for the course. We've done our best to provide reasonable estimates for purchasing equipment and for the Open Water weekend.

Flexible Open Water 

Going down south and want to complete your Open Water dives there? Talk to us! Let us know when you register and your course will be discounted the cost of the Open Water Dives and we can provide you with a referral to a PADI Dive Centre.

•  SUCI Membership for the remainder of 2018 (a value of $135/year) including:

o  Access to all SUCI pool times at TPASC

o  Many opportunities to dive and practice with SUCI’s experienced divers and instructor team

o  Fun times at SUCI’s many social activities

 

Course Excludes:

•  Personal Scuba Equipment Required for the course (Budget $400)

 Mask and snorkel

o  Open heel fins and wet boots

o  Weight belt and weights

o  Any wetsuits for pool sessions 

o Refundable deposit for eRDPml and Dive planning slate and dives (Refundable deposit of $30)

•  Open Water Dive weekend (Budget $250)

o  Rental of full scuba equipment for weekend

o  Air fills for 2 tanks

o  Camping, meals and fuel

 

Ready to get started? Complete our Pre-Registration form and we'll get back to you shortly. 

Need more information? Read our Open Water Diver Pamphlet

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Water Course 2017

SUCI Open Water Course Dates Winter and Spring 2018

 

Schedule for Registration, eLearning, and Pool Skills:

Date Time Place Activity
WINTER 2018
Wed. Jan 10 Midnight N/A  Registration closes
Tues. Jan 16  Midnight N/A  eLearning complete
Wed. Jan 17 7:30 pm -10:00 pm TPASC Leadership Rm A
TPASC Training Pool
Quick Quiz
Dive 1
Wed. Jan 24 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Dives 2 & 3
Wed. Feb 7 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Dives 4 & 5
Wed. Feb 28 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool SUCI Meeting
Wed. Mar 7 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Swim Skills & Make Up
SPRING 2018
Wed. Mar 14 Midnight N/A  Registration closes
Tues. Mar 20 Midnight N/A  eLearning complete
Wed. Mar 21 7:30 pm -10:00 pm TPASC Leadership Rm A
TPASC Training Pool
Quick Quiz
Dive 1
Wed. Mar 28 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Dives 2 & 3
Wed. Apr 4 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Dives 4 & 5
Wed. Apr 11 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool SUCI Meeting
Wed. Apr 25 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm TPASC Deep Pool Swim Skills & Make Up

Schedule for Open Water Certification Weekend 2018:

Date Time Place Activity
Sat. Jun 16, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Marmora, ON OW Dives 1 & 2
Sun. Jun 17, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Marmora, ON OW Dives 3 & 4
 

Cost of Open Water Certification Course: $575

Read our PADI Open Water Diver description our Open Water Pamphlet for further details. 

 

Ready to get started? Complete our Pre-Registration Form and we'll get back to you shortly. 

Need more information? Read our Open Water Diver Pamphlet and then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Open water Course Dates and Costs 2017

Course Dates and costs