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                                                                                2018 Axe Throwing

Date: January 27, 2018

Time: 3 - 5PM

Location: BATL Axe throwing, Brock Road, Pickering

Cost: $50 includes trophy to the winner

 

January 2018 photos

Video of the Discover Scuba ession on January, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEn6no1Ou0E&t=5s

Photos of the Discover Scuba - January,2018

 

 

2017 Banquet Photos

Copyright photos by Mike McCabe

October 5-12 North Carolina (20)

Date: 2 dates are being considered JUne 23-30 and October 5 - 12. 
Cost: Approximately $1890Cdn includes Airfare, 7 days of Accommodations, meals, car rental and 10 dives
Number of divers: 20
Diver Rating: C
Available spots as of October 23rd: 20
Number of dives: 10 over 5 days
Emergency Assistance Plan:
I am in the preliminary stages of organizing a 7 day dive trip to North Carolina. Please let me know if you are interested. At the October GM, about 6-8 people were interested. There are 2 dates proposed. Please let me know your preference.
 
For those that attended the Shipwreck Symposium last April, we saw a great presentation by Scott Stitt
"In the early part of 1942, the outer banks of North Carolina were a battleground. German U-boats sank so many ships in these waters the area became known as “Torpedo Alley”."
    
Some highlights of the trip - Dan Hickey, from Innerspace, has dove here with Olympus Dive Center, http://www.olympusdiving.com/ - great referral .
 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIDEO ON THE LOWER RIGHT OF THEIR HOME PAGE --- BAIT BALL SANDTIGERS. Have you ever seen anything like it.... and you can be there :) :)
 
1- Destination Morehead City, North Carolina
 
2- Dates: Tentative;
    a- Saturday, June 23 - June 30 or
    b- Friday, Oct 5-12 Seafood festival from October 6-8. Kinda like Taste of the Danforth
 
3- 1 stop 4-5 hours return flight from Pearson, Toronto to New Bern, North Carolina. New Bern is about 38 miles from Morehead City. Todays pricing for the June dates vary from $410 -$550CDN + fees.  October not available. Prices can vary widely depending on day of departure. You will reserve your own flight.
 
4- 10 dives, 2 per day. Boarding by 6am, return by 4pm. 2 hour trips to outer bank. Group pricing of 8-16 divers, 2 tank dives are $107US. Weights are included.
 
5- Tank rentals - Air $7.00US; $16.00 for nitrox which is recommended. Olympus can do different blends.
 
6- Full size vehicle rental - $340. I suggest 1 vehicle per 4 -5 people
 
7- Vis can be 50+ feet. 90-120 foot dives. 1.5- 2 hour surface interval. Water temp 75-79F.
 
8- Accommodations: Olympus owns "The Dive Lodge", http://www.olympusdiving.com/dive-center/the-lodge/.  $20 per person per night + 12.75% tax for 8-16 divers
   "The lodge has 32 bunks in five separate rooms. Three of the rooms contain eight bunks with the other two rooms having 4 bunks.  Quiet Time starts at 9:00PM.

Each bunk has a storage area for your dry gear.  Each guest will need to bring his or her own linens, typically a sleeping bag, pillowcase, and towel."

Olympus Dive Center gets diver discounts at several motel/hotels, http://www.olympusdiving.com/local-info/accommodations/

9- Olympus operates 2 boats. A 25 and 18 diver boat

10- Plenty of restaurants. Morehead is a small city with no much else to do. Beaufort has an historic museum

**Estimated cost: Airfare, diving, Tank rentals, lodging, meals ($35US/day), vehicle rental (divided by 4) = $1890.00CDN (The Dive Lodge accommodations) - $2190.00CDN (hotel accommodations). 

Kingston (8)

                                                                                           Ry Nishi - Charter boat

Date: July 30- 31

Cost: $195 for members; $95 DM

Total number of Dives: 4

Diver Rating: C

Number of divers: 8

Available spots as of October 13th, 2021: 8

Emergency Assistance Plan: click here

Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: click here (English); (French)

Divemaster:TBA

 

*Note: Should government and health offcials permit leisure travel to the US, Wolfe Island does connect to the US via a short ferry ride at Port Alexandria to Cape Vincent. A 15 minute drive from General Wolfe dock.

Description Kingston hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of freshwater wrecks ranging from 18th-century paddle wheelers to modern tugs, tankers, and ferries. From the absolute novice to the most advanced and experienced technical diver there is a wreck in Kingston that matches your desire. The crew aboard the Ry Nyshi, owned by Bruce Cameron, will get you there safely and comfortably aboard his meticulously maintained boats. We will leave from General Wolfe Inn dock on Wolfe Island approximately 2 KM from the ferry.

Bruce will do only air fills and are approximately $11 and $20 for Nitrox at Explorer Diving at 2214 Paul Boulevard, Kingston. 20 minutes northeast of the city PLUS THE FERRY RIDE BACK IF YOU STAY ON WOLFE ISLAND. IF YOU PLAN TO DIVE USING NITOX, BRING 4 TANKS. Explorer Diving is open from 8:00am to 6:00 pm Mon. to Sun. Phone number is 613 328-5467. 

Some of the wrecks you may visit include the Wolfe Islander II (2 left pictures below), City of Sheboygan (center picture below) and Munson (right picture below).

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Driving Directions: 401 east to Kingston to either exit 615 (Hwy 9) or exit 617 (Division Street). Approximately 2 hours to the ferry dock from TPASC. If taking Hwy 9, proceed south to Princess Street and follow the signs to the dock. If taking Division Street, proceed south. Take a left at Queen Street and follow signs to the ferry. 2020 ferry schedule from Kingston: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11:30 p.m.; and 12:30 and 2 a.m. A new dock is being constructed to arrive in Marysville. No completition date is known to date. If not completed, you will arrive at the older dock. Take Road 7051 and make a right on route 95 to Marysville

Accommodations:

I recommend staying on Wolfe Island. There are a few motels and B&B's. The General Wolfe Inn (www.generalwolfeinn.com), Blue Moose Bed and Breakfast (www.bluemossebandb.com). There are Airbnb's. Follow Wolfe Island · Stays · Airbnb; Expedia website Wolfe Island B&B: Find the Best Bed and Breakfast from CA $127 | Expedia.ca.

There does not appear to be a campground on Wolfe Island.

 

Rideau Acres Campground - on the main land

http://www.rideauacres.com

Address and phone number: 1014 Cunningham Road, Kingston, K7L 4V3 613.546.2711; 11-15 minutes from Treasure Island Marina 320 campsites, large level, treed & grassy with gravel pads. Tent campsites by the lake designated for our divers.

No service, $31.47 + HST/night, 4 persons.

Directions to campground: Hwy 401 East to County Road 15 – Exit 623 – toward Smith’s Falls/Ottawa – turn left Go 2.1 km and turn left onto Cunningham Road. 

Ivy Lea Campground - Nestled in the Thousand Islands under and to the west of the Hwy 81 Bridge about 30 minutes from Kingston. For reservations:  https://secure.parks.on.ca/Reservations/IvyLeaCampsite?List 

Reservations can be made starting on February 24th, 2015 at 8:15 am. Call 1 800-437-2233 or 1 613-543-4328. Campsites go very quickly and require a credit card. Sites 105-109 are excellent for regular camping. The park has designated "diving" sites. Sites 73-76 and 86-87 are on a small hill. Site 84 is at the water level.

Super 8 by Wyndham Kingston ** Rated 3.8 ++ $126+, incl. continental breakfast 

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8

Lord Nelson Hotel Hwy 15 (5-7 min from downtown) 1664 Highway 15 Kingston Ontario K7L 4V3, Approx. $90+, king bed. Recently renovated. Contact Josef at 613-542-2883 ** Rated 4-5

Maple Crest Inn **+ Rated 3+ $135 incl. breakfast http://www.maplecrestinn.ca/

June 23-30 North Carolina (20)

                                                                Baitball Sandtiger sharks
 
Date: 2 dates are being considered JUne 23-30 and October 5 - 12. 
Cost: Approximately $1890Cdn includes Airfare, 7 days of Accommodations, meals, car rental and 10 dives
Number of divers: 20
Diver Rating: C
Available spots as of October 23rd: 20
Number of dives: 10 over 5 days
Emergency Assistance Plan:
 
I am in the preliminary stages of organizing a 7 day dive trip to North Carolina. Please let me know if you are interested. At the October GM, about 6-8 people were interested. There are 2 dates proposed. Please let me know your preference.
 
For those that attended the Shipwreck Symposium last April, we saw a great presentation by Scott Stitt
"In the early part of 1942, the outer banks of North Carolina were a battleground. German U-boats sank so many ships in these waters the area became known as “Torpedo Alley”."
    
Some highlights of the trip - Dan Hickey, from Innerspace, has dove here with Olympus Dive Center, http://www.olympusdiving.com/ - great referral .
 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIDEO ON THE LOWER RIGHT OF THEIR HOME PAGE --- BAIT BALL SANDTIGERS. Have you ever seen anything like it.... and you can be there :) :)
 
1- Destination Morehead City, North Carolina
 
2- Dates: Tentative;
    a- Saturday, June 23 - June 30 or
    b- Friday, Oct 5-12 Seafood festival from October 6-8. Kinda like Taste of the Danforth
 
3- 1 stop 4-5 hours return flight from Pearson, Toronto to New Bern, North Carolina. New Bern is about 38 miles from Morehead City. Todays pricing for the June dates vary from $410 -$550CDN + fees.  October not available. Prices can vary widely depending on day of departure. You will reserve your own flight.
 
4- 10 dives, 2 per day. Boarding by 6am, return by 4pm. 2 hour trips to outer bank. Group pricing of 8-16 divers, 2 tank dives are $107US. Weights are included.
 
5- Tank rentals - Air $7.00US; $16.00 for nitrox which is recommended. Olympus can do different blends.
 
6- Full size vehicle rental - $340. I suggest 1 vehicle per 4 -5 people
 
7- Vis can be 50+ feet. 90-120 foot dives. 1.5- 2 hour surface interval. Water temp 75-79F.
 
8- Accommodations: Olympus owns "The Dive Lodge", http://www.olympusdiving.com/dive-center/the-lodge/.  $20 per person per night + 12.75% tax for 8-16 divers
   "The lodge has 32 bunks in five separate rooms. Three of the rooms contain eight bunks with the other two rooms having 4 bunks.  Quiet Time starts at 9:00PM.

Each bunk has a storage area for your dry gear.  Each guest will need to bring his or her own linens, typically a sleeping bag, pillowcase, and towel."

Olympus Dive Center gets diver discounts at several motel/hotels, http://www.olympusdiving.com/local-info/accommodations/

9- Olympus operates 2 boats. A 25 and 18 diver boat

10- Plenty of restaurants. Morehead is a small city with no much else to do. Beaufort has an historic museum

**Estimated cost: Airfare, diving, Tank rentals, lodging, meals ($35US/day), vehicle rental (divided by 4) = $1890.00CDN (The Dive Lodge accommodations) - $2190.00CDN (hotel accommodations). 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Below is a list of scheduled and pending events for 2019 - 2020. 

 

  • September 22nd - Golf tournament at Lyndebrook Golf Course - $55 - 10am
  • October 18th - Epicure at Nora's, 41 Pepper Tree - Price to be determined
  • October 26th - Horesback riding at Kuzenko Stables, Courtice - $45
  • November 2nd - Annual Awards Banquet and Dance - Tam Heather Tennis and Curling Club - $75 for members, $75 for Member's date and $80 for 3rd person
  •  November 30th - Bowling at Kennedy Bowl
  •  December 7th - Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas by Lamplight - 6-9:30pm
  •  January 4th - Vision Board Creation for 2020 - 2pm
  •  January 25th - The Liverpool Sessions (Beatles) - 7:30-10:30 - $45

 

Golf Tournament at Lyndebrook - Cancelled

                                                                      Lyndebrook Golf Course

Location: Lyndebrook Golf Course, Baldwin Street, Whitby. 5 minutes north of Taunton Road

Date: Sunday, September 22nd

Time: 10:00 am

Price: $55.00 per person including pull cart and prizes.

See the attached for more details 

Lyndebrook golf course layout. 1568 yds from the white tees, 1688 from the blue tees and 1384 from the red tees.

 

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