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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

 

Discover Scuba photos Jan 2018

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 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). 

Sept 14-15 Kingston (12)

Date: September 14-15

Cost: $230 for members; $130 DM

Total number of Dives: 4

Diver Rating: C

Number of divers: 12

Available spos as of November 5th: 12

Emergency Assistance Plan: click here

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

Divemaster: TBA

Description Kingston hosts one of North America’s largest concentrations of fresh water 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 of ABUCS Dive Charters will get you there safely and comfortably aboard our meticulously maintained boats. We will charter the Jasmine and depart from Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in downtown Kingston. This is a “C” rated dive.

Tank fills are $10.60 for Air and $20 for Nitrox.

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: Departure pointis Portsmouth Olympic Harbour aboard the Jasmine. Take the 401 east to Kingston. Exit at Sir Joh A MacDonald. Travel into town and make a right on King Street West. Then a left on Yonge Street.

Accommodations:

- Rideau Acres Campground

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.

Directions from campground to marina: 1. Head east on Cunningham Rd toward County Road 15 South 2. Turn right onto County Road 15 South 3. Take 1st left onto John F. Scott Rd 4. Continue onto Abbey Dawn Road 5. Turn left onto County Road 2 6. Turn right onto St. Lawrence Avenue 7. Destination will be on right.

- 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 8:15am. Call 1 800-437-2233 or 1 613-543-4328. Camp sites 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 water level.

- KINGSTON MOTEL EAST; Hwy 15 (5-7 min from Downtown) Located on hwy 15 near the 623 exit from 401. Approx. $114 per room dbl occupancy (+tax) 25 units. They will not take bookings more than 3 months in advance. Contact Dale at 613-546-6674

- LORD NELSON HOTEL (ALSO KNOWN AS A1 ACCOMMODATIONS); Hwy 15 (5-7 min from Down Town) Located on hwy 15 near the 623 exit from 401. Approx. $79.99 per room dbl occupancy (+tax), 14 units will take bookings anytime. Recently renovated. Contact Jody at 613-542-2883

- HIGHLAND MOTEL 5; Hwy 15 (3 min from Downtown) Located on hwy 15 near CFB Kingston/ Fort Henry. $89 per room dbl occupancy (+tax), additional person in room $10 25-30 units, will take bookings anytime and have several kitchenettes available Contact Andy at 613-546-3121 or 1-800-267-1048 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Above Accommodations Have: CABLE/INTERNET/PHONE/FRIDGE/MICROWAVE/AMPLE PARKING/QUEEN SIZE BEDS (2/RM)

Aug 10-11 Brockville+Rib Fest (0)

Date: Aug 10-11

Cost: $255 Members; $155 DM

Number of divers: 20

Available spots as of November 5th: 20

Diver rating: C

Divemaster: TBA ; 2 needed if there are more than 12 divers

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The DM will be asking you for your passport information, in confidence. The info required is Full Name as is appears on your passport, M/F, DOB, Citizenship, Country of Residence and Passport #. They need to submit the info 1 week prior to departure.

 

Emergency Assistance Plan: Click here

Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: English; French

Number of dives: 5; 2 on the US side and 3 on the Cdn side. For divers arriving on Friday, you can do a shore dive at Canteen Park.

Departure: 9am on Saturday from Andress Boat Works, Rockport and 9am on Sunday from Sherwood Bay Lane.

Description

3 tanks required. The 2 Sunday dives on the US side will be the America, Keystorm aboard the Emily C. There will be 3 Canadian dives on Saturday aboard the Knot a Riverqueen. DM's and Captain will choose from Robert Gaskin, Muskulonge, Lilly Parsons, Daryaw. 

We are diving with “ABUCS Dive Center” . On Saturday we will use the Knot a Riverqueen which can accommodate up to 20 divers. The Emily C is pictured below and will depart from Andress Boat Works in Rockport, west of Brockville. You can car pool. They do have wagons to transport your equipment. 

See map below for Sunday departure location.  

The Emily C

Saturday departure is Sherwood Bay Lane, Brockville aboard the Knot a Riverqueen. See Map Below.

 

Tank fills are $9.60 for air and $18 for Nitrx.

Brockville hosts a Rib Fest festival with great food and music. It starts on Thursday the 9th and ends on Sunday the 12th. See the website below for various shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence: http://www.diveseewayvision.com/Dive%20Sites.html. The location is south of Water Street, west of Home Street and east of Kincaid Street

Driving directions:

All of your driving directions you will find here on Abuc’s Scuba’s website:

http://www.divebrockville.com/directions.html

Dive Shop:

Abuc’s Scuba, 12 Water Street East, Brockville (613) 345-2800

http://www.divebrockville.com/main.html

Accommodations:

This is a boat diving weekend and is open to C divers i.e. certified Advanced divers. Dives will be on the US and Canadian side of the river. We are diving with ABUCS accommodating 20 divers. We have chartered the boat for Saturday and Sunday. There will be 3 dives on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Bring a lunch for both days. Cost is $255.

Possible wrecks to see are the Daryaw, Lillie Parsons, Muscallonge, the Gaskin and a drift dive. See the website below for various shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence: 
http://www.diveseewayvision.com/Dive%20Sites.html

Divemaster: TBA

Brockville is hosting a Rib Fest festival with great food and music.

                               ***Accommodations***

***St. Lawrence Park Camping: $35.50 ****+
http://www.city.brockville.on.ca/index.cfm?ID=193&FAQID=107&showtext=no32

***St. Lawrence College Dorms ****
    23 Country Club Drive
    Kingston, Ontario K7M 9A4
       
      Prices as of Nov. 2017 were as follows: 
      Double Room $78.95 including taxes. 
      Single Room $64.95 including taxes. Breakfast included on weekends 
      Contact info: (613) 544-6600, ext. 4999 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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      https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/campuses-and-services/conference-services/

 

                                                     

     
***For a complete listing of area accommodations and items of interest, see http://brockvilletourism.com/ ***

Contact Rick Le Blanc for dive info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Jack Purchase for dive training info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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). 

Buddy Line October 2017

Please click here for the October 2017 Buddy Line