Gear - Loving the Basics
We will be at the OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SHOW February 20, 21, 22 2015 at the International Centre, Toronto.
We are growing, changing, and have new ideas and plans for the new year! Please come talk to us at the Outdoor Adventure Show (link to show details below).
Also check out our Dive Club Meeting February 10, 2015 at AllStar Wings & Ribs in Newmarket (Yonge St.). We will be in the back room at 7:00 pm.
LOVE THOSE FINS!
Aside from the fact that they are pink, and I am a lady who likes her pink, I have NEVER been happier with any other fin I have ever used.
My pink Seawing Nova fins feature a bungee strap with a large finger-hold to grab and pull on and off easily. Even on our Aqua Cat adventure last November - where I really got to put them to the test - I was delighted to be able to pull them on and off with ease. My husband Jody has logged hundreds of dives as an instructor over the last (almost) two years with his orange Seawing Nova fins, and his are still going strong, so I feel reassured that mine are going to last me a long time (they are also guaranteed for as long you own them).
The Seawing Nova's are by no means the only bungee or spring strap type models of fin that we carry. Ask about the Aqualung spring strap fins; they are hot (and Dana's favourite)!
You can see Dana talking about her favourite fins in the Youtube video below; she loves the Aqualung Shot FX scuba fins! Great video Dana!
The Mask Has It!
It's not that I favour only Scubapro, but this is my favourite mask. As a new diver when my husband opened the scuba shop (Adventure Sports Newmarket Inc.), this was the mask that reduced my anxiety underwater.
Why? It didn't leak. The soft, wide, malleable silicone skirting hugs my face and is comfortable to wear. Period.
It is "nice" to have a dry snorkel that will keep the waves from splashing into the barrel, no question, but it is a matter of preference. If you think that you might feel anxiety at the surface if water is flooding your snorkel, then go for the dry snorkel. Otherwise, any semi-dry will do.
Dive Events Coming up...
ICE FLOE RACE - in Peterborough
March 8, 2015
We need at least 8-12 people to form a team; Let us know if you want to participate in this fun event!!!
Save the Date for the 2015 Ice Floe Race
The Ontario Underwater Council invites you
to This Year’s Race – the 52nd!
Sunday, March 8
Otonabee River - Lock 24
· 11 am Race
· Afternoon Awards BBQ
· Valuable Draw Prizes!
We can only do this if we get a Team of 8 to 16 divers and Register Now!
For Registration Forms & Rules, and additional Race details, go to:
or go to www.underwatercouncil.com, and click on “Ice Floe Race”
· Fee per Diver: OUC Members @$25, Non-Members @$40
· Volunteers are free and spectators are welcome!
Contact the store to learn more, and sign up! 905-898-5338
FLORIDA KEYS SCUBA SPLASH!
April 25 to May 2, 2015
Dive in the Florida Keys!
7 nights and 6 days of diving
***a $300 deposit will be required by February 28 to secure a spot***
Again we will be heading out to the Florida Keys to Dive the great reefs and wrecks of the area! The diving will begin on Sunday, and finish on Saturday, allowing for some travel flexibility.
Rainbow Reef and Conch Republic
A day trip will be arranged again to Key West for some more awesome diving!
SPRING SCUBA KICK-OFF & ECO DIVE
May 30, 2015
Again, we will be celebrating the start of another scuba season by hosting a "Kick-off" at Bonnie Boats in Jackson's Point.
This gives you a chance to get your gear out, make sure it is in good working order, and get your fins wet again! Instructors and Divemasters are there to help and answer questions.
We also coincide this dive with an "ECO" option. Bring a mesh bag and collect any trash from the waters as you go; Scuba divers really do make the world a better place!
Jody always BBQ's some burgers and hotdogs for hungry divers after you've gotten wet, so we promise you won't starve! Hope to see you there!
TOBERMORY DIVE PARTY
July 11 to 12, 2015
Cost for Charters: $150
(2 boat dives on Saturday, and 2 boat dives on Sunday)
Join our booked Charters and dive some of the best wrecks the Fathom Five National Marine Park has to offer!
Fathom Five offers some of the best freshwater diving opportunities in the world. Clear, clean water, submerged geological formations (cliffs, caves, overhangs) and more than 20 historical shipwrecks offer a variety of underwater experiences. Everyone, from the novice snorkeller to the most advanced diving enthusiast, can find lots to explore and enjoy within the park.
All divers planning to dive in Fathom Five, need to first obtain their dive tag by registering at the Park Visitor Centre .
Registration information and Diver Safety.
You are responsible for your own meals and accommodations.
Jody and Jill will be staying at
Bruce's Anchor Motel:
7468 Highway #6
P.O. Box 160 7468 Hwy. 6 North Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0
If you wish to book a room at Bruce's Anchor, a standard room with 2 double beds will be $149 per night while supplies last (first come first served). There are also cottages available if you wish to go that route.
Tobermory Princess Hotel
34 Bay Street South
Toll free: 1-877-901-8282
Happy Hearts Park
93 Cape Hurd Road
Phone: (519) 596-2455
Saturday night BBQ hosted by Adventure Sports Newmarket at Bruce's Anchor Motel. WOOOO HOOOOO! We are looking forward to this event! :)
Brockville Annual Dive-Fest
September 5, and 6, 2015
(4 boat dives)
Don't miss the end of summer diving in Brockville, often called the Caribbean of Canada! The water is beautiful, and the drift diving is awesome!
Above: A photo taken by Rob Townsend at Centeen Park, Brockville - Shore Dive. You may wish to give yourself a little extra time in Brockville if you want to do this shore dive. It was a nice easy, shallow dive.
Days Inn Brockville
160 Stewart Blvd. Brockville, Ontario K6V 4W6
Phone: 613-342-6613 | Fax: 613-345-3811 | Email: email@example.com
Scuba Adventure on a Sloop!
Coming Fall of 2015 - dates to be determined soon
Luxury Scuba Cruise!
Coming Fall of 2015 - Dates to be determined soon!
Tank Jockeys - The Diving Club
Need a Dive Buddy?
Join the Adventure Sports "Tank Jockeys" and take advantage of some of the benefits being a member has to offer (see below).
The Tank Jockeys can always find another diver to dive with throughout the summer, even if they go out locally just to get wet, although there are plenty of opportunities to plan dive trips around Ontario to see the many shipwrecks or geological features famous in some areas.
Want something a little more exotic? Of course, your Open Water Certification will enable you to experience many interesting dives in tropical waters, and the Advanced Open Water divers have even more opportunities to dive U-boats and other incredible shipwrecks that have been well preserved over the decades, or even centuries. Travel these on your own, with friends, with club members, or join one of our winter dive trips and go with the gang!
January 13, 2015
Allstar Wings and Ribs in Newmarket (Yonge St.)
7:00 pm in the back room.
Come see what it's all about; everyone is welcome to the first meeting of the year, as we discuss what we want to dive this summer (and winter, as we have an Ice Diving Specialty course coming up soon!).
Our CALENDAR for 2015 so far.
Click here to see our Facebook Events.
MEMBERSHIP : $80 (for the calendar year)
-Free Air Fills for 2015 for one tank
(this alone is worth the price of admission)
-1 Long Sleeve Adventure Club Member Shirt
(when you join by the end of February 2015)
-First pick for Adventure Club Member's trips
-Attend special "Tank Jockeys" only club events
-5 Free Tank Rentals based on availability
-1 Visual Tank Inspection
-1 BCD inspection
-Monthly Club meetings
CONTACT Adventure Sports Newmarket for more
information, or just drop by for a visit!
Who should take this course?
If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your PADI Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.
You need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old to enroll in the Ice Diver course.
What will you learn?
Teamwork is essential for ice diving, so you’ll start by learning the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers. You also discuss types of ice, site selection and prepartion, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and handling equipment issues. During three closely supervised ice dives, you’ll practice:
Using specialized ice diving equipment and safety lines.
Signals and communications along with line tending and line-securing techniques.
Handling problems and safety diver procedures.
How can you start learning now?
Visit Adventure Sports Newmarket Inc. to enroll in the course, and schedule the first class session with your PADI Instructor coming up the end of January. Cost of course is $300.