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Monday, 8 January 2018

The 2017 Open Water Classes, both Spring and Fall, filled pretty quick.  Here is the schedule for our Spring 2018 Open Water:
 
You can  find a copy of the schedule here.

Ajax Scuba Club's Spring - 2018 PADI Open Water Course Schedule
 
Date Activity Pool Time
Tue March-20-18 Course Orientation Meeting Ajax Community Centre 7:00-9:00 PM
Sun March-25-18 Water Skills & Confined Water Dive 1 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
Sun April-01-18 Confined Water Dive 2 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
Sun April-08-18 Confined Water Dives 2 & 3 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
Sun April-22-18 Confined Water Dives 3 & 4 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
Sun April-29-18 Confined Water Dives 4 & 5 Ajax Community Centre 7:00-9:00 PM**
Sat May-26-18 Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Shanty Bay, Barrie ** 9:00-4:00 PM
Sat May-26-18 Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Shanty Bay, Barrie ** 9:00-4:00 PM
 ** Please note the different start time **
This is the first year we will be having the Open Water Course in Shanty Bay, so please be sure you can get there.

 Cost for the complete PADI certification course $600
(Includes online PADI eLearning, Pool Instruction & Open Water Weekend, the use of all club supplied scuba equipment and air fills)

Summary:
1. Online PADI eLearning course (Learn to scuba dive at your own pace and convenience)
2. All Instruction by PADI Certified Instructors and Divemasters in the pool and on Open Water dives
3. Use of the club's equipment (BCD, Regulators, Tanks, Weight Belt & Weights) for all pool and open water dives
4. Air fills for all pool and open water dives
5. Use of Club's eRDPml (i.e. Simulated Dive Computer) and Dive planning slates
6. Certification card as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
7. Bonus: Free Ajax Scuba Club Membership for the 2018 calendar year
8. Bonus: Free access to all Ajax Scuba Club's pool times
9. Bonus: Dive with Ajax Scuba Club’s experienced divers on Club dives
10. Bonus: Join any of Ajax Scuba Club's many social activities

Other costs:
1. To purchase personal snorkel gear (Approx $150)**
Mask, snorkel, open heel fins and wet boots

2. Rental of 7 mm wet suit, hood and gloves for the Open Water weekend (Approx $75)**

** Club discounts are available for purchasing snorkeling packages and the rental of wetsuits, hoods and gloves
from the following local dive shops that support our club:

Innerspace Divers Supply, 1794 Liverpool Road, Unit 4, Pickering (905) 420-8331 **
Dive Source Scuba and Snorkel Centre, 423 Bloor Street West, Oshawa (905) 438-8566 **

Other Area Stores in the GTA:
Aquasub Diving Centre, 1241 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill (905) 883-3483
Scuba 2000, 9033 Leslie Street, Unit 12, Richmond Hill (905) 771-1500
Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre, 4020 Dundas Street West, Toronto (416) 604-4203

Please be sure you can commit to these days. If you miss any of the sessions,
we will try to accommodate,  but you may incur additional charges for pool and
instructor times.

** You may incur some additional charges for accommodations and food on the
Open Water Weekend in Shanty Bay May 26th & May 27th 2018, if you choose to stay in the area (BnB, camp ground, etc).


If you feel you would like to begin your exciting adventure in diving, a deposit of $100.00 will secure you a spot in the course.  Spaces are limited, so it is on a first come, first serve basis. Balance is due the night of Orientation March 20th .

Deposits can be made by e-Transfer to:
Teasurer@ajaxscubaclub.on.ca
(Please ensure you forward the answer to your security question to the same e-mail address)
or
Cheque or money order, before February 28th, mailed to:
Ajax Scuba Club
75 Bayly Street West
P.O Box 14528
Ajax, Ontario,
L1S 7K7

For any further information, please contact:
Adrian Van Vroenhoven
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Ajax Scuba Club Training Director
training@ajaxscubaclub.on.ca
(416) 265-8113

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

It's that time of year again.

Innerspace Divers Supply is having their Annual Year End Super Sale !!

Please see details below:

 

A good opportunity to replace some worn gear, or start a new kit for a beginner.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thanks to all the interest in our Spring Class, we will be hosting a Fall Class as well !!
 
Please be sure to sign up early to secure your spot.

You can  find a copy of the schedule here.

Ajax Scuba Club's Fall 2017 PADI Open Water Course Schedule
 
Date Activity Pool Time
November 7, 2017 Course Orientation Meeting Ajax Community Centre 7:00-9:00 PM
November 12, 2017 Water Skills & Confined Water Dive 1 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
November 19, 2017 Confined Water Dive 2 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
November 26, 2017 Confined Water Dives 2 & 3 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
December 3, 2017 Confined Water Dives 3 & 4 Ajax Community Centre 9:00-11:00 PM
December 10, 2017 Confined Water Dives 4 & 5 Ajax Community Centre 7:00-9:00 PM**
June 2, 2018 Open Water Dives 1 & 2 Marmora, Ontario ** 9:00-4:00 PM
June 3, 2018 Open Water Dives 3 & 4 Marmora, Ontario ** 9:00-4:00 PM
 ** Please note the different start time **

Cost for the complete PADI certification course $600
(Includes online PADI eLearning, Pool Instruction & Open Water Weekend, the use of all club supplied scuba equipment and air fills)

Summary:
1. Online PADI eLearning course (Learn to scuba dive at your own pace and convenience)
2. All Instruction by PADI Certified Instructors and Divemasters in the pool and on Open Water dives
3. Use of the club's equipment (BCD, Regulators, Tanks, Weight Belt & Weights) for all pool and open water dives
4. Air fills for all pool and open water dives
5. Use of Club's eRDPml (i.e. Simulated Dive Computer) and Dive planning slates
6. Certification card as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
7. Bonus: Free Ajax Scuba Club Membership for the 2018 calendar year
8. Bonus: Free access to all Ajax Scuba Club's pool times
9. Bonus: Dive with Ajax Scuba Club’s experienced divers on Club dives
10. Bonus: Join any of Ajax Scuba Club's many social activities

Other costs:
1. To purchase personal snorkel gear (Approx $150)**
Mask, snorkel, open heel fins and wet boots

2. Rental of 7 mm wet suit, hood and gloves for the Open Water weekend (Approx $75)**

** Club discounts are available for purchasing snorkeling packages and the rental of wetsuits, hoods and gloves
from the following local dive shops that support our club:

Innerspace Divers Supply, 1794 Liverpool Road, Unit 4, Pickering (905) 420-8331 **
Dive Source Scuba and Snorkel Centre, 423 Bloor Street West, Oshawa (905) 438-8566 **

Other Area Stores in the GTA:
Aquasub Diving Centre, 1241 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill (905) 883-3483
Scuba 2000, 9033 Leslie Street, Unit 12, Richmond Hill (905) 771-1500
Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre, 4020 Dundas Street West, Toronto (416) 604-4203

Please be sure you can commit to these days. If you miss any of the sessions,
we will try to accommodate,  but you may incur additional charges for pool and
instructor times.

** You may incur some additional charges for accommodations and food on the
Open Water Weekend in Marmora June 2nd & June 3rd 2018, if you choose to stay in the area (BnB, camp ground, etc).


If you feel you would like to begin your exciting adventure in diving, a deposit of $100.00 will secure you a spot in the course.  Spaces are limited, so it is on a first come, first serve basis. Balance is due the night of Orientation November7th .

Deposits can be made by e-Transfer to:
Teasurer@ajaxscubaclub.on.ca
(Please ensure you forward the answer to your security question to the same e-mail address)
or
Cheque or money order on November 7th or mailed to:
Ajax Scuba Club
75 Bayly Street West
P.O Box 14528
Ajax, Ontario,
L1S 7K7

For any further information, please contact:
Adrian Van Vroenhoven
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Ajax Scuba Club Training Director
training@ajaxscubaclub.on.ca
(416) 265-8113

Friday, 7 April 2017

Ajax Scuba Club 2017 Dive Schedule.

The new diving season is upon us at the Ajax Scuba Club !!

Don't forget our Spring General Meeting coming up this Sunday, 3pm.  More details can be found from our Facebook Events Page. 

During the meeting, we will be handing out the Dive Schedule (also added to our Events Page).  Please see an early copy of the schedule below:
 

You can also find the PDF here.

Sunday April 9th, 3:00 PM
Commodore’s Room, Ajax Community Centre

Prior to the meeting:
- Don’t forget to sign in to your member profile and update ALL your information.
- Download the waiver form / fill it in, to bring with you to the meeting.
- Update your 2017 membership fees.

(FYI - Bring two cheques to the meeting. One for dive deposits, and one for post-dating the balance payment.)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Well. It's Spring..

Kinda (choose a season, please, Mother Nature.)

And what does that mean ?

Time to clean up that basement / garage / storage unit !!

You may be asking: "How does this affect me as a Scuba Diving Enthusiast ? All my gear has a place, and there is a place for all my gear.. Kinda. Guess I don't need the 300lbs worth of weights I picked up on various dives. But I'd like to pick up a new pair of heel straps for my fins."

This coming April, it doesn't matter if you're in the market to sell or buy gear.  There is an event that may suit your needs -  Ontario Underwater Explorers’ 25th Annual Scuba Swap and Sale



Where:
Rameses Shriners Hall
124 Queen's Plate Drive
Etobicoke, ON M9W 7K4

When:
April 28, 2017
Friday
6:00–9:00 pm

Equipment drop-off

April 29, 2017
Saturday
9:00 am–3:00 pm
Main event


More details can be found on their home page.
Including:
Admission
Selling at Scuba Swap
Participants
Prizes
Volunteering
Contact
FAQ Page

Wednesday, 11 January 2017




As any hobbyist (new or experienced) knows, that without the support of local stores, teamed with knowledgeable staff, it's near impossible to learn and grow a new interest.

Sure.  We have Google, and Wiki is a great source of information.  But nothing beats being able to handle new product and learn more about it from people that share your same interests.

The Ajax Scuba Club is lucky enough to have 2 great local shops that support our new Students and existing members; as well our events.

Just in time for our Open Water Course starting Feb/06/2017, Dive Source (located in Oshawa) has sent us their New Year Student Snorkeling Packages.  2 sets, great for new Students.


The A.S.C. thanks Dive Source for this opportunity, and all their assistance.

Saturday, 7 January 2017



Are you thinking about joining us for the upcoming Open Water Course that starts Feb/06/2017, but don't have any gear ?

Perhaps you're holding out, because you're wondering "Where am I going to find a really nice starter set in the middle of winter, and for a good price ?"

The helpful Team at InnerSpace Divers Supply recognizes that starting any new hobby can be a bit overwhelming.  So they have stepped up and put together 2 packages to help new A.S.C. Students dive right in:


The A.S.C. would like to thank InnerSpace for this great offer, as well as their ongoing help and support.