Treasure Hunt at Hart House Farm

Enjoy a family-friendly day at the Hart House Farm, and compete in a fun team building quest.  Bring your skin dive gear as there might be underwater puzzles in the ponds.  Stay afterwards for a potluck BBQ, camp fire, and optional overnight stay in the farm house or camp.

When: Saturday July 28th, 2018

Register now!

Fees: $25+HST for Hart House and Underwater Club members.  $30+HST for the general public.  Children under the age of 12 are free but need to be registered via email.  An additional $10 cash activity fee per participant will be collected at the event.

If registering as a child or as an Underwater Club member, please email moc.liamgnull@sreya.erdnaxela

Underwater Hockey Saturdays

HHUC is teaming up with the Toronto UWH (Underwater Hockey) club to bring underwater hockey program to Hart House!

On May 5th a pilot UWH course will be launched and you are invited to participate.

The course will consist of 5 sessions from 7:45 – 9:00pm on the following dates:

May 5th, 2018

May 26th, 2018

June 2nd, 2018

June 16th, 2018

June 23rd, 2018

Complete beginners, intermediate and advanced players are encouraged to participate.

Each session will be broken into two halves.

In the first half of a session, 1 dedicated instructor and 1-2 guest instructors will be introducing beginners and intermediate players to new skills, improving underwater fitness and team building exercises. Advanced players are free to use the first ½ session for personal fitness training, drills and/or a deep end game.

In the second half of a session all players will participate in UWH game(s) that will be designed to be engaging for players of all skill levels.

The pilot is FREE for HHUC members and costs $50 for non-club members (public) with a registration deadline of May 26th.

Learn more about UWH.

You can register online or by phoning the Hub: 416.978.2452 and asking to register for the Underwater Hockey Pilot class.

Hope to see you underwater!

Sergei Vilbik  and Martin Bonert

Ice Diving Talk on April 19

Join us on Thursday, April 19 as we welcome HHUC instructor Ian Thompson and former HHUC President Michael Starr, who will be talking to us about their adventures in ice diving!

Location: Hart House, Board Room

Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Photo courtesy of Ian Thompson

Nitrox Diver & Refresher course – April 2018

Breathing Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) has a number of benefits, which include extending your in-water dive time, and reducing your risk of decompression illness. Bottom-line: you will have more time to dance around the coral reefs and swim with the colorful fish! Whether you seek a full Nitrox certification, or wish to refresh your Nitrox diving skills, this HHUC offering is for you!

Certification option:  For divers holding a SCUBA diver or currently enrolled in an HHUC learn to SCUBA course.  This course includes a mandatory e-learning and a 1-evening practical workshop.  The open-water dives will be offered based on availability.  Fees: $142 for HHUC members, $171 for the general public.

Refresher option: For divers who already hold a Nitrox SCUBA certification and desire a refresher practical session on EANx diving.  Participants will attend the 1-evening practical workshop with the full certification students. Fees: $30 for HHUC members, $40 for the general public.

Dates:

  • e-learning begins on April 10th or upon full payment for the course, and must be completed before the workshop.
  • workshop: April 17th, from 6:30PM – 10:30PM.

Register now – UofT students and the general public may visit http://harthouse.ca/scuba-diving/ or contact the Hart House front desk (416) 978-2452.  Non-UofT HHUC members are to contact moc.liamgnull@gniniart.cuhh in order to request the member rate.  Registration closes on April 14th.  Secure your spot now!

HST applies to all fees above. Materials are non-refundable once consumed. All participants must be OUC members in good standing.  An OUC membership can be purchased in the classroom for $40.

For more information, contact moc.liamgnull@sreya.erdnaxela

HHUC Game Night on March 29

The HHUC Board Game Night is happening again this month!

It is a great evening for seeing fellow divers, while staying dry at the same time. Bring your favourite board games (or play one of ours!) and join us on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 7pm.

Location: Hart House Board Room

Afterwards, we are going to have an optional pub night at the Prenup Pub:

191 College St., Toronto, ON M5T1P9 (on the south side of College, just east of St.George)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: otnorotu.liamnull@gnok.otsira.ca

Scuba Skills Workshops and Fitness Tuesdays

Dates: On February 6, 27, and March 13

Time: 9-11 p.m.

Location: Athletic Centre Pool (55 Harbord St., Toronto)

Two concurrent sessions will be run on these evenings:

1) Scuba Skills Workshops: Instructor-led Scuba Skills Workshop for certified divers

2)  Fitness Tuesdays: Training for fitness, skin diving and apnea as well as playing underwater hockey. You do not need to be a certified diver to take part (new students are welcome).

Bring your fins, mask and snorkel… and a bathing suit and towel. We will be exercising and get warm, so neoprene is not really necessary unless you get cold really easily.

Questions? Contact Martin at moc.liamgnull@ssentif.cuhh

Refresher SCUBA – Feb 13th, 2018

Get back into the pool and refresher your SCUBA diving skills!  This is an instructor-led evening course for certified divers who have been inactive for few years or need a little bit of practice before a dive trip.

You may register online, or by phone (416) 978-2452.

  • $20 + HST for HHUC members, UofT students, and Hart House Athletic members.
  • $60 + HST for the general public.

All participants must have a Blue membership with the Ontario Underwater Council.  A $40 membership is available for purchase in the classroom and is valid until December 31, 2018.

Topics covered in the classroom: equipment familiarization & proper use, dive table review, dive planning review, physiology essentials related to skills and hazards.  In pool: weights, equipment assembly & care, SCUBA essentials – mask clear, reg recovery, buoyancy, communication, and underwater swimming.

HHUC Presents Heison Chak: Underwater Mapping of Humber Bay

As divers, dive clubs, and training agencies expand their conservation and exploration efforts around the world, sharing accurate information is the key to building more effective collaboration. Heison Chak from the Ontario Underwater Council (OUC) will be speaking about his mapping adventure at one of our local dive sites and popular training grounds – Humber Bay.  Divers of all levels and backgrounds as well as non-divers are welcome to attend.

Event Details:

Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. (attendees are welcome to stay for Q&A immediately following the talk)
Location: Hart House, South Sitting Room

Bio:

Heison Chak learned to be a team-oriented tech and cave diver through Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) training.  He is passionate about teaching and coaching divers through the process of becoming thinking divers. As Director of Dive Safety for OUC, he is committed to improving dive safety through education. He is heavily involved with dive communities in Toronto, upstate New York and South East Asia. When Heison is not traveling and teaching for GUE, he is diving the Great Lakes and his new love – the caves of Florida and Mexico.

 

Learn to SCUBA – Winter 2018 session

We are pleased to offer a NAUI Scuba Diver course during the winter months.

Online registration opens on Dec 11th, 2017.

The course runs every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks starting Jan 9th until March 20th (minus Reading week).  The price is $340 for UofT Students and Hart House Fitness Members, and $390 for the General Public.  Review our course brochure for more details, or visit our training pages for information about how to register.