Recognition Night Tickets on Sale!

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the HHUC’s Annual Recognition Night!

We hope you will join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones as we celebrate the year’s accomplishments and highlights! There will be food, prizes and a cash bar!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 11 p.m.
Place: Hart House, Debates Room

Prices are as follows:

Early Bird (until Oct.1)
$20 – General public
$15 – HHUC Members (not UofT students)
$10 – UofT students and Learn to Scuba course students

Advance Sale Price (after Oct.1)
$25 – General public
$20 – HHUC Members (not UofT students)
$15 – UofT students and Learn to Scuba course students

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (416) 978-8849 or in person at the Hart House Ticket Office.

** Tickets will also be available at the door. However, if you purchase an early bird or advance sale ticket, your name will be entered in a special prize draw for advance ticket holders!

Each ticket holder will receive one free drink ticket at the event, after which there is a cash-only bar. Prize draw tickets will also be available for purchase at the event (also cash only, please).

Please note: Every event sold through Hart House Tickets has the following patron fees:

In person – $1 per ticket (up to a maximum of 4 tickets)
By phone & online – $3 per ticket (up to a maximum of 4 tickets)

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!

2018-19 Membership Sales Open!

Hart House Underwater Club membership sales are now open for the 2018-19 year. In order to join or renew, please complete the membership form and waiver and submit it to the Hart House Hub (front desk) along with your payment.
We have many exciting courses and events planned for this Fall and we hope to see you there! Check out our Facebook page for more info on our upcoming events.
We also hope you’ll be able to join us at our first social event of the year, “Welcome Back Game Night” to catch up with each other, and meet with potential new members and students:
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11
Time: 7:30 – 11pm
Location: Hart House, South Dining Room
Après: 11pm onward at The Prenup Pub
Please email Sarah at moc.liamgnull@pihsrebmem.cuhh if you have any questions.

Save the Date: AGM and Recognition Night

Please join us for our Annual Recognition Night on Saturday, October 20th from 7:30-11 p.m. in the Debates Room for a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while celebrating the year’s accomplishments of the Underwater Club and its members. Whether you are taking your first Learn to Scuba course with us, or are a longtime or returning member, we look forward to seeing you there! Ticketing information will be available on our website soon!


For those interested in coming by earlier, the HHUC will be hosting our Annual General meeting from 6-7 p.m. in the South Sitting Room, just before the Recognition Night begins. All are welcome. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Underwater Club, or would like to put forward a nomination for a position on the executive for the 2018/19 academic year, please contact Martin Bonert at moc.liamgnull@ssentif.cuhh.


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

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

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:

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


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.


55th Anniversary Reunion a Rousing Success!

On Saturday evening, students, alumni, Club founders and friends gathered in the Debates Room at Hart House to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Hart House Underwater Club.

It was an incredible evening, filled with friendship, laughter, tradition and camaraderie. We enjoyed video retrospectives, a green-screen photo booth, and quality time spent with our extended “scuba family”.

With special guests, including founding members Larry Lundy, Jack MacQuarrie, and Dick Booth, and long-time Hart House liaison and friend of the Club, Sandy Henderson in attendance, we heard incredible tales from the Club’s history.

Many thanks to veteran instructor and HHUC historian Bob Belcher who spoke about the Club’s milestones, and to current HHUC President Martin Bonert who highlighted our recent activities, accomplishments, and focus on student engagement.

Kudos to Kathryn Cullen and the amazing Alumni Organizing Committee who put together such a memorable night!

Cheers to all and see everyone at the 60th!


Photo credits: Courtney Gibson

November Social: Games Night

Come join the HHUC for a night of fun and friendship as we break out the board games and engage in a night of socializing!







Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
Room BA3116

After we wrap up at 9 p.m., we will be heading over the Prenup Pub:
191 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 1P9 (on the south side of College, just east of St. George)

Please RSVP via Doodle Poll:

HHUC Reef Madness Revisited 55th Anniversary Party – Nov 25, 2017

Tickets on Sale Now
Please click here to buy your tickets online for Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Join us for a lively, memory-filled Hart House cocktail party in the afternoon, followed by a delicious dinner. Celebrate HHUC’s 55 years of underwater education, friendship and exploration. There will be lots to see and do for new divers too!

– HHUC Alumni Committee, Hart House Underwater Club