We care about your safety - and ours.
COVID-19 has thrown everyone for a loop, and affected every area of our lives. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate that we are still able to get out and enjoy our local lakes, and still be able to teach our love of diving. We have taken a number of steps to protect our customers, students, staff and our families, and we appreciate your patience when you visit us. Here's a brief summary of what to expect on your next course. This page has been updated to include changes based on AHS recommendations made on November 24th, 2020.
Classes are now one-on-one only
Our Pool and Class weekend sessions, Discover Scuba Diving, Refresher/ReActivate, and Discover Snorkelling sessions are now one-on-one only.
When you come in for classroom sessions, you will be in our large classroom, and have the entire classroom to yourself.
Group classes will no longer be held during the restrictions in place. All classes will be you and your instructor only.
Increased Cleaning and Disinfecting
We already clean and disinfect a LOT (we put regulators in our mouths after all). Classes are spaced to allow for time to disinfect the pool deck, bathrooms, and all gear between classes. After you disinfect and rinse your gear, don't be offended if we come in behind you and do it again.
Aside from the usual cleaning supplies, we use Diversey Oxivir® Tb for disinfecting surfaces and gear, you can view the SDS here. We have spray bottles available around the pool deck, classroom and showroom, you are most welcome to use this on your gear as much as you'd like.
Mouthpieces on Regulators
Taking pool and class or a Refresher/ReActivatewith us? Guess what - you're going to learn how to put your own mouthpiece on your regulator! At the beginning of the class, you will be given a disinfected regulator and mouthpiece, and you will put the mouthpiece on the reg. Aside from an excellent skill to know, you control the regulator for the duration of your class.
For the Discover Scuba Diving class, you have the option of learning how to put the mouthpiece on, or having your instructor do it for you.
No Overlapping Courses
When taking a course with us, your course will be the only one running in the pool or classroom. We will not overlap Refreshers with Discover Scuba Diving or Pool and Class Sessions.
If you book a Splash or pool time, rest assured that the session will be private, and you will have the pool to yourself.
Time is allowed for between bookings for our staff to come in and thoroughly disinfect the pool deck and all gear before your session.
Additional Administrative Checks
Prior to the start of your class, you will be asked a few pre-check questions by our team to confirm that you are healthy and able to participate in your class, including filling out a COVID-19 Declaration.
Please answer all questions honestly!
We want all our students and staff to be safe, and we need your help to do it!
Our Team will be wearing masks or face shields when teaching. We ask you to do the same, as we are quite fond of our team. When you are in our store, common areas (such as hallways) or change rooms, masks are required.
When on the pool deck, your instructor will provide guidance on when to have your mask on, or when to have your scuba mask and regulator in.
Honest, Open, and Transparent
"We're following guidelines" is not good enough for us. We want you to feel - and be - safe when diving with us. Whether that's embarking on your training as a diver, refreshing your skills, or booking our pool for a private event such as a kid's birthday party - your safety is key. That's why we're open and transparent about the measures we're taking. If there's anything you think we can do better, we would love to hear from you. Just send us a note via our Contact Form.
As always, things change during this interesting time, and we will always adjust our policies to remain in line with current health recommendations.