Niagara Divers 2019 Dive and Event Schedule

Hi Everyone

The following is the schedule planned so far for this season. Listed are 40 dives, with a mix of Charters and Shore dives to provide every level of diver with many options. As always, we will add some Niagara River and Chippawa Creek drifts through the season. Plus, there are 7 social events.

While several members were very active last year (Kayla did 45 dives) some members did not get out at all. I encourage everyone to start getting their gear ready and have a great season of diving in 2019.



For more information for any or all dives, please contact Durrell Martin.
 


Saturday & Sunday February 16th & 17th
Chicago, IL - Our World Underwater 2019
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (World Famous Evening Film Show)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
Cost: $75 USD for Weekend Pass
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: None, but you get to see some of the best images on the planet!
Notes: Several of our Club Members are presenting again this year.
http://ourworldunderwater.com/chicago/


 

Friday to Sunday February 22rd to 24th
Toronto – The Outdoor Adventure Show
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
Cost: $18 for Weekend Pass ($14 for one day)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: None, but a great place to plan your next dive trip.
Notes: Durrell will be there each day to promote our Shipwreck show, so please come out and enjoy the seminars and great exhibits.

 


Saturday March 2nd
Ann Arbor, MI – The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (Exhibit Hall and Seminars)
Cost: $25 USD
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: None, but an excellent show focused on Shipwrecks.
Notes: Several of our Club Members are planning to attend.


 

Saturday April 13th
Welland – Shipwrecks 2019
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday (Show Setup)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (Seminars)
Cost: $54 (Free with NDA membership and Helping at the show)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: None, but it is the best and largest dive show in Canada
Notes: Free Parking



Saturday April 27th
Toronto – Scuba Swap
9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $5
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: 0 – Just great deals on used gear!
Notes: Make sure to get there early and line up for the best deals.
If you have equipment that you want to sell, then the drop off is on Friday evening. For more info please go to http://www.scubaswap.org


 

Sunday May 5th
Welland Scuba Park – Season Kick Off Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: 1
Notes: Please come and get back into the water for the season!
Perfect time to test your gear and practice your skills. The dive will be followed with mugs of Hot Tomato Soup and Biscuits. Plus, some Home-Made Desserts.

 

 

Sunday May 12th
Sherkston Quarry – Trains and Tracks
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 park fee to get into Sherkston Shores for the day (Plus $10 for the group lunch)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: 2
Notes: Vis is usually still good in early May, so come out and see the trains.

 

 

Monday May 20th
Welland Scuba Park – Victoria Day Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: 2
Notes: The water is warming up now, but the vis is still great. This is a great time to get photos!

 

 

Sunday June 2nd
Niagara River, Strawberry Short Cake Drift River Drift
Meet at 11 a.m. at the Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit
Cost: Free (Dessert paid for by NDA and BBQ by the FEURU)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number of Dives: 1
Notes: Following the dive we will be having a BBQ and some Homemade Strawberry Shortcake. Like last year we will team up with our sister club the Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit and start the drift from their building.
This was an outstanding event last year that everyone loved!


 

Saturday & Sunday June 15th & 16th
Kingston – Various Wrecks
Cost: $250
Charter run by: Pat’s Dive Charters
Number of Divers: 6 (small but amazing boat to dive from!)
Number of Dives: 4 (2 per day)
Notes: The group can decide on the wrecks; The Marsh, The Cornwall, The Comet, The Munson, Aloha, The Wolfe Island.
We have the morning charter (loads at 8 am) both days. If there is enough demand, then Pat can run a second afternoon charter both days

 

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Monday July 1st
Wind Mill Point Park – Canada Day Club Promo Video Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA) – Admission to Windmill Point is $10
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 2
Notes: We will be making a new Club Promo video as we have done for the past three years.
Last year this turned out to be one of the best events of the season. We need everyone out, both divers and bubble watchers to help write, direct and film the epic sequel.



 

Saturday July 20th
Brockville – 2019 Woman’s Day of Diving – Event organized by Kayla Martin

This is the 5th year of PADI’s International Day of Women's Diving

Join us in Brockville, Ontario for a great day of bonding with
other women who share your love of the Underwater World!

Two Great Events, Join us for One or Both

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Docks
Cost: $90
Charter run by: Abucs scubA Diving
Number of Divers: 12 (Women Only) Helen Cooper will be the Captain and Kayla Martin is the first Mate
Number of Dives: 2 Boat
Notes: Plan is to dive the wrecks of The Robert Gaskin & The Lillie Parsons which are both in Canada, so no passport is needed.
In the afternoon there will be a Cruise & Riverside Lunch to Sparrow Island. This cruise is open to both Men & Women. The cost for the Cruise & Lunch is $20 and all proceeds go to Leeds & Grenville Interval House
(a Women’s shelter in Brockville).

For the charter there is just 12 spots available, so first come first serve!
Please book Directly with Helen Cooper of Dive Brockville Adventure Centre
helen@divebrockville.com          www.divebrockville.com              (613) 345-2800

For the Cruise and Lunch there are 24 spots available
Please RSVP with Kayla Martin of the NDA (so that we can plan number of lunches)
kayla@loveofdiving.com              www.loveofdiving.com                 (647) 546-0113

 

 

Sunday July 21st
St Lawrence River – Various Wrecks
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Conestoga (Shore Dive)
Cost: Free (Plus $10 for Lunch)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 3
Notes:  In the morning we will dive the Conestoga then shift over to the Wee Hawk for a second dive and river side lunch. Then in the afternoon, a final dive on the Rothsay


 

Sunday July 28th
Penetanguishene – The Wreck of the Mapledawn, Marquette
Cost: $75 (includes $10 for the BBQ)
Charter run by: Jody Smith – Adventure Sports
Number of Divers: 8
Number of Dives: 2
Notes: Dockside BBQ following the dive before the drive home.

 

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Saturday to Monday August 3rd to 5th
Tobermory – Various Wrecks, Plus the Wreck of Alice G & Hike to the Grotto
Cost: $85 + HST for Charters. Shore Diving Free
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 8
Notes:
Charter run by: Walk on Charters with Divers Den – book directly at: http://www.diversden.ca/
Plan for the weekend will be:
Drive up on Saturday morning, then do an afternoon Charter
Group dinner at the Fish & Chip Store then a night dive on the Alice G
Sunday morning do a Charter then after lunch do a shore dive at the light house
Monday morning do a final Charter then after lunch at the fire hall drive home

 


Saturday & Sunday August 10th & 11th
Picton, ON – Various Wreck
Cost: $250
Charter run by: Abucs scubA Diving
Number of Divers: 12
Number of Dives: 4
Notes: Based on the turn out for Kingston, we will sell out fast for this dive.
Plan to dive the wrecks of the City of Sheboygan, the Kattie Eccles, the Olive Branch and the R H Rae.
Would be launching from the Waupoos Marina near Picton, so just a short boat ride to the wrecks
https://www.abucsscubadiving.com/waupoos-marina

 

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Date to be Announced – Sept 29th

Gravenhurst, ON – The Wreck of the Waome
Cost: $75 (Includes $10 for the BBQ)
Charter run by: Jody Smith – Adventure Sports
Number of Divers: 8
Number of Dives: 2
Notes: Dockside BBQ following the dive before the drive home

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Monday October 14th
Welland Scuba Park – Turkey Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 2
Notes: I have no idea what a “Turkey Dive” is, but we will come up with something. But rest assured, I know what a Turkey Dinner is, so I will guarantee that part at the least.

 


Sunday October 27th
Welland Scuba Park – Pumpkin Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 2
Notes: Water temps are still good, so please come out and have some fun.

 


Saturday November 23rd
Sandusky, Ohio - Shipwrecks and Scuba
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Day $35 / Night $40 - http://www.shipwrecksandscuba.com/
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 0 – Just a Really Great Dive Show
Notes: New location at Kalahari Water Park (world’s largest indoor water park)
Last year the Hotel rate was $119 which included 4 passes to the water park, so you can get wet!!

 

 

Sunday December 8th
St Catharines – Christmas Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: TBA (About $25)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: None – This is just a NDA Calorie Replacement Event!
Notes: Closer we will confirm date, price and location, but everyone loved the Beacon Harbourside Restaurant that we went to last year, so we most likely will return.



Sunday December 22nd

Welland Scuba Park – Christmas Tree Dive
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (Lunch paid for by NDA)
Number of Divers: Unlimited
Number if Dives: 1
Notes: The last two years have seen a great turn out for this event.
It was a great day and fun was had by all. From tobogganing into the river, to my Special “Christmas in a Cup” homemade stew, it is a not to be missed event!


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