'Off the Clock' with HHUC Instructor Karen Parisien
Oct. 7th, 2014

The University of Toronto has an ongoing series called 'Off the Clock' which provides a short Q&A with UofT faculty and staff and the great things they do after work. This week's edition features Karen Parisien, one of our club's Instructors, who discusses her passion for scuba diving and involvement within the HHUC.

NAUI Update
Oct. 23rd, 2014

We are pleased to host Bill Legler, our NAUI representative, at Hart House on Thursday Oct. 23rd for an update on what’s new with NAUI Worldwide. The event will include updates on last year’s NAUI award winners, the NAUI Board of Director winners and a plethora of new things going on with NAUI.

Hart House, Bickersmith Room (3rd floor)
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
An RSVP to Bill Legler at blegler@naui.org or (814) 873-0013 is appreciated.

About Bill
Bill took his first breath of compressed air underwater at the young age of five. He became a NAUI Divemaster (1989), Instructor (1991), and Course Director (1996) and has trained many divers at all levels and has many Grand Divers out there. Becoming the NAUI Northeast Representative has become the pinnacle of his dive career and he looks forward to serving the NAUI membership for many years to come!

Snorkeling and Fitness for diving
Sept. 28th, 2014

The Hart House Underwater Club is pleased to offer a snorkeling and fitness for diving program as another way to enjoy the underwater environment. Led by a certified NAUI Scuba Diving Instructor, the program guides participants through exercises aimed at furthering one's snorkeling skills, apnea (breath hold diving), and fitness. The program is adapted to the needs of the participants from entry level (including participants from the underwater club's Learn to Scuba Dive course) to an intensive workout designed to strengthen in water skills and conditioning. All activities are using mask, fins, and snorkel. We usually round out the evening with a game of some sort including underwater hockey. The snorkeling program is held weekly on Sunday nights (8pm-9pm) at the Hart House Pool from mid September until the end of May. There is no cost for each session; however, membership in the underwater club is required. New this year, we ask participants to sign up for the course online, which only needs to be done once prior to your first session.

Learn to SCUBA Dive with the Hart House Underwater Club
Jan. 14th, 2015

Our next Learn to Scuba dive course will start on Jan. 13th, 2015, with registration starting in early December. Sign up for our listserv to receive advanced notice of registration

Since 1962 the HHUC has offered high quality Scuba diver training courses featuring twelve weeks of classroom and pool instruction leading to Scuba certification with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). The club supports a team of professionally qualified NAUI instructors (many of whom are faculty, staff and alumni of University of Toronto). Our instructors are also club members and volunteers, who teach for love of the sport, rather than for financial gain, and because they believe in keeping the sport of diving safe for all participants. The club provides many diving opportunities with an extensive summer dive schedule, various trips and a variety of Scuba related and social activities! Sign up for the fall course which will run on Tuesday evenings 7:00-11:00pm from from Sept. 16th until Dec. 2nd, 2014.

For more information view our course brochure and FAQ.

Try Scuba Diving
Oct. 14th, 2014

This class is now full. Check back in Jan. for potential Try Scuba events.

Ever wondered what it is like to breath underwater? Discover SCUBA now! This 1-night course provides participants with a basic orientation to scuba from the safety of the pool. You and your buddy are paired with an experienced instructor who will take you on a first dive tailored to your comfort level. Register early to avoid disappointment.