HHUC Annual General Meeting
May 14th, 2015

The HHUC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on:

Thursday May 14th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hart House (Meeting Room)

The AGM will commence with brief end of year reports from executive members holding a portfolio thereby providing an overview of the club's achievements this past year and the state of the club as we move forward into our 53rd year. The AGM will also see the formation of the 2015-2016 executive which is comprised of the following positions:

Training Committee
Social Coordinator
Dive Coordinator
Membership Director
Equipment Director and
four (4) Directors without portfolio.

HHUC in the news
March 23rd, 2015

The Hart House Underwater Club (HHUC) was in the news today with an article published by the UofT Varsity newspaper.

Watch out for our upcoming programming:

Fitness for Diving (snorkelling) classes (Every Sunday 8-9pm, Sept- June, at Hart House)
2015 Annual General Meeting (May 14th 7:00pm, Hart House)
2015 Summer gear rentals (June - Sept)
2015 Summer Dive Season (May - Sept)
NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver course (June 2015)
NAUI Try Scuba Diving (Sept. 2015)
NAUI Scuba Diver course (Sept. 2015)

Join our listserv to receive annoucements about these activites and/or become an HHUC member.

2015 Recognition Night
March 14, 2015, 7:30-11:30pm

Please join us for the Hart House Underwater Club's Annual Recognition Night where we present the Service, Diving and Blockhead awards. Enjoy the food and refreshments and the chance to mingle with club members. Raffle prizes and exclusive Scuba Student draws for valuable prizes like free gear rental for the summer will be available.

Sat. March 14st, 2015
Hart House (South Dinning Room)
An RSVP is appreciated.

View the Recognition Night poster.

HHUC Nitrox Course
March 8th, 2015, 10am - 3pm

Take advantage of the off-season to pick up some new scuba skills! The HHUC Nitrox Course provides divers with the information necessary to take advantage of Enriched Air Nitrox, up to a maximum of 40% oxygen (EAN40), as a breathing medium during your dives. As a Nitrox diver you'll enjoy the advantages of longer maximum dive times, shorter surface intervals, and the ability to add some extra conservatism into your diving.

This course does not require any scuba dives: it will be conducted entirely in the classroom on:

Sunday, March 8th, 10am - 3pm
Hart House, Debates Room (2nd floor)
The cost for the course (including all materials and certification card) will be $65+HST for HHUC members, and $75+HST for anyone who has not purchased an HHUC membership this year.
Register Online or call the Hart House hub at 416-978-2452.

Snorkeling and Fitness for diving
Jan. 15th, 2015

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.

NAUI Sources Article Re: C. Ben Davis
January 2014

The most recent NAUI Sources Magazine has a memorial article about C. Ben Davis, (NAUI 101L 1925 - 2014), commemorating his life and contributions as one of the earliest NAUI members who was key in the shaping and growth of NAUI. The article was authored by HHUC cornerstone member Bob Belcher (NAUI 3836). The article is available here courtesy of NAUI Sources Magazine FOURTH QUARTER 2014 VOL. XXVI, ISSUE.

HHUC Annual Dive Trip - Cayman Brac
May 3-10, 2015

Franklin Lecture Join HHUC's next diving adventure to the Caribbean - great diving, great resort, great location, great price! For all the details and booking information, just click on the poster icon.

Learn to SCUBA Dive with the Hart House Underwater Club
Jan. 13th, 2015

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 Jan. 13th until April 7th, 2015.

For more information view our course brochure and FAQ.

Register early to avoid disappointment as the course fills up quickly. To reserve a place in the course or please contact the Hart House Hub, either in person, on-line or by phone (416-978-2452). If the course is full, do leave your name on the waitlist as spots often open up.