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Membership Form
Sept 13, 2017

Want to become a member?
Fill out the membership form below before and save time at the hart house hub:

HHUC Membership Form 2017-18


CLUBS FAIR
Sept 6, 2017

Hey were you just at our clubs fair booth?

*Click here for more info on our learn to scuba program*


Try SCUBA diving Sept 19, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14
Sept 19, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, 2017

This one-night course provides participants with a basic orientation to scuba diving from the safety of the pool. Participants are paired with an experienced instructor who will take you on a first dive tailored to your comfort level.

Spaces are limited!   Hurry and register online at:
http://harthouse.ca/scuba-diving/


Learn to SCUBA Dive
Sep 19, 2017

HHUC will be offering NAUI SCUBA Diver courses during Fall and Winter sessions at the University of Toronto. These are introductory course where no prior SCUBA diving experience is required, and are open to all Hart House members and the general public. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to obtain a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to SCUBA dive within recreational dive limits anywhere in the world.

For more information, please see our SCUBA Diver course brochure and FAQ.



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


Dive Registration Open!
June 12, 2017

Join HHUC this summer as we explore amazing shipwrecks around Ontario. Join us as we head to Barrie, Tobermory and Brockville, in search of great diving and wonderful memories. Registration is open now; don't miss out! Click here for more information

**Please Note: UofT students attending the Brockville Dive weekend are required to have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop, as this trip will include a U.S. border crossing



Equipment Rental Open!
June 12, 2017

Save time and money by renting your dive equipment for the season! HHUC Members are entitled to rent club gear for the summer at very competitive rates. This is perfect for students in the Advanced Scuba Course, or those joining in our summer dive season! Click here for more information



Hart House Farm Treasure Hunt
July 23, 2017

Join us for a family-friendly adventure this summer at the Hart House Farm! Search “land and sea” (put those snorkelling skills to good use!) to find clues that will lead to a prize hidden somewhere at the Farm! Stay on for a potluck dinner, campfire and optional overnight stay in the Farm House, or bring a tent! Registration deadline is June 23.

Treasure Hunt Flyer


Club Trip to Cuba
July 26, 2017

We are pleased to present an HHUC Club trip to Cuba. This 1-week trip offers an opportunity for students of the Learn to SCUBA course to certify in tropical waters, and a price point that will delight members on a student budget. Remaining spots will be offered to Club members starting June 9th. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Cuba Trip Flyer


Advanced SCUBA diver course
June 22, 2017
We are pleased to offer a continuing SCUBA diving education opportunity this summer with the NAUI Advanced SCUBA diver course. Please review this brochure for fees, schedule, and other details.

HHUC Advanced Scuba Course 2017

Registration is now open. To secure your spot, contact the hub (416) 978-2452, or enroll online http://harthouse.ca/eventssingle/underwater-advanced-scuba-diver-course_7281

For any further questions, please email hhuc.training@gmail.com


Astronaut Training & Underwater Bubbles
June 14, 2017
We invite you to listen to one of our very own members, Aaron Persad - commercial space astronaut, researcher, and scientist – as he talks about his astronaut training experiences, and how you could prepare yourself to become a candidate by pursing underwater fitness challenges. An open discussion will follow afterwards for interested members of the audience on what could be done to try some of these challenges during our regular pool time slots run by the Club. See this flyer for more details.


External Dive Opportunity with OUE
May 21, 2017
Ontario Underwater Explorers have graciously invited Hart House Underwater club members to join them on any of their dives, at their regular club rates! This means that any of the dives (assuming space availability) are open to you as HHUC members.

To register for their dives you need to be an HHUC member in good standing, and register as per their process (detailed below).

OUE Summer Dive schedule

Registration instructions

Please Note: These are not Hart House Underwater Club Sanctioned or hosted dives. Divers are responsible for arranging for their own gear, transportation and where needed accommodation.


IMPORTANT - Safety Abroad workshops
May 17, 2017
Hart House student travel policies require all UofT students complete the Safety Abroad workshops (approx. 1 hr session) prior to attending any Club event held outside of Canada. Travelling to the USA constitutes travel abroad.

All affected Club members who are thinking of attending the Brockville SCUBA diving weekend (USA travel), the Advanced SCUBA diver course (USA travel), or the Cuba SCUBA certification opportunity, are requested to complete the relevant Safety Abroad workshop prior to participation.

For dates, times, applicability, and registration for the workshops, please visit this website:
( https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cie/safety-abroad-workshops )

** New sessions available **

Undergraduate students
May 23, 1-3 PM
June 6, 11AM – 1PM
July 12, 11AM – 1PM
August 2, 11AM – 1PM

Graduate students
May 9, 2PM - 4PM
May 31, 10 AM – 12PM
June 20, 2PM – 4 PM
July 19, 11AM – 1PM
Aug 15, 2PM – 4PM

USA Travel – Applicable to Brockville only. Does not cover Cuba Trip.
May 17, 11AM -12PM,
June 7, 11AM-12PM,
July 6, 2PM-3PM

All sessions are held at Cumberland House (33 St. George Street). Note that this travel policy also applies to part-time status students.

For any further questions, please email hhuc.training@gmail.com


SCUBA swap
April 29, 2017
The Swap is the best place in Ontario to buy new and used SCUBA gear!

This year's Swap will be hosted on April 29 at the Rameses Shriners Hall, 124 Queen's Plate Drive in Etobicoke. It is conveniently located at Highway ‪27 and Rexdale Blvd‬, right across from Woodbine Racetrack and kitty-corner from Woodbine Shopping Centre and Fantasy Fair.

See the Swap website for more information (http://www.scubaswap.org/)


Treasure Hunt at Hart House Farm
July 8, 2017
A family-friendly event for HHUC members and guests. Work in teams to find clues and riddles scattered underwater and on land, all leading to treasure hidden at the Farm. Pot-luck dinner, prizes, Finnish sauna, camp fire, and fun times await you! Participants may stay overnight in the farm house or camp on the property.

This event will take place in the afternoon of ‪July 8th‬ (make it a full day of HHUC by going to the Barrie shore dive in the morning) at the Hart House Farm, situated in Caledon near Hwy ‪10 and Olde Baseline Road‬.

Stay tuned for sign-up instructions next month. For any further questions, please email info@hhuc.ca


HHUC Annual Recognition night
March 11, 2017
Dear HHUC Members, Alumni and Scuba Students,
Please join us for the Hart House Underwater Club's Annual Recognition Night! Enjoy food and refreshments and the chance to mingle with club members. Raffle prizes and exclusive Scuba Student draws for valuable prizes. Join us in celebrating the 2016-2017 dive year.

DATE:
Saturday, March 11th, 2017

TIME:
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

COST:
HHUC Student Members - $5 per person HHUC Members - $10 per person Guests - $15 per person Cash Bar available. Tickets available at the door.

LOCATION:
Hart House Music Room

RSVP:
An RSVP is appreciated, please fill out the Doodle poll: http://doodle.com/poll/svb3zbvnmmnnepdx
Hope to see you all there!!


Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Hart House Underwater Club
April 6, 2017
Dear Members of HHUC,

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Hart House Underwater Club which will be held:

      Thursday April 6 at 7pm

      Hart House Committee Room.

At that meeting your will hear reports from the 2016-17 Executive on the activities of the club in the past year. You will have an opportunity to vote for the 2017-18 Executive.

All members are encouraged to consider participating it the HHUC Executive. This is your club and your voice is important. There are plenty of roles for everyone, including positions with and without portfolio.

For more information and to see the list of Executive position or to read the minutes from the meetings, please go to http://www.hhuc.ca/



NAUI Nitrox SCUBA diver
Mar 4, 2017

Want to stay down longer and get in the water sooner? In the Nitrox SCUBA diver course you will learn to dive with enriched air, increase your no decompression dive time, and manage your oxygen exposure on recreational dives.
This is a 1-day course and will be held on Saturday March 4th at Hart House. The course fee is $139 + HST for HH members and $169 for the General Public. The fee includes textbook and certification materials.

Registration is open and available Registration is open and available online. Interested students must either hold a current SCUBA diver certification, or be enrolled in one of our Learn to SCUBA dive programs. All participants must be OUC members, which can be arranged on the day of the course (an additional OUC membership fee might be required). For more information please contact courtney.gibson@gmail.com


NAUI SCUBA Diver Course (Winter Session)
Jan 10, 2017

Registration is open for the Winter session of the NAUI SCUBA diver course. This is an introductory course where no prior SCUBA diving experience is required, and is open to all UofT students, Hart House members, and the general public. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepare to obtain a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to SCUBA dive within recreational dive limits anywhere in the world.
Visit http://harthouse.ca/eventssingle/underwater-learn-to-scuba-dive_7014 to register online, or call 416 978-2452 to be placed on the wait list.

For more information, please see our SCUBA Diver course brochure and FAQ.


NAUI honors two HHUC Instructors
Nov 18, 2016

Karen Parisien (NAUI #16721) and Courtney Gibson (NAUI #51941) have both been awarded NAUI Outstanding Service Awards.

Karen has also won the prestigious Dr. Charlie Brown Memorial Award. This a rare recognition given to a NAUI member who makes significant contributions to the sport of SCUBA diving in a volunteer capacity and in non-profit organizations. HHUC has benefited immensely from Karen’s remarkable 22-year tenure as an Instructor - teaching hundreds of students and forming the next generation of Instructors currently teaching for HHUC. Great job!

Please join us in congratulating them.



NAUI Nitrox SCUBA diver
November 26, 2016

Want to stay down longer and get in the water sooner? In the Nitrox SCUBA diver course you will learn to dive with enriched air, increase your no decompression dive time, and manage your oxygen exposure on recreational dives.
This is a 1-day course and will be held on Saturday November 26th. The course fee is $139 + HST and includes textbook and certification materials.

Registration is open and available online. Interested students must either hold a current SCUBA diver certification, or be enrolled in one of our Learn to SCUBA dive programs. For more information please contact courtney.gibson@gmail.com


HHUC Dive Trip - Dominica - Reading Week
Feb 18 - 25, 2017

Join HHUC's next diving adventure to the Caribbean - great diving, great resort, great location - a tropical gem with incredible richness in both the underwater environment and topside eco-adventure opportunities!

Click here for all the details and booking information


Learn SCUBA dive and study marine ecology – in Bermuda!
Oct 2, 2016

HHUC is offering a scientific SCUBA diver opportunity in collaboration with the Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Sciences (BIOS). This program features a Learn to SCUBA dive course from Oct 18 – Dec 6, followed by a trip to Bermuda on April 23 – 30 for SCUBA certification along with scientific diving lab and field work. Lab and lecture topics include marine zoology and reef ecology, and are tailored for University-level students. An information session will be held at Hart House on Oct 13th from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Committees room.

For more information, please email hhuc.training@gmail.com


NAUI SCUBA Diver Courses
Aug 24th, 2016

HHUC will be offering NAUI SCUBA Diver courses during Fall and Winter sessions at the University of Toronto. These are introductory course where no prior SCUBA diving experience is required, and are open to all Hart House members and the general public.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepare to obtain a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to SCUBA dive within recreational dive limits anywhere in the world.

For more information, please see our SCUBA Diver course brochure and FAQ.


HHUC 2016-17 HHUC Membership Renewal
Aug 19th, 2016

Important note: HHUC membership year (effective starting this year) will end on August 31st and start on Sepetmber 1st.
(Current members will recieve a free membership extension until the end of August :])

Being an HHUC member has many benefits including access to low-cost gear rental packages, a packed summer dive season, reduced costs for HHUC courses, OUC insurance, and much more!
Don't forget to renew your HHUC membership today to retain your perks as member of the club!


Memberships can now be purchased/renewed by completing the membership form (here) and submitting it along with payment to the Hart Hart Hub. Questions about Membership? Please call 416-978-8387 or email Lynsay Henderson. For other scuba club related questions feel free to contact the HHUC.

2017 HHUC membership purchase / renewal form



SUCI SCUBA Camping July 9 - 10
July 9 - 10, 2016

Scarbrough Underwater Club Inc. is hosting a scuba camping event at the Ivy Lea campground.
Book now for your spot on the trip!
Click here for more info and how to register for the event.


NAUI Advanced SCUBA Diver Registration
July 6, 2016

HHUC is opening registration for NAUI Advanced SCUBA Diver Course. The advanced diver course consists of a classroom session, held on July 6th, at Hart House. With a shore dive at Barrie on July 9th.

Click here for course details and registration information


NAUI SCUBA Diver - Winter Course
Jan 12, 2016

HHUC will be offering a NAUI SCUBA Diver course during the winter semester. This is an introductory 12-week course and is open to all Hart House members and the general public. Successful completion of this course will lead you to obtain a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to SCUBA dive within recreational dive limits anywhere in the world.

The first night of the course will be held on January 12th, at 7PM. The classes will be held in Sidney Smith Hall room SS 1078. The course is FULL; however, we recommend calling Hart House (416) 978-2452 and request to be placed on the wait list.

For more information, please see our course brochure and FAQ.


Snorkel Sundays
Sundays, 8:00-9:00 PM

Skin diving and Snorkeling for fun and fitness. Learn to play underwater hockey. Develop your skills with a dedicated instructor. Open to all members of the Hart House Underwater Club.

See the Snorkel Sunday Poster for more information.


Try Scuba Diving
Jan 26, 2016

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.

Class: Tuesday Jan 26th, 7-11pm
Fee: $25
Register: http://harthouse.ca/eventssingle/underwater-try-scuba-diving_6333


NAUI Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver
Sept 12, 2015

HHUC will be offering a NAUI Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver course during the fall semester. This is an 4-day course and is open to all Hart House members and the general public. Successful completion of this course will lead you to obtain a NAUI Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to act as a safety diver on club-sponsored dive trips.
For more information, please see our course brochure.


NAUI SCUBA Diver - Fall Course
Sept 22, 2015

HHUC will be offering a NAUI SCUBA Diver course during the fall semester. This is an introductory 12-week course and is open to all Hart House members and the general public. Successful completion of this course will lead you to obtain a NAUI SCUBA Diver certification, which will allow you to SCUBA dive within recreational dive limits anywhere in the world.

The first night of the course will be held on September 22nd, at 7PM in Sidney Smith Hall room SS 2128. Registration is recommended in order to guarantee a spot in the course.

For more information, please see our course brochure and FAQ.


NAUI Sources Article Re: C. Ben Davis
January 2015

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.