The Alberta Underwater Council is the non profit representative body for underwater activities in the province of Alberta since 1960. These underwater activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, free diving and underwater sports such as underwater hockey.
Our mission statement: The AUC represents & encourages responsible participation in and an awareness of the many underwater activities available in Alberta while seeking to preserve the aquatic environment.
Then Click onto RESOURCES above for links to Alberta Dive Centres (listed alphabetically by city/town) OR for smaller towns/centres see Independant Scuba Instructors (listed alphabetically by town in Alberta).
Attn: Junior/Senior High School Teachers/PE Coordinators, Swim Coaches/Clubs or Camp Leaders, Youth Group Leaders or Sports Coaches, or Aquatic Facility Program Coordinators:
Attn: Teachers or PE Coordinators. Already booked a Discover Scuba Experience with AUC's Instructor: Carson Ganci? Download "Bubblemaker Liability Waivers" Note 2 pages, PDF, forms must be signed by both the Discover Scuba participants & their parent/guardian before the booking.
Or want to try something a little different? How about:
Basic swimming skills needed, ages 10 -18, for school PE programs only, choose between Basic U/W Hockey Intro or a more Comprehensive U/W Hockey Intro, all snorkeling gear & underwater hockey instructor provided. Contact the AUC office or the u/w hockey instructor directly.
The AUC welcomes you to the company of underwater enthusiasts from all across the province. Joining a scuba or underwater sports club offers you a great opportunity to have fun underwater & above water - with a group of similar minded individuals. Many scuba clubs or your favourite local dive retailer or local scuba instructor offers opportunities to continue to improve your diving skills through ongoing training programs and/or group dive travel. Meet new people & enjoy your sport! OR: Discover local diving at AUC's Dive Alberta Events & Lake Cleanups.
AUC Dive Alberta Events and/or Lake Cleanups are held every month during the Alberta dive season (from May to October) all around the province. A resurgance of great attendance at AUC Dive Events in recent years with our appreciation and thanks to the increased sponsorship of the local Alberta Dive Retailers, plus new members joining local Alberta dive clubs - as divers always need dive buddies. Also by environmentally active Alberta scuba divers & shore support volunteers wanting to "give back" by participating in the many underwater lake cleanup opportunities! Membership with the AUC is required but your 1st year is free! Just come out to an event (RSVP first), fill out & sign the event waiver & you're automatically a new member. Already a member but not sure of your status? Contact the AUC office: email@example.com or use the AUC Webstore & renew today!
See FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) all about AUC Dive Events & Lake Cleanups
AUC members volunteering above .... or below the surface can WIN! The Alberta dive event season usually starts with the Jasper Aquathon on May long weekend. Thanks to many AUC volunteers, this event has been held annually since 1962 and is a premier AUC scuba diving event celebrating it's 53th anniversary in 2015. Followed by your choice of at least one or more Dive Events/Lake Cleanups every month from May to October.
So volunteer above or participate below the surface at your shoice of many Dive Alberta events & lake cleanups. Most events include dive activities like underwater navigation, scavenger hunts, u/w poker, dive caching, plus lake cleanup components or even river snorkeling in Alberta.
Want dive travel with a group? Check out the many exotic dive trips offered by most of Alberta Dive Centres/Retailers, local Alberta Scuba Instructors and Alberta's Dive Travel Specialists and even Alberta's Scuba Diving Clubs.
Get out & meet new dive buddies from across the province, experience dive travel - often with an experienced scuba instructor or escorted by dive travel leader. From BC's West Coast to exotic world-wide dive travel - from Bonaire to Cozumel, from Galapogos to Truk Lagoon, dive trips are being offered by most of Alberta's Dive Centres. Visit their websites or Facebook pages for group dive travel offered or contact them today by phone or email or in person ..... & sign-up for dive travel soon!
The AUC's Divescapes Scuba Conference & Exhibition was successfully held again at Edmonton's Oasis Centre on Oct 17, 18th, 2014. Thanks to all sponsors, exhibitors, presenters & participants for contributing to one of the best Divecapes Scuba Conferences ever! This amazing scuba conference rivalled many of the dive industry's more famous conferences like the Niagra Shipwrecks Conference, Boston Sea Rover's Show or even New York's annual Beneath the Sea event for the excellent quality of international, plus up & coming dive personalities who had a great time presenting & sharing their underwater images, passion & expertise for Alberta's Divescapes participants.
Hopefully, with the continued support & cooperation of many (if not all) of Alberta's Scuba Diving Community, including local Dive Retailers, Alberta Scuba Clubs, Alberta Dive Travel Specialits, AUC members, Instructors & Dive Masters around the province. PLUS those Dive Operators, Resorts, in BC & beyond includind Travel Agents, Tourism Boards and Dive Equipment Manufacturers from around the world brought together with the AUC for another great scuba conference "Divescapes" in Fall 2016 in Calgary - date, venue, etc TBA, sponsorships & volunteers welcome.
AUC's Membership information
Alberta Underwater Council
11759 Groat Road, (2nd Floor, Percy Page Centre)
Edmonton, AB Canada T5M 3K6
Office Hrs: M-F, 10am-4pm: Ph: 780-427-9125, Toll Free: 1-888-307-8566
Fax: 780-427-8139, firstname.lastname@example.org
The AUC is very pleased to acknowledge and have the support of: