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February Buddy Check Newsletter

News DNageleisen COMMENTS 01 Feb, 2020

February News

Come and fight the cold off at the February Ice Breaker!

Everyone's Favorite annual event returns on a special Leap Year Saturday!, The February Ice Breaker is scheduled for February 29th starting at 5:30pm with cocktails at a new venue, the Shakespeare Arms in Guelph. This night will be filled with door prizes, awards, and an auction with all proceeds going to Camp Quality Southern Ontario. Last year we raised $1000.00 and are hoping to blow past that donation this year with your help.

For more information on Camp Quality click this link. Be sure to buy your tickets for you and your buddy online here: FEBRUARY ICEBREAKER TICKETS
Some of last year's February Icebreaker moments.

Your Next Course After Advanced Open Water: Rescue Diver with Dace Lawrence

You can start your course this winter! Rescue Diver consists of 2 classroom sessions, Saturday, March 7, 2020 and Saturday, April 4, 2020, with the pool training and Open Water dives being held May 23rd.

Graduates tell us this is the most fun of all the courses, while remaining challenging and rewarding. It expands on what you have already learned to prevent and manage problems during your Open Water and Advanced Open Water.

One of the prerequisites is a current first aid certificate (within the past 2 years). We will be running an EFR Fist Aid course (with an option for Emergency Oxygen Provider for the cost of certification - $75.00+hst) February 22nd.
You can sign up for EFR by clicking here

You can sign up for the Rescue Course by clicking here:

If you have any questions, please call, email or visit the store. See you soon!



There are till spaces available for St. Lucia! This outstanding trip is guaranteed to help shake those winter blues! Non-divers will love it, as it is a "Hidden Jewel" of the Caribbean and divers can kick off your dive season with abundant marine life, clear waters and a first-class diev shop. For more information see online or visit us in store, or click on this link:

Looking forward to more adventure in 2021? Dive around Bmini aboard the amazing liveaboard ship, the Juliet! More information and sign up here. The day we announced this one, people started to sign up - join us April 2021!

More local and destination trips are on the way! Check our social media feeds and the website often.


Conservation, the environment, and specifically the Global Warming Crisis, have been hot conversation topics this year.  As divers, we see first-hand the effects of pollution and global warming. We continue improving our store and work hard to further reduce our waste and carbon footprint. We are proud to be a PADI Green Star Award dive centre. With your help we can continue to improve and better ourselves, our community and our world. Share how you make a difference or ways other businesses have improved themselves with us at info@scubacentre.ca!

We are also a 100% AWARE Partner - every certification card  that we issue is now an AWARE card. Tri-City Scuba donates $10.00 to Project AWARE for EACH certification we process.


Welcome to Tri City “Dive 2020”

The Tri-City Scuba social committee have been working to bring an exciting year of diving and more! We have a bunch of events, day trips and more coming your way!

Mark these dates on your calendar, and remember to keep checking in:

February 23 - Tri-City Scuba Social Breakfast. Lets talk about diving and share some pictures from your winter vacation and eat breakfast! Sign Up Now.

February 29 - “February Ice Breaker” Come and see what is happening at Tri-City this  year. Lots of giveaways!!

March 6 - “Underwater Yoga” At the University of Waterloo Pool  8-9:30. This is an event not to be missed - we have no idea what this will look like, but it's going to be FUN. Sign up now - it will fill up early!!  

April - Quarry clean up.  We are working on getting access to a local swimming hole and cleaning it up. Get your lot bags ready, you never know what we will find. Details will be on the web site as they become available. You can view the Trip and Events calendar here.

We have a lot more planned for you, and our social schedule is a work in  progress. If there is something you would like to do or somewhere to would like to go let us know, we would be happy to try and work it in!

Happy Diving 
Tri-City Social Committee

Your questions answered...

Question: How do you travel with your gear? I’m just an Open Water Diver. Last time I travelled with my stuff I took my BCD, regulator and mask in my checked bag. Can you take anything in your carry on? - N

Answer: Hi, you should always check with your airline. Another tip is to buy a luggage scale to check your within weight requirements. We have a video (link below) that you can watch for how we recommend packing your gear. You can also come into the shop for a more personal recommendation. Hope this helps, Drew.

Here's a link to one of our YouTube videos with more information:

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