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Welcome to the website for the Alberta Underwater Council


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. The Alberta Underwater Council represents our members, scuba divers, snorkelers and underwater hockey participants. 


The AUC is independent and neutral when it comes to all Alberta Dive Centres and their scuba certification agencies.  We welcome participation from each of Alberta's dive stores and their associated agencies.  We always endeavor to operate fairly and co-operatively with all organizations that wish to engage with the Council.


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. 


Note: If looking for scuba courses & dive training in your area of the province?? 

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). 


Here are just a few of the AUC's important programs....


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:


Discover Scuba Experience Program for Youths & Schools

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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:Underwater Hockey

 Intro to Underwater Hockey Sessions?


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. 



Already a certified scuba diver?  Congratulations -  Pool/Classroom and open water certification is complete.... so now you ask..... What's next???

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.

Link to Alberta's Scuba Diving Clubs, Link to Alberta's Underwater Hockey Clubs; Link to Alberta Dive Centres or Alberta's Independant Scuba Instructors (listed alphabetically by town in Alberta)



Discover Local Diving at AUC's Annual Dive Alberta Events & Lake Cleanups!!

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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: 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 54th anniversary in 2016. 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.


Looking for exotic dive travel?  Want warm water?  Doesn't everyone??

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!




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The AUC's Divescapes Scuba Conference & Exhibition will be held in Calgary this Fall. Mark your calendar for Oct 21-23, 2016 and we'll see you at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino for another amazing roster of Presenters.


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 -Oct 21-23, 2016 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, AB.



Looking for dive buddies?  Another great way to stay in touch with other scuba divers - around the province......AUC's Group Page on Facebook: 

Please be sure to join us on FACEBOOK!  For scuba related discussions, tropical dive trips, dive & lake cleanup events, scuba pool practice dates, etc.


AUC's Membership information   


Questions? Please contact Cathie at the AUC Office during regular business hours or send an email to


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,


Thank You to our Grand Prize Sponsor: Bonaire Dive Villa for Your Support of the AUC's Dive Alberta Event/Lake Cleanups:


And a special THANK YOU  to our numerous volunteers & members who have helped to shape the AUC and support scuba diving and underwater sports in Alberta in every decade since 1960.


The AUC is very pleased to acknowledge and have the support of: