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101 - 3411 20 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2T-4Z6

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Talisman Centre Allows Scuba on Sundays

The Talisman Center has a scuba night every Sunday evening from 7-10pm. Here is the link to their information: http://bit.ly/ScubaSundays.

Some General Information:

  • WHEN: Sundays from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • COST: Included in your membership or Drop-In admission.
  • The tank is 5 meters deep, 20 meters wide, and 20 meters long
  • Divers must present proof of Open Water certification or equivalent and picture ID
  • All divers must dive with a buddy or in-groups no larger than three
  • Talisman Centre does not provide equipment or instructors

Don't get rusty during the winter months! Stop by the Talisman on Sundays or contact Aqua Sport at 403-686-6166 to book a "splash" at the shop.

We Have Our Open Water Schedule Online

Summer is just around the corner. We have our schedule for our open water certification dives on our website. For those hardy souls that just can't wait, we will be starting on the May 26th and 27th weekend out at Lake Minniwanka by Banff. Don't wait till the end of summer to get your open water dives scheduled because we do fill up very quickly !! It is a lot more fun to do your open water dives in July than it is in October. Check our online schedule here: http://bit.ly/ASSC2012Courses.



HAVE YOU SEEN?

New Diving Show on OLN

Have you seen the exciting new diving show; Descending? It runs Sunday evenings at 7pm on OLN channel. DESCENDING is a 13-part documentary that will take viewers on a year-long journey exploring the submerged treasures of our planet (both natural and man-made) with breathtaking beauty and life-threatening excitement possible on every descent.

DESCENDING’s well-travelled hosts aim to awaken the adventurous spirit in all of us as they experience stunning environments and fascinating cultures around the globe, connecting the world on land to the one undersea. Find out more at http://descendingtv.com/episodes.



PRODUCT INFORMATION

Your Sunscreen Could be Harming the Reef

Did you know standard sunscreen protection could cause damage to the marine environment? Just touching coral can kill it, and chemicals brought into the water on your skin could be doing harm to the reef and fish. Scientific research has shown that chemicals used in common, store-bought sunscreens are dangerous to coral and can damage the algae that reefs rely on.

The following ingredients have been found to “cause the rapid and complete bleaching of hard corals, even at extremely low concentrations”:

  • Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3)
  • Octyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate)
  • Propylene glycol and Butylparaben
  • Camphor
  • Cinnamate

Statistics show that approximately 4 to 6 thousand tons of sunscreen are washed off in coral reef areas every year. Use biodegradable sunscreen at least 10-15 minutes before going in the water so that the lotion absorbs into your skin. We sell a product called Reef Safe. It comes in a biodegradable sunscreen as well as a jelly fish sting coolant. Its value priced at $4 for 2 ounces of SPF 48.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Go Tech Night - Mon, March 26th - 6pm

We are having a GO Tech night on Monday March 26 at 6pm. You ask, what is a GO Tech night? Well, it is an evening about technical diving.

Darrin Barker, will be talking about what is involved in becoming a technical diver. He will go over what is involved as far as time,skills and equipment expectations plus why you would want to become a technical diver.

Greg Mossfeldt will be talking about rebreathers. The benefits and challenges of closed rebreather diving. Greg teaches many different kinds of rebreathers!!! His latest passion is the Revo closed circuit rebreather but he also teaches inspiration,Kiss,Biomarine and the Revo rebreathers. Scooters may also come up during this presentation !!

Glen Kwan will discuss sidemount diving. The expectations and benefits of sidemount diving both recreational and technical aspects. Did you know that as a recreational diver sidemount has its benefits as well. Do you find a single 80 cubic foot tank too heavy or awkward? This evening is also for you !!!

Perhaps there will even be some video shown on why you want to go tech !!! Maybe even some cave video and wreck video. Come find out about technical diving from some of the leaders in our area. Call Aqua Sport at (403) 686-6166 to hold your space for this exciting evening! The cost is free, but space is limited.

Our First Diving Event of the Year - May 6th

Help us help the Calgary Police clean up the Bow River. We are looking for volunteers to collect garbage on Sunday May 6th. We are in need of scuba divers and snorkelers to scan the shoreline to collect junk. There will be a prize for the best junk found. In order to attend the clean up there is a safety orientation that needs to be attended one week prior to the clean up. If you are interested or would like more information please either contact Aqua Sport or the policeman in charge, Ed Perkins at EPerkins@calgarypolice.ca

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Aqua Sport Scuba Center 101 - 3411 20 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2T-4Z6
(403)-686-6166