On Sunday, August 2, again at Atton’s Lake but split between the Golf Course and the lake. This one includes a variety of activities in the park intended to involve those who may not dive.
We start at 9:30 am with 9 holes of golf, and in case your excuse is I don’t golf, it doesn’t fly. I hit a little white (or some other colour) ball and where it goes is anyone’s guess. If I can find it, I hit it again; if I can’t I hit another one. This portion of the day is about socializing with others away from the dive site, without a regulator in one’s mouth and a mask on one’s face. Many of us do not even keep score. We rent carts, so there are no long walks involved. It CAN be fun!!
Then we stop for lunch at the golf course club house — this year we will be using the Elk’s Hall or eating outside to meet the COVID-19 recovery restrictions. Following that break we will head to the boat launch for some diving — or kayaking, canoeing, sailing or paddle boarding or maybe just wading and splashing in the water for those who do not want to dive. We will have time for a couple of dives, three even if someone wants to do a night dive.
We chose the Sunday date on a long weekend so that people would have time to travel without feeling pressured or they could plan the weekend to do even more diving as they would have sometime Saturday and sometime on Monday as well.
The campgrounds are open and the public washrooms are open, so a person can camp if they so desire. We will pair people up on golf carts so that they come from the same household or “bubble unit” to minimize the risk of exposure. Diving will be conducted under the province’s approved guidelines which are attached. If there is any negative change in the COVID-19 situation, we will cancel the event and notify everyone.
The deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 28. Please join us for a fun weekend.
Battlefords Scuba Community