On Sunday, August 2 the Battlefords Scuba Community will be holding its Drive and Dive Event at Atton’s Lake Regional Park, a day dedicated to outdoor fun (in the sun we hope!). It combines a round of golf (and please don’t worry if you are not a golfer – this is about friendship and fun) and scuba diving and other aquatic pursuits along with a relaxing and refreshing lunch.
The festivities begin at 9:00 am with 9 holes of golf on the Atton’s Lake Golf Course. Power carts will be rented for all. The golf will be played under the guidelines set out by the province – maintain social distancing as much as possible, people using the same cart must be from the same household and tee-times will be separated by twenty minutes.
After the gold we will have lunch at the Golf Course Club House before setting of for the boat launch where we will set up for a couple of dives, or for the non-divers get the canoes, kayaks and/or paddleboards ready for some activity. There is no power boat traffic on the weekends on this lakes so we will be relatively uninterrupted at the boat launch. We will also dive under the provincial guidelines – maintaining social distancing as much as possible so long as the dive mask and the regulators are not in use. We should have time for a couple of leisurely dives.
If there is any change in the COVID19 situation we will advise everyone and if necessary will cancel the event for the welfare of all concerned.
The fees include the round of golf, the cart rental, and the lunch. Atton’s Lake is a Regional Park and as such there is an admission fee of $8 per day or $15 for the weekend. This admission fee is not included in the event fee. For those who may be interested, there is camping in the park for nominal fees; these fees would not be part of the event fee.
We welcome non-divers to the event, the peaceful surroundings are a great spot to relax. The lake is quiet and make a lovely spot to paddle on your favorite non-powered water craft. Please come join us at one of our favorite spots and meet the lovely Atton’s Lake.