Discover Scuba in Fredericton, NB
Soldier On will be will be hosting a Discover Scuba program in partnership with COJO Diving Club. On November 20th (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), selected Soldier On participants will be introduced to scuba diving.
*Selected participants will be required to complete a Diver Medical which may include the signature of a physician. If you are applying please plan ahead and consider booking an appointment with your doctor in advance.
This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
Through both classroom learning and experience in the pool Soldier On participants will learn diving knowledge, review safety, proper use of equipment and have the opportunity to try the equipment in the controlled setting of a pool. This opportunity will give participants the chance to try the sport of scuba diving and give them the confidence to pursue the sport on their own if they wish to do so.
Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of COJO Diving
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 8.
Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from within an hour's drive to Fredericton
who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
- Selected participants will be required to complete the service provider’s Diver Medical Questionnaire which could require a physician signature.
- Form must be completed and sign prior to participation in the event.
- Participants must be able to tolerate eight to 10 hours of moderately-paced activity.
- Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day.
- Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount. While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low.
Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:
- Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
- Complete the respective provincial / territorial or federal government COVID-19 self-assessment tool before attending the event;
- Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
- Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
- Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
- Adhere to a stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform rigorous hand hygiene;
- Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.
Soldier On, during the conduct of this activity, shall:
- Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
- Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
- Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
- Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
- Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
- Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity. A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.