Discover Scuba in Moose Jaw, SK

Soldier On, in collaboration with Planet Scuba and 15 Wing, is hosting “Discover Scuba”, a three-hour introductory scuba event, in Moose Jaw, SK. This will take place on the 17th of February from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage an active lifestyle.

Up to six (6) ill/injured serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces will have the opportunity to learn the basics of scuba diving in a safe and fun environment while incorporating their skills in various exercises and drills to become comfortable with the activity. This event will assist in the continuation of a healthy lifestyle.

This event will consist of one 2.5-hour session in a pool for up to six (6) Soldier On members and will include restorative exercises, scuba skills and drills as well as team building activities to develop confidence, achievement, and self-esteem focusing on ability not disability. The event can have positive effects on mental health, physical fitness and improved relationships, especially for those with physical and mental injuries. No scuba diving experience necessary!

Selected participants will be required to complete the service provider’s medical questionnaire which will require a physician’s signature. The form must be completed and signed prior to participation in the event.

Scuba equipment will be provided to all participants.

This event is open only to registered Soldier On serving or retired members in the Moose Jaw and Regina, SK geographical area. Assistance is provided in registration and filling out the waiver if requested. Travel assistance is not provided for this event.

This event will afford participants the opportunity to learn the basics of scuba diving, providing an excellent opportunity to explore new possibilities and build a sense of identity that can lead to personal growth and a healthy lifestyle.   

All skill levels are welcome, but this program will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner or someone with no prior scuba experience.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of Planet Scuba / Tropical Dreams Dive Adventures.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to six (6).

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Moose Jaw and Regina geographical area 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.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
  • Participants must be able to tolerate 2.5 hours of moderate paced activities throughout the session without being in violation of their MELs.
    • Additionally, participants interested in this event should possess basic swimming skills and be deemed medically fit for diving.
  • Medical authorization for selected participants will be required prior to the event.
    • Participants should have a base level of total body strength and be comfortable in aquatic environments.
  • Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than the 28th of January 2022.
Express your interest here.

Be advised that a proof of vaccination or vaccine passport will be required at the event.

*Please note that changes to the event may be necessary should local PHM measures change.

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