Tobermory Certification Weekend

This is a scuba certification weekend for Training Members of the Hart House Underwater Club’s “Learn to Scuba” course who have been referred to Blue North for NAUI certification. It’s a fabulous location for Saturday shore diving on local wrecks and limestone ledges. Then on Sunday, you will have a chance to experience charter boat wreck diving in Tobermory. All your dives will be through Blue North Scuba Club with your NAUI instructors, at Canada’s first National Marine Park, Fathom Five, “The Freshwater Shipwreck Diving Capital of Canada”. Clear water, more than 20 historic shipwrecks, submerged geological formations, cliffs, caves and overhangs offer a variety of underwater experiences.

Date: June 16-17-18, 2023

1st Installment Payment Deadline:
First installment on the Certification Fee is $130 due March 10, 2023 – Payable by eTransfer to:


  • Arrive in the Tobermory area on Friday evening, June 16, 2023, to be ready for an early start on Saturday morning’s dive. Please allow sufficient driving time, considering summer weekend traffic.
  • Upon arrival Get your park pass for Fathom Five National Marine Park from the park office (map). To expedite this, you may download the PDF registration form, print it at home, fill it in and bring it with you. Cost is approx. $10. You can’t dive without it.

Location: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, ON

Blue North Divemasters and Instructors:

  • Courtney Gibson, NAUI Instructor 51941, and
  • Martin Bonert, NAUI Instructor 33907



  • Your Blue North Instructors will specify the full pricing package for certification.
  • The first installment of the Certification Fee is $130 due March 10, 2023
  • Payment method: eTransfer to Blue North Scuba at:


  • If you have not registered yet, but would like to attend the Tobermory Certification weekend,
    Register now
    We can’t guarantee there is space at this late date, but please let us know if you are interested in participating in this dive. Sometimes there are cancellations.

Requirements to participate in the dive

  • Pay your Certification Dive Fees The second installment of $199 is due by April 15, 2023 by eTransfer to
  • Fill in the Blue North Profile Form for Trainees
  • Confirm your Ontario Underwater Council (OUC) number for 2023 and confirm that you have signed the OUC Release. If you do not have OUC membership for 2023, we will arrange it for you at a cost of $40 payable by eTransfer to:
  • Sign the Dive Shop Waiver: Wait until Divers Den sends you an email with the link to their waiver, then sign it asap.
  • Before leaving home, assess your personal health situation by following the recommendations on the Self-Screening Questionnaire. Consider staying home if you are unwell. Vaccination receipts are available online.

Scuba Gear:

  • Your Instructor will provide detailed instructions.
  • Arrange for your own scuba gear: full cold water wetsuit (including cold water hood, gloves and boots), tanks, regulator, BCD, dive computer, mask, fins and snorkel, weight belt, etc. which will be explained by your Instructor.
  • Here is a sample list of the type of scuba gear that divers usually bring. Your Instructor may provide you with a list of gear for your certification dives which may be more specific to your needs.

Air Fills:
Air fills will be available at Divers Den, located in Tobermory. This will be coordinated with your Instructor.
3 Bay Street Tobermory, ON, N0H 2R0
519-596-2363 –

Directions to Tobermory:
Your best bet is to use Google Maps and search “Tobermory harbour”.

Driving time:
Goggle maps says it’s just under 4 hours Toronto to Tobermory if there is no traffic.
Allow for more time if leaving during rush hour on a Friday of a summer weekend.
Check Google Maps on the week before your Friday departure as a guideline. 

Please arrange your own transportation. We will let you know if carpooling is possible, but no promises.

Please arrange your own accommodations. There are hotels, lodges, cottages and campgrounds available in the area. Search the internet to find the one that best suits you.

Note: Your Instructor has made an arrangment for the group at: The Coach House Inn. You are responsible to make your own booking and to pay for your own room if you would like to stay with the group at the Coach House.
Use their online “contact us form” to make your booking. Mention “Blue North Scuba Club” to get your group rate of $160 per person for two nights, also mention your roommate’s name if you are sharing a room. Do not put credit card information on this form. Followup by phoning the hotel to secure your room booking by giving them your credit card info.

Here’s some info about camping
– Happy Hearts Campground (519) 596-2455
– Tobermory Village Campground (519) 596-2689

Club Policies
Understand the Club dive policies