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SUCI Membership

SUCI Application for Membership Form
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Membership in SUCI is open to all certified scuba divers and those enrolling in a PADI Open Water Diver course at SUCI. Certified scuba divers under 18 years old must be accompanied by their parent who must be a FULL Diving member of SUCI


Application for Membership/Renewal and/or Enrollment in Training Program
This electronic membership form consists of 4 parts. 


Part 1 General Information
Part 2 Recent Diving Experience: Self Declaration Form (If you are a Certified Scuba Diver)
Part 3 OUC Limited Liability and Assumption of Risk
Part 4 WRTSC Diver Medical | Participation Questionnaire

Part 1 General Information

2 Doses plus 14 days
If you are not a student, this should be as shown on your highest Cert card.
Month is 3 letters
If you do not have your TPASC card, please enter all 8s (eights) The Membership Director will get you a new one.

Part 2

Scarborough Underwater Club Inc., (SUCI)
Recent Diving Experience: Self Declaration Form


As part of the annual membership application, SUCI members must complete this declaration,
if they plan to participate in SUCI dives. Each diver’s assessment of their experience during the previous 12 months will give a starting experience category of either A, B or C. Please sign the self-declaration below.


This process is for your safety. Please be conservative.


Each SUCI dive will have a Recent Experience Rating (RER) (A, B or C) which is the minimum required for that dive.
This ensures that club members do not commit to dives that present any degree of personal discomfort or risk.
The Instructor or Divemaster leading each dive has the responsibility to verify the skill and readiness of each
diver as per normal diving practice and has the final word with respect to diver safety and who may participate in any given dive.


Guidelines for Answering Questions below:


Your starting “Recent Experience Category” will be determined by the least of A, B, or C for any of the FOUR questions below. (C being the most experienced in the last 12 months)
If you dive early in the season to gain experience to move your Recent Experience Category from A or B to C, then you will be able to book club dives that require a “Recent Experience Category” of C.


Definitions


Cold water necessitates that a diver wear at least a 7 mm wetsuit, boots, hood and gloves or a drysuit, to ensure thermal protection.


Recreational overhead environment refers to a situation such as shipwreck or cavern diving in which a direct ascent to the surface is not possible, but a diver remains in the “light zone” i.e. natural light and is clearly within easy reach of highly visible exit points. The combination of depth plus entry must not exceed 130 ft. For example, a dive that is 80 ft. plus 50 ft. into an overhead environment.


Limited recreational overhead refers to a situation such as shipwreck or cavern diving in which the combination of depth, plus an overhead entry that is within the light zone, does not exceed 60 ft. For example, a dive that is 40 ft. deep plus 20 ft. into an overhead environment, but still in the light zone.


Limited current describes a current that a diver can swim against briefly.

 

Please fill in your information here:

Part 3 OUC Limited Liability Release and Assumption of Risk

ONTARIO UNDERWATER COUNCIL LIABILITY RELEASE AND
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
© Ontario Underwater Council 2011 2011/01/11 00:16hrs vers.1.01
Please read this agreement carefully and fill in all blanks before signing. Ontario Underwater Council (OUC) recommends that all Club Members complete and sign a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement annually on joining or on
membership renewal relative to any Club and OUC sanctioned activities they may be participating in.


If an OUC Member Club chooses to use an agreement other than this one, then the other agreement must explicitly state that the Ontario Underwater Council, its member clubs, its members including but not limited to officers and directors, agents, contractors, employees, or assigns, volunteers, participants including other divers, instructors, dive masters, and rescue divers are included in “Released Parties”.


I, THE UNDERSIGNED, hereby affirm that I understand that as a member of an Ontario Underwater Council Insured Member Club that I may be participating in a range of Club-and-OUC-sanctioned scuba diving, training, and non-diving activities (hereinafter referred to as “sanctioned activities”) during the course of my membership. I also understand and agree:
1. that such participation involves certain risks which could result in consequences including property damage, personal injury, and death.
2. that I am responsible for educating myself in all applicable risks before participating and for managing / mitigating those risks accordingly.
3. that I can significantly mitigate the risks associated with scuba diving activities by:
a. diving within the limits of my certification, knowledge, experience, and comfort zones
b. diving within my physical and mental health and fitness levels, and
c. diving with properly-functioning scuba equipment that has been maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.
4. that scuba diving involves breathing compressed air which involves specific risks including but not limited to potential decompression sickness and/or embolism and /or other hyperbaric / air expansion injuries that may require treatment in a recompression chamber. I further understand that scuba diving activities may take place at sites that are remote, either by time, distance, or both, from such recompression chambers. And I understand and assume the risks of scuba diving in spite of the possible absence of a recompression chamber in proximity to my dive site.
5. that scuba diving can be physically strenuous and that I may exert myself while participating in these activities, and that if I am injured as a consequence of heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, drowning or any other causes, that I expressly assume all risks and will not hold the Released Parties responsible.
6. that the only way I can completely eliminate all risks related to participating in sanctioned activities is to choose not to participate in them, which I understand I am free to do at any time and for any or no reason. I understand and agree that relative to the risks associated with participating in sanctioned activities that OUC maintains a Liability Insurance Policy
(hereinafter referred to as “policy”) for its Member Clubs, and that this policy has specific requirements (see OUC”s "Club Insurance Requirements and Risk Management Document" in the Club Membership section of OUC’s website) which I must meet in order for coverage to apply.
I further understand and agree that if at any time I do not meet all applicable requirements that I will not be covered by the policy. In consideration of being allowed to participate in OUC and Member Club sanctioned activities I hereby expressly assume all risks whether foreseen or unforeseen that may befall me as a result of doing so. I also understand and agree that neither OUC, its Member Clubs, nor its members including but not limited to officers and directors, agents, contractors, employees, or assigns, volunteers, participants including other divers, instructors, dive masters, and rescue divers (hereinafter referred to as “Released Parties”) may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death or damages to me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in these sanctioned activities or as a result of the negligence of any party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.
I further release, exempt and hold harmless all Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns, arising out of my participation in these sanctioned activities.
I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this liability release and if I am not that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian who is of lawful age and legally competent to sign this liability release. I understand the terms herein are contractually binding and not a mere recital and that I have signed this Agreement of my own free will and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to waive my legal rights.
I further agree that if any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid that that provision shall be severed from this Agreement and that the remainder of this Agreement will then be construed as though the un-enforceable provision had never been contained herein.
I understand and agree that I am not only giving up my right to sue the Released Parties but also any rights my heirs, assigns, or beneficiaries may have to sue the Released Parties resulting from my death. I further represent I have the authority to do so and that my heirs, assigns, or beneficiaries will be stopped from claiming otherwise because of my representations to the Released Parties.
I, THE UNDERSIGNED, BY THIS INSTRUMENT AGREE TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE ONTARIO UNDERWATER COUNCIL, THE MEMBER CLUB THROUGH WHICH I DIVE, THAT IS THE SCARBOROUGH UNDERWATER CLUB INC, AND ALL RELATED PARTIES AS DEFINED ABOVE, FROM ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF AND MY HEIRS OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED IT ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.
_____________________________________ ______________________________

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OUC Limited Liability Release and Assumption of Risk

Part 4 WRSTC Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire

Recreational scuba diving and freediving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving, listed below. Those who have, or are predisposed to, any of these conditions, should be evaluated by a physician. This Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire provides a basis to determine if you should seek out that evaluation. If you have any concerns about your diving fitness not represented on this form, consult with your physician before diving. If you are feeling ill, avoid diving. If you think you may have a contagious disease, protect yourself and others by not participating in dive training and/or dive activities. References to “diving” on this form encompass both recreational scuba diving and freediving. For your safety, and that of others who may dive with you, answer all questions honestly

* If you answered YES to questions 3, 5 or 10 above OR to any of the "BOX A to G" questions on the form, please read and agree to the statement above by signing and dating it AND take all three pages of this form (Participant Questionnaire) and the Physician’s Evaluation Form) to your physician for a medical evaluation. A downloadable pdf of this form is available under the "Contact" Menu item. Participation in diving at SUCI requires your physician’s approval. (IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECIEVED A PHYSICIANS "CLEARANCE TO DIVE" and have it on file at SUCI, AND THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO YOUR MEDICAL SITUATION YOU DO NOT NEED ANOTHER CLEARANCE TO DIVE)

 

email your completed and signed PDF to membership@suci2.ca

Do not send your membership fee until you have sent your medical clearance form

Membership FEE payment options:
PLEASE NOTE BANKING HAS CHANGED FROM SUCI TO SUCI2
(I will send Interac email payment to treasurer@suci2.ca) (** See note below)

** If you require medical clearance to dive from your physician, DO NOT send fee until you have received your physician's "clearance to dive" Your membership will not be active until both the Clearance to dive form and the membership fee have been submitted.
YOU MUST RENEW YOUR SUCI MEMBERSHIP BEFORE 31ST DECEMBER EACH YEAR TO RECEIVE THIS BENEFIT