Learn-to-Dive Program

Gatquatic Divers Club "learn-to-dive" program is a recreational diving program which serves as an introduction to the enjoyment of the sport of diving. It is offered at various pools in the community and instruction is provided in a fun, safe and easy going environment to beginners of any age group. Our instructors and coaches are qualified and specially trained, and instruction is provided in correct Olympic diving form and techniques.

Participants in this program develop self-confidence, positive self-image; improve their athletic strength, flexibility, and co-ordination while learning amazing new skills and lessons in courage!

There is no minimum age to enter this program; however, the individual should be comfortable swimming in deep water. Learn-to-Dive sessions are comprised of 10 classes, each 1 hour in duration. Sessions are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Please contact us for locations and times.

Each year, 150 to 200 youngsters are taught safe diving practices through the Gatquatic Divers Club "Learn-to-Dive" program.


Dear Parents and Learn-to-Dive Students,

Thank you for your interest and registration in our program. This program is a recreational diving program which introduces novices of any age to the enjoyment of the sport of diving in a fun and safe environment. Our classes are taught by certified and qualified instructors and coaches. You will learn step-by-step  instruction in Olympic diving form and technique.  Every student progresses at their own rate and skill level. At the end of your session you will be given a progress report indicating the skills and dives you have managed with some comments from your instructor or coach.

Here are the start dates, times and locations of the current season's program. Please note carefully which day and time you have registered for. If you have registered for Tuesday at Angela Coughlan Pool, please also note that we now have 2 times. Please decide which time you would prefer and confirm to us by email.

We regret to inform those of you who may have registered for Monday evenings at Aldershot, that we will not be holding learn-to-dive Monday evenings at the Aldershot pool at this time. However, we will be holding 2 classes on Tuesday night at Angela Coughlan pool.

                                                                    Days/Times/Location/Start Date

Tuesdays: Begins January 10,2017

  • 6pm to 7pm @ Angela Coughlan Pool
  • 7pm to 8pm @ Angela Coughlan Pool

Thursdays: Begins January 12, 2017

  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm @ Tansley Woods Pool
  • You may pay by cheque or cash. Cost $ 195.00. Please make cheques payable to “Gatquatic Divers Club”.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the class time indicated.
  • You may bring payment on your diver's first night.
  • Thank you and we look forward to seeing your diver at the pool!


Paul Wouters
President/Coach Gatquatic Divers Club
VP Sport Development Dive Ontario