Advance Certification Reimbursement
The club will reimburse members $15 for successful completion of advanced certification courses that increase the member’s competency and safety for diving. There is a limit of 3 reimbursements per club member per calendar year (January to December). Courses that qualify are advanced scuba training courses from an accredited provider agency and also include, O2 Provider, and initial First Aid, CPR and AED provider (not renewals). Reimbursement for other courses is subject to board approval. Showing proof of course completion to the Treasurer is required for reimbursement. Reimbursement must be requested within 3 months of course completion. If there is a question about a course qualifying for this benefit the member should email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to taking it.
Weight Belt Reimbursement
The club will pay to replace a member's weight belt that is released and lost during an emergency on any dive. The reimbursement is for the replacement cost of all items ditched and not recovered, up to a maximum of $150.
Air Card Benefit for Dive Hosts
The Club will provide an air card to any member who hosts a dive that is open for all Club members to attend. It recognizes that hosting dives makes the Club more fulfilling to our members and it rewards the host for the work involved in making the dive fun and safe for all Club members who wish to attend. To qualify for an air card;
The dive must be posted on the Club Meetup calendar at least 7 days in advance and it should be open to all Club members who are qualified to participate.
In most cases, the person applying for the card should be the person who originally posted the dive. If the original host cannot for some reason attend it should be announced in the comments section of the Meetup. The original host should find a substitute and he or she should not be in attendance. In this situation the air card would go to the substitute host.
There must be at least 6 Club members in attendance. Guests of Club members do not count toward this number.
A member can only receive one air card per calendar quarter.
If there are co-hosts on a dive only one air card will be given.
Dive travel posted by members in Meetup or multi-day local trips are not eligible for an air card.
Dive charters will only qualify if more than 6 members can attend.
The board reserves the right to review all air card requests and may deny an air card to a host if it feels that the dive did not meet the requirements and the goal of allowing all Club members to participate.
Oxygen Kits for Members Use
The Club has 2 DAN O2 Kits that members can use for Club hosted or for personal dives. A member wishing to use a kit should contact the Secretary to find out where the kits are and then make arrangements with that person to pick it up. When their need for the kit is over the member must return the kit promptly. Members who borrow a kit must have a current O2 provider card.