Dive Training

The Club offers dive courses for all levels of divers. Check out the courses here!

Club Events

Check out the Club events planned for the dive season - Club dives, BBQs, camping weekends, and more!

Equipment + Air Fills

Rent dive equipment and fill your own tanks at our compressor!


Meet Your Executive 2023

Justin Vaillancourt, President

Justin is an ACUC rescue diver with interests in diving physiology and lake biology. As the community liaison, he is always looking to get the club involved in community science and projects. His short-term goals involve beginning to explore the world of technical diving. His long-term goal is to participate in an arctic or antarctic diving expedition.

John Varney, Treasurer

John joined the Dolphin Aquatic Club in 1975 and certified in 1976. He certified as an instructor in 1980 and is currently an Instructor Trainer Evaluator (ITE). He has served as the Club's Training Director, vice president for several terms and president for several terms. He is currently on the Constitution Committee for the third time and serving as vice president this year.

Frank Viau, Vice-President

Mel Young

Mel was been diving since 2013. She has dove many locations locally and internationally with her favourite dive partner, Jackson. Mel oversees the Club's newsletter, The Sound, the Facebook group, and this website.

Terry Gauthier

Tyson Rischke, Membership Director

Tyson became a certified scuba diver in 2006 under PADI. club. He went on to become Advanced & this year he is working on his Rescue Diver certification. New to the club in 2019, Tyson has wasted no time getting in club dives and aspires to do plenty more.

Danny Gregoris, Training Director

Diving under the ACUC & PADI banners since 1976, Danny mentored under experienced local divers, taking any dive course he could. Started instructing in 1981 and was past president a few times. Still learning and back to instructing for the club Danny has recently added DAN Instructor Oxygen for Diving Injuries & Basic Life Support First Aid CPR & AED. Danny Instructs ACUC & DAN classes, works on developing diver programs for DAC & ACUC, and updates the club's First Aid equipment and training.

Shelley Gauthier, Secretary

Shelley and her family have a passion for the water and the beauty of Northern Ontario. Snorkeling and a chance encounter with a Dolphin member started her passion for SCUBA. In 2013 Shelley and her husband (Terry) became certified OWD. In 2014 she became certified as Advanced/Rescue diver and has been instrumental in recording all diver data on certification checkout dives.

Jackson Young, Past President

Certified in 2003, Jackson has progressed in the DAC gaining diving experience and certifications. Jackson holds an agglomeration of specialty certifications through different agencies and is an ACUC Instructor Trainer Evaluator. He continually trains and takes courses to gain more exposure and experience to progress as a diver. Jackson has held various executive positions including multiple terms as President and Vice President of the Club.

Josee Viau, Secretary

Dale Vaillancourt, Equipment & Sales

Dale is an ACUC rescue diver. He joined the Dolphins in 2019 to be a dive partner with his son, Justin. “ I have enjoyed many adventures and have made many friends." Dale enjoys diving the shipwrecks in Tobermory the most!

Patricia Striewe

Contact Us


Dolphin Aquatic Club

PO Box 21013 

Lockerby Post Office

Sudbury, ON P3E 6G6