Ontario Underwater Explorers Scuba Club's

This page descibes the 2017 Swap that has already taken place.
Every year we try to make the Swap better — watch this site for updates on the next event.

2017 Scuba Swap Details

Ontario Underwater Explorers’
25th Annual Scuba Swap and Sale

Dates & Times:
  • April 29, 2017
    9:00 am–3:00 pm

    Main event

  • April 28, 2017
    6:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Equipment drop-off

$5.00 — children under 12 free, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Visitors’ Tips:
  • Re-entry free with the hand-stamp
  • Please be ready to show receipts for the purchased gear at the exit
  • Large bags and bulky coats not allowed
  • Come early for best selection – discounted prices on selected items after noon (details on pricing below)

Selling at Scuba Swap
Bring your gear on Friday to register it - and we do everything else! You just need to pick up your cheque and unsold gear at the end of the Swap on Saturday.

  • Equipment drop off and registration: Friday 6:00–9:00 pm
  • Unsold equipment and money pick-up: Saturday 3:30–4:30 pm

We encourage pricing the items aggressively for sale. Pricing experts available to help you determine the appropriate price, but the final decision is the seller’s. Two prices can be specified:

  • Initial price
  • Discount price – if the item does not sell by noon, you can opt to have its price lowered

Neither price can be under $5 – please bundle smaller items together.

  • Registration fee: 50¢ per item, minimum of $5.00
  • Commission: 10% of the value sold.

* More on fees on the FAQ page

OUE Scuba Swap gathers a number of organizations, dive stores and sponsors (see the side bar). Our goal is to promote SCUBA sport — if you would like to participate in the future swaps, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate.


The Swap visitors enter the draw for a variety of free gear donated by participating Dive Stores. In 2009, we we were happy to start offering special prizes from independent sponsors.

* Details on how to enter the draw on the FAQ page

The event is organized by the members of the Ontario Underwater Explorers scuba club who join before April. If you would like to volunteer next year, please visit www.ouescuba.com.

For more information, please send us an e-mail.

Swap Registration
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2017 Participants

  • OUC (Ontario Underwater Council)
  • GUE (Global Underwater Explorers)
  • OFAH (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • SOS (Save Ontario Shipwrecks)
  • TMA (Tobermory Maritime Association)
  • Sea Hunt (Alec Peirce)
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