Presentation of the Federation

Quebec Underwater is a federation of outdoor activities. A private stakeholder in the public interest, it is owned by its members and collaborates with organizations that share its objectives. A non-profit organization created in 1970, Quebec Underwater brings together fans of underwater activities as well as those involved in scuba diving in Quebec. It also publishes the magazine En Profondeur.

The mission

The Federation's mission is to bring together adepts of the underwater environment, to ensure their safety, to represent their interests and to promote underwater activities (scuba diving, underwater hockey and rugby, sport apnea and snorkeling).


The objectives

  • Ensure the safety of people who practice recreational scuba diving;
  • Promote underwater activities in the territory of the Quebec province;
  • Bring together organizations and individuals interested in underwater activities;
  • Inform and instruct its members and the population of Quebec in general about the benefits of practicing underwater activities, and promote these activities for leisure as well as a form of training;
  • To develop respect for nature and the environment in organizations and individuals interested in underwater activities, and to promote the preservation of flora and fauna and the underwater heritage;
  • Research and development on various aspects of the practice of underwater activities;
  • Solicit and receive funds from corporations, organizations, groups or individual donors, legacies and other contributions in money, securities or real estate; administer such gifts, bequests, and other contributions, and organize fundraising campaigns;
  • Represent the interests of Quebec divers and stakeholders in the world of underwater activities at the Quebec, Canadian and international levels.

Board of directors, commissions and committees

If you are interested in sitting on a committee, please contact Marie-Christine Lessard, Executive Director, at direction@fqas.qc.ca.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul Boissinot
President

Richard Savignac
Vice-president
Jean-Sébastien Naud
Treasurer
Chief Commissioner


Suzanne Gagnon
Secretary
Mélissa Becker
Administrator


Karine Desautels
Administrator
Charles Dupont
Administrator


Stéphanie Labbé
Administrator
Mathieu Roger
Administrator
ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
Chief commissionner: Jean-Sébastien Naud

Marie-Christine Lessard – Coordinator
Guy Charlebois – Clerk
Mario Beaucage
Michel Couture
Mathieu Roger
Pierre Taillefer
UNDERWATER HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
President: Hugo Daniel

Marie-Renée Blanchet
Karine Desautels
Pierre Larose
Carl Mailhot
Marc-Denis Rioux
SPORTS APNEA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
President: François Leduc

UNDERWATER RUGBY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
President: Alexandra Picard

OLYMPIC BASIN COMMITTEE
President: vacant

Geoffroy Beauchemin
Philipe Langlois
Denis Martel
Pierjean Savard
Jean-Christophe Sinclair
PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
President: Jean-Pierre Richard

Marie-Christine Lessard
Paul-Yves Noël
Sébastien Pelletier
Pierre Taillefer
BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
President: Laurent Fey

Marie-Christine Lessard
Richard Savignac
Manuela Voisine
COMMITTEE OVERHAUL OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECREATIONAL UNDERWATER DIVING
President: Marie-Christine Lessard

Charles Dupont
Philippe Huot
Jean-Sébastien Naud
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMMITTEE
President: Richard Savignac

Marie-Christine Lessard
EN PROFONDEUR STRATEGIC COMMITEE
President: Marie-Christine Lessard

Sébastien Pelletier
Stéphanie Labbé
Philippe Huot
PRACTICE SITES SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Coming soon

DISCIPLINE AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
Coming soon

Government recognition of the Federation

Quebec Underwater is recognized and supported financially by the Minister of Education.
Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec