Speaker schedule subject to change without notice
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Andrew Martinez - Ambon: Critter Paradise
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Ambon, Indonesia is a muck diving paradise. Please join Andy to see why Maluku Divers boasts “Critters Without Crowds”. From cryptic Stonefish, and Rhinopias to an endless variety of colorful nudibranchs. Ambon is an underwater photographer's dream.
Andy Martinez specializes in images of the natural world. He has traveled and photographed in many of the world's beautiful tropical islands. As a lifelong resident of New England he has compiled one of the largest collection of images of marine life behavior from New England and Eastern Canada. His book Marine Life of the North Atlantic is considered a must have for New England divers.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Michael O'Neill - Gulf Stream Orphan Project
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are held the third Wednesday of each month, at the New England Aquarium Conference Center (located on the first floor of the Harbor Garage
). Click here for directions
At each general meeting there will be the monthly drawing for a chance to have a hands on aquarium experience.
For directions and more info about all our meetings, visit our Club Meetings Page
Registration is now open for the 15th Annual GAFC!
Each year, the New England divers turn out in record numbers to help researchers by surveying fish populations, and you can help count fish and win prizes! This is done by identifying what marine life you see on a dive. After the dive, we gather at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, for raffle prizes and a BBQ!
What is the GAFC?
Register for the GAFC
You must register and submit a survey in order to be eligible for the raffle prizes, and only one raffle entry per diver. Dives up to a week prior to the event will count for a raffle entry.
Club member Brad Roscoe is leading some weekend trips this summer. Both are great destinations relatively close by:
Dive Lake Winnipesaukee
July 16, 2016
Dive the St. Lawrence Seaway
August 5-8, 2016
For more info, visit our dive travel page
Tom B. is offering an “Intro” to kayak diving from now, through July 2nd. Please email him to set up a day & time. Tombergendahl@gmail.com
He has FAQs that will explain most questions. Normally the trips are from Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead to an easy spot like Marblehead Rock.
Meeting times are 7:30 or 8:00 a.m.
View a gallery from a recent kayak dive
We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our events. Whether it's introducing divers to the club at Sea Rovers, or helping set up food at the GAFC or Tropical Fish Rescue, our events succeed by the hard working volunteers.
It's a great chance to meet and talk with other divers and we always have a great group of people helping out. If you're interested in helping out at any of our events (especially the upcoming GAFC and Tropical Fish Rescue), let Uma know
REEF produces live online seminars for fish identification. They have one archives of last year's fish and invertebrate guides:
Get a Backbone! Common invertebrates of New England
The Northeast's Finest Fish
The NEADC also hosts their own identification guides based on REEF's cirriculum:
NEADC's 15th Great Annual Fish Count (07/23)
For the past 15 years we have organized divers, clubs and organizations into what is consistantly the largest single-day fish count in the country.While they are underwater, divers count what fish and invertebrates they see, and report that information to REEF. This data is the used by scientists and policy-makers around the world!
NEADC's Tropical Fish Rescue and Club BBQ (9/24) -
Every year juvenile fish from warmer waters travel north with the currents. Rhode island is the best place to spot them and every year he have a BBQ, and see what we can spot. It's a great chance to see the colorful tropical fish without leaving New England.
Tropical Fish Rescue
BSC's 31st Annual Treasure Hunt (9/18)
The Bay State Council of Divers will be holding it's 31st Annual Treasure Hunt on Sunday Sept 18th at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA. Check out their website for more information: baystatecouncil.org
Metrowest Dive Club Meeting (07/12/16)
Speaker: Steve Bigelow Diving North Carolina: 2016 edition
North Shore Frogmen Meeting (07/21/16)
Presentation: Fish Count related Presentation TBD
North Shore Frogmen Speaker Event (07/31/16)
The North Shore Frogmen's Club is proudly sponsoring 4 presentations: including:
Mystery of the Last Olympian: the Britannic by Richie Kohler; Ambon, Indonesia by Andrew Martinez; White Sharks of Guadeloupe Island by Ted Maney; and Antarctic Adventure by Mike Wright and Cosmas Papanikolaou. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and may be purchased at a club meeting or purplepass.com/NorthShoreFrogmen2016.