NEADC 40th Anniversary Party

November 6, 2015 at the New England Aquarium

Tickets are: $55 online and $75 at the door.

**Special $5 discount if you buy at one of our meetings or events**

Tickets on sale now!!!!

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Anna Krowczynska
Anna Krowczynska

1953 - 2014
Longtime board member and aquarium volunteer... She will be missed

Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Special Members Only Event
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This is a special members only event, and registration is required. Please email Joy to sign up, and get all the details!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
The Manta Trust - Josh Stewart
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
New England fish and Shellfish regulartions for divers with Vin Malkoski
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General Meetings 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

Boston Sea Rovers 2015

Join the club at this year's Sea Rovers event, March 7-8! Once again, the NEADC will have a booth in the exhibit hall. Come by and visit us at the show. We are looking for members to help out at the booth and introduce divers to the club. If you're interested, contact Maura at

This year Boston Sea Rovers is again back at the Doubletree by Hilton North Shore in Danvers. Daytime seminars include fantastic presentations from around the underwater world including topics such as wreck diving, underwater photography, exotic locations and amazing marine wildlife. Additional programs during the show include workshops on underwater photography, free diving and specialty programs for dive professionals.

The famous Saturday Evening Film Festival will be hosted by shark researcher Dr. Greg Skomal and will feature award winning IMAX filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall, BBC filmmaker Rick Rosenthal and Emmy Award winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande.

See for tickets, workshops and weekend details.

Boston Scuba Show

The Dive Patrol presents BOSTON SCUBA SHOW

Febuary 28th, 2015 – 10 AM at the Holiday Inn and Resort, Peabody, MA on U.S. Route 1

The Scuba Show will highlight Barry Clifford , discoverer of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria

Also featuring:

  • Martin Klein, father of side-scan sonar, with a 50 year retrospective of ocean adventures and discoveries
  • Diver Ed Monat, captain of the exploratory vessel, Starfish Enterprise , sharing his real-life underwater adventures in the Gulf of Maine
  • Alex Shure, screening his latest in-water motion pictures, filmed on Stellwagen Bank
  • Deb Greenhalgh and Steve Lubas, offering their educational and entertaining “Why We Take a Camera Underwater”
  • Cecile Christensen and Fred Calhoun, debuting their recent motion picture, “60 Years of Scuba Diving”
  • The Paul Revere Spike Award to Barry Clifford for his historic discovery and to Mary Howard for her years of dedicated work for The Bay State Council of Divers

Tickets at $15 at the door, and there is free parking

For more information, contact:

Fred Calhoun, 2 Ocean Avenue, Unit 1-H, Gloucester, MA 01930 or or 978-525-3432

Cashes Ledge

The New England Fisheries Management Council has announced the public hearing dates and locations for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Click here for the full schedule and details on the Habitat Amendment. We strongly recommend that the community attends the meeting and voices their opinion

The upcoming local events are:

Cashes Ledge, located about 80 miles east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a unique underwater mountain range which provides refuge for a vibrant, diverse world of ocean wildlife. If not protected soon, it will face devastating threats.

Cashes Ledge is important not only to marine life but also to scientists hoping to learn about the health and function of New England’s oceans – many scientists believe that Cashes Ledge represents the best remaining example of an undisturbed Gulf of Maine ecosystem. As a result, scientists have used Cashes Ledge as an underwater laboratory for decades.

Modern commercial fishing technologies make Cashes Ledge extremely susceptible to damage from bottom trawling gear. A trawl could strip clear the kelp forest on Ammen Rock and completely alter the ecosystem that depends on it for decades or more. Some anemone populations could take up to 230 years to recover from a single drag of a bottom trawl.

Bottom trawling and scallop dredging on Cashes Ledge has been banned for over a decade, but the New England Fishery Management Council recently voted to reverse even these temporary protections and open Cashes Ledge to trawling.

Cashes Ledge needs permanent protection. CLF is committed to securing permanent protection to ensure the long-term health of this important and vulnerable ecosystem. Please join us in working to protect this world class undersea treasure.

Click here to sign a petition to help protect Cashes Ledge.

More information

New England Diving Events calendar

  • Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series: (02/25)
    "On the Rocks - Life Underwater"
    Presenters: Ted Maney, Marine Biologist, Salem State University at the Marblehead Abbot Library

    A variety of sea creatures live on the ocean floor and cling to the underwater rocks and hard surfaces. Influxes of newcomers have created a competition for this limited real estate. In this presentation, Salem State University Marine Biologist and SCUBA diver, Ted Maney, will share the results of long-term ecological monitoring projects at rocky subtidal communities including nearby Halfway Rock and off East Point in Nahant.

    He will also describe efforts to set up an offshore mussel farm on sub-tidal long lines in the Gulf of Maine.
    Salem Sound Coastwatch Website

  • Boston Sea Rovers Annual Clinic (03/07-03/08)
    The Clinic consists of a world renowned film festival where international underwater film makers present and premier their most recent works, over forty daytime seminars covering a wide variety of topics, workshops focused on hands-on training, and an exhibit hall filled with equipment, travel destinations, dive clubs, and more.
    Boston Sea Rovers Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (03/10)
    Speaker: Michael Lodise from Backscatter will present "Getting started with underwater video "
    MWDC Website

  • Northeastern Marine Science Center Event (03/10)
    Marine Science Lecture: Public Lecture – Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Shell-Builders
    MSC Website

  • NEADC General Meeting (03/18)
    Special Members only Event - Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium
    NEADC Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (04/14)
    Speaker: Andy Martinez will give a presentation on "Photographing the Philippines"
    MWDC Website

  • NEADC Great Annual Fish Count (07/18)
    Raffle prizes, a BBQ, and some great diving - Count fish with us!
    GAFC Website

  • NEADC Tropical Fish Rescue (09/26)
    See Tropical fish without leaving New England! Great Warm(er) water diving, and a BBQ
    NEADC Website

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