Club Events

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Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

February 19, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Ethan Gordon - Exotic Fiji
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Clown fish in an anemone on a coral reef in Fiji

Located in the Southern Pacific, Fiji is an island nation that embodies the beauty of the Pacific. An archipelago of over 300 islands, these emerald jewels are a traveler's paradise. With a wide range of environments to explore from rainforests, to white-water rivers to coral reefs.

Join Ethan Gordon for a look into Fiji, including wildlife, island attractions, cultural scenes, and an inside look at some of Fiji's most exclusive (and beautiful) private island resorts.

Ethan is a photojournalist who has visited Fiji several times for his magazine work. His specialty as an underwater photographer will bring a different view of this ocean paradise as we see the colorful life beneath the waves.

March 18, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Behind the Scenes Tour
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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

The 66th Annual Boston Sea Rovers Show will be March 7th & March 8th, 2020 in Danvers, MA. The Clinic comprises the entire weekend, and consists of a world renowned film festival where international underwater film makers present and premier their most recent works, 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.

The NEADC will have a booth, along with many other New England diving groups, come visit us at the show!

Visit the Sea Rovers website

Daytime Seminars have been scheduled, Tickets are now available, and some discounted rooms are still available

Members Only Event

The March 18, 2020 General Meeting with be a special Members only event: a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium

This is a members only event, and space is limited to 40 people. There will not be a public meeting this month - you must pre-register.

Each year we are lucky to have a unique experience as the Aquarium opens to just us! Join us for tours of some of the galleries, learn about some of the new exhibits and see parts of the aquarium that the public does not have access to!

Please register by visiting if you want to attend. We will confirm your memberhship status prior to the event.

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series

"What is that Brown Scum on the Water: Plankton Research in Salem Harbor"
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Free and Open to the Public. Jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA.

Presenter: Dr. Brad Hubeny, Salem State University Geological Sciences and Barbara Warren, SSCW Executive Director

Every summer Salem Sound Coastwatch gets calls about the brown scum on the water. Calls come from all over Salem Sound - Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, and Danvers. Often people call to report sewerage leaks. They warn people not to swim in the water.

Dr. Brad Hubeny, Salem State University Geological Sciences, and Barbara Warren, SSCW Executive Director, have joined forces since 2010 to study the water quality in Salem Sound. From 2012 – 2014, they concentrated on Salem Harbor to understand what was making the water cloudy. Was it stormwater runoff from the land? Or the boat moorings stirring up the mud? From the isotope analysis, Brad's specialty, it was discovered that the harbor samples were in the range typical of marine algae, not freshwater. A peer-reviewed journal article documents these findings.

The study's result that phytoplankton blooms were increasing organic particulate matter in the water led to the current investigation. What kind of phytoplankton is it? What is causing the plankton blooms? Do we have a problem of nutrient loading? You will be the first to hear about this recent investigation when Brad and Barbara share the study and its findings Wednesday evening, March 25, at the Abbot Library.

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room
235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

New England Diving Events Calendar

South Shore Neptunes General Meeting (02/18)
Speaker: Andy Martinez
SSN Website

Old Colony Anphibians Club Meeting & Dive Planning (02/20)
OCA Website

South Shore Neptunes General Meeting (03/03)
SSN Website

Old Colony Anphibians Club Meeting (03/05)
OCA Website

North Shore Frogmen Club Meeting (03/05)
Nemos Garden: an undersea vegetable and herb farming experiment
NSF Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (03/10)
Richie Kohler - She went down fighting: The USS Lagarto
MWDC Website

SECONN Divers General Meeting (03/10)
SECONN Divers website

Old Colony Anphibians Club Meeting (03/19)
OCA Website

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Benefit Lecuture (03/19)
White Sharks & Seals Lecture
AWSC Website

More Events...

Old Colony Anphibians Club Salty Brine Beach Cleanup (04/04)
OCA Website

South Shore Neptunes General Meeting (04/07)
SSN Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (04/14)
Vincent Malkoski Hunting regulations for divers
MWDC Website

SECONN Divers General Meeting (04/14)
SECONN Divers website

SECONN Divers Swap Meet(04/18)
SECONN Divers website

SECONN Divers River Cleanup(04/25)
SECONN Divers website

Harvard Museum of Natural History Lecture (04/25)
Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey
Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural, and social-economic impact on society.
HMNH Website

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series (04/29)
"Right Whale in Crisis and the Importance of Massachusetts Waters"
Salem Sound Coastwatch Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (05/12)
Speaker: Ryan King - Story of the Eagle 56
MWDC Website

SECONN Divers General Meeting (05/12)
SECONN Divers website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (06/09)
Speaker: Mark Potter - Diving the Maldives
MWDC Website

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