Club Events

GAFC (07/20/2019)
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Tropical Fish Rescue (09/14/2019)
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Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

July 17, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Charles Mazel - Dark Night, Blue Light – Unlocking the Hidden World of Fluorescence
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Diving at night with special lights unlocks a magical display of colors and patterns that is completely natural but is normally hidden beneath the bright light of daylight. Old dive sites become completely new again - familiar subjects can look totally different, and you can find things you would otherwise miss. This talk will cover the phenomenon of fluorescence, examples from around the world, how to see and photograph it, and implications for the biology of the animals, and for marine biologists.

Charles Mazel Fluorescence Photography

Mazel’s underwater fluorescence images were featured in a solo show in MIT’s Strobe Alley and in a two-person show at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. He has had individual images, from both below and above water, in a curated show at the Joyce Goldstein gallery in SoHo and in juried exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Bedford Public Library, and the Providence Center for Photographic Arts. Residing in Bedford, MA, Charles has a small company, NIGHTSEA, that develops equipment used by researchers, industry, divers, and others to view and document fluorescence.

August 21, 2019, 6:30 pm.
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September 18, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Richard Hyman - TBA
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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

Great Annual Fish Count

GAFC LogoThe 18th Great Annual Fish Count will be held this Saturday, July 20th 2019 at Stage Fort Park, and the weather is looking great!

For more information about the event visit the GAFC page, or download the flyer

We have some great sponsors this year, who have donated some fantastic prizes! Everything from dive computers and wetsuits to Liberty Ship Cruise tickets! So far this year, we have almost $6,000 in prize donations! We have a partial list of sponsors on the GAFC page.

We need Volunteers to help our at the event. It's a great way to meet other members, and help the event go smoothly! If you're interested, email Victoria.

For more information and to register for the event visit our GAFC Page

** Please note the event location change at Stage Fort Park (See Map). The event will be held next to Cressy Beach, down the hill from the Visitors Center. Parking is available in the lower section of the lot, across the street from the GAFC event site, but it can only be accessed from the main parking entrance.**

Kayak Diving this summer

Tom B. is offering an “Intro” to kayak diving through 8/31/2019. Please email him to set up a day & time. and the FAQs will explain most questions. Normally the trips are from Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead to an easy spot like Marblehead Rock. The purpose is to give club members the chance to try kayak diving in order to determine whether or not to pursue it as a viable dive alternative.

Meeting times are 7:30 or 8:00 a.m.

Tropical Fish Rescue

The 2019 Annual Tropical Fish Rescue and BBQ will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown RI. The weather did not cooperate this year, so we are hoping to make next year the best ever! For more information visit the Tropical Fish Rescue page, or download the flyer

Women Divers Day 2019

Take the day and help celebrate women divers here in Gloucester, MA. This event will take place at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester on July 27, 2019. The cost per ticket is $15 which includes entrance to a BBQ and a free t-shirt from the event. The harbormaster will be at the event, plus there will have kayaks in the water for support, a rescue plan in place, and guides in water. Below is a schedule of events!

8:00-8:30 am Registration for divers
08:45 am: Orientation meeting
09:00 am: Splashdown
10:45 am: Diving portion ends
11:15 am: Raffle announcements/group photo
11:30 am -12:00 noon .. BBQ

Grand Prize: A dive in the GIANT OCEAN TANK at New England Aquarium or One week Atlantis Dive Resort, Philippines

Lots of other raffle prizes including SOL BCD, 4 nights/5 days True Blue Resort Grenada, poster by Valerie Taylor, Ocean Metaphor book, two tank boat dive for two, Flip6 Pro kit, sea glass jewelry, Andrew Martinez prized photo, two tank boat dive for one.

For more information visit or email Tickets available at or at the event.

New England Diving Events Calendar

Lowell Lecture Series (07/18)
Presentation: How to Be a Good Creature
Sy Montgomery, naturalist and author of the National Book Award finalist “Soul of an Octopus” and the recently released “How to Be a Good Creature”
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Great Annual Fish Count (07/20)
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!
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Women Divers Day 2019 (07/27)
Celebrate Women Divers July 27, 2019 at Stage Fort Park. $15 - includes a BBQ and free t-shirt. Tons of Raffle prizes
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Tickets available at or at the event.

South Shore Neptunes Preseident's Party (07/27)
The South Shore Neptunes President's Party will be held this year at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton, MA 02021. The big bash will be held outside under the tent to get local underwater enthusiasts and friends together. Tickets are now available online for $18. Tell all your friends to reserve the date.
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South Shore Neptunes Club Meeting (08/06)
SSN Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (08/13)
MWDC Website

South Eastern Connecticut Dive Club Meeting (08/13)
SECONN Dive Club Website

South Shore Neptunes Club Meeting (09/03)
SSN Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (09/10)
Speaker: Matt & Marissa Marcoux Diving in Egypt
MWDC Website

South Eastern Connecticut Dive Club Meeting (09/10)
SECONN Dive Club Website

2019 Annual Tropical Fish Rescue and BBQ (09/14)
We will be seining; which is pulling a fish net through shallow water, up onto the beach, and discover all sorts of marine life, letting the children help gather the fish and marine life collected in the net. There will be a large touch tank set up, for all to enjoy, with lobsters, crabs, starfish, baby tropical fish, etc. As we gather out catch, let our experts teach you about the tropical fish you can observe in our on-site holding aquariums. There will be organized regular scuba diving as well as designated tropical collecting areas.

This is a great family event, especially for the kids!
For more information visit the Tropical Fish Rescue page, or download the flyer.

Bay State Council of Divers Annual Treasure Hunt (09/15)
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