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, Dec. 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Annual NEADC Member share event
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If you've gone on an interesting trip, or seen done some great diving, this is your meeting! Each year we ask the members to give a presentation to the members. If you have an idea for something you'd like to talk about, email Joy at programs@neadc.org. Each person would have 5-10 minutes and will need to bring their presentation on a thumb drive so we can put it up on the screen.

Wednesday, Jan. 21th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Paul Leonard: The Azores and Portugal
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Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Coral Reef Research
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
The Manta Trust
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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

Pre-Meeting Social

Join us at the The Times Irish Pub prior to the General Meetings at 5:30-6:30pm for drinks, appetizers, dinner or to just say hi..

The Times is located at:

112 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110

These get-togethers are meant to help answer questions and talk with new or less active members. We’ll tell you about the latest club news and hear about your interests in diving.

If you are an active member, please come out and help us greet people.

Hope to see you there!

The location is determined by the board earlier that day. Watch the website, Facebook or twitter for updates!

View a map of the area


Scholarships

Every year dive organizations offer scholarships and internships to high school students interested in diving or marine sciences. Application deadlines are fast approaching, visit each link for elegibility and more information:


NEADC Elections

Congratulations to the new officers for 2015! The Positions for the new year are as follows:

  • President - Rick Rosa
  • Vice-President - Uma Mirani
  • Secretary - Tiffany Fowlie
  • Business Manager - Julia Chikowski
  • Program Director - Joy Marzolf
  • Environmental Coordinator - Maura Keane
  • Shore Dive Coordinator - Dan Sprague
  • Boat Dive Coordinator - Mike MacDonald
  • Webmaster - Steve Whitford

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

  • Hearing for Habitat including Cashes Ledge (12/17)
    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.
    We would greatly appreciate your and your colleagues (divers and otherwise) presence at these hearings to demonstrate to the Council the widespread support for protecting Cashes Ledge.
    See http://www.nefmc.org/management-plans/habitat for more information
    Where: Cruiseport, Gloucester

  • United Divers of Central Mass Meeting (12/18)
    UDCM Website

  • North Shore Frogmen New Year's Dive (01/01)
    The Annual Event at White's Beach
    All clubs and divers are welcome to join NSF for New Year's dive - in the water by 10:30! NS Frogmen Club party to follow. North Shore Frogmen website

  • South Shore Neptunes Sober up dive (01/01)
    Annual New Year's Dive at Pleasure Bay
    South Shore Neptunes website

  • Online Comment and Public Hearing for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (01/05)
    From 3-5pm voice your opinion about the proposed changes. Register to participate at https://www4gotomeeting.com/register/278328207 with call-in info (646) 307-1706 access code: 911-628-108
  • Undersea Phenomena in Ultra-Slow Motion (01/09)
    The exhibit features photos and videos of marine animal behavior never before captured in slow motion. All filming was possible thanks to new technology, including the Edgertronic high speed camera, bright underwater lights, and an underwater housing. Most footage was captured during Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 last summer when five fellow aquanauts and I lived underwater and filmed with the camera for 15 days from the Aquarius underwater habitat off the Florida Keys. In addition, the exhibit showcases follow up studies on cuttlefish's color-changing skin and seal whisker dynamics.
    http://www.graceunderthesea.com/

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (01/13)
    Chris Schenker Diving the Red Sea
    MWDC Website

  • Northeastern Marine Science Center Event (02/10)
    Marine Science Lecture: Public Lecture – Organic Pollutants in the Ocean: How do they End Up on our Dinner Plates?
    MSC Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (02/10)
    Speaker: Eric Rosenkrantz and Alex Dulavitz- Closed Circut Rebreather and Semi-Closed Rebreather night
    MWDC Website

  • Boston Scuba Show (02/28)
    Tickets at $15, features presentations by: Barry Clifford, Martin Klein, Diver Ed Monat, Alex Shure, Deb Greenhalgh and Steve Lubas, Cecile Christensen and Fred Calhoun
    Boston Scuba Show 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
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