NEADC Whale Watch

Join the New England Aquarium Dive Club for a day seeking
right whales, humpback whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins on Stellwagen Bank. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalists will be on board to identify and provide information on the species we see.

The Whale Watch is Saturday, May 17, 2014 MEET at 9:30am. The Boat departs at 10:00 am, returns about 1:00pm

Tickets prices are $37.02 for Adults and $28.35 for Children (Ages 3-11) - Children must be at least 3 yrs. old, 30" tall and must be paid with reservation.

View the flyer for all the information, and contact Uma with any questions or to sign up.


Cashes Ledge

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.

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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


REEF ID Courses

We are gearing up for the Great Annual Fish Count early this year. There are several opportunities to learn New England Fish ID, and we are proud to bw announcing a new invertebrate section to the program!

In case you can't make any of those events, we now offer an online version of Bob Michelson's Fish ID course. Using the same material that Bob shows, this online slideshow tells you what to look characteristics to look for to identify each fish. It is available at http://www.neadc.org/fishid/


New England Diving Events calendar

  • Metrowest Dive Club Meeting (04/08) - MWDC Round Table - Dive Travel Issues
    MWDC website
  • NEADC General Meeting (04/16/14) - Speaker: Les Kaufman - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet: Recreational Divers as Key And Knowing Witnesses to Global Weirdness
  • North Shore Frogmen (04/27) - Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    NSF's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Dive and post dive party. We will meet at Stage Fort Park at 10am for the Egg Hunt Dive! Prizes for the most eggs. The Easter Bunny will be diving also!
    Northshore Frogmen website

  • NEADC Dry Dive (05/10)
    Join us for a tour of Cape Ann Dive Sites!
    Meet Up - 9:00 @ Burger KIng on Rt. 128 in Beverly
    Dry Dive will be followed by dinner @ Cape Anne Brewing Company in Gloucester
    Contact: ShoreDive@NEADC.org to sign up!

Advance Notice

  • DUI Demo Tour (05/09)
    Drysuit Demos!
    More info at DUI's Website

  • NEADC Whale Watch (05/17/14)
    View the flyer or email vicepresident@neadc.org for more info

  • Great Annual Fish Count (07/26/14)
    Our annual event where divers count fish for REEF, then have a huge cookout afterwards! Raffle prizes, touch tank, and more!
    More info

  • Tropical Fish Rescue 2014 (09/20/14) Rain Date 9/27/14
    See tropical fish without leaving New England! Every year juvenile fish ride the gulf stream north, and can be regularly seen in our waters. Many divers collect fish for their own aquariums, but it's a great chance to see some new fish. Plus we have a cookout between dives.
    More info

  • Harpoon Brewery Tour (11/5/2014)
    Members only event, stay tuned
    for more details!
    Email newsletter@neadc.org for more info

Upcoming Meetings

Speaker schedule is subject to change without notice

Wednesday, May 21th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Ted Maney The new REEF invertabrate ID program.
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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
TBA
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Bob Michelson: New England Fish ID
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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
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