2018 officers

There are several officer positions that will be open next year, and we would love to get as much interest as we can as early as possible.

ANYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO RUN FOR ANY POSITIONS! Some officers may be running again, but don't let that stop you from running - we'd love to have elections with multiple candidates.

If you have some ideas for the club, or you want to see something happen, become an officer. Look for officer duty descriptions on the by-laws, or email an officer.

Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

Wednesday, Aug 16th, 2017, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Sgt. Patrick Foley - Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery
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State PoliceSgt. Foley will discuss his duties and experiences as part of the State Police Underwater Recovery Unit

State Police Divers are highly skilled, professional individuals who, aside from the daily duties of a Trooper, are called upon in times of need to perform the delicate and sometimes emotionally grueling task of search and recovery. Their duties include: active search and rescue, evidence location and recovery, body location and extrication, vehicle location and recovery, underwater survey for security purposes, hull searches, obstruction identification and removal.

URT members are available 24 hours a day and are ready for deployment to any part of the state at a moments notice. Because of the highly aquatic geography of Massachusetts, divers frequently perform missions in lakes, rivers, ponds, quarries, as well as the immediate coastline of Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the waters off the coasts of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. 

State Police URTDivers are trained to perform missions in these waters at all times of the year. In the winter months, this means diving in frigid waters sometimes covered in ice. At other times of the year, water conditions such as swift currents also pose particular challenges to divers. Aside from adverse water conditions due to weather, divers are also trained to work in confined spaces such as water wells and drainage pipes. These areas are extremely dangerous due to the limited room for movement and special equipment needed to perform such dives.

State Police Underwater Recovery Team Website

Wednesday, Sept 20th, 2017, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Diane Thompson - The future of EL Nino and coral reefs in a warming climate
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Amy Fleischer - Undersea Adventures on the Nautilus
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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

NEADC Events

Tropical fish Rescue: September 23, 2017 Click here to hide details

Tropical fish come up the gulf stream as eggs on broken seaweeds, hatch, and make their way into the warm eddies and nooks and crannies of the southern New England coast.. Seeing these little waifs is fun, trying to catch them is a challenge. Easy diving - no deeper than 25 feet - often 10-15 feet works, in fact snorkeling at low tide is as successful as diving at high tide!

New England Diving Events calendar

SECONN General Meeting (08/08/17)
SECONN Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (08/08/17)
Speaker: Ryan King - Wreck Diving in the Great Lakes
MWDC Web Site

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Lecture (8/8/17)
Seeing Deeper into the World of Great White Sharks
Dr. Skomal is a marine biologist from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries leading the long term research program studying the ecology and natural history of this species in our waters. With over 100 white sharks now tagged with sophisticated technology, Greg Skomal and his team are piecing together an incredible story of how this shark lives in the North Atlantic. Listen to Dr. Skomal speak about his work and experience and be ready to ask questions during the open Q&A at the end of the session. Benefits the North Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. (Children under 12 are free!) Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Website

SECONN Divers August General Meeting (08/08/2017)
Speaker: Eric Heupel will be presenting on New England REEF Fish ID.
SECONN Divers Website

North Shore Frogmen Meeting (08/10/17)
North Shore Frogmen Website

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Gills Club Luncheon (8/16/17)
Empowering the Next Generation of Ocean Stewards!
Please join us for the third annual Gills Club Luncheon to benefit the Gills Club, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge, and inspiring shark and ocean conservation.
Tickets: $75/Adult, $25/Girls under 12, $500 Table of eight
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Website

North Shore Frogmen Meeting (08/17/17)
North Shore Frogmen Website

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Event (08/22/17)
Shark Talk with Cynthia Wigren for the Friends of Monomoy
Awareness Inspires Conservation: White Sharks in the North Atlantic with Cynthia Wigren, Executive Director and Co-founder, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
Get an update on the 2017 white shark research season!
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Website

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (08/17/17)
OCA Website

Bay State Council Meeting (08/16/17)
Bay State Council Website

United Divers of Central Massachusetts Meeting (8/17/17)
Speaker: Frank Miller Diving the Dominican Republic, Bayahibe
UDCM WebSite

South Shore Neptunes Meeting (08/18/17)
Speaker: Jerry Shine - "A Year Underwater"
South Shore Neptunes Site

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (08/22/17)
OCA Website

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (08/31/17)
OCA Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (09/12/17)
Speaker: TBD
MWDC Web Site

SECONN General Meeting (09/12/17)
SECONN Website

Aquarium Lecture Series: (09/14/17)
Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do
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Bay State Council of Divers 32nd Annual Treasure Hunt (09/17/17)
The annual Bay State Council of Divers (BSC) Underwater Treasure Hunt competition is our major fundraiser. It is an enjoyable family event providing an opportunity to meet new dive buddies, compete in a friendly environment and win prizes while supporting the Bay State Council of Divers. Although traditionally scheduled as an early-season event, this year we moved it into September, prime time for diving, to give us better weather and water conditions. It was a great time for the whole family
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Baystate council and NSF/MWDC picnic (09/17/17)
North Shore Frogmen and Metrowest Dive Club will provide an all-you-can-eat buffet to their members and participants of the Baystate Council Treasure Hunt. Nonmembers of either the NSF or MWDC are encouraged to donate 5$ to defray costs.
NSF Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (10/10/17)
Speaker: Speaker: Jerry Shine - A Year Underwater - Twelve Months of Diving, Fraternizing with Marine Life, and Just Having a Great Time, from the St. Lawrence River to West Palm Beach
MWDC Web Site

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