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, July 19th, 2017, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Richie Kohler - Mystery of the Last Olympian
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Was Britannic, Titanic ’s sister ship, always doomed? The largest ship in the world sank in less than one hour in 1916 without explanation. It rested silently 400 feet beneath Greek waters until Jacques Cousteau located it in 1975. It took another 20 years for advances in underwater exploration to allow more than brief glimpses into the ship’s mysteries.

Determined to learn the truth, pioneering divers extracted tantalizing clues during a series of daring expeditions. Richie Kohler, of Shadow Divers , takes us back to the fateful day when Britannic sank and behind the scenes of 40 years of searching as he helped reveal the truth.

Richie Kohler is one of only four men in the world who has been to RMS Titanic and has dived inside her equally tragic sister ship, HMHS Britannic. His passion for technical scuba diving and maritime history began in 1980 and he is internationally known for exploring some of the most challenging and dangerous shipwrecks in the world. His explorations have helped to locate and name numerous lost vessels, including the mine laying submarine U-215 on the Georges Banks off Nova Scotia, and the WWII destroyer USS Murphy that was crushed and forgotten in the New York approaches.

It was a six-year effort to identify an unknown WWII German U-Boat as the U-869 that catapulted his diving career into the world of television and documentary filmmaking. The daring risks he and John Chatterton took and their dogged determination to seek out the truth of the U-boat, are detailed in NY Times best seller, Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson. Additionally, the PBS program NOVA won an Emmy for their documentary, “Hitler’s Lost Sub”, on this same topic. Kohler co-hosted 56 episodes of History Channel’s, “Deep Sea Detectives”, and he has worked on numerous film projects for Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, CBS, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. It was this work that led Kohler to history-making expeditions to the legendary Titanic and Britannic. He has joined an elite, small group of divers and maritime historians who are committed to revealing the truth of why Britannic sank three times as rapidly as did Titanic.

Kohler also trains technical divers, has written the foreword for, The Basics of Rebreather Diving by Jill Heinerth, penned articles for technical periodicals, and been the subject of dozens of radio and television interviews.

Richie Kohler's Website, and Mystery of the Last Olympian site

Wednesday, Aug 16th, 2017, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: TBA - TBA
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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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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 before the general meeting at Broadside from 5:30-6:30pm for drinks, appetizers, dinner or to just say hi..

Broadside is located at: 99 Broad St, 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.

There will be a sign on the table for the Dive Club (usually one of the larger tables is reserved for us) hope to see you there!

View Broadside on a map of the area


NEADC Events

Great Annual Fish Count: July 22, 2017 View the flyer

REGISTER NOW

Coming back for the 16th year in a row, you can help count fish and win prizes! Each year divers help researchers by surveying fish populations. This is done by identifying what fish you see on a dive. After the dive, we gather at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, for raffle prizes and a BBQ!

There are several fish-count dives the week before the event. Register for the dives with the shops AND at the GAFC page. Then count what marine life you see, and then on July 22, come to the Fish Count and log in the data.

  • Gun Rock Beach on 7/20 at Sign up to dive through Mass Diving (call: 508-651-0698)
  • Graves Light Boat Dive on 7/21 Sign up to dive through Boston Scuba (call: 617-418-5555)

Remember, record what you see on EVERY dive, and dives starting 7/15/17 are eligible for a raffle prize.

Tropical fish Rescue: September 23, 2017 Click here to show

GAFC Call for volunteers

We are looking for people to volunteer their time at this year's Great Annual Fish Count. We need people to help with setup and take-down of all the equipment/decorations, help with food and generally help make this the best GAFC yet.

We also need people to coordinate at the dive sites. Make sure waivers are in order, and check off who is diving that day.

If you're interested in volunteering email Maura at environmental@neadc.org

If you would like to help as a site cordinator, email Brie at boatdive@neadc.org


GAFC - Dives before July 22

There are several fish-count dives the week before the event. Register for the dives with the shops AND at the GAFC page. Then count what marine life you see, and then on July 22, come to the Fish Count and log in the data.

  • Gun Rock Beach on 7/20 at Sign up to dive through Mass Diving (call: 508-651-0698)
  • Graves Light Boat Dive on 7/21 Sign up to dive through Boston Scuba (call: 617-418-5555)

Remember, record what you see on EVERY dive, and dives starting 7/15/17 are eligible for a raffle prize.


GAFC-Special Guided Dive with Jerry Shine!

We are happy to announce that local author and underwater photographer Jerry Shine will be leading a dive to count fish and invertebrates for REEF at Back Beach in Rockport on 7/22.  To join this dive you must have a REEF ID (get one free here) and also must sign up in advance for the GAFC on the NEADC site at this link: GAFC-Registration.

Jerry Shine

Jerry Shine, is the author of “A Year Underwater,” “A Shore Diving Guide To New England” and “Nudibranchs Of The Northeast”.   His writing and underwater photography have also appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Audubon, Wired, and National Geographic Adventure.

Kayak Diving Course

Club member Tom B is offering an "Intro to Kayak Diving" for the month of July only. Please email Tombergendahl@gmail.com to set up a day, for the FAQs and more details.


South Shore Neptune Pig Roast

July 22, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton MA

Cocktail Hour 5-6 (cash Bar); Dinner 6 -7 (times are approxmate)

cost is $30 per ticket
***Early Bird special $25 until July 4***

The party is for all members of the dive community including their family and friends. Feel free to invite people who you feel would enjoy the party.

The party will have a Caribbean / Dive / Beach theme. Plan on hearing music you would expect to hear on a Dive vacation. Wear your best post dive apparel. Music will be provided by the Gypsy Moths Band

Event Information on SSN's website

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New England Diving Events calendar

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (07/11/17)
Guest Speakers: Heather Knowles & David Caldwell - Shipwrecks of Sardina, Italy
MWDC Website

South Shore Neptunes General Meeting (07/11/17)
SSN Website

Southeastern Connecticut Skin Divers Club General Meeting (07/11/17)
SECONN Website

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (07/13/17)
OCA Website

United Divers of Central Mass General Meeting (07/20/17)
Presentation: French Polynesia
UDCM Website

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (07/20/17)
OCA Website

South Shore Neptunes 2nd Annual Pig Roast (07/22/17)
SSN Website

NEADC's Great Annual Fish Count (07/22/17)
http://www.neadc.org/gafc

United Divers of New Hampshire BBQ Picnic Potluck (07/29/17)
UDNH Website


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