Club Events

2023 Dry Dive 4/22/23
For more information or to sign up, email: the Environmetal Officer

2023 GAFC 07/22/23
View the Flyer

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Upcoming Meetings
For the next few months we are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing and will be holding the general meeting lectures remotely. If you want to watch any of the lectures live, visit our registration page.

March 15, 2023, 6:30 pm.
NEAq office of Volunteer Programs and Internships
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The NEAq Office of Volunteer Programs & Internships seeks to become a service leader through the Greater New England environmental community.

We accomplish this goal by thoughtfully crafting meaningful service opportunities that are mutually beneficial to participant and the institution. These opportunities fulfill the unpaid staffing needs of our institution while providing participants with highly educational and hands-on experiences. We seek to create experiences that empower volunteers in their roles as Ocean Stewards and encourage them to mobilize their fellow community members to do the same.

The Office of Volunteer Programs & Internships operates with the following values in mind:

  • Ocean stewardship is essential to the betterment and sustainability of our planet
  • Volunteerism is a force for positive environmental, civic and personal change and by connecting service to ocean stewardship we are able to meet the critical needs of Greater Boston and beyond
  • Volunteerism at its best incorporates fairness, equitability, accessibility and diversity of all kinds
  • All Volunteers and Interns serving within the New England Aquarium deserve strong mentorship, positive developmental opportunities, quality recognition and a sense of connection to the community

Presenters: Chris Bauernfeind - Senior Aquarist/ Dive Volunteer Coordinator
Ashley McCarthy - Dive Safety Officer
Lissette Bayona - Assistant Dive Safety Officer

Ashley and Lissette have recently taken over the role of dive operations at the New England Aquarium. The Dive Operations Office works closely with all exhibits that require diving as part of their regular operations to design safe dive practices. We are constantly seeking ways to improve the dive program and extend these education opportunities to all dive volunteers. We believe that safety practices accompanied with recurrent training can improve diver's awareness. Such opportunities include CPR/ First Aid & O2 administration. Please join us for an info session about our diving program and all different opportunities available to volunteer.

April 19, 2023, 6:30 pm.
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General Meetings are normally held the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings will take place in person, at the Aquarium Cafe, and online via ZOOM. To attend via Zoom, register online for each meeting by visiting the registration page.

For more info about all our meetings, visit our Club Meetings Page

Upcoming General Meetings

We are currently holding our monthly general meeting in-person and over zoom, so members can attend in whatever way they feel comfortable. If you want to attend a meeting remotely, sign up on our registration page. We will send you the connection info before the meeting.

We are once again able to hold a drawing to dive in the Giant Ocean Tank at the Aquarium! Due to Aquarium staffing, we are currently only able to hold it every other month, but we plan to have an anternative prize on the other months. This is for members who attend our in-person meetings, and you must be present to win.

View our upcoming meeting schedule

View our previous speakers

2023 Dry Dive

Join the dive club for a tour of the best dive sites on Cape Ann. On April 22nd we will be driving all over Rockport, Gloucester, and the surrounding areas and point out the highlights of each site, and any tips we have for entrance/exit, or what to look out for.

Along the way, we will be collecting any trash or debris on the beach, and properly dispose of it. We will be doing a cleanup at each stop until we run out of space in the truck for trash.

Rain Date is April 23rd.

For more information or to sign up, email:

2023 Great Annual Fish Count

Save the Date!

We've set the date for the 2023 GAFC for Saturday, July 22nd, 2023!

We had a great turnout this year, take a look at the Facebook Page! For more information about the event visit the GAFC page, or download the flyer.

Upcoming Dive Community Events

  • 03/25/23 & 03/26/23 - Beneath the Sea Dive, Travel and Oceans Exposition
    At the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey. Featuring workshops, exhibitors, and a diving science symposium.
    More details at The Beneath the Sea Website

Sea Turtle links

Roderic Mast, a previous guest speaker provided some links to his program, and organization:

Blue Habits:

Sustainability Tips from past speakers

Samantha Whitcraft, our guest speaker from September provided some links to her programs, and ways divers can help:

Aggressor Adventures' Green the Fleet Program

Sea of Change Foundation's Brochure, About Sea Of Change video (featuring Guy Harvey), and Leading through Conservation & Research Zoom presentation/video (Foundation overview)

Sea of Change Foundation's Reef Rescue and Rapid Response Program flyer (printable pdf) – our grant program that empowers divers as first responders to acute reef damage

Our three Sustainable Choices PSAs with Force Blue:

Should you wish to follow Sea of Change and/or share from their Facebook page, they post regularly at

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