Club Events

GAFC (07/20/2019)
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Tropical Fish Rescue (TBA)
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Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

September 19th, 6:30 pm.
Special Event - Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium
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October 17, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy -
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November 14, 2018, 6:30 pm.

Elizabeth Stephenson - The Marine Conservation Action Fund - Supporting Ocean Conservation Leaders Across the Globe
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December 19, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Annual Members Share
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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

Tropical Fish Rescue

The National Weather Service is predicting 3-5 foot seas on Saturday, and we have decided to cancel the Tropical Fish Rescue

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. When the water turns colder these small fish can't survive, so many divers rescue these fish for their own home aquariums. It's also a great chance to see kinds of fish that are not usually found in New England.

This event is fun for all ages! You can dive, snorkel, or use a seining net to try and see these tiny tropical fish.

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Tropical Fish in New England?

Click here to register so we can get a head-count

View the 2018 event flyer

Bay State Council Treasure Hunt Bay State Council of Divers

The 33rd Annual Bay State Council of Divers Treasure Hunt will be held on September 16th at Stage Fort Park. All Divers and Diving Organizations Welcome

Compete against other divers or snorkelers to find small objects in shallow water. Prizes include diving equipment, dive charters, and more!

Visit the BSC Website for all the details!

If anyone is interested in competing as part of a NEADC team, email!

Beach Cleanups

Coastwseep is organizing several beach cleanups this weekend (and throughout September and October). For more information, visit their website

Some notable events include:

  • Dorchester - Beach Adjacent to Kennedy Library
  • Quincy - Wollaston Beach
  • Salisbury - Salisbury Beach State Reservations
  • Rockport - Front & Back Beach
  • Gloucester - Annisquam River
  • Newbury, Rowley, & Ipswich - Plum Island (Parker River NWR/Sandy Point SR)
  • Revere - Revere Beach
  • Gloucester - Good Harbor, Wingaersheek, Niles, Pavillion, Half-Moon, Cressey's, Plum Cove, Cripple Cove & Brace Cove Beach
  • Plymouth - Nelson Park and Beach
  • Chatham - Chatham Beaches
  • West Dennis - South Village Beach-West Along Shore Line
  • Nantucket - South Shore of Nantucket
  • Westport - Horseshoe Beach
  • Gloucester - Stage Fort Park
  • Nahant - Short Beach

Great Annual Fish Count

GAFC LogoWe had a great turnout for the 17th Great Annual Fish Count - 53 registered divers!

More info will be posted as the surveys get tallied by REEF; in the meantime, check out the club scrapbook or facebook page for photos from the envent!

What is the GAFC?

Single Use Plastic Straws

After the June meeting's special presentation on the film Straws, we are trying to raise awareness of the wastefullness of single-use plastic straws, and will provide a resource to find out more information and list those restraunts that have started to only give out the straws upon request.

More info will be posted soon on the environmental page, but in the meantime, check out these links for more information:

Spread the word, download and print 'Please Serve Straws Upon Request' Cards (10MB PDF) to leave with your bill at restaurants and bars and a 2-Sided Bi-Lingual Flyer (1MB PDF) to educate the masses in your community, school, public events, and travels!

Behind the Scenes Tour

The Behind the Scenes tour originally planned for March has been postponed to September, and will be held instead of the General Meeting that Month.

We ask that everyone who has previously signed up, please do so again for the new date.

The September general meeting will be the a special behind the scenes tour of the aquarium! This is a members only event, and space is liminted. NOTE: There will not be a public meeting this month

Each year we are lucky to have a unique experience as the Aquarium opens to just us! Join us for tours of some of the galleries, learn about some of the new exhibits and see parts of the aquarium that the public does not have access to!

Due to limited space, this event does require pre-registration.

Please RSVP by visiting if you will be attending.

New England Diving Events calendar

Tropical Fish Rescue (09/15)
Fish Rescue Page
View the 2018 event flyer

Bay State Council Treasure Hunt (09/16/18)
See Above
BSC Website

United Divers of Central Mass Meeting(09/20/18)
Speaker: Victor Mastone - Underwater Archeology
United Divers Website

Old Colony Anphibians Meeting (09/20/18)
OCA Website

SECONN Divers Meeting (09/25/18)
Presentation: Jeff Milisen - Blackwater Biology
SECONN Website

Old Colony Anphibians Meeting (09/27/18)
OCA Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (10/09/18)
October Ikram Farooqi, MD, CWS Hyperbaric Medicine

South Shore Neptunes Flea Market (10/6/18)
South Shore Neptunes Website

Old Colony Anphibians Meeting (10/06/18)
OCA Website

United Divers of Central Mass Meeting(10/18/18)
Speaker: Ryan King - Diving in the Arctic or on Wreck Diving in Newfoundland.
United Divers Website

Old Colony Anphibians Meeting (10/18/18)
OCA Website

SECONN Divers Underwater Pumpkin Carving (10/20/18)
SECONN Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (11/13/18)
November James D'Urso Experience with DCS

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (12/11/18)
December Alex Dulavitz & Nick Fazah Dive Training Philosophies

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