NEADC 40th Anniversary Party

November 6, 2015 at the New England Aquarium

Tickets are: $55 online and $75 at the door.

**Special $5 discount if you buy at one of our meetings or events**

Tickets on sale now!!!!

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Anna Krowczynska
Anna Krowczynska

1953 - 2014
Longtime board member and aquarium volunteer... She will be missed

Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Amy Fleischer - Deep Sea Exploration Aboard the E/V Nautilus
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Amy Fleischer, a Science Communication Fellow aboard Dr. Robert Ballard's Exploration Vessel Nautilus, will present with photos and videos about the exciting endeavors to map and explore the sea floor far below the depths available to scuba divers. Learn about the ROVs Hercules and Argus and share in the adventure of the April 2015 GISR (Gulf Integrated Spill Response) expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, which included a rare and spectacular encounter with a sperm whale at 600 meters and a visit to the Deepwater Horizon well-head and superstructure. You can follow along live with the E/V Nautilus anytime at

Amy Fleischer is a 2015 Science Communication Fellow at Ocean Exploration Trust and a middle school science teacher on Cape Cod. She has previously managed marine science education programs at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, FL. She has been diving since the age of 12, and has been part of dive education programs in Roatan, Turks and Caicos, and the Florida Keys. Her last "big" trip was to the Solomon Islands to study ocean triggerfish with Dr. Eugenie Clark.

Wednesday, Sept. 16th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Jonathan Bird
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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's Tropical Fish Rescue!

Butterfly fishThis year's Tropical Fish Rescue will be held September 26th 2015!

Saturday September 26th, 2015
9:30am to 4:30PM
Fort Wetherill, Jamestown, RI

Every year 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.

Right before the weather starts to get colder, we have a BBQ and get together in Rhode Island to try and see some of these visitors. Some divers even collect fish for their personal aquariums.

This is a great family event, especially for the kids!

We will be seining; which is pulling a fish net through shallow water, up onto the beach, and discover all sorts of marine life, letting the children help gather the fish and marine life collected in the net. There will be a large touch tank set up, for all to enjoy, with lobsters, crabs, starfish, baby tropical fish, etc. As we gather out catch, let our experts teach you about the tropical fish you can observe in our on-site holding aquariums. There will be organized regular scuba diving as well as designated tropical collecting areas.

Click here for the flyer

or register here so we can get a head count.

Kayak Diving in New England

Tom Bergendahl will be leading several Intro to Kayak Diving trips from now until August 9th. It's a great chance to find out about this great way to expand your shore diving range, and visit new sites without a boat charter.

The goal to to give prospective kayak divers a chance to try it out without making a financial committment to buying or renting the kayak.

To sign up: Email Tom at least two days before you're interested in going. He'll send a FAQs for whoever wants to try it, and plan a trip out.

He can take anywhere from 1 - 4 divers out at a time. Normally it is from Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead.

Read a Guide that Tom wrote about a kayak dive to Halfway Rock

Photos from a Kayak Dive to Satan's Rock

Photos from a Kayak Dive to the Gloucester Breakwater

Aquarium Lecture Series

Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. -
Living Fossil and Blue Blood: The Story of the Horseshoe Crab and Human Health

The American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is an ancient marine arthropod with a lineage that goes back 440 million years. It is an important species for both its pivotal place in the ecosystem and for its valuable use in everyday human health; biomedical manufacturers and conservationists alike have a vested interest in making sure this species continues to thrive and flourish. As stewards of the environment, we have a responsibility to preserve, protect and strive to achieve balance between our need for this valuable material and the livelihood of the animal that provides it. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how these animals experience challenges in and out of their natural habitat and also review the significance of their remarkable blue blood to human health and the innovative technology that further safeguards this species and assures the sustainability of this important resource. Click here to register.

New England Diving Events calendar

  • Annual Divers Picnic (08/09)
    Every year in the beginning of August, East Coast Divers, United Divers, and Divers Market, organize one of the the biggest local diving events of the year. The picnic at Sandwich town beach often has over 100 divers plus family members and friends that turn up for the festivities. - See more at:

  • Bay State Council Treasure Hunt (9/20)
    The 30th Annual Bay State Council of Divers (BSC) Underwater Treasure Hunt competition is the group's major fundraiser. will be held on September 20th and 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.
    Bay State Council Website

  • NEADC Tropical Fish Rescue (09/26) View the Flyer
    See Tropical fish without leaving New England! Great Warm(er) water diving, and a BBQ
    Tropical Fish Rescue Page

  • NEADC 40th Anniversary Party (11/06) View the Flyer
    Come join the New England Aquarium Dive Club as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! Enjoy light snacks and drinks as dive club members and friends share an exclusive evening at the New England Aquarium in Boston. This is an event you won't want to miss! Tickets are: $55 online and $75 at the door.
    Visit the event website

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