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, Oct. 21st, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Josh Cummings - Diving Year Round in the Northeast
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Join Josh on a video and photographic tour of some of his favorite dive sites including local beaches, submerged mine tunnels, deep wrecks and under frozen lakes. He has collected amazing high definition footage and stunning stills, combine this with lively story telling and get a unique perspective on our local underwater world.

Josh CummingsJoshua Cummings has been diving actively since 1987 learning to dive at age 13. He has dove extensively in the northeast and has traveled to Thailand, Palau, the Caribbean, California and Mexico to dive.

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Scott Dowd - Project Piaba Update
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Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Members Share Event
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Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 2016, 6:30 pm.
Mike Walsh - Belize: World-Class Reef Diving a Short Flight Away
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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.

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or register here so we can get a head count.

Aquarium Lecture Series:
Nets to Decks:
Upcycling Fishing Nets in Chile

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, spend the evening with the founding team of Bureo, an innovative company finding solutions to ocean plastic pollution. Learn how the team faced a dynamic range of plastic pollution in the ocean, and set out to find solutions. Becoming aware of the complications and lack of infrastructure for the disposal of derelict fishing nets, the team proposed a solution: recycling fishing nets into skateboard decks.

Active members in the growing community of ocean activists, the team will share insight into the latest research on ocean pollution and walk through a few everyday solutions to support the push for cleaner oceans. An interactive presentation, visuals and a short documentary film will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Cashes Ledge Update

The Obama Administration is currently considering a proposal to permanently protect key areas of New England’s ocean as the first Marine National Monuments in the Atlantic, including three deep sea canyons and four sea mountains at the southern edge of Georges Bank. The Conservation Law Foundation is continuing to urge the administration to include the area between Cashes Ledge and Fippinies Ledge (a roughly 500-square-mile area 80 miles off the coast of Maine) in its monument designation.

Unlike other types of protected areas, a national monument designation provides protection against all types of harmful commercial extraction, such as commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, sand and gravel mining, and other harmful commercial activity.

On September 15th, more than 400 people attended a meeting at the Marriott in downtown Providence to discuss the possibility of a Marine National Monument in New England. Facilitated by NOAA, the meeting drew people from every corner of New England who are invested in gaining permanent protection for the Cashes Ledge Area and the New England Canyons and Seamounts.

Over the course of three hours, they heard from aquaria, fishermen, conservationists, scientists, faith leaders, business leaders, and concerned citizens. The majority of speakers, including many representing fishing interests, acknowledged the fragility and importance of the places being discussed.

Marine Monument protection for the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Canyons and Seamounts is within reach. Fortunately, NOAA has kept open the timeframe for public comments. Sign the petition here to let the Administration know why you support saving these ocean treasures for generations to come.

For the latest updates from the Conservation Law Foundation, visit their webpage on Cashes Ledge

New England Diving Events calendar

  • Coastsweep Cleanup Event (09/19)
    Location: Pebble Beach. Join Maura on an underwater cleanup of a local dive site. If you want to join us, , email her 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.
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