Club Events

GAFC (07/20/2019)
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Tropical Fish Rescue (09/14/2019)
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Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

May 15, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Jonathan Bird - Diving Southern Australia
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When most people think of diving in Australia, they imagine the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef. But Australia is a large country with a ton of different diving. Jonathan will be giving a talk about the cold water diving of South Australia where Giant Cuttlefish and Leafy Sea Dragons can be found.

Jonathan is an Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer and producer, president of the non-profit organization Oceanic Research Group as well as a widely published author, award-winning assignment cinematographer, photographer and speaker. He is the author of 7 books, director of over 20 films and a member of the Wyland Ocean Artist Society.

June 19, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Jake Stout - Boston Sea Rovers Internship
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July 17, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Charles Mazel - TBA
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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

Call to Action

The town of Rockport is discussing the potential of requiring a permit for any dive groups to use Rockport beaches. The permit would need to be purchased in person from the Rockport DPW, which is only open weekdays. Please attend this meeting Tuesday May 21st - 6pm-8pm 34 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966 and let them know how important this issue is to us. The original post from Nick Fazah is below:


Tuesday May 21st - 6pm-8pm
34 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966-1537, United States

A dangerous precedent could be set by the town of Rockport that would affect all divers in New England who wish to dive there.

A local person renting a house by Back beach has been making a massive stink since last fall about divers using Back beach for instruction or large group meetings.

The town has called a selectman meeting to discuss the potential of shutting down the use of any of the Rockport beaches to organized dive groups without a permit. Not only dive centers but also dive clubs and even "large" groups will be affected by this!

The permit would be paid but will be unavailable to request online. You would have to go to the Rockport DPW to request and pay for the permit for a particular dive site in person. In addition to this, the DPW isn't open on the weekends so it would have to be during the week. They are also considering the idea of limiting the number of divers they allow on a beach, and the permits would be nontransferable if you were to be blown out of your chosen training/diving location.

This move by the town of Rockport is a blatant attempt to limit our rights as Massachusetts residents to access public beaches. We cannot let this go uncontested and the more voices that attend the meeting, the stronger our influence will be. I, unfortunately, am out of the country leading a training trip on the night of the meeting; however, I want to raise as much public awareness as possible.

PLEASE, PLEASE, If you are a diver and enjoy diving the beautiful dive sites of the north shore then it's imperative that you attend this meeting and make your voice heard!

Thank you in advance, please share with and inform all of your dive buddies!

Strength in numbers!

Nick Fazah
Concerned New England Diver

Save the Dates

We have received the permits for our 2019 events!

GAFC LogoThe 18th Great Annual Fish Count will be held on Saturday, July 20th 2019 at Stage Fort Park. For more information about the event visit the GAFC page, or download the flyer


The 2019 Annual Tropical Fish Rescue and BBQ will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown RI. The weather did not cooperate this year, so we are hoping to make next year the best ever! For more information visit the Tropical Fish Rescue page, or download the flyer

New England Diving Events Calendar

Bay State Council of Divers Meeting (02/27)
BSC Website

Boston Sea Rovers (03/09 - 03/10)
Visit the Sea Rovers website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (03/12)
Speaker: Richie Kohler: TBD
MWDC Website

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (04/09)
Speaker: Matt & Marissa Marcoux Diving in Egypt
MWDC Website

NEADC General Meeting (03/20)
Special Members Only Event

MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (04/09)
Speaker: Matt & Marissa Marcoux Diving in Egypt
MWDC Website

NEADC Dry Dive (04/27)
Join us for a tour of Cape Ann's Dive sites. We will be cleaning up beaches we visit, and have lunch or dinner at a local restruant. Email: for all the details

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