Club Events

2024 Dry Dive TBA
For more information or to sign up, email: the Environmetal Officer


NEADC/Surfrider Beach Cleanup 9/23/2023
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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 over Zoom and in person. If you want to watch any of the lectures remotely, visit our registration page.

November 15, 2023, 6:30 pm.
Elizabeth Stephenson - the Marine Conservation Action Fund
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The New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) is a small grants and fellowship program that provides support for community-based projects spearheaded by local conservation leaders in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. Through this partnership, conservation leaders are creating solutions that benefit ocean health and support their local communities. MCAF Director Elizabeth Stephenson and MCAF Program Manager, Emily Duwan will share stories from the ocean leaders whose work MCAF has been fortunate to help support, and discuss how MCAF has evolved to better advance ocean conservation and equity in the field.

As director of the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF), Elizabeth focuses her work on supporting the long-term success, impact and influence of ocean conservation leaders in low and middle-income countries across the globe. She played a leading role in the development and launch of the MCAF Fellows Program in 2015 and in running the inaugural MCAF Fellows summit in Boston in 2019.

Elizabeth is an active member of the fellowship consortium known as the Conservation Leadership Community of Practice as well as New England International Donors. She also serves as a scientific advisor to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs Program. Prior to her role at NEAq, Elizabeth worked for the Maine Coastal Program where she coordinated the Maine Marine Invasive Species Working Group.

December 20, 2023, 6:30 pm.
Virtual Member's Share Event
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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 alternative prize on the other months. This is for members who attend our in-person meetings, and you must be present to win.

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Join the 2024 Nautilus Exploration Program!

Are you someone with a passion for discovery? Now is your chance to join the 2024 Nautilus Exploration Program! The OET Science and Engineering Internship Program trains community college, undergraduate, and graduatestudents studying oceansciences, technology, engineering, and video alongside expert mentors in the at-sea environment.

The Science Communication Fellowship immerses formal and informal educators in the Corps of Exploration as communicators for exploration and empowers them to bring the excitement of ocean exploration home to learners and community. These paid internships are at-sea 3-4 week opportunities and available across the 2024 expedition season. Learn more and apply by January 2, 2024:

Congratulations Greg Hunter!

Congratulations to our very own New England Aquarium Dive Club Board Member, Greg Hunter, on being awarded the 2023 ER Cross Award from the Historical Diving Society!

The ER Cross Award is named for Ellis Royal Cross, the year 2000 inductee into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

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2023 Great Annual Fish Count

The 20th Great Annual Fish Count was a huge success! We had a the best turnout of recent years - about 50 people at the event, and over 40 registered divers surveying for REEF!

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors of this year's event:

  • Andrew Martinez
  • Backscatter
  • Boston Sea Rovers
  • East Coast Divers
  • NEAQ
  • Undersea Divers
  • Adventure Diving of Cape Cod
  • Aqua Center
  • Catherine Chan-Tse
  • Craig McMannus
  • East Coast Divers
  • Jonathan Bird
  • Joy Marzolf/The Joys of Nature
  • Mia Peluso
  • 4Ocean
  • Oceanic Society
  • Paul & Wendy Ciaccia
  • Pepper Fee & April Swartz
  • Plaine Products
  • REEF
  • Salem State/Ted Maney
  • South Shore Divers
  • Susan Copelas/Women's Dive Day/WDHOF
  • Uma Mirani
  • Undersea Divers

Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

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, 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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