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Upcoming Meetings

Remote General Meetings

For the next few months, we are holding our general meeting lectures online. If you want to attend any of them live (same time as the normal meeting times), sign up on our registration page, and we will send you the connection info a few days before the meeting

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November 17, 2021, 6:30 pm.
Rick Simon and Jennifer Sellitti - Lusitania 2021
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In August of 2021, a team including Sea Rovers Joe Mazraani and Rick Simon, dove the wreck of the Lusitania. The team of four American and four British divers spent two weeks exploring and documenting this iconic shipwreck. The expedition was also a part of a larger effort to raise awareness for the new Lusitania Museum, which was the vision of Lusitania's longtime owner Gregg Bemis.

Lusitania fell victim to U-20's torpedo in 1915, prior to America entering WW1. She sank in approximately 20 minutes. 1198 died, including 128 Americans. So many men, women and children died the disaster it caused many Americans to pressure the U.S. government to enter WW1. Although we will discuss the wreck's history, we will also explore Lusitania's historical connection Kinsale and to the tradition of Irish wreck diving. Much like the Andrea Doria in the U.S., the Lusitania is a rite of passage for Irish technical divers. Divers in the 1990s pioneered new techniques to be capable of reaching the wreck's 300 ft depth.

Richard M. Simon grew up diving and crewing on New England dive boats. Rick is a Boston Sea Rover & Frank Scalli Intern (2005) and a TDI dive instructor holding both recreational and technical ratings. Rick is also the president of Manta Industries- a dive equipment manufacturing company; and is the vice president of Shoreline Diving Services, INC.- a commercial diving company specializing in inspection, salvage and construction. Rick is an avid diver; especially enjoying cave and wreck diving mostly on the East Coast but really anywhere around the world. When he is not diving he enjoys spending time on his with- with his wife Erin and their many farm animals.

Jennifer Sellitti is a regular crew member of the dive boat Tenacious, managing a number of topside operations during dive trips. She also performs historical research on the ships and helps locate ships that are the subject of new projects for the team. Jennifer develops and delivers presentations on Tenacious projects with the goal of educating the public about the historical significance and importance of wreck diving in the North Atlantic.

December 15, 2021, 6:30 pm.
Erick Higuera - TBA
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Erick Higuera is a multi-awarded ocean wildlife filmmaker, photographer, marine biologist and conservationist.

He has spent over 20 years exploring the waters of the Gulf of California, Guadalupe Island, the Archipelago of Revillagigedo (also known as the Socorro's Islands) and the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula, filming and photographing great white sharks, whales, dolphins, sailfish and other spectacles in the deep blue off Mexico's shores. He's also a scientist and author.

His documentary photography informs and creates an emotional connection with marine wildlife. His work delivers audiences to an underwater realm witnessed by few. Erick's striking imagery has garnered worldwide recognition including numerous underwater film awards. Some of his work has appeared in several documentaries, also in Discovery Channel, Shark Week, BBC, Shark BBC, BBC Blue Planet II, National Geographic, Canal Once as well in the award-winning documentary feature México Pelágico available on Netflix. He has also been a presenter at Boston Sea Rovers.

Officer meeting

First Wednesday of every month
Location: Varies

Every month there is also a meeting where the officers discuss club issues. It is held at a different place each month, usually at a member's house, restaurant or other informal setting.

It is open to the membership, and is the perfect opportunity to bring up issues directly to the board. if you would like to attend, ask an officer and they'll let you know the location for that month.