Christmas Island, Republic of Kiribati
Contact: Robert Lower
Christmas Island Diver's Association
is the only PADI staffed diving resort in Christmas Island, Kiribati. We
cater to both the tourist and local alike. Our local dive club goes out
weekly on full-day excursions and explores the most pristine reefs in the
world. The dive club discounted prices are for local members only,
however, anyone is welcome to join in on the diving excursions and we
encourage visitors to do so. Full information on diving the worlds largest
coral atoll and scientifically acknowledged as the most unexplored reef in
the world to date, can be obtained from the Christmas Island Diver's
Association website or by visiting the Kiribati tourism Ministry's
website. Located only 3 and 1/2 hours South of Hawaii, this "National
Geographic" like destination is the MUST DO jewel of the Pacific!
Donderdagavond Duikclub Curacao
Contact: Loet van Sermondt
Willemstad, Netherlands Antillies
We are a dive club on Curacao.
The members are ex-Seals from the Royal Dutch Marines. If you come to our
Island, you are most welcome to dive with us.
Underwater B.C. Photographic Society
Contact: Lee Newby
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
We are a registered, non-profit
society, whose aim is to promote the art of underwater photography, and
marine conservation. We meet six times per year for presentations on dive
destinations and photographic techniques. We also host an annual
international underwater photography contest, and sponsor dive trips and
excursions. For meeting times and contest information, please see our
website at www.ubcps.bc.ca
Contact: Paolo Polini
+39 335 6869252
We are a PADI dive center and
Sub Aqua Club (BS-AC 67)
Contact: Doug Brown, Graeme
Stubbins, John Beaton
Absac is one of the leading dive
clubs in the North East of Scotland (est. 1958). Absac has two swimming
pools available for scuba training, thus ensuring that members receive the
best facilities for scuba training. Absac has a rather nice rib with a
115hp 4 stroke engine and we use the boat for regular diving. Although the
rib is available the rugged coastline provides excellent opportunity for
shore diving, cliffs, reefs, wrecks, no-clear surface dives can all be
accessed from the shore. Absac has around 60 members, and there is also
an octopus club and an extended breath holding club that also use the
facilities on offer. Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Debra Greenhalgh
Uncasville, CT USA
SECONN DIVE CLUB, is a not for
profit organization of SCUBA divers in the Connecticut and Rhode Island
areas, established in 1963. The primary directive of the club is to
promote dive safety, and raise dive awareness in the local community.
The mission of the SECONN dive Club is to; bring SCUBA divers together
in a social setting, help develop strong dive buddy ties, promote local
diving and raise awareness of local diving opportunities, support local
dive shops charters, and boat captains, provide new divers the
opportunity to learn from experience divers, expand all divers knowledge
and experience, provide additional opportunities to dive, and above all
increase the enjoyment of diving for all its members.
Contact: Gerry Foster
Hartford, CT USA
We are the Oldest Scuba Diving Club
in the State of Connecticut (established on June 16, 1956). Our
members rank among those Dive Enthusiasts that emanate from the earliest
engagement in the Sport back in the 50's and 60's. The Club was
formed upon the principles espoused by its founder and activist Diver, Lee
Prettyman, Jr.: 'Dive Safe and Dive Often...' Located in the
Hartford, CT USA
We are a Dive Club of varied Diving
experience and different certification levels. There are folks that hold
membership in the elite technical diving, commercial ranks, and others
who are newly certified open water novices. In all cases, we come
together with a common interest. Exploration and Adventure, come
join Us!' Located in the Hartford area.
Contact: Ian Davies
Derby, Derbyshire U.K.
H.E.A.D.S.T.R.E.A.M. Divers is branch
1077 of the British Sub Aqua Club.
We meet every Tuesday for training,
socialising and swimming at John Port School swimming pool in Etwall,
Derbyshire from 8.15 to 9.15pm.
Afterwards we meet at the Hawk and
Buckle public house just across the road where you will be welcomed by the
Landlord Clive and Landlady Cheryl for a pint, a chat and maybe even a
diving lecture from a club instructor in our clubroom above the pub.
Club membership costs just £8.00 per
month and for an initial joining fee of just £99, our instructors will
train you to dive at your own pace using club equipment for all your pool
The club organises diving activities
almost every week throughout the year, whether it is dive training in a
local quarry, or expeditions to the coast or even abroad. All members are
welcome and costs are kept to a minimum.
Your joining fee includes all
training materials and twelve months membership of B.S.A.C.
Ashford Dive Club
Contact: Timothy Sheerman-Chase
Ashford, Kent UK
Join the Ashford Dive Club and share
dives, experiences, fun and laughter with other local divers. Build your
experience by diving with our club, widen
your horizons by visiting new areas and new dive sites and then share your
experiences with other club members!
The Ashford Dive Club is open to
divers from all backgrounds, regardless of training organization, so you
should meet new faces with varied experiences; likewise, we are open to
divers of all certification levels and abilities.
Monterey Bay Tritons
Contact: Tino Bernazzani
Monterey, California USA
The Monterey Bay Tritons is a group designed to cater to all generations of spearfishermen (spearos), from the newest diver, to the old hand looking to spread their wealth of knowledge. The Tritons are a group dedicated to furthering the knowledge of all divers, providing a friendly environment for all to dive in, as well as the conservation of all of our species and our hunting environment. We have an active membership with participants coming from Fresno to Sacramento to be a part of our events. Our quarterly meetings coincide with a dive day set anywhere from Monterey County all the way to Mendocino County.
Contact: Craig Gelpi/Steve Herbert
Los Angeles/Orange County, Southern California USA
This loose-knit organization, which
has been around since 1995, is a virtual dive group that plans a dive
somewhere in Southern California every week.
Throughout the year, the Sand Eaters
visit dozens of sites along the Southern California coast from Santa
Barbara in the north to La Jolla in the south and, about once or twice a
year, visit the Avalon Underwater Park on Catalina. Usually the dives are
scheduled at 8 a.m. Sunday, but about once a month the group schedules a
Saturday night beach dive.
The organization is designed for
minimal maintenance from members. With widespread access to e-mail,
virtually all scheduling is now conducted over the Internet.
From the beginning, the Sand Eaters’
sole purpose has been to help divers go diving. In addition to scheduling
its weekly beach dives, members are heavily involved with local
dive-related organizations including Los Angeles Underwater Hockey and the
Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers.
Sand Eaters don’t hold meetings other
than the dives and the group has neither membership dues nor officers,
thereby eliminating the political infighting that sometimes plagues more
The group does not have the resources
to provide beach diving instruction nor does it provide dive masters to
supervise dives. Longtime Sand Eaters are glad to offer some tips on
making a beach dive at a specific location but divers who plan to join the
group should already be proficient beach divers.
Fortunately, the Sand Eaters are
geared toward the average diver rather than the “former Navy SEAL” type.
Most sites require only minimal hiking and allow relatively easy beach
entries and exits. The group places the utmost emphasis on safety,
encouraging divers to call a dive if they are not comfortable with the
conditions and to always dive within their limitations.
Dolphin Divers of Sacramento
Contact: Jack Millard
Sacramento, California USA
The Dolphin Dive Club is a California
incorporated non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of safe
sport diving. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at ROUNDTABLE
PIZZA at the intersection of Madison and Greenback in Orangevale. Our
annual membership is typically over 100 paid members including the
associate membership. Our membership is open to everyone and we have
members through out Northern California. Events are scheduled throughout
the year and may include any activity of interest to our members.
Our annual events include:
An underwater Easter egg hunt held on a Saturday before Easter in
An "Inland Lobster Feed" generally held on a weekend early in August at
Lake Natomas which includes a canned food drive for local charities;
A Channel Island boat trip chartered on Truth Aquatics' live aboard dive
boat "Conception" for three days in mid-August;
A Spear fishing contest held on Labor Day weekend at a North Coast
A Christmas party held in Sacramento early in December.
Other events held during the year
include: dive trips to the coast or local lakes throughout the year, ski
trips through the winter, day hikes, white water rafting, dinners out and
an occasional trip to a tropical location! Anything which a member is
willing to lead is fair game.
Jose Flipper Dippers
San Jose, California USA
The San Jose Flipper Dippers dive
club is one of the oldest clubs in the Bay Area – established in 1964. We
have over 120 members and have dives and other activities scheduled almost
every weekend during the year.
You can always find someone to dive
with! Scuba dives, free-diving, charter boat dives, abalone diving, spear
fishing, photography, lobster dives . . . just to name a few.
Our club has General Meetings the
First Wednesday of every month at the San Jose YMCA, 1717 The Alameda,
just off Hwy 880. Meetings start at 7:30 PM
Club dues are $27 per year.
Recognized certification card and a 3-dive initiation are required before
being voted into the club.
A monthly newsletter is sent to all
prospective and regular members. You can pick up the latest issue at many
dive shops including Stan’s on Bascom Ave., Any Water Sports on Saratoga
Ave., in San Jose, and Splash Aquatics, or Wet Pleasure on El Camino Real,
in Santa Clara.
Patrol Dive Club
Marina del Rey, California USA
We are a Los Angeles area club based
in Marina del Rey, CA, and welcome divers from novices to those with many
years of experience. Join us for dive trips and social events!
Blue Water Divers
Contact: Randy Swift
Sunnyvale, California USA
Our club provides a simple no-hassle
approach to organizing fun diving events! We post the activities between
us, and those interested just sign-up. We generally don't have Club
business meeting, but rather social events with a theme of popular
interest. We're located in Sunnyvale through "Blue Water Divers" Dive
Center. If you'd like to join, it'll cost you $1.00. We do plan vacations
as well as enjoying our local dive destinations.
South Coast Divers
Contact: Rich Parker
Orange County-Laguna Beach, California USA
Laid back FREE beach diving club.
Upbeat and fun- both sexes of divers are a large population of this dive
group. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month- check
our web site for location. Please take a look at the SCD web page
for our current list of dives. Our current schedule is every
Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun mornings and 4 night dives per month. Many social events
are offered, too.
Channel Islands Divers
Oxnard, California USA
Channel Islands Divers Dive Club is
located in beautiful Ventura County. We have members with interests in all
areas of diving as well as other social activities such as camping,
hiking, or just getting together to have fun. The club does have dive
trips to a distant destination at least once a year plus a planned outing
to Monterey Bay/Big Sur at least once a year. We meet every 3rd Wednesday
of each month except December at Pirates Grub & Grog located at 480 South
Victoria Oxnard, CA. Contact the Dive Coordinator about ongoing activities
or check out our calendar on the website.
Tri-Counties SoCal ScubaBoard
Contact: Rick Parizo (Rickster)
rnt_par (at) yahoo (dot) com
SoCal ScubaBoard Forum
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, California USA
We schedule a Dive/Picnic once a
month in the Tri-Counties area. It is a place for divers to meet, dive,
and eat. We have had a great time in the past, and in the near future will
be adding more shore dives and Boat dives to the schedule. This is a great
place to meet new dive buddies and a great place to bring the family, for
a fun filled day. Divers that are new to diving are always welcome to come
experience your first shore entry. There are usually experienced divers
attending that will "show you the ropes". See you at one of
The Beach Crabs
Contact: Rick Parizo (Rickster)
bchcrbs (at) yahoo (dot) com
The Beach Crabs
No.LA, Ventura, & Santa Barbara Counties
The Beach Crabs provide scheduling
for beach (night and day)& boat dives. We do weekly WED night dives, Sat
or Sun weekly day dives, and once a month boat trips. This is a great
place to meet new dive buddies, talk with other divers from the area, and
get in some spectacular dives along the SoCal coastline. All levels of
experience are welcome! And at the sites that allow we even have a picnic.
We hope to see you there.
305 235 2430
Miami, Florida USA
Non profit offers local and
international trips with monthly bbq's, camping, parties, kayaking,
Central Florida Jet Riders
Contact: Tina O'Connell
Orlando, FL USA
The Jet Ski club has a section for
jet ski riders who also scuba dive from their jet skis. We are always
looking for dive site GPS coordinates! Have over 129 members about 30 are
scuba divers. Lots of fun stuff to be planned. This is a very new
club and our website is still under development.
Central Florida Pleasure Divers, Inc.
Contact: Jill Dexter
Orlando, FL USA
We are a non-profit scuba diving club founded in 1977 that provides its
members with economical dive opportunities in Florida and the Caribbean.
CFPD runs monthly weekend and holiday trips to Florida destinations and
week-long trips to exotic locations such as Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas and
Five Flags Dive Club
Contact: John M. Humphrey
Pensacola, FL USA
Five Flags Dive Club was formed to
foster friendships and communication among divers in the Greater Pensacola
Florida area. We strive to be unbiased and welcome divers from all schools
and affiliations. We hope that all divers will feel welcome no matter
where they were trained. We plan to arrange regular dive trips and
excursions. We have both instructors and dive masters in the membership,
and they have offered to run workshops to share new skills and new ideas
with the membership. This can lead to certification, but members can
participate without registering for said Specialties. We simply want
everyone to continue there growth as a diver, so we can all have more
safer fun. Our Sponsor offers 1/2 off all rentals for Club-related
events and discounts on new equipment for all active registered members.
Let's Get Wet! We also have a Popular Yahoo Group with 85+ Members and
Growing. To participate:
South Florida Women Divers
Contact: Karen Gagliano
Deerfield Beach, FL USA
Women divers of various ages and
occupations from Palm Beach and Broward County meet monthly and have local
and foreign dive trips. Members include many who live in northern states
and visit Florida for diving. Check out our web site for further details.
Scuba & Spear Fishing
Savannah, GA USA
We are a group based out of Savannah, Ga. USA. We
are open to all certified divers and families. We list offshore
Savannah Charter info as well as training info. Check out our
HONOLULU DIVERS CLUB
Contact: Robert Lower
Honolulu, HI USA
The Honolulu Divers Club is a 100% not for profit club who
seeks to promote diving through the protection and preservation of the
underwater environment. We have special Project A.W.A.R.E. classes once a
month, guest lecturers from the University of Hawaii and local state
government, a beach cleanup once a month, and dives every weekend. We
collect no dues and strive to give the cheapest possible prices on dive
equipment and 2 tank boat dives, from $34-$40, through our ties with
various dive boat operators and shops. The Honolulu Divers Club is based
out of the Breeze Hawaii Dive Shop on the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and
Breeze Dive Club
Contact: Daniel Wong
Honolulu, HI USA
If you want to Dive Dive Dive w/ Breeze Hawaii under safe
& supervised conditions while respecting the environment (Project Aware,
no taking of sealife) and friends; Meet new / other divers while having
fun; & Broaden your horizons under the sea and on the shore thru training
and education, then this is the club for you! Dues are $24/year (pro-rated
if you join late) that goes toward our annual Underwater & Beach
Clean-up/BBQ where the club provides free tanks, refreshments, & prizes.
We're all friendly people looking to dive, we accept constructive
criticism well, but we'll have no cheese for your whine. We have 3 boats
to take us to almost any dive site we want from the East to the West
coasts of Oahu, all level divers welcome, advanced-level-only dives on a
regular basis. Dan started this club in January 2004 to provide cheap/safe
dives for his friends, expand his shell collection & practice his
underwater photography; maybe you can, too.
Diveteam of Maryland
Contact: George T Lyndall
The Aquaholics Diveteam are made
up of old and new divers diving together for the fun and enjoyment of the
sport. We dive local quarries for training and dive the off shore
coast of Maryland and North Carolina also the Caribbean. We also have a
dive team for our children
they are fondly called the AquaGuppies.
New England Aquarium Dive Club
Contact: Club President
Boston, MA USA
Begun in 1975, the New England
Aquarium Dive Club is one of the world's oldest, largest and most active
dive clubs. At each General Meeting (held the third Wednesday of every
month at the Aquarium), a membership card drawing selects 1 member to dive
in the Giant Ocean Tank. Join at the General Meeting, and you'll receive a
temporary card right there, and be eligible to win on your very first
night as an NEADC member! The NEADC is a non-profit organization
headquartered at the New England Aquarium. To be a member you must also be
a member of the New England Aquarium. Aquarium membership benefits include
free admission to the Aquarium; a subscription to Aqualog, a quarterly
journal; discounts on area parking; discounts on Aquarium whale watches,
Science-at-Sea Tours, and at the Aquarium Gift Shop; invitations to
lectures and events; and more.
Contact: Scott Clark
Worcester, MA USA
We are a dive group located in Worcester, MA that
encourages everyone to try scuba diving. Our scuba certifications go from
Basic Open Water to Dive Master. We dive all over New England but
primarily Massachusetts both on the North and South Shore. Our main
interest is lobster and scallop diving. We can dive almost any day of the
week but group dives are usually planned for Sundays.
United Divers of Central Massachusetts
secretary (at) uniteddivers (dot) org
United Divers website
Fitchburg, MA USA
United Divers is an active club with a membership
consisting of active divers, their families, and some non-divers. We offer
dive related, non-dive related, and mixed activities to assure that all
members can be involved. Our monthly club meetings generally include an
exciting and informative guest speaker covering various topics. These
meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month except for December
at the Stonehaven restaurant, 350 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420
and are open for potential members with no obligation to join. Please feel
free to drop in on a meeting, meet new dive buddies, and enjoy that
Ford Sea Lancers
Dearborn, Michigan USA
The Ford Sea Lancers Scuba Club, in
existence for over 40 years, is a recreational dive club promoting safe,
yet fun diving. The club offers basic open water certifications classes
for the person newly interested in learning to dive, plus we offer
advanced training classes to further develop the diving skills of our
Each year the club plans and sponsors multiple dive charters to shipwrecks
in the Great Lakes area. To supplement our charter schedule, we also plan
a number of inland lake and quarry dives. The club also includes
occasional warm water dive trips. Along with our dive events, the club
also plans multiple social events throughout the year. We have cookouts at
many of our local dives, as well as potluck dinners, camping, bowling,
plus our annual Holiday Party.
Join the club, let's go diving!
Scuba Friends, Inc
Kansas City, MO USA
Kansas City Dive Club is committed to:
Meeting others who enjoy diving;
Encouraging divers to stay active with diving; and
Sharing experiences and traveling the waters as friends.
East Coast Scuba Club
Northfield, NJ USA
Our club is in the formative stages. We have
already begun holding our meetings. Plans are being made for future
activities and dive trips.
New Jersey Council of Diving Clubs
Glenn Arthur, Chairman
njccdcvc (at) juno (dot) com
New Jersey USA
The NJCDC was formed to promote a positive and
safe image of diving and to represent the diving community through its
various committees. At the moment, the council is very involved in
legislation keeping access to the fishery for all divers in the area. We
are also looking at Diver Access, Shipwreck Access, Beach sand pumping,
and dumping of chemicals at the HARS
....... to mention just a few topics.
The Council meets at the St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street,
Union, on the last Wednesday of every other month starting with January
(the odd months). The meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.
Sarnia Underwater Club
Contact: Allan Aylard
(519) 862-2911 ext 2375
Sarnia, Ontario Canada
The Sarnia Underwater Club is Located in Sarnia, Ontario,
Canada. Sarnia is located at the lower end of Lake Huron and the St.
Clair River. Diving in the area consists of wreck diving (both boat and
shore), drift diving (high and low speed), and casual diving in protected
areas with minimal current.
Paradise, Oregon Scuba Divers
Contact: Wade Norton
Portland, Oregon USA
Oregon's Independent Scuba Club. We
welcome divers from any training agency, any dive shop, any level of
expertise. Our goal is to share our enjoyment and enthusiasm of scuba with
other like individuals. Welcome!
If you're looking for an active, fun group of divers to share your
enjoyment of diving: you've found the right place. Club Paradise is an
independent scuba club in the Pacific Northwest. We have club members from
an expanded area of Oregon and Washington. We would welcome you to visit
us during a scheduled monthly meeting, club dive, or any other scheduled
Concord Dive Club
Contact: Chuck Gray, Gail Hutchens, Rob Freeman
Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Concord Dive Center is a PADI
authorized institution! We specialize in pampering the client with custom
dive lessons and exotic trips to local Quarries and the Caribbean or
Boeing Seahorse Dive Club
Contact: Don Shingler
Seattle, WA USA
Snap 'N Shoot
Contact: Frank Poole
Seattle, WA USA
Puget Sound Underwater Snap 'N Shoot (PSUSS) of
This club was formed with one goal in mind: To encourage Underwater
Photography and Video enthusiasts to learn, share, and practice the
alchemy of Underwater Imaging with others. We are an independent,
non-affiliated club and strive to promote the pursuit of that goal to all
enthusiasts with the same purpose regardless of affiliations.
In other words: Everyone is welcome!
Contact: Larry Dickinson,
Dallas, Texas USA
Texins Dive Club is one of the oldest
clubs in north Texas. It is my great pleasure as President to invite
each and every individual and family member to join us at our regularly
scheduled club meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month. Our
meeting place will be posted prior to the meeting with driving directions
on the main web page. Our club was originally started to support the
employees of Texas Instruments and their families by promoting sport
diving. Today our club caters and supports the training and
entertainment needs of many individuals and families who wish to learn
more about the sport of diving in many of the organizations sponsoring
sport diving. We believe we have the most versatile all volunteer staff
anywhere and would enjoy having you join us. Whether you have never
been certified in the sport of diving or hold an advanced rating of some
kind you are most welcome to visit with our club to see if it meets your
needs. Take a look around on our web site and get to know us better, or
as we would prefer, please take the time and join us in one of the
scheduled events listed within the web site. If you have any questions
then send us e-mail and we will be glad to give a quick reply.