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Vol. 47 No.4

Program for General Meeting

March 26, 2019 6:12 PMRoger Cooper

We are very pleased to announce that Craig Jenni will be speaking to us again at our April meeting. He received formal scuba training at age 12, he started working at a dive shop at 14, became a scuba instructor at 18 and ever since has been a career dive professional. During his 30 years as a dive instructor he has certified thousands of divers and hundreds of instructors. He trained as a Navy SEAL and taught commercial diving at The Ocean Corporation. He has vast experience in recreational, technical, military, commercial, scientific and public safety diving.

Craig is currently an instructor or instructor trainer with every major scuba certification agency in the U.S. He was formally the Executive Director of the YMCA Scuba Program, responsible for thousands of scuba instructors along with the administration of this diver training agency. He was a representative of the Recreational Scuba Training Counsel (RSTC) and authored training standards for diver education program ranging from recreational, technical, scientific, public safety and commercial diving. He has specialized qualifications including; dive medical technician, life support technician, equipment repair instructor, and forensic medical investigator. He is actively involved in teaching dive specialties such as cave, decompression, mixed gasses, semi-closed and closed-circuit rebreathers and public safety diving.

Craig is the owner and President of Dive & Marine Consultants International (DMCI), Inc., which specializes in conducting forensic investigations of dive accidents. Since starting DMCI Craig has investigated over 600 diver fatalities and over 3600 diving and boating accidents. He conducts training seminars for PSD, law enforcement, medical examiners and emergency response personnel as to how to conduct proper dive accident investigations and autopsies. He is often called to consult domestic and foreign governments regarding diving and frequently serves as an expert witness for dive accident litigation. Craig is commonly hired to consult diver training agencies and insurance Underwriters to assess and advise them on matters pertaining to risk management.

As a lawyer, he is of counsel with the law firm of Donna E. Albert & Associates which practices exclusively in defending dive accident lawsuits. As a diver he can be found pursuing underwater interests that most divers only read about. As a dive leader Craig is a strong proponent of maintaining fitness, currency of dive skills and utilizing proper equipment to make diving as safe as possible.

Presidents Waves

March 25, 2019 4:58 PMRoger Cooper

Our local diving season has begun. We have three local dive events scheduled, with more to come. Read about Local Diving events on this site, or you can find events and local dive reports on our Facebook page. The Facebook page is also a good place to find articles like the "Top 10 Scuba Diving Movies Ever Made" or "Incredible moment a diver is spat out by a WHALE."

Our trip to Little Cayman in May is almost full. As of this writing we only have one spot open for a male diver. Clink here to read about the trip.

Get the Club Logo on Your Clothing

Nils Jacobsen has a new way for us to get the club logo on our clothing. He has found a local embroidery shop that has scanned our logo and will embroider it on pieces of new clothing for $20 + sales tax. Nils drives by the embroidery shop on his way to work. If you get clothing to Nils at one meeting, he can return it by the next meeting with the embroidery done. For clothes made of an atypical material, please check with Nils before sending them off to be embroidered.

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page for the interesting articles Howard is posting. https://www.facebook.com/usadiveclub

Happy diving,

Roger Cooper
President

Overseas Dive Trips

Local Diving

Mini-Trips

  • No upcoming mini-trips

Social events

Hospitality Hut

Greetings From the Hospitality Hut,

I am very happy to report 4 first-time guests attended the March general meeting of the Under Sea Adventurers Dive Club.

Members Julie and Russ invited Meg Perlman and her husband Doug Garr to attend the meeting.  Neither are scuba divers, however Doug is a sky diver.  Doug reported he has logged dozens of dives while cleaning the bottom of his dad's sailboat! He also has a favorite dive site, the Dive Bar on Broadway, NYC. Doug and Meg are a delight. Thank you for playing along!!

Stephen Lee joined us for his first meeting.  Stephen was certified in 1971 in Lake Forest, IL.  He is a PADI instructor and has logged 100's of dives. SE Asia is his dream destination.  

Member Jim Guld was accompanied by his nephew Brian Roebuck. Brain received his Rescue certification in 2017 in Jupiter.  So far he has logged 60 dives and his favorite is the Blue Heron Bridge.

I encourage you to visit our home page www.usadiveclub.org.  Please click on the calendar and keep up to date on all the diving and non-diving scheduled activities. You may also take a look at the photo gallery and take a peek at past events.

I wish you all Happy Diving,

Clare Anthon

Hospitality Coordinator

Membership

Hello USA Divers,

April brings Spring showers and warmer waters so get your gear ready to dive!  We have more dive trips & social events in the 2019 plan so come get involved and join the fun.  Guests are always welcome to our general meetings and to social events.   I would like to thank all those wonderful club members that have paid their dues for 2019.  Thank you.  

Starting April 1st a $10 late charge will be added to dues.  It will be $60 instead of $50.   Please pay your dues on time.  

USA Divers is a friendly and welcoming dive club with experienced divers and photographers always willing to share information with newcomers.  Come on by. 

Enjoy,

Eunice Hamblen                                Stephanie Voris
Membership Coordinators


The USA Club Needs You

As many of you know our recent Hall of Famer inductee Ewa Tomas resigned from the Club Photographer position. This position is now open and the Club needs your help. We need a person o r persons to step up and volunteer to take pictures at our events so we can all enjoy the different experiences. Maybe a few people all agree that they will take pictures and it more than one shows up at an event, we have extra coverage.


Upcoming events

    • April 27, 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Shooters Water Taxi Stop/Lunch at Flip Flops Eatery
    Register

    Our next social event will be a boat tour on the Water Taxi  down the intracoastal and the New River followed by lunch at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 27. We will meet at 9:45 am and board the water taxi at 10:00 am. The water taxi ticket is an all-day pass so you may get on and off as many times as you like, however, the trip round-trip from Shooters to downtown and back is about 3 hours. You may bring beverages and snacks onto the water taxi boat. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on the boat.

    Cost for Water Taxi tickets (all-day pass): $25

    Send payments to our treasurer Ronnie Farr by mail or online using Zelle

    e-mail address: treasurer@usadiveclub.org.

    Time & Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Lunch Time: After Water Taxi Tour Lunch is about 1:15 pm to 2: 15 pm

    Address: Flip Flops Dockside Eatery

    3051 NE 32nd Ave,

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  followed by

    Water Taxi Departure Time: 10:00 am.

    Valet Parking is available for $5 at Shooters, or metered parking is available in the parking garage in the building directly across from Shooters/Flip Flops.

    We have 12 people so far for the water taxi. You may come to join us for lunch only but please contact me in advance so I can secure you a reservation for the table.

    Everyone with tickets for the water taxi will get 10% taken off of their lunch bill at Flip Flops.

    Any questions, feel free to call me at (561)674-4300.

    Looking forward to another great event,

    Alan Feuerman

    VP of Social Events


    • May 02, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • May 04, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 728 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach
    Register

    Date / Time:  Saturday May 4th, @ 12:30 pm

    Location: Loggerhead Divers, 728 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach

    Dive Details:  2 tank boat dive on a Wreck and a Reef or Two Reefs (Average depths 115 ft. / 60 ft.)

    Gear needs: If you require tanks or other gear contact boat to reserve, these fees are paid directly to boat.

    Trip Cost: $ 60, Guests $65 (will be allowed when space exists after all members are on boat). Cash or Checks (made out to Under Sea Adventurers and received no later than 5 days from trip or your spot will go to those on standby list)

    Boat Requirement:  All divers need a Signal Sausage, Dive Computer or other Timing Device. 

    Misc: Any questions please contact trip leader.


    • May 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • May 18, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 609 N Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, (561) 368-9952
    Register

    Date / Time:  Saturday May 18th, @ 7:30 am (Check-in)       

    Location: Dive Boat Diversity, 609 N Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, (561) 368-9952

    Dive Details:  2 tank boat dive on two reefs (Average depths 60 ft. / 60 ft.)

    Gear needs: If you require tanks or other gear contact boat to reserve, these fees are paid directly to boat.

    Trip Cost: $ 60.00, Guests $65.00 (will be allowed when space exists after all members are on boat). Cash or Checks (made out to Under Sea Adventurers and received no later than 5 days from trip or your spot will go to those on standby list)

    Boat Requirement:  All divers need a Signal Sausage, Dive Computer or other Timing Device. 

    Misc: Any questions please contact trip leader.


    • May 25, 2019
    • June 01, 2019
    • Little Cayman
    • 1

    IT’s Back!  It’s Bigger!  It’s Better!

    LITTLE CAYMAN!

    2019, May 25 – June 1st!

    We have two places to stay at!  You can choose from a double room at the Little Cayman Resort (20 spots), and for a limited number of divers, we have two luxury condos, each for four people (8 spots) available at the ‘Club at Little Cayman’, which is just a short stroll down the beach from our dive shop.

    Spend a relaxing week at the premier, deluxe, full service resort(s) on Little Cayman Island.  We have been there multiple years running, and we’re going back again – because it’s just that good!  Rated as the number one destination in the Caribbean for wall diving, number two for favorite reef diving, the sea life and underwater photography, the dive sites, water temps and visibility are outstanding, never to be forgotten by those who have experienced them.  For those of you who have not experienced the diving at Little Cayman, it’s everything you can dream about, dramatic vistas, amazing photo opportunities/views, wildlife that must be seen to be believed (like the friendly groupers that follow you like a puppy everywhere)!

    Divers don’t have to lug gear every day from their rooms or even onto the boat. Your gear will be collected once you arrive and stored at the shop next to the dock. You set up your gear the first day on the boat and after that, the Reef Diver crew set up your gear and change your tanks for you. You need only to stroll down the dock, jump on a boat (the large, comfortable, covered boats!) and go diving. The four boats are 42 to 46 ft long and 16 ft. wide and have freshwater showers and restrooms.  Rinse tanks and a drying room are on the dock for mask, fins and wet suits. 

    Ronnie Farr will be your trip leader (treasurer@usadiveclub.org).  The trip starts at Miami airport, flying to Grand Cayman, then catching Cayman Airway’s flight to Little Cayman.  Little Cayman is instituting a $25 fee for luggage.  Here is the link to the Cayman Airways new baggage fee structure as well, so as always, pack light, but the good news is that they have reduced their extra baggage fees:

    https://www.caymanairways.com/NewBaggageFeeStructure

    Once there, we dive, eat, relax, and just generally have a fantastic time for the whole week!  There are pools at both resorts, wi-fi, beach chairs and hammocks, and you can rent kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboards as well.  All diving and dining will be done at the Little Cayman Resort.  Nitrox comes included!  And you can also purchase extra afternoon dives either as a package or as individual add-ons (although without the discount in that event).

    If you want to sign up, click here to down load the signup sheet:  2019 LCBR signup v1.10.pdf, fill it out, then mail it with a check and with copies of your Certification Card and diver's insurance to the Club Treasurer, Ronnie Farr.

    It’s always wise to purchase travel insurance for any trip. Here are a few links you can use if interested:

    https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/

    https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/travel/

    http://www.mhross.com/



    • June 06, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • June 13, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • July 06, 2019
    • July 13, 2019
    • 2019 Liveaboard - Jardines Aggressor II

    Cuba – Garden of Queens – July 6-13, 2019 Liveaboard - Jardines Aggressor II

    We are travelling on an “Oceans For Youth Foundation, People to People Program”

    We will fly – direct from Miami on a group booking - to either Santa Clara [or Camaguey] (no Havana, no land based hotels). Then drive 3 hrs to the harbor and board the boat. On return to the airport there is a stop for a free lunch. 5 days of 4 dives a day, 2 dives on Friday. Please see the articles below for what to expect to see, or I have more articles in .pdf format that I can send you on request …

    We got a special DEMA deal with a $500 discount so far

    We do not have a normal payment schedule or procedure – please get special instruction from me before writing checks. Also we are making “personal bookings” with “Oceans for Youth” - cancellation policy as for individuals - hence cancellation insurance might be more important than normal – Provided by Allianz and AG (both European companies). To hold the bookings each diver need to provide a personal check in the amount of $1560 – by 9/22. Port and Environmental fees - $290 – you pay directly in the guest registration process


    VP Overseas Diving
    Nils Jacobsen - overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com

    Links:

    Contact Nils Jacobsen at overseasdiving@usadiveclub.com for more information!  Download the attached files for Cuba Signup!

    2019 Cuba signup v1.10.pdf

    Cuba NL 0906.pdf

    Aggressors website: http://www.oceansforyouth.org/gardens-queen.php - then click buttons both above and below the pictures

    X-ray magazine have these two articles - I say download and read on a full size computer ...

    https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_Cuba_MatthewMeier_58_locked.pdf

    https://xray-mag.com/pdfs/articles/Travel_Cuba_LarryCohen_58_locked.pdf


    • July 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • August 01, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • August 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • September 05, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • September 12, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • October 03, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • October 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • November 07, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North

    Courtyard Marriott North Ft Lauderdale
    2440 W. Cypress Creek Road

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-1829

    Feel free to join us for dinner @ 6:00 PM in The Bistro, food and beverage service provided, located in the Courtyard By Marriott North Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.  Social Time begins around 7:00 PM in the Florida Room.  The general meeting starts at 7:30 PM with current events, announcements of local dives, mini-trips, status of overseas trips, announcements of social activities, and the Lobster Pot! Then our monthly guest speaker takes center stage for an informative, often educational, definitely entertaining presentation on a dive subject, exotic dive destination, or perhaps new equipment.  Please come to one of our meetings the first Thursday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

    • November 14, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • December 12, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Force-E, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Agenda - More Details Provided Prior to the Meeting

    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call -- Secretary
    3. Motions to approve Minutes as distributed by Secretary
    4. Distribute new member applications
    5. Old Business
    6. New Business
    7. Reports
      1. President (Roger Cooper)
      2. VP of Programs (Ken Glaser)
      3. VP of Overseas Diving (Nils Jacobsen)
      4. VP of Social Events (Alan Feuerman)
      5. VP of Local Diving (Ryan Goheen)
      6. Secretary (Amy Wellman)
      7. Treasurer (Ronnie Farr)
      8. Mini-Trips (Ryan Goheen)
      9. Membership (Eunice Hamblen)
      10. Facebook Coordinator (Howard Ratsch)
      11. Hospitality (Clare Anthon)
      12. Audio/Video (Roman Boszko and John Ficarra)
      13. Promotions (Ken Glaser and Alan Feuerman)
      14. Newsletter (Chris Hardham)
      15. Historian (Robert Shearer)
    8. Adjournment
    All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.

Past events

April 20, 2019 April 20th with Splashdown, 7:30 A.M.
April 11, 2019 April Board of Directors meeting
April 06, 2019 April 6th with Scuba Tyme, 7:30 A.M.
April 04, 2019 April General Meeting
March 29, 2019 Bowling for Turtles with Force-E
March 14, 2019 March Board of Directors meeting
March 09, 2019 Potluck Dinner & House/Pool Party at Kathi's
March 07, 2019 March General Meeting
February 07, 2019 February General Meeting
January 31, 2019 Yap - Palau, Feb. 2019
January 27, 2019 Lunch at Shooters followed by Intercoastal Boat Tour
January 10, 2019 Board of Directors meeting
January 03, 2019 January General Meeting
December 16, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
December 08, 2018 USA Dive Club Holiday Party
December 06, 2018 December General Meeting and Elections
November 10, 2018 Lion Country Safari
November 08, 2018 November Board of Directors meeting
November 01, 2018 November General Meeting
October 18, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
October 14, 2018 Oct 14th with Diversity
October 13, 2018 October 13th with Scuba Tyme
October 07, 2018 Coral Reef Day at Museum of Discovery & Science
October 06, 2018 October 6th with Parrot Island
October 04, 2018 October General Meeting
September 29, 2018 Key Dives in Islamorada
September 23, 2018 September 23rd with Scuba Tyme
September 22, 2018 Funky Buddha Brewery
September 15, 2018 September 15th with Diversity
September 13, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
September 06, 2018 September General Meeting
August 19, 2018 August 19th with Scuba Tyme
August 11, 2018 Bonaire - Divi Flamingo Resort - August 11-18, 2018
August 09, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
August 05, 2018 August 5th with Loggerhead
August 02, 2018 August General Meeting
July 28, 2018 Tour of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse & Lunch at Two Georges at the Cove
July 21, 2018 July 21st with Diversity
July 12, 2018 July Board of Directors meeting
July 08, 2018 July 8th with South Florida
July 05, 2018 July General Meeting
July 01, 2018 Wine tasting and Dinner at CoopersHawk Restaurant
June 30, 2018 June 30th with Odyssey Divers
June 24, 2018 June 24th with Scuba Tyme
June 16, 2018 Cozumel - Iberostar June 16 - 23, 2018
June 14, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
June 09, 2018 June 9th with Loggerhead Divers
June 07, 2018 June General Meeting
June 02, 2018 COBALT COAST DIVE RESORT, GRAND CAYMAN
May 26, 2018 May 26th with Odyssey Divers
May 16, 2018 Mini-Trip to Bimini
May 12, 2018 Kayaking event - Winton Manners Loop
May 10, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
May 05, 2018 CANCELLED - May 5th with Parrot Island Scuba
May 03, 2018 May General Meeting
April 29, 2018 iFly Experience and Lunch
April 23, 2018 April 22nd with Logerhead
April 14, 2018 BAHAMAS AGGRESSOR - April 14-21, 2018
April 10, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
April 07, 2018 April 7th with Diversity
April 05, 2018 April General Meeting
March 31, 2018 Kayaking in the Keys!
March 17, 2018 March 17th with Scuba Tyme
March 10, 2018 Potluck Dinner with Fireworks
March 08, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
March 01, 2018 March General Meeting
February 03, 2018 Manatee Festival 2018 at Manatee Lagoon
February 01, 2018 February General Meeting
January 27, 2018 Kayaking - Jonathan Dickinson State Park
January 21, 2018 Monster Miniature Golf & Lunch at Casa Tequila
January 17, 2018 Tommy Younger - Celebration of Life
January 11, 2018 Board of Directors meeting
January 04, 2018 January General Meeting
December 07, 2017 2017 Holiday Party
November 09, 2017 Board of Directors meeting
November 02, 2017 November General Meeting
October 22, 2017 Eat, Drink and Play
October 14, 2017 Diving with Starfish
October 07, 2017 Diving with Diversity
October 05, 2017 October General Meeting
September 29, 2017 Black Fin Resort in Marathon ** CANCELED **
September 23, 2017 Diving with Scuba Tyme
September 17, 2017 Diving with Dixie Divers
September 10, 2017 Diving with Kyalami ** CANCELED **
September 07, 2017 September General Meeting ** CANCELED **
August 26, 2017 Diving with Odyssey
August 12, 2017 Diving with Loggerhead
August 12, 2017 Cozumel - August 12-19, 2017
August 05, 2017 Diving with Starfish
August 03, 2017 August General Meeting
July 22, 2017 Mini-Trip to Islamorada
July 11, 2017 South Florida Underwater Photography Society meeting
July 08, 2017 Diving with Parrot Island Scuba
July 06, 2017 July General Meeting

 

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LOBSTER POT WINNERS

USA's Lobster Pot drawings Include CASH prize winners, and a variety of PRIZES donated by South Florida Dive Shops,
other Sponsors or Club Members.

Funds from ticket donations help to support our many club activities. Congratulations to all our Lobster Pot winners. Be sure to visit our Local dive shops who support us and say 'Thanks'.

Cash prize of $30.00 donated by USA Dive Club
$20 off local dive donated by USA Dive Club
$20 off local dive donated by USA Dive Club
Bistro flatbread coupon donated by Courtyard by Marriott
Bistro flatbread coupon donated by Courtyard by Marriott
A $5-off coupon for all dives booked through ForceE for two years





 

 




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