NEWS
Annual Dinner Banquet
"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday, February 4, 2017
MWDC Annual Dinner Banquet - "Dive Destination Theme"

Dinner Dance Ticket Ordering Page

The Columbus Club
11 Fountain Street (Jct. of Rt. 135)
Framingham, MA 01702

Saturday Feb 4, 2017
6:30 - 11:30

It's time to buy your tickets for the annual Dinner Dance! This year, we have picked a new theme- Dive Destinations. Wear a t-shirt or other attire from one of your favorite dive trips. Tickets will be on sale using PayPal, at every meeting through January, or you can order them from Rich Palanzi at (508) 797-7027 or via email. Tickets are priced at only $30!. So get those Dive Logs signed off for diving awards, and choose your pictures or artifacts to enter in the contest! If you missed the Banquet last year, don't make the same mistake twice.

Banquet Photos

Cocktail hour is from 6:30-7:30. Listen to those tunes that remind us of warm days and nights while having a drink and voting. Voting will take place from 6:45-7:30 so be sure to bring your entries early before the voting begins. Diver of the Year will also be awarded. Please bring some kind of raffle item, the raffle seems to have evolved into a fun combination of prizes for all. Any item will do, and it does not have to be dive related. Mark your calendar now so you'll be able to join the limbo contest!! See you there!!

Check out our photos!
Check out our photos!

We?re now regularly adding pictures of club members dive experiences! Check them out here. Want to submit photos you?ve taken? Just send an email to Jeff Wagner.

EVENT CALENDAR
DIVES
Join us for a Date@8 shore dive!
Date @ 8 (Date @ 10 During The Winter!!!)

Join us for a weekly Date @ 8 shore dive. We meet at the Burger King on Rt.128 in Beverly every Saturday morning and head to one of Cape Ann's numerous dive sites for a dive or two. Dive sites are decided on the spot to accomodate the experience and skill levels of those who show up, and everyone is welcome - members and non-members alike.

Click for photos of past shore dives

Please contact the coordinator (listed on the Date @ 8 page linked above) a day or two before Saturday if you'd like to join us, to make sure the group doesn't leave without you if you're running a little late.

Also, please note that during winter months we meet at 10am! See you there!


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Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.

Susan Copelas: Coral Spawning and Oil Rig Diving in the Gulf of Mexico

Mysteriously on cue from seemingly a combination of the lunar cycle and water temperatures, once a year entire colonies of coral reefs release their tiny eggs and sperm at the same time creating a blizzard type effect in the ocean's waters. Still a mystery to scientists as to how all the mature corals know when to release these colorful flakes where the highest probability of fertilization probably occurs, it is an amazing site when everything lines up and you are there to witness this phenomenon.

From an invitation of Emma Hickerson Officer of Marine and Aviation operations in the Flower Banks, and members of Women Divers Hall of Fame Susan had this rare opportunity to partake in watching the coral spawning amidst oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shortly after founding her dive business, Dive the World Adventures, Susan became the first woman to dive in uncharted waters on an expedition to the Antarctic in 2005. Since then she has gone into 7 countries after natural disasters to help rebuild reefs and the surrounding communities. However, her main passion is empowering the next generation of divers through instruction and innovative dive programs geared toward, teaching the youth of tomorrow to dive and be as passionate about the conservation of oceans as she is.



Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

May 9 Andrew Martinez Marine Life of the North Atlantic
Jun 13 TBD
Jul 11 Heather Knowles & David Caldwell Shipwrecks of Sardina, Italy
Aug 8 Richie Kohler Mystery of the Last Olympian
Sep 12 TBD
Oct 10 TBD
Nov 14 Eric Dube WWII Wrecks of the North Atlantic (Malin Head, Ireland)

*All speakers and topics subject to change without notice.

The MetroWest Dive Club (MWDC) is dedicated to promoting fun, safe diving, and introducing and familiarizing members with new dive sites. We are committed to encouraging good relations with our coastal neighbors through courtesy and good diving etiquette, and getting involved with community activities.

The MWDC is not affiliated with any retailer, vendor, or manufacturers. We are a large group of sport divers with a wide range of scuba diving interests. Club members can help direct you to the many training classes locally available.

MetroWest Dive Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick. Meetings are free and guests are welcome, divers and non-divers alike. MWDC meetings start at 7:30 pm but members often meet socially at the bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm.