MWDC Picnic - Sept. 29
MWDC Picnic, BSC Treasure Hunt & Family Fun Day

Due to a scheduling conflict the City of Gloucester has asked us to move our Picnic/Treasure Hunt. This year, the location will be at Plum Cove.

This year we have again planned the picnic in conjunction with the BSC Treasure Hunt, North Shore Frogmen, North Shore Divers and others. Last year there were over a large number of divers in the water and this year we are hoping for the largest dive club picnic ever!

All diving and non-diving family and friends welcome. Parking and the picnic is free. There is a fee to enter the BSC Treasure Hunt and there are a large number of prizes to be won.

Invite prospective members, too!

Date: Sunday, September 29th
Time: Officially opens at 9:00am. Food usually begins to be served by 11:30AM. The event usually runs into the late afternoon.
Diving: Shore diving all day per your plans. BSC Treasure Hunt for those who enter.
Location: Plum Cove, Washington Street, Gloucester - Free Parking
Easy entry, easy diving. Beach and picnic area for non-divers. Rest Rooms Open

What's provided: Burgers, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob and soft drinks
What to bring: Your favorite side dish and/or dessert to share.
Bring chairs, folding tables, outdoor games, etc.
Food Drive: Please bring some non-perishable food items for donation to a Gloucester area food bank as your price of admission. Thank you.

Location Details: Park in the parking lot assigned to Residents Only, we have been waivered by the City on this date to use this location.

Please e-mail me at so we can get a count for food planning or if you have any questions. Last year we had over 125 happy picnic-ers. We expect to have more this year!


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.

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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Steve Coren – Scuba diving and the law

Divers understand that our sport has many aspects. We take classes, read magazines and even adopt advanced equipment that allow us to expand our range of skills and abilities. Yet few divers truly appreciate the important legal issues involved in our underwater explorations. A “complete” diver needs to understand the how the law impacts our sport and the issues that exist between dive buddies, charter operators, and even municipal governments. In October, attorney and avid diver Steve Coren will speak about some of the legal concepts that divers must consider in and out of the water.

Steve Coren has been involved in law and diving for over 40 years, with affiliations ranging from PADI instruction and a stint on the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, to time spent working with the New England Aquarium and extensive dive travel to pristine diving areas all over the world including the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, St Lucia and the Florida Keys. With this detailed understanding of the sport, Steve has authored PADI's textbook “The Law and the Diving Professional” and represented many diving organizations in litigation including the Bay State Council of Divers.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Nov 11Round table Dive Travel Perspectives
Dec 9Katharine Deuel Ocean Conservation in NE (Pew Charitable Trusts)
Jan 13Chris Schenker Diving the Red Sea

*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.