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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Please join us at 8:00pm
at the Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.
Cape Ann offers a diversity of dive sites that include rocky pinnacles and sheer walls to a wealth of historic wrecks from the venerable Chester A. Poling to distant destinations like the Patriot or Heroic – and each wondrous location is covered in colorful and varied marine life. The peninsula’s unique shape, like a granite thumb pointing out to sea, means that many sites are often sheltered for boat diving; even when the rest of New England is enduring bad weather. In August, Captain Steve Smith and Dave Millhouser will speak about the best boat diving sites and discuss emerging sites just waiting for diver exploration.
Captain Steve Smith is Cape Ann Diver's full time charter boat captain. A native of Central Massachusetts, he holds a 100 ton Masters license and is a NAUI Scuba Instructor. Prior to coming to Gloucester more than 20 years ago, Steve worked both as crew and captain on boats in the Virgin Islands and has captained bare boats in St. Vincent, the Seychelles and Australia.
Dave Millhouser is an underwater photographer/writer living in Gloucester, MA. His photographs and articles on North Atlantic marine life, dive sites and wrecks have appeared in a number of national magazines and internet sites. Dave has done presentations at Beneath the Sea, The Boston Sea Rovers, Dive Philadelphia, Our World Underwater and numerous other places throughout the Eastern USA, and his work is part of the NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary display.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|Sept 9||Mark Rousseau||Massachusetts Artificial Reef Program|
|Oct 14||Alexine Raineri||Diving the Maldives|
|Nov 11||Round table||Dive Travel Perspectives|
|Dec 9||Katharine Deuel||Ocean Conservation in NE (Pew Charitable Trusts)|
|Jan 13||E. Steven Coren, Esq.||Diving and the law|
*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.