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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Please join us at 8:00pm
at the
Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.

Heather Knowles & David Caldwell: Shipwrecks of Sardina, Italy

Beneath the clear, warm waters off the coast of Sardinia, Italy is yet another chapter in the sea battles of World War 2 with the remains of Italian shipwrecks, largely sunk by Allied forces. During the war, Sardinia became an island base for German and Italian forces, which was used to block the Allies efforts to supply Malta. Later, Sardinia became the focus of German troop reinforcement believing the Allies would invade Sardinia and Greece. The Allies invaded Sicily instead, and the German troop redirection contributed to losses in Sicily and Tunisia. Join as we explore another chapter in WW2 history of the Mediterranean.

Heather Knowles and David Caldwell are the co-founders of Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, Inc. They operate their charter boat, GAUNTLET, year-round focusing on shipwreck diving and exploration. Both are fellows of the Explorer's Club and have had the privilege of exploring some of the world's notable shipwrecks such as the Andrea Doria, Empress of Ireland, SS Republic, and shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and the South China Sea, in addition to making shipwreck discoveries in their local waters. David is a NAUI Technical Course Director. Heather is a technical diving instructor through NAUI and TDI, and is the Chairperson of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Aug 8 Richie Kohler Mystery of the Last Olympian
Sep 12 Joe Romeiro TBD
Oct 10 TBD
Nov 14 Eric Dube WWII Wrecks of the North Atlantic (Malin Head, Ireland)
Dec 12 TBD

*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.