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.
Divers are always searching for new and exciting dive locations, but the thrill of new locations doesn't always mean a tropical paradise. For many, the enjoyment of diving takes us to cold and comforting temperate waters of Europe. Justin Mannesberg and Anne-Sophie Hallet both learned to dive in cold, fresh water quarries of Belgium and dove the area frequently before moving to the States in 2013. Diving in and around Belgium can be very entertaining and provides a variety of environments. Belgians can dive in the North Sea along Belgium’s coast) which is fairly similar to the shores of New England. But the most popular spots are actually old quarries filled with rainwater or artificial lakes - both offering unique interests and advantages. In addition, Belgians can take advantage of fully artificial sites like dedicated swimming pools for deep diving or regular dive training. Justin and Anne-Sophie will discuss these different spots and explain what divers can do and see there. They’ll also compare diving in Belgium with diving in America and share the differences and similarities between those two ways of diving. Finally, they will offer a few words about the diving community on the Continent.
Justin and Anne-Sophie both started diving in 2011 in a club named "Les Atlantes" in Belgium. They dove several places in Belgium and around, Mediterranean Sea, Central America, the Caribbean and now the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|Jul 14||Stephen Bigelow||Diving North Carolina (2015 edition)|
|Aug 11||Susan Copelas||Diving Cuba|
|Sep 8||Jim McKnight||Diving Palau|
|Oct 13||Round table||Gear tips and tricks|
*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.