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.

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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Richie Kohler: Mystery of the Last Olympian

Was Britannic, Titanic's sister ship, always doomed? The largest ship in the world sank in less than one hour in 1916 without explanation. It rested silently 400 feet beneath Greek waters until Jacques Cousteau located it in 1975. It took another 20 years for advances in underwater exploration to allow more than brief glimpses into the ship's mysteries. Determined to learn the truth, pioneering divers extracted tantalizing clues during a series of daring expeditions. Richie Kohler, of Shadow Divers, takes us back to the fateful day when Britannic sank and behind the scenes of 40 years of searching as he helped reveal the truth.

Richie Kohler is a filmmaker, author and explorer whose diving experiences began in the waters surrounding Brooklyn NY, but his passion for diving and exploring shipwrecks has taken him to all corners of the globe. As a founding member of the NY based group the "Atlantic Wreck Divers" Kohler has spent the last 35 years exploring and identifying lost shipwrecks and those exploits have been documented in newspapers, magazines, documentary films and numerous books. Kohler holds nearly every diving qualification, has certified scores of technical divers in advanced diving techniques and has led shipwreck expeditions around the world.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Apr 11 Susan Copelas Coral Spawning and Oil Rig Diving in the Gulf of Mexico
May 9 Andrew Martinez Marine Life of the North Atlantic
Jun 13 TBD
Jul 11 TBD
Aug 8 TBD
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.