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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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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

Alex Dulavitz - Experiencing DCS

Every diver learns about the importance of dive profiles and trains about the risks of decompression sickness (DCS). Many divers fear the threat of DCS, and this often leads to denial and prolonged time to diagnosis and effective treatment. But DCS can happen - even among the best-prepared dive professionals. At our November meeting, Alex Dulavitz, managing partner at East Coast Divers, personally experienced a DCS event. Alex will discuss his diving and training history that lead to his DCI incident on July 4th including details of the dive, the equipment and gasses he was using, the profile he used on that day and how it compared to previous profiles. He will also be discussing how the signs and symptoms of the hit occurred, at what point he realized he was "bent", and how it was handled at that point. He'll wrap up the talk with follow up and how what he learned may help everyone in the room. We'll have a PFO discussion, talk about changes to behavior and getting back to diving (which he is currently doing)! He is now focused on adjusting his profiles to dive even deeper while adding a higher level of safety to his dives.

Alex has been diving for over 15 years and has taught everything from recreational to technical diving for the past 10 years. Alex is currently one of the owners of East Coast Divers in Brookline MA. He is a local trainer for TDI technical instructors and supports the majority of major rebreathers. Alex is also an Instructor trainer for SDI and NAUI.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Dec 8 Round table Gear tips and tricks
Jan 12 TBD
Feb 9 Victor Mastone Underwater Archeology in Massachusetts
Mar 8 Vin Malkoski State hunting rules for divers

*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.