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.

Mike Lodise - Getting Started in Underwater Video

Many divers enjoy documenting their underwater explorations to share with family, friends and colleagues. For some, it's about capturing exciting interactions with marine animals like sharks or seals. For others, the goal is more artistic - highlighting the incredible beauty and stark vistas of the creatures and places that we visit. Photography has long been used to capture these amazing memories, but video is quickly overtaking still photography as the medium of choice. Yet with GoPro and other video systems so readily available, few divers have the expertise and confidence to select and use such video gear comfortably. In March, Mike Lodise from Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo East will introduce divers to the concepts and practices of underwater video and tell us what we need to know to get started including equipment and costs.

Mike Lodise has been a scuba diver since 1978 and an underwater photographer since 1979. As a NAUI, EFR and DAN instructor, he has lots of experience guiding folks in scuba and photography. Mike is also a member of the Boston Sea Rovers, Finatics, and North Shore Frogmen.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Apr 14 Andy Martinez Photographing the Philippines
May 12 Matt Lawrence (NOAA) New projects in Stellwagen Bank
Jun 9 Round table Gear tips and tricks
Jul 14 Stephen Bigelow Diving North Carolina (2015 edition)
Aug 11 Round table Gear tips and tricks
Sep 8 Jim McKnight Diving Palau

*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.