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.

Mark Rousseau - Massachusetts Artificial Reef Program

For decades, artificial reefs have been used all over the world as fisheries management tools and tourist/diving attractions. So what has Massachusetts been doing? In September, Mark Rousseau of the State's Division of Marine Fisheries will discuss the MA Artificial Reef Program. From the early placement of tires off the coast of Yarmouth in 1978 to acoustic mapping, spatial data analysis, and photo and video monitoring of current and future artificial reef sites in Massachusetts, you will learn about the evolution of DMF’s Artificial Reef Program and what it means for divers.

Mark is the Coordinator for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program. He is the state representative on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Artificial Reef Committee. As a Fisheries Biologist for DMF’s Fisheries Habitat Project, Mark is responsible for the siting, permitting, and monitoring of artificial reefs in Massachusetts state waters.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Oct 14E. Steven Coren, Esq. Diving and the law
Nov 11Round table Dive Travel Perspectives
Dec 9Katharine Deuel Ocean Conservation in NE (Pew Charitable Trusts)
Jan 13Chris Schenker Diving the Red Sea

*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.