Annual Dinner Banquet
"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday March 2, 2019
MWDC Annual Dinner Banquet

Dinner Dance Ticket Ordering Page

The Columbus Club
11 Fountain Street (Jct. of Rt. 135)
Framingham, MA 01702

Saturday March 2, 2019
6:30 - 11:30

It's time to buy your tickets for the annual Dinner Dance! 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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Jake Stout: Diving Experiences as the Boston Sea Rovers Intern

Each year, the Boston Sea Rovers chose one intern to travel and dive, gaining as much experience as possible. While working with dive industry professionals in marine conservation, photography, and science the intern gains new knowledge about the marine world and various dive certifications and experiences. From diving the WWII shipwrecks of Bell Island, Newfoundland, to the warm crystal clear waters of Roatan, Honduras, to the kelp forests of Monterey, California, inhabited by smacks of millions of jellies, and working and diving at the National and New England Aquariums, the Boston Sea Rovers intern gains some amazing experiences. Hear about the specifics of the internship and how a young diver you know can apply. Hear how Jake Stout, the Sea Rover 2018 intern spent his summer, who he worked with, and the unique dive experiences he had.

Jake Stout is a freshman at Northeastern University who is studying photography and marine biology. Born in Cambridge, Ma. Jake has been diving for a year and a half and has a little over 100 dives under his belt. Jake has been a wildlife photographer for 9 years and has recently taken up underwater photography. He has won awards in competitions such as the Scholastic Art Awards, The Digital Shootout, and The Monterey Shootout. As the recipient of the 2018 Boston Sea Rovers internship, Jake has had the chance to work closely with industry professionals such as Berkley White, Chuck Davis, Cristian Dimitrius, Joe Romeiro, and many others. Jake's images were shown at this year's Boston Sea Rovers Film Festival. Jake is also an avid diver in the Date @8.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

May Paul Erickson & Andrew Martinez Don't Mess with Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures
June Susan Copelas Diving in Malaysia
July Matthew Glass Diving the Great Barrier Reef
August TBD TBD
September Matt & Marissa Marcoux Diving in Egypt
October TBD TBD
November Paul Young Diving in Bali/Komodo
December TBD TBD

*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.