"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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!!
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.
In mid February 1944, during World War II, the US Navy unleashed a massive air and surface attack on the Japanese fleet known as operation Hailstone. In total the attack sank three Japanese light cruisers, four destroyers, three auxiliary cruisers, two submarine tenders, three other smaller warships, aircraft transport, and 32 merchant ships as well as over 250 aircraft. Many of the sunken vessels are still inside of the lagoon and are perfectly situated for recreational diving. Truk is now visited by hundreds in not thousands of divers every year and has become an important reminder of world war II history. For divers interested in shipwrecks, Truk proves to be one of the great shipwreck diving capitals of the world. At this presentation I will be discussing the role Truk played in World War II as well as some of the challenges reaching the area, what the diving is like, a brief synopses of the different wrecks and some photo’s and videos we were able to shoot during our expedition there.
Alex is a local avid wreck diver and technical diving instructor. He is also one of the owners of the local dive center East Coast Divers. Alex has been a diving expedition leader for many years and recently lead trips to the caves of Mexico, wildlife of the Galapagos, reefs of the Caribbean and the wrecks of Truk lagoon. Alex is also an active underwater photographer and videographer and is always excited to share his images.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|Jul 11||Heather Knowles & David Caldwell||Shipwrecks of Sardina, Italy|
|Aug 8||Richie Kohler||Mystery of the Last Olympian|
|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.