NEWS
Annual Dinner Banquet
"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday March 3, 2018
MWDC Annual Dinner Banquet

Dinner Dance Ticket Ordering Page

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

Saturday March 3, 2018
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.

EVENT CALENDAR
DIVES
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 7:30pm
at the
Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.

Steve Bigelow & Andrea Dec: Diving the shores of Curacao

Few Caribbean dive destinations can match the beauty and diversity of Curacao. Located just 37 miles off the coast of Venezuela, the island nation of Curacao provides divers with almost limitless dive opportunities. More than 100 shore locations stretch the length of the island, inviting divers of all skill levels and interests to share the warm, clear, life-filled waters. Extensive reefs lie just a short surface swim from sunny, white sand beaches. Curacao also offers lots of opportunity for surface exploration, from the capital city of Willemstad to the jagged western edges of the island - complete with Dutch colonial buildings and fortifications. In October 2017, Steve Bigelow, Andrea Dec, and Feng Zhang made the journey to Curacao for nine days of beautiful, rewarding Caribbean diving. Both Steve and Andrea will spend some time sharing their unique experiences.



Stephen has been diving since 2008 and has logged more than 790 dives - many within the rich, cold New England waters where Steve regularly participates in the Date @ 8 shore diving and boat diving with the region's familiar charter operators. Steve has been a Club board member since 2009 earned his NAUI Instructor certification in early 2013.

Andrea has been an avid New England diver for over 28 years with over 2000 dives. She enjoys hunting for lobsters and scallops in the cold water off Massachusetts. Since 2006, macro photography has been her main focus, which brings Andrea to remote corners of the globe in search of rare critters. Andrea joined the Metro West Dive Club in 2006 and is an active participant of the Date @ 8.



Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Feb 13 Becky Kagan Schott Americas 5 Great Lakes - The Big Picture
Mar 13 Brian Raymond Underwater Photography
Apr 10 Ryan King Discovery of the S.S. William H. Machen Wreck

*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.