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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Please join us at 7:30pm
at the
Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick.

Heather Knowles & David Caldwell:
"Reflecting on the wreck of the YF-415"

In 2003, a group of divers descended on an unknown target in 240 feet of water. In a few dives, they determined it was the wreck of the YF-415, a US Navy work lighter that sank on May 11, 1944 after ordnance exploded during a disposal exercise, claiming the lives of 17 men. Heroic rescue efforts from men aboard the USS Zircon saved numerous sailors fleeing the burning, exploding YF-415. Following the incident, the story disappeared from the wartime headlines quickly. However, the story of the YF-415 continues to unfold. In the last several years, sailors from the USS Zircon and their children learned of the discovery of YF-415 and have shared their personal stories, shedding light on the incident that is not present in the historical records. Join us as we share stories and first-hand accounts of men from the USS Zircon and reflect on the discovery of the YF-415 more than 15 years later.

Heather Knowles and David Caldwell are the co-founders of Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, Inc. They operate their charter boat, GAUNTLET, year-round focusing on shipwreck diving and exploration. Both are fellows of the Explorer's Club and have had the privilege of exploring some of the world's notable shipwrecks such as the Andrea Doria, Empress of Ireland, SS Republic, and shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and the South China Sea, in addition to making shipwreck discoveries in their local waters. David is a NAUI Technical Course Director. Heather is a technical diving instructor through NAUI and TDI, and is the Chairperson of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

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.