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.
Divers always face the potential for injury due to decompression sickness (DCS) or arterial gas embolism (AGE) which can be collectively referred to as decompression illness (DCI). A rapid neurological assessment can help to identify a potential DCI and ensure the best outcome, but assessment takes knowledge on the part of first responders like scuba divers. In September, Todd Murphy will show divers with no medical background how to perform an initial neurological evaluation of a fellow diver suffering from suspected DCI. Todd's session also includes an engaging hands-on portion to allow participants to conduct their own rapid neurological exam.
Todd Murphy has been a military-trained Dive Medical Technician (DMT) for 34 years, and has been instructing military DMTs for 16 years. Todd has worked commercially locating and salvaging historic shipwrecks worldwide and is part of the Cape Cod team that discovered the Pirate Ship Whydah. He is an Instructor Trainer with NAUI.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|Oct 11||Robert Michelson||Minot Lighthouse Project|
|Nov 10||Reg Wilson & Steve Bigelow||Wrecks of Tobermory, Ontario|
|Dec 13||Dr. Poul LaPlante||Diving Medicine Q&A: 2016|
*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.