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.
Diver training has changed drastically over the 60 years the sport of scuba has been popular. From running laps and doing pushups in full gear to a swing in the opposite direction of trying to push as many students through watered down programs as possible. The past decade has seen an increased awareness and push towards the value of producing higher skilled divers throughout each program. We now also see and utilize influences from other sectors including education, aviation, medicine, statistical analysis and more to shape the new trends in diver training. Nick and Alex from East Coast Divers will evaluate these ever changing techniques, discuss their value and talk on the direction diver training is heading.
While Nick and Alex have both been diving since the early 90's they started teaching Scuba in 2004 at the Diving Career Institute "Hall's" in the Florida Keys. After completing their first stint in the Keys Nick and Alex teamed up at East Coast Divers working for Paul, the original owner, for a few years before returning to the Florida Keys to run Hall's from 2006 - 2009. Since that time they have both been avid students of diver training procedures and general teaching philosophies. Nick and Alex then returned to Boston to buy East Coast Divers from Paul and have been running it ever since. The facility trains over 600 students annually teaching over 50 unique programs all curated and managed by Nick and Alex.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|January||Steve Bigelow||Diving in North Carolina|
|February||Jake Stout||Diving Experience as the Boston Sea Rovers' Intern|
|April||Matt & Marissa Marcoux||Diving in Egypt|
*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.