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.
Once the world's largest lead mine, Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri has become one of the best fresh water dive attractions in America. Located 150 feet from terra firma, the now flooded mine system features spectacular scenery including underwater pillars, shafts, archways, walls and ceiling stretching for miles in all directions; a sprawling labyrinth beneath the town. Preserved in time, artifacts such as shovels, drills, ladders, and ore carts can be seen throughout the mine since closing its doors in 1962. Visibility of 100 feet plus (with the help of high-powered lighting), it's easily accessible for most divers interested in navigating the more than 50 guided trails open to the public.
Rick has been diving since 2013, with over 300 logged dives mostly in the New England waters. He is an active participant of the Date@8. Rick enjoys hunting for lobsters and trying new dive locations. He has been a Club board member since 2013, earned his NAUI Instructor certification in 2017. When not diving he also enjoys horseback riding, swimming and spending quality time with family.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|September||Jack Chapin||MA Environmental Police|
|October||Ikram Farooqi, MD, CWS||Hyperbaric Medicine|
|November||James D'Urso||Experience with DCS|
|December||Alex Dulavitz & Nick Fazah||Dive Training Philosophies|
*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.