New South Wales
I am the Publicity officer
of the Ryde Underwater Club in Sydney. We are a private club not connected
to any shop or commercial interest. We have in the past taken BSAC members
on our boat; we own a 16' aluminum tub which takes 6 divers. We are not
interested in teaching or any commercial activity as it jeapordises our
good standing with the authorities. Any EXPERIENCED BSAC member with a
valid 'C' card visiting Sydney is welcome to contact us if they are looking
for dive buddies. John Chadd
The University of Queensland
dive club called "Uni Dive" runs non-profit diving trips up and down the
east coast of Australia. The club has around one hundred members operating
two diveboats and has several sets of the latest SCUBA gear. We have an
extensive training course schedule, as well as a social calendar. Once
or twice a year trips are run to the Great Barrier Reef usually as camping
trips to uninhabited coral cays in the pacific ocean about 100 kilometres
off shore. Further information can be found via the
Kirra Dive Club has
been going for five years. We have a week end away every month. A dive
at least every second week, and a lot of fun. Our club is affiliated with
Kirra Dive Centre but is run as a non-profit affair. Anyone coming to
the Gold Coast can look us up, or just send me some email and I will give
you a run down on the local diving. Our club has access to an eight passenger
dive vessel and we welcome new divers to the area. In winter we are fortunate
to see whales cruising by, and grey nurse sharks out at nine mile. In
summer the turtles and leopard sharks abound. You couldn't come to the
Gold Coast with out diving. Water temp is between 17°C & 27°C.
S.C.U.B.A. (Scuba diving Conception - University
of Brussels Association) Brussels based scuba diving club with a steady
growth is offering a CMAS- FFESSM scuba diving training from beginner
level to instructor level, regardless of the scuba background experience
(PADI, FFESSM, FEBRAS, BSAC, NAUI, ...). The club is delivering a FFESSM
certificate for all levels. Full package training (student-oriented prices)
includes: theory classes and exams; training sessions in swimming-pool;
all the equipment needed (tanks, regulators, B.C.s, masks, fins, snorkels,
weight belts, wet suits).
Rue de stalle 333
B.1180 Uccle (Brussels)-Belgium
WOLU PLONGEE CLUB is
based in Brussels at the swimming pool Poseidon (Av des vaillants, 2 B-1200
Bruxelles). We train every thursday from 8pm till ..late. We are member
of the frenchspeaking Belgian federation (member of CMAS). All you need
to begin is mask, fins, snorkel and weight belt. Tanks, regulators and
B.C.s are at disposition during trainings. We deliver LIFRAS (CMAS recognised)
certificates (1, 2 or 3 star divers + training for the national examination
of 1, 2 or 3 star instructors). After the the training, we discuss diving
in a friendly atmosphere at the bar of the swimming pool. We dive every
saturday and sunday in old stone quarries, in lakes or at sea (The wonderful
diving sites of Zeeland are 1h30 away from Brussels). We also organize
scuba trips in the Mediterranean sea, in Tenerife, or in the North sea.
Feel free to join us or drink with us any thursday.
The CFB Calgary Aquateers
are a strong force in the Central Alberta diving community, located at
Canadian Forces Base Calgary. We dive the altitude dives offered in the
Canadian Rockie Mountains, the deep clear waters of Waterton national
Park, shared by the provances of British Columbia, Alberta and the State
of Montana to our south. We recognize all the major certification outlets,
NAUI, PADI, ACUC, CMAS, BSAC. Our present instructor is NAUI and we are
open to all members of the Alberta dive community. Our members travel
the 1200 km's to the Pacific ocean several times a year, even car pooling
to economize. Passing through Alberta ?
The Nova Scotia Underwater
Council - A volunteer organization that representing Nova Scotia sport
divers. There are several clubs at least 9 in the province, and I will
try to get more information to you. I am the newsletter editor if you
have questions please reply. It will take a few weeks to get replies from
the clubs via snail-mail.
Seascape Atlantic is
another group that can be contacted regarding diving in Nova Scotia and
nova Scotia events.
Ontario Underwater Explorers
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - Club dives all over the province of Ontario,
more weekends than not during the summer, and on roughly a monthly basis
through the winter. Wreck, drift, deep, ice, night, and other types of
diving. Pool night each Thursday (16' deep), and training is offered.
Newcomers and visitors welcome.
Windsor Skin & Scuba
Club, Inc. in Windsor Ontario Canada. We have about 40 members. In April,
we clean up a bay in the Detroit River. On the weekend closest to July
1st (Canada's Birthday), we usually charter a boat in Kingston Ontario
for some deep wreck diving. The wrecks are pristine, intact and very old.
Visibility is about 30 to 40 feet. In the summer, the club will do charters
on Lake Erie and go to flooded limestone quarries in Ohio, USA. We also
take a trip to Tobermory, Ontario each summer. We will take a two day
dive charter and do a "Dry Dive" in the hyperbaric chamber at the medical
Save Ontario Shipwrecks (Willowdale, Ontario) searches for, catalogues and surveys historically significant shipwrecks in the western basin of Lake Erie. Mike Drexler, email@example.com (SOS Windsor chapter)
NDA, short for Niagara
Divers Association. Currently have about 60 members from around the Niagara
Region (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada) Lake Ontario to the north,
Niagara River to the east where we hold clubs dives every Tuesday night
throughout the summer months, and Lake Erie to the south. We have one
of the most ambitious dive schedules in Ontario. Just about every weekend
from Mid-May to the end of September we're somewhere in the Southern Great
Lakes: that's Huron, Erie, Ontario, including the St. Lawrence River.
We cater to all levels of divers, and one of the very few that offer challenging
diving to even the most advanced of divers. From Novice to Nitrox, we
have something for everyone. In the spring we host our annual SHIPWRECKS
festival, bringing together for everyone's enjoyment the best of the Great
Lakes underwater photographers, researchers and film makers. Surrounded
by water we have no choice but to be active. The NDA now has its own homepage,
the plan is for it to contain updates of our club activities, and well
as info and photos of local wrecks as done by our members, included are
links to other Great Lakes Diving related sites.
Montreal: Association des Plongeurs Unis de Laval (A.P.U.L.), 1615A rue Bedard, Vimont Laval, Quebec, Canada. H7M 2L8 Phone : (514) 629-7311 Resp : Richard Nantais firstname.lastname@example.org
SCUBA CYPRUS (BS-AC
1817). Meets: Scuba Cyprus Diving School, Kyrenia North Cyprus. Contact:
The diving officer.
We have two dive club
in our town Lahti in Finland. UW Diving Team, Lahti Finland phone 358-18-7331180
and Divingclub Pinqvins, Lahti Finland.
The YMCA SCUBA Club
is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (723). We meet every week on
a Wednesday at 8pm. The meeting place is a bit changeable at present as
we are looking for a new permanent site so contact one of the committee
for the latest info. We have two fibreglass speedboats which will each
take 6 divers. Dives are arranged most weeks weather permitting and we
welcome any diver with valid qualifications. The club has about 20 sets
of equipment for hire and training. We are open to new members either
novice or experienced. Diving takes place both in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Club (SKFI), a club of approx 40 to 50 recreational divers. The club was
established in 1982. We have our club house, compressor, regular meetings
and we organize bi-weekly dive trips to various spots using chartered
boats (on cost shared bases) or diving from shore. Most of us are NAUI
certified but some hold CMAS, PADI or commercial certifications. Within
the club there are two NAUI and one PADI instructors who offer dive courses.
In addition to diving the club has been active in promoting the interest
of Icelandic sportdivers in general by participating in work on new laws
and regulations concerning sportdiving in Iceland and regulations for
diving in Icelands national parks. We emphasize safety in diving and require
our members to follow standards in training and equipment and to follow
safe diving practices. We do most of our diving off the coast of Iceland
or in inland freshwater canyons but during the last three years groups
of members have made dive trips to Negril Jamaica in late winter. More
info on our club can be found (in english also) on the clubs homepage
We're a big diving club
in MILAN called AMICI DEL BLU (friends of blue). We organize diving course,underwater
photography, baby diving and a lot of other things.
The "Club de Buceo Octopus"
(Octopus Diving Club) is a dive club for recreational divers. Our activities
includes courses, seminars, field trips, weekend dive trips as well as
longer dive trips. We have qualified divemasters and instructors certified
by IDEA (International Diver Education Association *USA*) and CIMAS (Corporacion
de Instructores Mexicanos en Actividades Subacuaticas *Mexico*). We dive
at cenotes, shipwrecks, lakes, open waters and also practice altitude
dive, night dive, deep dive and more. If you are coming to Mexico, call
us and we will be please to give you any information about the best diving
places, reservations, costs, or anything else from Mexico. Dive in Mexico
is not expensive...!
There more then 250 diving clubs in Holland, most of them gathered in the society called N.O.B. (stands for Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond), which is at Nassaustraat 12,3583 XG Utrecht, Holland.
A Dutch scubadiving
club with about 200 members.We have scuba divers from all levels and
from different organisations, but most of them are PADI divers,but we
say if you like scuba diving come and join the family. We are diving all
over the Netherlands but mostly in Zeeland in the Grevelingen and in the
Oosterschelde. We make holiday trips to the Caribbean and to Egypt. But
also weekend trips to Germany and Luxembourg. Every two weeks we make
a dive somewhere in the Netherlands. If you would like to dive with us
you can e-mail us at, email@example.com or take a look at
our website. http://home.planet.nl~muilw026
N.V.v.O. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Deventer, The Netherlands. We are a non-commercial diving club with about 70 members. We own a "club building" and a compressor in our home town. We dive mostly in former sand-winning-locations in the east of the Netherlands. In Bussloo, our "home water", we have build an "underwater park" with an underwater house, two city busses (complete with buss stop), a small wreck, a car and much more.
We also dive in the North Sea, Oosterschelde, Grevelingen (an open and a closed sea-arm of the North Sea) and Kreidesee in Hemmoor (deep fresh water in the North of Germany). Sometimes we even organize a dive-trip to more exotic locations, like Spain and Egypt. We exists for almost 40 years now, still going strong. We are very proud to carry the name of the most famous man in the diving society, Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who personally gave us permission to use his name, under the strict conditions that we never would take part in underwater hunting and respect the underwater environment.
If you seek for a buddy or a compressed air filling location, you may contact us; mostly we can arrange something.
PALMARE - Our club has about 50 members and is called Palmare. We're diving mostly in in the south of Holland, Grevelingen - a closed part of the North Sea, and Oosterschelde - which is still part of the North Sea. For our fresh-water diving we're going to several small lakes in the neighbourhood. The wather of the Oosterschelde might be dark, but there is a lot to see! Guido Selling GSLG@CBS.NL
Duikteam Manta is a
dive club with 100 members, founded 1957. We deliver CMAS certification
for all levels, we have a education room and for practice tanks, regulators,
stabjacks and a compressor. We have no commercial connection with any
diveshop or commercial interest. Various scuba trips are organized: Zeeland
(the Netherlands), wreck dives on the North sea, etc. When you are looking
for a buddy in the Netherlands contact us: http://www.riv.nl/totem/manta
DIVE CLUB 854 (BS-AC 854) Meets : Sunday, 0900 hrs at Jardine Steps, Singapore. Contact : Mr Philip Loh Seng Chong. Address : Blk 510, West Coast Drive, #09-319, Singapore 0512. Telephone : 65-775-7643. Beeper/pager : 602-2351 (local only). E-mail contact : Mr Tan Tsu Soo. E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org (include phrase "To Tan Tsu Soo" in main body of e-mail.
I am a committee member of the Atlantic Underwater Club (founded 1953). Briefly we are CMAS-affiliated: our star qualifications (SAUU) translate to those of CMAS. We teach BS-AC tables. Visitors are welcome on club dives: but we cannot provide gear unless you enrol in a course. Diving in the Cape is varied with water tempreture falling to 6 Celcius at 20 meters or so in summer. Winter diving is warmer as there are no "upwelling events" but conditions mat be rough: (winter rain and storm region). Attractions are historical wreaks from the time of Da Gama onwards, seals, great white sharks (in certain areas around xmas), cold water corals and sponges interspersed with the general pleasures of the Cape "the fairest cape" - Sir Walter Raleigh. Wine routes, scenery, etc. Guest membership is granted to all members of CMAS-affiliated clubs, such as BS-AC's. We have good facilities including boat, pool, hall, and pub. The pub is open every evening except monday. The telephone number is +27 21 439-0701. Email enquiries to me at email@example.com (running client- server out of germany).
I am the diving officer of the BS-AC Geneva Branch, in Geneva Switzerland. We are a private club working in close relationship with a diving shop but being independent from him. We do recognize all CMAS affiliated federation and PADI divers. We do offer different types of courses such as BS-AC, PADI and FSSSM. Even though we are a small club we are very active in our area. Diving every week end and also during the week all year round. We do also organize diving expeditions to dive on wrecks in the Geneva lake, in mountain lakes, ice diving and trips to the Mediterranean sea or cruises in the Red Sea. We do hope to see you as you pass by Geneva. Francois Bernaschina, firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Dave Custer.
I'm the newsletter editor of the Santa Clarita Dive Club. The city of
Santa Clarita is located about 50 miles north of Los Angeles in California.
Our Dive Club is sponsored by a sporting goods store called Sports Chalet.
This store is very big in Southern California, maybe 20-25 outlets, most
have dive clubs. I have names and addresses of many of the these clubs,
plus I have a complete roster of dive club members of our club (75 members).
You may list me as a contact for people looking for Sport Chalet dive
clubs and/or buddies in Southern California.
The California Wreck
Divers, Inc., established in 1971, is an avid group of brass addicts that
welcomes other rabid wreck diving ferrets, world-wide, to come dive with
us if you ever get to Los Angeles, California. We run monthly trips to
our various wreck sites on both commercial charter boats and private boats
owned and operated by fellow members. For more information about our very
Planet Ocean Divers
consists of approximately 60 members and is located in Deptford, New Jersey
(south Jersey). The club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 8:00
PM. Diving is primarily ocean diving at depths ranging from 60 to 130
feet. The club boasts several certified dive masters, instructors and
licensed boat captains. Novice divers are welcome to join and will receive
assistance on club trips. Dues are $25.00 a year, and a $40.00 escrow
is also required from diving members. The club contains a nice mix of
men and women of all different ages and diving experience.
We're an independent
organization of World Wide and New Jersey Wreck Divers located in Princeton,
NJ, USA. We've been around for more than 35 years, and currently have
about 120 local members. Members range from new divers (any member MUST
have at least a c-card) to very very experienced divers (Andrea Dorea,
etc.) We have about half a dozen members who are also in the Explorers
Club. Meetings are every second Thursday of the month at the Princeton
Junction Fire House on Alexander Road in Princeton Junction, NJ from 8:00PM
till about 10:30PM. Refreshments and beer are free to members. We begin
with a short business meeting followed by a speaker. Dives are shceduled
for members at cost, and we maintain two compressors using a cascade system.
Air is free 24 hours per day to members. Membership is US $35.00 per year
individual and $50.00 per year family (there are also other categories).
NYC Sea Gypsies, New
York, NY, USA. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the second
floor dining room at J's Grill, on East 45th Street just east of 2nd Avenue
in Manhattan. With over 100 members, the club is the only Manhattan-based
general diving club. Members interests range from tropical only through
Northeastern diving to cave and technical. The club sponsors local charters
and an occasional party. Meetings always feature a speaker. Visitors are
always welcome. Dues are $36 per annum. For further information, contact
Wrackers is a Long Island,
New York, based dive club. Founded in 1989. The club consists of and caters
to wreck divers. Our Web page is on http://www.stratrav.com/mrw/wrack.html