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Join us for a DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS!

Sponsored by the Underwater Adventures Dive Center Environmental Club

In support of PADI Aware Week, the UADC Environmental Club will be diving against debris!  We will have a pre-dive discussion about pollution in our waterways and will then conduct an underwater clean-up in the back bay section of Shark River. This event is open to divers and non-divers, however only certified divers may participate in scuba diving activities.  UADC is offering a 15% discount on gear rentals and purchases for this event.  In addition to your standard scuba gear, required items for this dive include: gloves, a knife/cutting tool, mesh bag, and underwater slate/pencil.

Date: 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 

Maclearie Park

Route 35, Belmar, NJ 07719

Pre-Registration Required! For more information or to sign up contact the shop or send email to: uadcenvironment@gmail.com  or call the shop: (973) 258-1300

To learn more about Project Aware and Aware Week, visit: https://www.projectaware.org/


UADC is starting an Environmental Club and we would love for you to be a part of it! The club will give you the opportunity to meet new dive buddies, learn more about the aquatic environment, keep up to date on environmental news, and participate in conservation activities. membership is open to divers and non-divers, however only certified divers may participate in diving activities. To be added to our email list, send your name to UADCEnvironment@gmail.com. We will release the first newsletter and hold our first event this fall.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with some of the following:

  • Contribute marine conservation focused articles, essays, poetry, photos, etc. to the quarterly newsletter.
  • Help organize field trips to events and organizations such as beach/underwater clean ups, citizen science volunteer opportunities, educational lectures, exhibits, etc.
  • Email UADCEnvironment@gmail.com to discuss volunteer opportunities

Join us for some fun dives at our favorite diving quarry, Dutch Springs! One of our instructors or divemasters will be leading the dives for certified divers. We typically set up on the Student Side of the quarry near the top of the hill. Look for our banner!
 
Pre-registration is required. You can register by calling the shop or enrolling online.
 
Cost: $25 (does not include equipment or park entrance fees).
 
Dates: 8/12 and 9/8
 
Please note, this is not a refresher course. We are excited to dive with you, but we ask that if you have not been in the water in the last year that you sign up for a refresher course before going on a guided dive.

Here's our PADI Women's Dive Day schedule. We're pretty psyched to hit the water together! #padiwomen #dive #padi

Want to join us? There's still time! Register here: http://underwater-adventures.com/events/padiwomen2018/

or call the shop!

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UADC's PADI Women's Dive Day 2018 is almost here!

21 July 2018 starting at 10 a.m.

Dutch Springs, PA

Join UADC instructors Bridget Neary & J. Elizabeth Clark for our popular (and now annual!) PADI Women's Dive Day. We'll feature guided dives, an underwater scavenger hunt, girl gear talk, health & wellness talks, dive travel, lunch, snacks & more!

#padiwomen2018 #padiwomen #divedivedive 

A modest fee ($25.00) covers the costs of lunch, prizes, and guided dives! RSVP today!

http://underwater-adventures.com/events/padiwomen2018/

**This event is open to certified divers only!


 What's a little snow and ice?

Not to be deterred by a little thing like freezing temperatures and a wicked cold front, some of our intrepid UADC staff ventured out for a New Year's Eve dive at Dutch Springs. Paul, Gerry, Chris, Neil, and Greg braved the cold to increase their 2017 bottom time by an impressive 58 minutes. The hearty crew logged almost an hour dive as they made a circuit of favorite underwater attractions, including the Cessna, the tanker, and the cove. They are happy to let you know that all of your favorite Dutch Springs destinations are hibernating, awaiting your spring dive arrivals!

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(Gerry and Paul model their winter superhero costumes)

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(Underneath that snow is that picnic bench you set your gear up on...

when Dutch Springs was a comfortable 75-90 degrees this summer!)

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New Year's Eve Dive Log

Time: 58 minutes
Max Depth: 68 feet
Min water temp: 44 F
Air temp: 11 F

Hot chocolate, good humor, and dry suits sustained our crew. However, they reported a long, cold walk back from the cove to the shower room, during which they all got to experience the excitement of ice formation on their suits. Exciting! They're just about ready for diving in the Arctic! Many thanks to Rob for surface support and assistance in getting divers out of their icy gear! Many thanks to Paul for the hot chocolate.

And now, anyone up for doing a little ice diving? Seems that this will be the winter to try out that specialty...