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Underwater Adventures Dive Center was pleased to join in International PADI Women's Dive Day on 16 July 2016. Hosted by UADC staff members Bridget Neary and J. Elizabeth Clark, our local event was held at Dutch Springs. We were very excited to know that #padiwomen all over the world were sharing dives on this day! This is the second year that PADI has had this event (and UADC's first year participating). It was a great opportunity to look at the ways diving has changed and how women have made important contributions to our sport.

UADC's event featured two dives: a deep dive in the cove to explore the old Pump House and a second dive to see the new plane that debuted at Dutch this year. Both dives were a great opportunity to enjoy the water and work on key skills like navigation and air management. On one of our dives, we discovered a gnome left in Dutch Springs by none other than UADC's own Bill Garner! We made sure to say hi! We also enjoyed seeing Koi, Large Mouth Bass, and Blue Gills. The fish were abundant. We came across 4 different nurseries with small fish!

On land, the day provided opportunities to meet other women divers and to hear presentations on Gear for Girls, Women's Health & Diving, and Famous Women Divers. We also explored yoga for diving and swim fitness for diving. Divers swapped stories and experiences with dive gear and shared information like what we all keep in our "Save a Dive" kits. We also explored health and fitness issues, considering some of DAN's latest research on women divers. And, of course, we swapped stories about favorite dive trips and made recommendations for must-do dives like the Manta Ray night dive in Kona, Hawaii, the cenotes in Mexico, and the rich waters of Monterey Bay, California.

UADC provided a fabulous gourmet lunch (prepared by Kathy Mickel!). Our divers also received PADI t-shirts to wear all summer as a way to remember the event!

At the end of our day, one of our UADC divers inducted the other ladies into the very special "Order of the Shark." Curious about that? You'll have to join us next year to find out more!

Here are a few photos from our day:


Articles of Interest:

Women's Health and Diving

Nutrition and Diving

Fitness and Diving for Women

5 Ways Scuba Diving Works Your Body Overall

4 Yoga Moves for Divers

Use Less Air Through Scuba

Yoga for Scuba Divers

How to Get Fit for Diving

Swim Training for Scuba Divers

Dive Charter

We've locked in our dates for charter boat dives aboard the Gypsy Blood in 2016. Join us! The specific sites will be determined with Captain Jim closer to the 2016 dive season, but you can mark your calendars now for these dates:

  • June 18th
  • July 9th
  • Sept 4th
  • Oct 9th

Hooray for Jersey Diving! New to Wreck Diving? Check out our Wreck and Deep Diving courses to prepare for diving off the Jersey Coast!

Can June 2016 get here just a little faster?

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We just posted our big trips to Bonaire in April.  We are running back-to-back weeks of fun in diver's paradise.

Go to the Scuba Vacations page to see the details or click here.

We hope to see you there!



The group back from the trip to Roatan reported great diving and a fun experience for all.  Thanks to Rick and Brian for providing photos.  See more on our Facebook page.

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We had a great trip to Jupiter, Florida for some diving with the Goliath Grouper.  Thanks to Ricky Lust for these photos.


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