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CALIFORNIA DIVE CLUBS




Absolute Adventures (CA)
San Francisco
Meeting Times: Monthly
Meeting Place: Condor Club
Contact: staff@absoluteadv.com
Web Address: http://www.sharkdiver.com
Absolute Adventures is the Bay Areas leading adventure and dive club, we run dive adventures Great White Shark diving every year for club members and guests.


Barbary Coast Divers
San Francisco, CA.
Meets at 7:30 PM
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Round Table Pizza on Geary at 16th Ave. Free parking is available across 16th Ave. in the Ross Parking Structure.
We are a small active social diving club. Most members dive from kayaks and are active Abalone and spearfishing divers.
Contact: Carol Reed, Treasurer, (415) 333-8820
Curt Haney, Newsletter Editor, E-Mail: Lingking@aol.com


Bay Area Bottom Timers
Location: Fremont california
Meeting Times: secound wednesday of the month
Meeting Place: Daily's bar and grill
Contact: divcreed@aol.com Ph. (510) 8959228
We welcome all divers from novice to pro. Our goal as a club is to encourage divers to activley persue the enjoyable sport of scuba diving.


B.E.N.T. Dive Club
Los Angeles and Orange County, Ca.
Meeting Times: 7:30PM, 2nd Wed. of each month
Meeting Place: Cirivello's Sports Stop - Long Beach, Ca.
Contact: Kevin Sullivan - sully23@earthlink.net
Web Address: www.bentdiveclub.com
B.E.N.T. Dive Club (Beyond Environs of Normal Terrestrials) is dedicated to providing outstanding dive trips, both locally and abroad. Local trips feature some of Southern California's top dive charters to the Channel Islands. Camping trips in California and Baja are also featured. Monthly meetings featuring educational guest speakers take place the 2nd Wed. of each month at 7:30PM, at Cirivello's Restaurant and Sports Stop in Long Beach, Ca.


Blue Water Divers
Cypress, CA
Meeting Time: 6:30PM 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Meeting Place: Mr. B's Sports Lounge - 11272 Los Alamitos Blvd Los Alamistos, CA
Contact: Jan Lawrence JanL12@yahoo.com
Web Address: www.bluewaterdivers.org
Blue Water Divers has 20+ years in existence. We try to schedule a beach and/or a boat dive each month. We are an active group of divers we always welcome new Dive Buddies/Members and visitors. We have every skill level and every interest covered. Come by check us out. You'll see we are a group fun loving divers.


Burbank Dive Club

Burbank, CA
Meeting Time: 7 PM, 2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Meeting Place: Buchannon Arms, Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA
Contact: webmaster@burbankdiveclub.org
Web Address: www.BurbankDiveClub.org
The Burbank Dive Club was founded on the principles of safe and fun diving. We arrange trips, shore dives and take part in dive shop dive trips. Speakers at our meetings include vendors such as Atomic, ScubaPro and underwater authors and professional photographers.


CaliDivers SCUBA Diving Club

East Bay / San Francisco
Meeting Time: Saturdays 8:00AM
Meeting Place: Various dive sites
Contact: calidivers@calidivers.org
Web Address: www.calidivers@calidivers.org
CaliDivers is a 501(c)7 Non-profit Corporation dedicated to the promotion of recreational SCUBA Diving.
Regarded as the most active social sport SCUBA Diving club on the West Coast.
One monthly scheduled dive trip, three annual regional trips to Lake Tahoe, Channel Islands, or San Diego Shipwreck alley, plus two annual offshore trips.



California Wreck Divers, Inc.
Marina del Rey, California
Meeting Times: 3rd Wednesday, 8:00 PM
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd. in Lawndale
Contact: uboat5005@msn.com (626) 309-5571
Web Address: http://www.cawreckdivers.org
Gen Info: The best club site for information about Southern California wreck diving.


Club Aquarius
Montclair & Woodland Hills
Meeting Times: The 2nd Friday of Each Month
Meeting Place: Scuba Schools of America, Montclair
Contact: info@scubaschoolsofamerica.com
Web Address: http://www.scubaschoolsofamerica.com
Club Aquarius has over 3000 active club members nationwide. Club Aquaius members receive discounts on local and international travel. Preferred bookings on all dive adventures. Discounts on SafeAir Nitrox, and merchandise. Meetings are at SSA Montclair the second friday of each month at 730pm. A free raffle is held each meeting. Weekly night beach dives are on Thursday and Saturday nights. Contact 909.621.4171 for dive destinations


Dolphin Divers of Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Meeting Times: 7:30 P.M. Third Wednesday every month.
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza at Madison Avenue & Greenback Lane, Folsom
Contact: JBMillard@aol.com 916-987-1303
Web Address: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9063/
Dolphin Divers of Sacramento is a California non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of safe sport diving and family activities. We organize social events and dive outings to various California locations including: Monterey, Mendocino Coast, Sonoma Coast, Central California, Lake Tahoe, local lakes and rivers and our annual charter on the "Conception" diving the Northern Channel Islands from Santa Barbara in mid August. Our membership is approximately 100 divers plus family members. Our annual events include: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, Monterey; Inland Lobster (Crawdad) Feed and Scavenger Hunt, Lake Natomas; Labor Day Spearfishing Contest, Christmas Party (dry) and Big Fish and Big Abalone awards.


Dream Divers
Modesto, Ca
Meeting Time: 7pm 3rd Tuesday of month
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza/McHenry
Web Address: http://dreamdiver.com
details: Dive Club out of Modesto, Ca. Monthly dives to Monterey, Carmel and trips to Mexico, the Channel Isl and Puget Sound, Wa


Empire Scuba Dive Club
Redlands, CA
Meeting Times: 1ST WED OF THE MONTH
Meeting Place: EMPIRE SCUBA, 611 W REDLANDS BLVD, REDLANDS, CA
Contact: info@empirescuba.com / (909) 798-3483
Web Address: www.empirescuba.com
We offer more activities than any other dive club around: local beach and boat dives, international travel, underwater photography club, educational programs, dolphin research trips, Ocean Habitat Project, family activities and outings, annual Chili Cookoff, BBQ, Summer Carnival, Holiday Party, and famous speakers such as Gerald Lim (#1 spearfisherman in the U.S.), Kathleen Dudzinski (star of the IMAX movie "Dolphins"), John Anderson (filmmaker of IMAX movie "Coral Reefs"), Dale Sheckler (CA Beach Diving author), FRANKO (maker of dive-site maps around the world), dive medicine experts, etc. The Empire Scuba Dive Club is open to all divers and those interested in the ocean. No annual dues.


h2ohms - High Voltage Divers
LA California
Contact: higs@h2ohms.com
Web Address: http://www.h2ohms.com
We are a Los Angeles based SCUBA diving club. Our basic desire is to get together to go diving, have fun and see new things. We never have meetings except for the dives. We never have any membership fees, dues or whatever. We do charter boats to some great dive spots throughout the Channel Islands, next year we are even planning a trip to Truk Lagoon. We offer a discount at several Dive Shops throughout LA, as well as an instruction discount on advanced certifications. These include Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Instructor, Nitrox/Mixed Gas, Videography, Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving and more. We email out a newsletter several times a year to keep our membership up to date.


Laguna Sea Dwellers
240320 El Torro Rd,, Laguna Hills 92653
Mailing Address: 220 Newport Center Drive #11-182 Newport Beach, CA 926
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Meeting Place: BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
Newport Beach Tennis Club : 2601 Eastbluff Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact: Gary Williams president@lagunaseadwellers.com
Web Address: www.lagunaseadwellers.com
We focus on beach diving in Laguna Beach California. We also have boat dives and trips to other parts of the world. We welcome new divers and experienced divers alike. You will be able to find a dive buddy that fits your dive style. We look forward to seeing you!


Liquid Adrenaline Divers
Huntington Beach, CA
Meeting Time: Frequently
Meeting Place: Laguna, Catalina, boats...
Contact: Ruth@liquidadrenalinedivers.net 949-496-5891
Web Address: www.liquidadrenalinedivers.net
LAD is under new direction of Larry and Ruth Harris. We dive a lot. Check in with us to see where we are diving next or even make suggestions for a group location and time. We also instruct now, so you can take classes while having fun on the get togethers.
(714) 330-6891


The Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society
P.O. Box 2401, Culver City, California
Meeting Times: 8:00PM
Meeting Place: Times Mirror Room in the Los Angeles Natural History Museum
Contact: LAUPS@USA.NET
Web Address: http://LAUPS.org
The LAUPS is a non-profit organization providing a forum for the underwater photographer. From its inception in 1957, the Society's aims have been to promote the art of underwater photography; to exchange knoweldge among its members; and to provide the oportunity for display, evaluation and recognition of individual members' work. Each year the LAUPS hosts an International Underwater Photographic Competition.

Lost Patrol Dive Club
Marina Del Rey, CA
Meeting Times: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Contact: lostpatrolmdr@yahoo.com
Web Address: http://www.geocities.com/lostpatrolmdr
The club sponsors dive trips, social events, and monthly meetings.

Marin SCUBA Club
San Francisco Bay Area - centered around Marin County, California
Meeting Times: Third Wednesday of the month 7:30 pm - except December
Meeting Place: The Flat Iron Restaurant, upstairs, 2nd and B St., San Rafael, California
Contact: Larry Clinton
E-Mail: click19@aol.com
The Marin SCUBA Club is open to everyone interested in Diving (certified or not). We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the Third Wednesday of the month (except December), upstairs at the Flat Iron Restaurant, 2nd and B St., San Rafael.


NorCal underwater hunters

CA
Meeting Time: on line
Meeting Place: on line or the ocean
Contact: mattmattison707@yahoo.com or cell 707-478-1504
Web Address: http://norcalunderwaterhunters.com/forum/index.php
Northern California Underwater Hunters is a diving forum dedicated to the North Coast of California and it’s oceanic resources. We believe that the North Coast is absolutely unique and precious. We feel honored and privileged to be a part of the sport diving community that exists here. We hunt and gather with the utmost respect for the environment and the laws and regulations of the CA Dept of Fish and Game. We believe in active involvement with the legislative powers to help sustain our vital ocean habitat for generations to come, and to the best of our abilities, help provide them with the unique information that us divers can provide, to make sound and justified decisions.

This forum will strive to provide a place where underwater hunting enthusiasts can openly communicate and inform one another of subjects and topics related to North Coast hunting and gathering. Also, to serve as a diving connection base, where divers can meet one another and plan dive trips to share in the enjoyment of this wonderful sport. We hold and adhere to the utmost respect for one another and the individual opinions throughout the forum’s membership. It is our hope that the club be as diversified as possible with new divers to the most seasoned and advanced divers sharing in the knowledge and enjoyment of such a unique sport.


OBDC
Orange County, California
Meeting Times: First Monday evening in February, May, August and November.
Meeting Place: Varies
Contact: divedahl@home.com
Website: Coming Soon.
OBDC...Old Broads (most of us) Dive Club. Yes a ladies only dive club. We do allow spouses and snorklers to join in on our trips. Currently being planned is a trip to Bonaire. This will be our first club dive trip.


OCdiving.com
location: Orange County, California
Contact: deb@OCdiving.com
Web Address: http://www.OCdiving.com
Not a club exactly, but an email list and website where we frequently share information that pertains to local diving and the ocean environment. It is a mostly non-commercial forum for Orange County scuba divers. We try to have a good time while learning about the marine environment.

We welcome your posts be they dive reports, marine policy issues, dive club and dive community events, water quality news, etc. We also help with critter ID, trip requests and reports, and so much more.

Let's have fun and spread our enthusiasm for scuba diving and all that it includes!


Pacific Wilderness Dive Club
San Pedro, California
Meeting Times: 7:30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Meeting Place: El Torito 6605 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Contact: sean@pacificwilderness.com
Web Address: www.pacificwilderness.com
We are a new club out of the San Pedro and Orange Pacific Wilderness dive shop. We do two beach dives and two boat dives a month. Our focus is providing a safe and fun dives for divers of all skill levels.


Redwood Empire Divers
1009 McNear Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952
Meeting Times: 7:00pm, First Thurs. of every month
Meeting Place: Large meeting room at Round Table Pizza, Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Contact: Gary Baumoel, 707-763-8300
E-Mail: oceanview5@attbi.com
Website: http://www.redwoodempiredivers.com


Sac Scuba
Sacramento California
Meeting Time: 2nd Monday of the Month - from 7 - 9 pm
Meeting Place: Mountain mikes cameron Park
Contact: sacscuba@sacscuba.com
Web Address: http://www.sacscuba.com
We meet once a month and usually dive once a month - weather permitting. In order to join the club we have to dive with you twice - just to get a feel for the type of diver you are. We welcome visitors on Vacation from other countries and will let you know our dive schedules. We have gear if anything is forgotten and help with Rentals through our connections here. Come on by. We also have a yahoo group for anyone interested - check the web site.


San Diego Underwater Photographic Society
LaJolla
Meeting Times: 4th Thursday Jan - Oct, 7PM
Meeting Place: Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contact: hgruenha@nethere.com
Web Address: http://www.sdups.com
Members are dedicated to the art and science of underwater photography.


Sand Eaters
Southern California
Meeting Times: 8 a.m. Sundays
Meeting Place: Various dive sites in Los Angeles & Orange counties
Contact: Steve Herbert, sandeater@bigfoot.com
Website: Sand Eaters
We have no officers, no dues and no meetings other than the weekly
beach dive. You will be asked for some simple background information before
you're added to the electronic mailing list. See you soon!


Scuba Diver Girls

San Diego, California
Meeting Time: Weekly fun dives - no meetings out of the water!!!
Meeting Place: La Jolla Cove
Contact: info@scubadivergirls.com / 858-926-5555
Web Address: http://www.ScubaDiverGirls.com
Diving is just plain fun. Diving with your friends and doing fun stuff is better. Diving with your new girlfriends and laughing is the best!
Hugs & Happy Diving,
Scuba Diver Girls Stephanie & Margo
info@scubadivergirls.com
858-926-5555


Scubatrekkers Diveclub
Los Angeles
Contact: reeftrekker@gmx.net
Web Address: http://www.scubatrekkers.com
We are a relatively small dive club in Los Angeles working together with the PADI 5-Star dive center Ocean Adventures as our "supplier" of tanks, weights and equipment if needed. We also are a pretty international bunch of divers of all walks of life - from first time open water divers up to Divemasters and Instructors. The main goal of our club is just to have fun doing what we love best - Scuba Diving! Once a year we organize a dive club trip to an exotic location such as the Caribbean but most of our dives are done locally. Catalina Island is our main turf (because of its easy access to world class diving), but we also dive the Channel Islands or San Diego. We do not have a newsletter but put most of the clubs information on our web page. So it is a good idea to check out the "What's Bubbling" section from time to time. That's where we publish all upcoming events or dive trips. We are looking forward to explore the underwater world with you.


Sea Divers
Southern California
Meeting Time: 7PM on the first Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA (310) 371-8009.
Contact: reservations@SeaDivers.org
Web: http://www.SeaDivers.org/
The Sea Divers are a independent nonprofit advanced recreational SCUBA diving club based in in Southern California. We schedule 12+ boat dives a year on some of the best Southern California dive boats; the Great Escape , the Peace , the Pacific Star, and the Sea Bass. We offer these dive trips at a great price with extra value. Our boat dives include food and air fills, are limited to 29 scuba divers on the Great Escape & 26 scuba divers on the Peace. We reserve bunks/staterooms for our members on all trips. Also, we dive advanced and intermediate locations for the experienced diver that offer the best hunting and photographic opportunities found in Southern California and possibly the world.


Sea Sabres Scuba Club
Fullerton, Southern California
Meeting Times: 7:15 2nd Thursday of the Month
Meeting Place: Bank on the corner of State College and Chapman
Contact: Jeff 909-985-1666 Jeff@seasabres.com
Web Address: www.seasabres.com
The Sea Sabres is the oldest SCUBA club in the United States. We have been in the water diving since 1953. The Sea Sabres is a very active club and publishs a monthly news letter. We charter 8-10 boats a year and have 5 campouts a year as well occassional warm water trips. We also have several get togethers through the year. The club has a varied membership with both male and female divers that enjoy going after game, still and video photography, just looking around and sharing a good time for all. Our guest speakers at meetings have included high profile wreck divers such as Mel Fisher, crew recovering the South America and local wreck divers, world class photograghers, Navy Seals, equipment manufatures, and various other special interests speakers. You need to check us out to see what diving is really about.


Sea Ventures Dive Club
337 S. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Meeting Times: Meetings are Held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM
Meeting Place: Larry's Pizza in Fullerton, corner of Orangethorpe and Euclid
Contact: kevans@ix.netcom.com
Web Address: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/seaventuresdiveclub
Sea Ventures welcomes new members of all skill levels, even non-divers. The club schedules at least 2 dives per month, but some members dive every weekend, so you can always find a dive buddy. Joining the club is the perfect way to keep diving and increasing your confidence, and skill level. Give us a call, you know you want to. Hope to see you soon!!!


SoCal Scuba Club
225 Brooks Street, Oceanside, Ca. 92054
Meeting Time: 6:00PM 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Place: Oceanside Scuba and Swim Center (OSSC)
Contact: socalscuba@cox.net
Web Address: www.socalscubaclub.com
If you have an interest in scuba diving in San Diego County, then come by one of our monthly meetings, or join us for a club event. The more the merrier! Our membership is open to the public. We are a group of certified divers of various levels, but we also welcome non-divers.



Southern California Kelp Divers
Southern California
Meeting Time: Online & Bi-Monthly
Meeting Place: Varries (OC, LA & SD)
Contact: socal@scubaboard.com
url: http://www.scubaboard.com/f88-socal.html
The Southern California Kelp Divers is an online dive club that meets at least once a month for large group dives in popular dive spots from San Diego to Orange County to Los Angeles. We have several hundred active members and our last dive had over 40 people. We're growing, we're free so why not join us and get in the water!


Temecula Valley Dive Club
Murrieta, CA
Web Address: http://www.tvdiveclub.com
The Temecula Valley Dive Club is a non-profit club, created by 2 PADI Instructors and 2 PADI Divemasters, for all divers of the Inland Empire. This club's focus is on organizing dive trips in California and elsewhere.


Temecula Valley Scuba Society
Temecula, California
Meeting Times: 4th Monday of every month
Meeting Place: Country Garden Restaurant (usually)
Contact: byscuba@earthlink.net
Web Address: www.backyardscuba.com
We are a relatively new club seeking to promote SCUBA and skin diving. We typically dive the San Diego area, the Channel Islands and most anywhere we can get wet! Come by to Sea us!


The Beach Divers
Riverside CA
Meeting Times: Just about every weekend
Meeting Place: Wiley's Scuba Locker
Contact: Jim Veech dive@scubalocker.com
We are a vary active group of divers that dive more often then then we do have meetings.
We prefer diving off the local beachs of Southern California. All certified divers from biginners to instructors are welcome. Our club attends most diving events. If you are looking for a fun active group of divers, we are the club for you. Get ready to get wet....


The Sea Divers
PO Box 2415, Redondo Beach, Ca 90278
Southern California
Meeting Times: 7 PM, first Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: Round Table Pizza, Torrance, corner of Hawthorne and Redondo Beach Blvds
Contact: Allen Parker at www.seadivers.org or (310) 813-2955
Web Address: http://www.seadivers.org
We were established in early 1965 and have maintained a membership of 120 to 200 over the years and are a registered California non-profit organization. We typically schedule 12+ boat dives per year on two of the best SoCal boats, the "Great Escape"(80') and "Peace"(65'). All of our single and multi-day charters include food, soft drinks and air fills and are limited to 28 divers. We dive advanced locations for the experienced diver on all 8 islands off the SoCal coast. Our dives provide outstanding opportunities for photography/video, hunting, or just enjoying. There are no prices lower, give us a call!!


The Whalers Dive Club, Inc.

San Fernando Valley
Meeting Time: 1st Tues, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Four N 20 Restaurant, Van Nuys
Contact: 818-348-6444
Web Address: www.whalersdiveclub.com
A California non-profit organizatiion with monthly boat dives, beach dives, and Newsletter. Officially adopted Deer Creek Beach for 3x/year clean-up since 1989. Conduct a foreign dive trip each year. Monthly meeting with speaker.


Viewfinders Dive Club
Redondo Beach, CA.
Meeting Times: announced in news letter
Meeting Place: Changes Monthly
Contact Info: Jim Chizmar
2315 Huntington Ln.
Redondo Beach, CA. 90278
Phone: 310-798-9189
E-Mail: htwt@msn.com
Club consists of members employed in the film industry (ie Stuntmen, Camera Operators, Grips, Electricians, Actors, Producers, Directors, etc.) Membership is somewhat selective but not closed to the diving public. All perspective members are voted on by existing membership.


West Coast Reefers

Yountville, CA
Meeting Times: 2nd tuestay of every other month
Meeting Place: Compadres Resturant
Contact: wcreefers1@aol.com
Upcoming Trip - Channel Islands dive trip Oct. 18 - 20, 2001
Boat: VISION - Truth Aquatics - Santa Barbara,CA
Limited Load: 28 divers
Cost per diver: $355.00


Whalers Dive Club
Woodland Hills, CA
Meeting Times: 1st Tuesday each month - 6:30pm
Meeting Place: Zig's Restaurant
Contact: (818) 993-9234 or membership@whalersdiveclub.org
Web Address: whalersdiveclub.org
Open to all divers and fans of diving. No age limit. We love to dive safely. Organized boat dives and beach dives monthly. Organized dive travel periodically.





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