Local Events

Underwater Photography Exhibit

Underwater Photography from New England and Around the World
GLOUCESTER MA ¬– The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present “Underwater Photography from New England and Around the World” as its third Summer Artist Show at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck.

Eight members of Undersea Divers Photo Society are exhibiting photographs taken at dive locations on Cape Ann and around the world, all of which will be for sale.

The show runs from July 19 to August 13, 2018 at Gallery 53 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 21 from 6 to 8pm. Exhibiting artists include Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, Stephen Setzer, and Daryl Findlay. The show is open Sundays to Thursdays, 10am to 6pm and 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. 


The Undersea Photo Society is a group of scuba divers with a passion for photographing things most people never get to see. Led by undersea writer, tour guide and photographer, Andrew Martinez, the group meets monthly at Undersea Divers in Danvers where they share their photos and experiences. Martinez has written several books about undersea diving, illustrated with his own photographs. Some of his books will be for sale at the show, which he will sign during the Reception on July 21. The Society has 20-30 members who participate in the meetings. For more information about Undersea Photo Society or about scuba diving please visit www.underseadivers.com.


Housed in a historic waterfront building at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gallery 53 is conveniently located between the Studio and Rudder Restaurants at 53 Rocky Neck Ave in Gloucester, MA. Artists are selected for their creativity, technical skill, and distinctive style. The gallery provides the community with thought-provoking Summer Artist Series (SAS) shows and a place to purchase affordable locally-made art. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, mixed-media, hand-pulled prints, and photography are creatively displayed. For more information about Gallery 53 call 978-282-0917.

WHAT:
Underwater Photography from New England and around the World

WHO:
Undersea Divers Photo Society members: Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, and Stephen Setzer

WHEN:
July 19 to August 13 with a reception on Saturday, July 21, 2018

WHERE:
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 
Contact: Judy Robinson-Cox
Gallery 53 publicist and marketing manager
978-290-2639
gallery53@rockyneckartcolony.org

 

 

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org. 

 

Night Dives: September 9th & 16th

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Hello Divers!

We are excited to host a Night Dive on September 9th and September 16th. We are not sure where we will be going quite yet. We will visit the dive sites that morning and decide on the best spot. This will be a one tank dive after sunset.  This dive is open to Dive Society Members, if you are not a member, you can join that Friday during store hours. Shaun Maguire will be your Dive Master.

 

Here are the details:

Location: TBD that morning. Please call the store that Friday for details. Possible dive sites are Old Garden, Folly Cove, Back Beach or Niles Beach.

Time: 6:30pm meet up time. 

Gear: You are required to have a main light and a backup light. If you need any rental gear please come in that Friday between 10 – 6pm. We do not rent lights but have options for purchase. You will receive half price rentals if you need anything.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!
You MUST RSVP by calling us at 978-927-9551 or by email at dive@underseadivers.com. There are limited spots available for this dive so first come, first serve.

Ocean Lovers Show: This Saturday!

This Saturday!

Ocean Show at the Danversport Marina.

Join us this Saturday March 26th from 9am-12pm at the Danversport Marina Showroom. Walk around the booth of local businesses.There will be light refreshments, free parking and free admission.  If you love the ocean, come check out this show!

Who Will Be There?

Andrew Martinez Underwater Photography
North Shore Frogmen (Local Dive Club)
Coast to Coast Paddle
Boston Sea Rovers
Tomo’s Tackle
Care Free Boat Club
CJ’s Charters
CW Hood Yachts
Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints
Little Harbor Boat House
Salem Sound Coast Watch
Three Lantern Marine and Fishing
Tauten Sports
Salem State Cat Cove Marine Lab

 

End Of Season SALE! October 24th & 25th

October Sale

20% Off Selected ItemsGear

Masks – Fins – Snorkels – Knives – Accessories – Boots – Gloves – Hoods – Catch Bags – Lobster Gear – Regulators – BCDs – Computers – Wetsuits – Rashguards – Travel Bags – Sweatshirts

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Open Water Diver $295 (Reg $594)
 
Advanced Open Water Diver $295 (Reg $395)
Rescue Diver $295 (Reg $395)
Drysuit Diver $195 (Reg $295)
Navigation Diver $150 (Reg $195)
Peak Performance Buoyancy  $125 (Reg $150)
Night Diver $150 (Reg $195)
 
*Sale Price of Class expires 1 year from date of purchase

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Register for the January 30th -Feb 6th, 2016 Cozumel Trip on the sale days and your name will be entered to win an Aqualung ZUMA Travel BCD!

Rental Equipmentcold water diver at surface

This might be the best part of our October sale. We sell off our rental gear! That means you get practically new gear for half price! We fully clean and service all of the gear before we sell it. These items are always the first to go so make sure you arrive early on Saturday to make sure you get what you want!
Wetsuits….$75 – $175
BCDs….$195 – $250
Regulator Set-ups…$195-$450
 
Regulator setups include Reg, BCD Hose, Alternate Air Source and Computer Console with compass

TanksScuba Tanks

We have a few different deals for you when it comes to buying new tanks.
20% OFF when you purchase 1 tank
 
OR
Free 10 Air Fill Card when you purchase 1 tank
 
OR
Purchase 2 tanks and receive FREE AIR FOR LIFE
 
*Don’t forget, we always give FREE VIPS FOR LIFE when you purchase a new tank from us. 

Air Cards & Rental Cards

gift cardsRental Card: Now only $40
This card enables you to rent gear at half price for life!
Air Cards: Buy in bulk and save!
10 Fill Card: $70 (Reg $80)
30 Fill Card: $180 (Reg $195)
60 Fill Card: $300 (cash only)

Gift CardsScuba Gift Cards

Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card!

Underwater Photography

GoPro

Sealife Cameras & Accessories 
10% OFF
GoPro Accessories 
10% OFF

Maintenance Packages

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Why should you buy new gear from us? Simple, FREE MAINTENANCE FOR LIFE. Every time you purchase a new piece of new equipment we will give you free labor and parts for life on that item. That way you know you gear is always clean and working properly for whenever you want to hop in the water.
Regulators
FREE Annual Labor & Parts for life (Annual Savings $100)
BCDs
FREE Annual Labor & Parts for life (Annual Savings $50)
Computers
FREE Annual Battery Changes for life (Annual Savings $35)
Tanks
FREE VIPS for life (Annual Savings: $35)

First Dive Society of the Season. FINALLY!

So we all had a rough winter and we have all been itching to get back into the water with the hopes of it not being bone-chilling cold. But then we realize it’s New England and there is no other option than cold, so into the water we went! We kicked off our Dive Society Season with a dive at Old Garden Beach this past Sunday. We had a great turnout of new divers as well as welcoming back familiar faces. We were also happy to have Divemaster Sara document the first dive with her GoPro. Here is the review from Dive Master Eric Husgen, aka Captain Bubblemaker. How did he get the Captain Bubblemaker name you ask? Well here is how it originated. What’s your scuba name?

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DIVE RECAP

Dive Society kicked off the Sunday morning season with a visit to Old Garden Beach. The sun broke through the clouds as we entered Rockport. There was a scarcity of fish, save for the school of minnows at the end, but we were treated to a sculpin, skate, lobsters and beautiful seaweed in living color.

On a heading of 40 degrees, we found the North end of the giant rock and circled it before heading back toward shore. Visibility was 20+ feet and temps ranged from 52 near the surface to 46 on the deep side of the rock. We bottomed out at 41 feet with 31 minutes bottom time.

Thanks to Bianca, TJ, Neil, Josh, Phil, Doug, Mark, Joe & Joe, and especially to Divemaster Sara for making this a great dive.

Respectfully, Captain Bubblemaker

NEXT DIVE SOCIETY: JUNE 1ST 9:00AM

Dive Society Group

 

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Dive Site Briefing

Summer Boat Dive Schedule is Announced!

We are excited to announce our summer boat dive schedule. All of the dives are 2-tanks dives and run $80. We will have a certified DiveMaster guide the dive and point out marine life to you. You do not have to have an Advanced Certification to join us on any of these dives! Come dive with us!

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June 7th   8:00am     Paddock Rock & Egg Rock   Dive Master: Eric Husgen

July 5th    8:00am    Folly Cove Left Side/Folly Cove Right Side  Dive Master: TBD

August 30th   1:00pm   Dry Salvages for both dives.  Dive Master: TBD

 (This is a great dive to see seals and catch lobster!)

Some things you must see on these dives:sculpin with crab

 

Photo: Andrew Martinez
Photo: Andrew Martinez

 

Photo: Andrew Martinez
Photo: Andrew Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lobster

 

Photo: Val Feehan
Photo: Val Feehan
Photo: Tom Conway
Photo: Tom Conway

Boston Sea Rovers: March 8th & 9th, 2014

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Exhibits – Film Festival – Seminars – Discover Scuba
Great for the whole family!
The Boston Sea Rovers Show is one show you don’t want to miss. Join us for 2 days of everything ocean! The booths will be full of scuba gear vendors, vacation destinations, local dive stores, dive clubs and so much more. At night time you can join the film festival which is always something we look forward too. Throughout the day, head into one of the many seminars with topics ranging from travel destinations, invasive species, and ocean conservation. Sunday is kids day, so make sure to bring the whole family along! Don’t forget to stop by our booth (#30) and say hello and pick up some free goodies!
Where: Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Danvers MA
When:
Saturday March 8th:
The Exhibit Hall opens on Saturday at 8:45am
The Daytime Program runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Saturday Evening Film Festival runs from 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Sunday March 9th:
The Exhibit Hall opens at 9:15am on Sunday
The Daytime Program runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm

For more information on the ticket pricing, seminars and exhibitors, please visit: http://www.bostonsearovers.com/ 

Here are a few photos from last years Sea Rover’s Show where Bob was awarded with Diver of the Year!!

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Underwater in Salem Sound: Local Lecture Series

We aDr. Brad Hubeny, professor of geologic sciences at Salem State University, shown here coring in Salem Sound with graduate students, is one of the featured speakers in this year's Coastwatch speaker series.re excited that Salem Sound Coastwatch and Marblehead’s Abbot Public Library are sponsoring the “Underwater in Salem Sound” lectures again! The lectures will be held the last Wednesday of every month, January through April. These lectures are FREE and held at the Abbot Public Library at 7:00pm. 

February 26th: “History Revealed by the Sea Floor” presented by Dr. Brad Hubery

March 26th: “Changing Climate, Changing Fisheries” presented by Dr. Mike Armstrong

April 30th: “Shellfish, Shellfish Everywhere and Not a Clam to Eat” presented by Barbara Warren.

For more details on the presenters and topics head over to: http://www.salemsound.org/events.html

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For more information, contact Salem Sound Coastwatch at 978-741-7900 or email info@salemsound.org.