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Local Event: Diving the Mid Atlantic Range

THURSDAY NIGHT – DEC 13th

A Tale of 2 Islands – Diving the Mid Atlantic Range
Presentation by Faith Ortins of Blue Green Expeditions
Avid diver, longtime Froggie member, and wonderful friend, Faith Ortins, will be presenting at the Dec 13th NSF Club Meeting this week. Please join us for a wonderful evening as Faith shares with us a story of two islands (The Azores and Iceland)
Both islands sit on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, but have very different ecosystems – above and below the water. But both are uniquely beautiful thanks to the geothermal activity that has shaped them.
They will both be on your bucket list after this!
Friends and Family of the Froggies are invited for this wonderful event. Please park in the Shetland Park area and be courteous to our hosts at Palmers’s Cover Yacht Club by remaining in the presentation room for the event.
PCYC, 74 Leavitt St, Salem, MA 01970

Bonaire Film to be Shown in Salem

BONAIRE: The Island Saving Its Coral Reefs with George Buckley

WHEN: November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Salem Athenaeum  337 Essex St   Salem, MA 01970

COST: $10 members, $15 non-members, Free for students with ID.

CONTACT: Salem Athenaeum  978.744.2540

Film Screening and Discussion

In a world of uncertainty, one of the ecosystems emblematic of the need for balance is the coral reef. Bonaire Bonanza is a success story of good reef management on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, where scientists and citizens work together to manage and protect the reefs. This documentary by George Buckley and Dutch filmmaker Edward Snijders won the Palme d’Or Award in Marseilles.

Tonight’s screening of Bonaire Bonanza includes a discussion session with George Buckley who narrated and advised on the film.

George Buckley is the co-founder and Assistant Director of Sustainability and Environmental Management Program at Harvard Extension School. He is an expert scuba diver who has led hundreds of students to study the sea. He has been a long-time Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and chief scientist on some two dozen Earthwatch Expeditions on marine ecology and field studies on coral reefs, bay ecology, horseshoe crabs, fresh water clams and land snails. He is the Chairman of Bonaire’s Accolade Foundation and Director of the Marine Ecology Project.

His awards include the Palme d’Or for his film Bonaire Bonanza, the EPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Diver of the Year. It was when he worked on the award-winning NOVA TV program, “The Sea Behind the Dunes,” that he began his career in environmental filmmaking.

Bonaire: The Island Saving Its Coral Reef with George Buckley

November Gear Maintenance Special

VIPS Include the Air Fill — Hydros include Hydro, VIP and Air Fill

Regulator Overhauls include all stages. Airsources are not included in this promotion.

This special is for half price LABOR ONLY. Parts are still regular prices. Please allow extra time for inspections to be done. This promotion does not include battery changes or drysuit repairs.

Promotion is from November 1st – November 30th, 2018

NO SALES TAX + DISCOUNTS + RAFFLES

THIS WEEKEND!

Pay ZERO tax on all items plus receive 10% off gear and accessories!

WIN RAFFLE PRIZES!

 

Aqualung i100 Wrist Computers


Regular price is $199
Sales Tax Weekend Price
$150.00!

10% OFF the following items

 

 

Wetsuits
BCDs
Regulators
Alternate Air Sources
Masks, Fins, Snorkels
Hoods, Boots, Gloves
DUI & OMS Gear
All Accessories
Rash-guards& Vests
Spear Guns
Lobstering Gear
Gear Bags & Luggage

Excludes:
Service, air fills, travel, instruction, Olympus Cameras, parts on service of gear, tank inspections, rental gear

Tanks

 


Aluminum 80s
Buy 1 for $250 get the second for $175

Steel 80s
Buy 1 for $425 get the second for $350

Steel 100s
Buy 1 for $475 get the second for $400

PLUS FREE VIPS FOR LIFE!

*Must buy 2 to get a deal

WIN RAFFLE PRIZES

 

Spend $50 and be entered to win an XS Scuba BackPack Duffle

Spend $100 and be entered to win a pair of Aqualung RK3 Fins

Spend $250 or more and be entered to win an Aqualung i100 Wrist Computer!

Getting Cold? Layer Up!

Getting Cold? Layer Up!

Being a cold water diver means knowing how to keep our body warm so we can enjoy our local waters. Although we deck ourselves out in 7mm wetsuits, hood, boots and gloves sometimes we need a little extra to keep us comfortable in the water. Here are some of our recommendations to keep you warm!

O’Neill Thermo-X Shirts

  • Thermo-X 220g nylon/spandex fabric with HyperDry offers lightweight insulation and minimal water absorption
  • Provides core insulation that’s low-bulk and dries quickly
  • UPF 50 sun protection
  • $60.00
  • We offer both Men’s & Women’s Sizes

Henderson Thermaxx 3mm Vests

• Super soft, high stretch neoprene.
• Fire Fleece™ lining.
• Double glued and double (interior & exterior) stitched seams provide longevity, confidence, and performance in the most demanding conditions.
• Henderson’s patterns have evolved over 50 years from USA standards. Every TherMAXX wetsuit style is patterned, cut, sewn and fitted in the USA, prior to any production manufacturing.
• Velcro®-resistant outer fabric.
• YKK #10 zipper.
• Zipper tether.
• 10-year Limited Warranty
• $110
• Sizes XS-3XL

Aqualung 6/5/3 Hooded Vests

 

  • 6mm super-stretch neoprene is used on the hood with a 4mm skin-in-face seal which is designed to be easily trimmed
  • The front and back panels are 5mm neoprene, with 3mm panels on the side for increased stretch and fit, allowing for easy donning and doffing of the vest
  • A bubble vent is built into the hood to allow trapped exhaust bubbles to easily escape
  • $110
  • Sizes XS – 2XL

Wetsox Thermal Sock

  •  Frictionless out layer allows you to slide in or out of any wetsuit or boots easily
  • Sandwiched Neoprene construction adds +1mm of insulation beneath your boots
  • Four-way stretch material that fits your body like a second skin
  • Flatlock stitch to avoid ‘seem rub’
  • Increases the life of your gear
  • Works with any wetsuit or boot with no need to size u
  • $32.99

NEW Aqualung Phazer Fin

From beginner to expert, Aqua Lung’s Phazer fin, with its revolutionary composite wave rib technology, provides the perfect balance for divers to produce powerful kicks with easy but energy-maximizing movements. Designed and produced with a tri-material construction and an advanced canalization system, everything about this fin is engineered to optimize the energy you load and release with every kick.

Come try a pair on at the shop!

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. 

 

Celebrate Women Divers!

Join Whitney at the Womens Dive Day Celebration on July 21st at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester! Last years event turned out to be a hit! Meet other women divers, go for a dive, grab some tasty food, try your luck in the raffles for amazing gear and other scuba swag. All proceeds benefit the Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarship & Training programs.