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, and Stephen Setzer. 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.
Underwater Photography from New England and around the World
Undersea Divers Photo Society members: Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, and Stephen Setzer
July 19 to August 13 with a reception on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA
Contact: Judy Robinson-Cox
Gallery 53 publicist and marketing manager
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.
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.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Whitney Boyle.
Whitney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Our company was founded by Bobby Boyle, my father in 1986. My father certified me as a diver back in 1998 and whisked me off to his favorite tropical island, Bonaire. I immediately fell in love with the sport. I would dive with him locally as well as on family vacations to different islands as my mom and sister were also certified divers. I went to business school and graduated in 2008 when the economy fell through. I decided to come work for my father while I looked for open positions. I loved being able to work with him, be able to use my recent degree and of course be involved with a business surrounded by my favorite thing, the ocean. In a tragic twist, my father passed away in 2015 from a mitochondrial disease. I knew I wanted to keep the family business going, so I decided to take over as owner.
To be able to continue my fathers legacy, along with my passion for the sport meant the world to me. Taking over the business was a challenge, due to the abrupt loss of our fearless leader and being put into a position I didn’t know how I would handle. With my father’s past advice, our dedicated staff and the loyal customer base we have, we all joined forces to make this the best company it could be. Since then our company has grown every year, we have changed to a bigger location and our customer base has grown. We are thriving and enjoying every minute of it. We have a strong love for the ocean and being able to share that with others and bring them into this fun and exciting sport gives us great joy.
Has it been a smooth road?
We have faced many challenges as a small business. From the loss of our founder to the economy declining to the fact that internet sales seem to be taking over everything. It is harder than ever in today’s world to be a brick and mortar store. I think any small business owner would say that it is not a smooth road and never will be. You have to be able to adapt to the ever-changing economy and social trends.A few things we have found to give us success is treating customers and staff well, be genuine, listen and always go above and beyond.
Your work environment and attitude are crucial to success. Behind the scenes, I would say don’t try too many things at once, focus and execute and never spend what you don’t have. Of course taking risks will need to happen, but they need to be calculated well thought out risks. Lastly, never be complacent. Just because it worked before, doesn’t mean it will always work. Stay on top of trends and consumer needs and always strive to be better. Of course, there will be missteps but it is how you react to those and adapt which will set you apart.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Undersea Divers story. Tell us more about the business.
Our company is mainly a scuba diving facility but we also focus on snorkeling, swimming, and travel. We provide Scuba Certifications of all levels, we have a repair and maintenance department for gear, we run dive/snorkel travel around the world and lead group dives in our local New England waters as well as have a store that’s packed with fun gear.
I’m proud to say we are best known for our family-like community. When you dive/snorkel/swim with us you become part of our Undersea family, you are not just an average consumer. The groups of people we have are the best. We see new friendships being created every day, new fears being conquered, new goals being reached. It’s a very supportive, enthusiastic community. We take great pride in introducing people to the underwater world. To see someone experience diving for the first time gives us great joy. They get out of the water, a smile from ear to ear and then they tell us what they saw, how amazing it was, how the feeling of breathing underwater is otherworldly… nothing is better than that.
We are also known for our dive travel. We travel all around the world but our favorite and most popular destination is the island of Bonaire. We run trips there twice a year. Practically everyone that goes to Bonaire with us has come back for a repeat trip. We have known the island like the back of our hand. we handle all of the arrangements for you so all you have to do is have fun in the sun! We love bringing divers to new destinations and creating memories they will never forget.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Scuba diving was very popular back in the 80’s and 90’s. The industry saw a decline in the early 2000’s but over the past 5 years, we have seen an increase. We hope that the industry gains even more popularity over the next few years. We believe we see this increase due to more awareness of the ocean, whether it be the popular BBC Blue Planet Series or getting information faster via social media. Scuba diving is a great family sport, especially on vacations. We are seeing the parents who were certified years ago now bringing in their kids who are now of the age (10 years old and up) to scuba dive so they can all enjoy the water together. The certification courses are now easier to take, with e-learning sessions for time and convenience along with a shorter time span. Courses used to be 6 to 8 weeks long which is hard to fit into everyone’s busy schedules, now we have courses where you can get certified in just 4 days, making it easier for people.
- Try Scuba $20: Try scuba in the pool before you take the full certification course
- Open Water Diver $594 (Beginner Certification)
- Refresher Course $150 ( For those certified who have been out of the water for a while)
- Advanced Open Water Diver $395 (Course has taken after the Open Water Diver for more challenging dives and depths)
- Address: 67 High Street Danvers, MA 01923
- Website: www.underseadivers.com
- Phone: 978-927-9551
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/undersea_divers/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Undersea-Divers-Inc-132493023490857/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/underseadivers
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/undersea-divers-danvers
- Other: https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=62nCWsCaE4e4sQWdv7_QBQ&q=undersea+divers+google+reviews&oq=undersea+divers+google+reviews&gs_l=psy-ab.3…542.4813.0.49220.127.116.11.0.0.0.230.2935.3j12j4.19.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..12.18.2822.0..0j38j35i39k1j0i67k1j0i131k1j0i20i263k1j0i22i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.0.EPnAs_oWJVQ
We have some GREAT NEWS for the diving community. The 45 ft Cape Ann Divers Boat was purchased by a very good friend of ours Jonathan Morneau! He is an exceptional diver and captain with a great enthusiasm for the ocean that is infectious. He has announced the new website where you can find all of the information for charters. Start booking those dive trips before they fill up for the season! We know you will love his operation!
Check out his website where you can see a list of dive sites, how to book (right online) and information about Mr. Morneau himself!
We are excited to be chartering his boat this summer. We will list our charter dates soon!
Captain Jonathan Morneau!
It’s that time of the year again. Here are all of the details for our upcoming Spring Sale! Please note if you want to talk/see Whitney at the sale she will be there Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-12:30pm. If you cannot make it to the sale, no problem, just shoot us and email or give us a call to make other arrangements. We hope to see many of you there!
Marine Life of the North Atlantic
MOBILE APP SEMINAR
By: Andrew Martinez
Date: May 16th, 2018 (Wednesday)
Location: Undersea Divers Store
Want to check out the App right now?! It is available for IOS download and will soon be offered for Andriod platforms.
ABOUT THE APP
Location & Show Times
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
Daytime Programs: 8:45AM – 5:00PM
Film Festival: 8:00PM – 10:30PM
(Film Festival doors open at 7:30PM,
seating is first come first serve)
Daytime Programs: 9:15AM – 4:30PM
Our daytime presentations form the backbone of our show. In two days we host over 40 speakers covering a myriad of diving and marine related topics. Each hour there are three simultaneous lectures being held on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5 pm. You get to choose which speaker or topic you would like to see based on your interests.
Scuba Gear manufacturers, travel destinations, local dive shops and clubs!
The jewel of each annual Clinic is our Saturday Evening Film Festival. The Sea Rovers take pride in the fact that we have continuously blazed the trail in the underwater world, premiering more speakers and presentations from our stages than any other show.
The North Shore Frogmen
Host Dr. Peter Buzzacott
AVOID THE CHAMBER
Dr. Peter Buzzacott from DAN returns to give the North Shore Frogmen and friends a wonderful presentation.
Date: Thursday March 8th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm Social gathering 8:00pm Presentation
Location: Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club (74 Leavitt Street, Salem, MA)
Overview: Peter will present on DAN’s Latest Research into Diving Incidents and Nitrox Diving. Come hear expert analysis of diving incidents. Learn how Nitrox diving can improve your safety. Two victims of undeserved hits from last year’s presentation will be there to answer questions on their accidents, their recovery, and answer the the following question: “Is there diving after a serious incident?” The underwater environment is fascinating but must be respected. Attend this lecture and you might just learn something that may change your behavior and protect you in the future. All divers and friends of divers welcome.
About Peter:Peter Buzzacott is Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention at Divers Alert Network (DAN). He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Western Australia, for researching risk factors for diving injuries. At DAN it is Dr Buzzacott’s role to design, implement and evaluate preventative interventions aimed at improving diver safety. He is a former recreational and technical diving instructor, life-member of the NSS Cave Diving Section, and advanced Trimix Diver.
Boston Sea Rovers Show Announces Day Time Seminars
Local Diving (Yes in January and February, haha)
There Won’t be New Scallop Fishing off the Coast off Nahant After All
The Loss of a Dear Friend & Diver
Avoid BCD Self-Inflation
Now Carrying: APEX RK3 Fins
Now in Stock: Aqualung Defense Dry Duffle
DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS
NEW TRIPS JUST ANNOUNCED
February 24th – March 3rd, 2018
We are headed back to our favorite island February 24th – March 3rd. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.
Fiji: SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE
March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.
November 3rd – 10th, 2018
We are headed back to our favorite island November 3rd – 10th, 2018. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.
Little Cayman: Spots are filling extremely fast!
December 1st – 10th, 2018
Join group leader Shaun Maguire on our trip to Little Cayman December 1st -8th, 2018. From Phillipe Cousteau to David Doubliet, just about every diver who has experienced its reefs has stated that Little Cayman is one of the world’s premier dive destinations – with pristine reefs, excellent visibility and incredible diving. The 80° F water is second to none when it comes to clarity and it is said that more underwater photographs are taken in the Cayman Islands than in all other Caribbean destinations. The Caymans’ trademark turtles are a common sight and eagle rays, angelfish, reef sharks and grouper count among the 500 species of fish that have been documented here.
Maldives Liveaboard FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
January 17th -26th, 2019
The Maldives is one of the top all around dive destinations on the planet. Drift over the channels, linger over the pinnacles or the drop-offs. Or the valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals crowded with fish, nearly always tame. Tropicals to pelagics. Snappers, morays, mantas, turtles, sharks and whalesharks.
March 2nd – 9th, 2019
We are headed back to our favorite island March 2nd – 9th, 2019. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.