Honolulu Dive Club

HDCMeetupI recently found out about Meetup.com and while searching the list of local Meetup groups I came across the Honolulu Dive Club which has over 170 current members and organizes various diving events on Oahu for its members to get together.

And the best part is its FREE. I almost couldn’t believe it, a dive club that doesn’t cost anything to be a member of, and that organizes free dives for its members, what could be better than that?

I joined the group and signed up for a dive that was posted in the club which was this past Saturday morning at Makaha Caverns. When I arrived I started meeting several of the members while we got our gear ready for the dive. On this particular dive 14 members had made it for the dive. It turned out to be a great bunch of people and a lot of fun to be with.

Right away a mask strap broke and I heard one of the divers asking the other divers if they had a spare mask strap, which no one brought with them. She was just mentioning that she would have to miss the dive when I handed her one of the spares that I keep in my dive trailer – problem resolved.

At the end of the dive Tom, the Organizer of the club asked if I would become an Assistant Organizer and help them by organizing some dives for the members. Sure, since I will be diving myself anyway, I may as well post my dives for the group and see if anyone else wants to come along for the dive.

So now I am banging my head trying to figure out how to juggle everything that I have going, and planning future dives for the club at the same time. I am a gluten for punishment.

I am also a member of DiveBuddy.com so we added the Honolulu Dive Club on DiveBuddy so that other DB members can also find the dive club and join  us for dives.

One response

  1. Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce some very exciting plans that our local community are working on at the moment.
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    AT 417 feet long with an open front and rear, the HMAS Tobruk will be filled with military cargo including tanks, trucks and items that it would have carried during its long and proud service.
    Imagine the dive located within one kilometre of the local boat ramp and arriving at the site within a few minutes. Diving from your purpose made mooring to drop silently onto the deck of L50. Then working your way to the bow and entering the inky black cavern that is the holding bay of the Tobruk. As you make your way through a typical load for this workhorse of the sea you will eventually see the light streaming in from the stern.
    There will many access points in the vessel along with a few surprises.
    Located on the edge of the world famous BAY OF FIRES this dive wreck will be a one off and we want your thoughts and input at this very important stage.
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    Warm Regards The Tobruk Dive Experience Team.
    Visit: http://www.tobrukdiving.com.au
    Email: info@tobrukdiving.com.au
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