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Membership information

Membership

Interested in joining the Marker Buoy Dive Club?

Click here for our brochure.

You must be at least 18 years old to become a member of the club.

You may complete and mail a membership agreement to us or bring it to our next meeting or scan and email a completed form to info@markerbuoydiveclub.org.

Click here for the current membership agreement. This is a perpetual agreement and members only need to sign this agreement once. It remains in force as long as you are a paid up member of the club.

Our membership dues are $35.00 per year. New members only pay $20 for their first year if they join after July 1st.

Once you have returned your signed membership agreement, you will be allowed into the Meetup group. There are several ways you may take care of your payment. You can mail a check to our mailbox, you can pay by check or cash at one of our monthly meetings, or you may send your payment via paypal. Our PayPal email address is treasurer@markerbuoydiveclub.org. If we don't receive your dues payment within 30 days, you'll be removed from the Meetup group.

Our address for sending signed agreements and payments is:
Marker Buoy Dive Club, PO Box 31163, Seattle, WA 98103

As a member, you will be able sign up for club dives and other club events using Meetup. You will also receive the full version of our newsletter, The Buoy Tender, emailed to you each month. Click here to read a past version of our newsletter.

All documents and newsletters are in PDF format. Download the latest version of Adobe's free PDF Reader here.

Benefits

The club reimburses members $15.00 for successful completion of an advanced certification course that increases the member's competency and safety. Examples of courses qualifying are advanced diver, rescue diver, divemaster, oxygen administration, etc.

The club will pay to replace a member's weight belt that is released and lost during an emergency on a club-sponsored dive. Accessory items attached to the weight belt are not included.

Members can earn up to one air card per calendar month for hosting a dive in which six or more Marker Buoys actually dive. The club owns two O2 kits which may be checked out by club members and an O2 kit counts as one diver on club dives if an O2-certified member is present.

Activities


  • Every spring, the club hosts a catered banquet with games and raffle drawings for great prizes.

  • In July, the club hosts a picnic in lieu of a monthly meeting. The picnic site is at Woodland Park and directions are here.

  • In September, the club partners with Edmonds Parks & Recreation to provide a marine interpretive program for the public at Marina Beach.

  • In October, the club hosts a Pumpkin Carving Contest with the Boeing SeaHorse Dive Club at Alki beach in West Seattle.

Diving

Nearly every week, club members host multiple dives. Most of these are morning, afternoon or evening shore dives at dive sites in and around Seattle. Some dive trips are all-day, multi-tank dives at locations a little further from Seattle.

Each year club members host a few weekend trips as wells as trips aboard charter boats or boats provided by club members. The San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, and British Columbia are all frequented by Marker Buoys on day, weekend, or longer dive trips.

We dive these local sites as shore dives on a regular basis:

  • Alki Pipeline, West Seattle
  • Day Island Wall, Tacoma
  • Edmonds Underwater Park, Edmonds
  • Junkyard, West Seattle
  • Redondo, Des Moines
  • Seacrest Cove 2, West Seattle
  • Skyline, Anacortes
  • Sunrise, Gig Harbor
  • Three Tree North, Burien
  • Titlow Beach, Tacoma
  • Waterman Wall

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Seattle, WA

Founded Dec 11, 2012

Organizers:

David Riley, Andrea A. Naert, Dave Ballard, Doug Miller, JoLee, Josh S, Joyce, Kimber Chard, Mark Wilson, stephen kalilimoku
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