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Eric V.

Assistant Organizer

Sustaining Member '16


Aurora, IL
Hometown: Aurora, IL

Member since:

November 12, 2007

Where did you find out about the Chicago Scuba Meetup Group?

Scubaboard, I think. Possibly Duane Johnson. I forget just about everything after 3 months.

If you are a diver, what is the best dive experience you have ever had?

The most memorable is still my first trip to Tonga and the thrill of hearing humpback whales singing (when I could finally take a break from all the huffing and puffing I was doing as a newbie diver). For sheer quality of diving, so far Dumaguette in the Philippines takes the prize.

Why did you join the Chicago Scuba Meetup?

I moved into the area (West Suburbs) and wanted to find other divers and get more into local diving. I'd have to say that happened!

If you are a diver, where have you dived?

Lake Michigan, N&S California, Caribbean, the Red Sea, Malta, Tonga, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Are you certified? If so, when were you certified? How many dives have you logged?

Certified in 2003. I have about 450 dives at this point.


I moved to the west suburbs in 2007 and have since gotten more involved every year in local, especially Lake Michigan wreck diving. I'm an Asst. Organizer for CSM and have organized a number of charters. I'm always looking to meet new people.

What Eric V. is saying about this Meetup Group

This group is great. A bit of everything: socializing, local diving, ideas for warm water diving, and great presentations every month. Best of all, this group gets better and more active every year.

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