What we're about

Down Under Divers Club (DUDC) is the oldest continuously operating club in the country. We are an all volunteer group that promotes diver social, educational and charitable events. DUDC supports all local dive shops without competing with them. Membership is encouraged but not required. All new Open Water divers have a free one year membership!

Our members are passionate about diving and you will find Down Under Divers Club traveling to all corners of the world or simply enjoying a dive in a local quarry. Our purpose is to go diving, promote diving, learn more about diving, and then go diving some more.

What we do

• Monthly dinner meeting via ZOOM and at Dave and Buster’s on the second Tuesday of each month. Each meeting has a speaker to present something of interest to divers. Recent topics have included exotic trip reports, famous North Carolina wrecks, and even the mating rituals of lobsters!

• During the local dive season (May-September), we host a cookout at one of the nearby quarries. This year we will likely split the events between Fantasy Lake Scuba Park and Mystery Lake Scuba Park.

• Epic end of year Holiday extravaganza! Each December before the holidays, we gather at Devil’s Ridge Country Club for a fantastic evening of socializing, drinks, dinner, and door prizes.

• Annual Polar Bear Dive at a local quarry each January 1. This year’s event was featured on WRAL, ABC11, and in the News & Observer!

Workshops on various dive related topics. Past workshops have included Dive Computer Basics and tips on Underwater Photography.

• A few special social events are also organized each year.

Why join?

Membership does have its privileges. Our membership year runs from March to February and all members who join before April 30 receive the club gift.

Current club benefits:

· Monthly Dinner/Zoom Meetings with Speaker

· Monthly Summer Quarry Dive Outings

· Free Lunch At Club Dive Outings

· Membership Gifts

· First Dibs on Club Sponsored Workshops

· Free One Year Membership for all new Open Water certifications!

How much?

We offer several membership options.

Memberships :

· Single - $40

· Couple - $70

· Family - $90

Please visit http://www.downunderdiversclub.org/#/membership to join.

Still on the fence? Come or ZOOM to one of our monthly dinner meetings and see what we are about! We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Dave and Buster’s in Cary. We gather for dinner and drinks around 6:30 and the meeting and presentation starts around 7:30.

Dave and Buster’s

1105 Walnut St

Cary, NC 27511

You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/downunderdiversclub/

and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/downunderdivers/ .

Questions? Email elt@downunderdiversclub.org .

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February DUDC Club Meeting

Dave & Buster's

*** THE NEW DAVE AND BUSTERS LOCATION IS IN THE OLD HARRIS TEETER LOCATION IN CARY TOWNE CENTER ***

Mike Mueller from Olympus Dive Center will join to discuss the USS Schurz.

The USS Schurz, lost off the North Carolina coast in 1918, was an armed cruiser built in 1894 as the SMS Geier for the German Imperial Navy. Using both sail and steam for propulsion, the USS Schurz (Geier) is a unique archaeological record of this transition to mechanical propulsion power. This USS Schurz Distinctive Diver Specialty, available only at Olympus Dive Center, tells the story of not just the fate of USS Schurz, but of her life and her crew as the SMS Geier roaming the world in support of Germany's interest. before and during WWI. The Schurz remains the only German Imperial Navy warship (the SMS Geier) captured by the United States Navy during the 1st World War.

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*** THE NEW DAVE AND BUSTERS LOCATION IS IN THE OLD HARRIS TEETER LOCATION IN CARY TOWNE CENTER ***

Mike Mueller from Olympus Dive CenteThe USS Schurz, lost off the North Carolina coast in 1918, was an armed cruiser built in 1894 as the SMS Geier for the German Imperial Navy. Using both sail and steam for propulsion, the USS Schurz (Geier) is a unique archaeological record of this transition to mechanical propulsion power. This USS Schurz Distinctive Diver Specialty, available only at Olympus Dive Center, tells the story of not just the fate of USS Schurz, but of her life and her crew as the SMS Geier roaming the world in support of Germany's interest. before and during WWI. The Schurz remains the only German Imperial Navy warship (the SMS Geier) captured by the United States Navy during the 1st World War.
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