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 .

Upcoming events (4)

DUDC September Outing!

Fantasy Lake Scuba Park

Join us for our DUDC September Outing! The water will be warm and we will have our Southern favorite Pig Pickin’! A vegetarian option will be available. Please note that you will be responsible for the entrance fee to the Fantasy Lake Scuba Park. This will be a lunch event. Let’s meet at 10 and get a nice dive in and enjoy lunch at 12. Those who feel like it can get another dive in after lunch. We are happy to pair up divers with buddies. COVID Plan. At risk divers should sit this one out. We will adhere to the State's social distancing rules and will be taking safety measures. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear masks on shore and especially in the water. Our dive community must be kept safe! Please RSVP on Facebook or Meetup so we can get an idea of how many people will be attending. See you there!

DUDC Virtual Meeting: Greenpeace

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DUDC October Virtual Meeting Greenpeace: Protecting our Global Oceans Join us for an informative presentation on the environmental activist group: Greenpeace. Our guest will be Bill Richardson who serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Greenpeace US and is a North Carolina native! Join us for a virtual Happy Hour at 6:30 We will have a club update at 7:30 followed by the presentation and a Q&A session. Register now and get a calendar invitation: http://bit.ly/DUDC_Oct_2020 Open to Al

DUDC October Outing

Mystery Lake Scuba Park

Join us for our DUDC October Outing! This will also be a celebration of the club's 25th anniversary! Walking Tacos is on our menu! A vegetarian option will be available. Please note that you will be responsible for the entrance fee to the scuba park. Book on Mystery Lake's Facebook page. This will be a lunch event. Let’s meet at 10 and get a nice dive in and enjoy lunch at 12. Those who feel like it can get another dive in after lunch. We are happy to pair up divers with buddies. COVID Plan. At risk divers should sit this one out. We will adhere to the State's social distancing rules and will be taking safety measures. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear masks on shore and especially in the water. Our dive community must be kept safe! Please RSVP on Facebook or Meetup so we can get an idea of how many people will be attending. See you there!

DUDC Virtual Meeting: Sex in the Sea

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DUDC November Virtual Meeting Sex in the Sea We are lucky to have award winning author Marah Hardt to discuss her wonderful book "Sex in the Sea." Oprah named this the "Best Book for National Reading Month." This is officially the favorite book for the Down Under Divers Club! Register and receive a calendar reminder at: http://bit.ly/DUDC_Nov20 6:30 - Virtual Happy Hour 7:30 - Club update followed by the presentation and Q&A Everyone is Welcome!

Past events (58)

DUDC ZOOM Meeting: Free Diving

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