What we're about

The Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers (LABUE) is a SCUBA diving club that has been dedicated to expanding the knowledge and enjoyment of SCUBA diving among African-Americans since 1992. Despite our name we welcome those of all races.

LABUE strives to provide "something for everyone" in the exciting world of SCUBA diving. Supported by more than 100 members, LABUE has found success by offering a wide variety dive opportunities including beach dives, boat dives, tropical dive vacation trips to some of the most popular dive destinations on earth, and an array of enjoyable social and networking activities.

LABUE has something to satisfy a wide range of SCUBA diving skill levels; and dive interests from technical diving, to UW photography, hunting, UW archeology, and more. We also regularly introduces non-divers to the sport through our Discover Scuba Program. LABUE general membership, committee members, and the board of directors are are volunteers who have worked together to take LABUE to new heights throughout the years.

We have some wonderfully talented divers who dedicated themselves to scuba dive with the latest and at the most forefront guidelines and practices of the sport's standards. If LABUE sounds like something you would like to hear more about, please contact us by email info@labue.org or by telephone at 323-299-3798, or meet us at our general membership meeting which occurs every second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the National History Museum in Exposition Park.

Also, if you haven't paid your dues to join the club please do so by goign to the following link.


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Sycamore Canyon Campground Entrance Point Mugu SP

The Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers (LABUE) will be hosting another Dive 'n' Camp Weekend October 18th - 21st at Sycamore Canyon Campground, Pt Mugu State Park, 9000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. You won’t want to miss this exciting annual end-of-summer event featuring great beach diving, a fabulous outdoor dining feast, and campfire camaraderie while camping at this beautiful beachside location. The cost of LABUE's Dive/Camp Weekend is only $15.00 per adult camper per night. Youths under 18 years of age camp for free. That's right, free. So, bring your kids. Attending non-campers only pay $5.00 per adult. Please pay Campmaster Randy Tillery as soon as you arrive. What do we mean by camping? Sycamore Canyon Campground is a beautiful location with large site sheltered by Sycamore trees, toilets, showers and water. There is easy access from the camp sites and trails to the beach. You bring your tent, sleeping bag, and all the gear and food that will make the overnight stays comfortable for you. The campground has ample parking available near our campsites for $12.00 per day. If you plan to bring a Recreational Vehicle (RV) or Travel Trailer, please let us know when you sign up. For those who sign up for diving, we'll choose our dive location, offer a dive briefing Saturday morning, and dive by 10am. Our Saturday afternoon potluck is a highlight for many attendees. You cook up your favorite food and bring it with you or cook it up at the campgrounds. After the potluck, we'll have our club meeting which is open to all comers. Afterwards, we'll start a bonfire and watch an outdoor movie or two. Regardless of whether you go for the diving, the camping, the beach or the camaraderie, this will be a fun and relaxing weekend for you, friends, and your family. Campmaster Randy Tillery will be providing additional details and updates as the date approaches. If you are interested in attending or assisting Randy in organizing this event, contact him at [masked]. Also let us know you're coming on this MeetUp site. LABUE is a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization run by volunteers. The Club provides firewood for Saturday night bonfire and limited serving supplies.

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