What we're about

The Richmond Dive Club, a non-profit (501c7) scuba diving club, has been serving the Richmond scuba diving community since 1999. Richmond Dive Club members are individuals of all ages and experience levels with one thing in common: we all share a love of the ocean and its exploration.

Among our 100-plus members, (some active, some not so active) you’ll find divers who:

have traveled all over the globe and dove every ocean, lake, river, sea, underwater cave
have seen the most inspiring sites and incredible ocean denizens
have extensive knowledge in underwater photography, advanced scuba diving technologies, wreck history and much more love to share their knowledge and experience are always looking for more dive partners
have yet to make that first giant stride - and want to know more about our sport and why it inspires the passion it does.

Local diving includes day and weekend boat dives to the best wrecks off the North Carolina Coast, as well as quarry diving at Lake Phoenix, which is a mere 50 minute drive from South Richmond. We work with all the local dive shops to promote their trips and encourage all to continue their education.

We also promote our own Surface Intervals, which have included trips to the Baltimore aquarium, movies, the Mariners Museum in Newport News and the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro.

Our monthly meetings, attended by 25-35 members, begins with socializing (what else?) where you can meet fellow divers and those who might just want to take up the sport. The business meeting is kept to a minimum, and includes a dive committee reports, dive reports from members, and an introduction of visitors, all interspersed with late arrivals and muted dinner orders. These activities are followed by will be a presentation by a well known speaker on a scuba-related topic. Past speakers include Pete Nawrocky, John Chatterton, Bernie Chowdhury, Gary Gentile, as well as many other divers, photographers, and explorers from around the world. Presentations often include films, mixed media or slides, and cover dive topics such as travel, safety, marine life, equipment and underwater adventure.

Newly certified, new diver in the area, or looking for a dive buddy? You are SO VERY WELCOME to attend our next meeting and find out more about us. Thanks for coming by our site!

Upcoming events (4)

Monthly Meeting via ZOOM!

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Mark your calendar -don't miss Jill Heinerth, Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Jill Heinerth's most recent book Into the Planet, My Life as a Cave Diver is available on Amazon https://mailchi.mp/ae6e411cf908/mark-calendars-for-the-august-rdc-club-meeting-3279630 Zoom Meeting Info: Richmond Dive Club Monthly Meeting Time:[masked]:00pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6972039991 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kCf03G1Qh

Diver Day

Lake Phoenix

◇Registration for the Diver Days via the website are open until 11:30 pm three days prior to the event to ensure manifest delivery to Lake Phoenix. ◇ The Richmond Dive Club Liability Release and Lake Phoenix waiver MUST be completed before participating in these events (links to both waivers are found on RDC webpage below registration link). *Releases and waivers must be completed only once per calendar year. *Advanced Registration and Current Club Membership are Required •••If cancelled by the club, you will be notified by email by 8:00 am the morning of the event. If you wish to cancel, for any reason, it would be greatly appreciated if you would email [masked] as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 am the morning of the event.••• Please bring water, snack and mask

Diver Day

Lake Phoenix

◇Registration for the Diver Days via the website are open until 11:30 pm three days prior to the event to ensure manifest delivery to Lake Phoenix. ◇ The Richmond Dive Club Liability Release and Lake Phoenix waiver MUST be completed before participating in these events (links to both waivers are found on RDC webpage below registration link). *Releases and waivers must be completed only once per calendar year. *Advanced Registration and Current Club Membership are Required •••If cancelled by the club, you will be notified by email by 8:00 am the morning of the event. If you wish to cancel, for any reason, it would be greatly appreciated if you would email [masked] as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 am the morning of the event.••• Please bring water, snack and mask

Diver Day "Member Appreciation Day"

Lake Phoenix

◇Registration for the Diver Days via the website are open until 11:30 pm three days prior to the event to ensure manifest delivery to Lake Phoenix. ◇ The Richmond Dive Club Liability Release and Lake Phoenix waiver MUST be completed before participating in these events (links to both waivers are found on RDC webpage below registration link). *Releases and waivers must be completed only once per calendar year. *Advanced Registration and Current Club Membership are Required •••If cancelled by the club, you will be notified by email by 8:00 am the morning of the event. If you wish to cancel, for any reason, it would be greatly appreciated if you would email [masked] as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 am the morning of the event.••• ((We will update about food options when the date gets closer))

Past events (94)

Diver Day

Lake Phoenix

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