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We are a dive club with an emphasis on diving! We take local and warm water trips, and participate in lots of social, educational, and conservation activities.

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January Meetup-Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet!

Online event

Welcome to 2021 everybody! Our online meeting for January will be special. Not only will we announce the winners of our CSM photo contest, but we will have two special guests! Our presentation for January will be renowned National Geographic photographers and environmentalists Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet. They will share with us their decades long careers documenting the oceans and their commitment to its preservation Jennifer Hayes is a contributing photographer and speaker for National Geographic Partners. Jennifer is an aquatic biologist that has directed her focus to photojournalism specializing in natural history, conservation, and the documentation of freshwater and marine environments. She and her partner, David Doubilet, collaborate on assignments from the equator to the polar ice. David Doubilet has a long and intimate view of the sea . As a National Geographic Photographer he has spent five decades exploring and documenting the far corners of the world from beneath interior Africa, remote tropical coral reefs, rich temperate seas and recent projects beneath the polar ice. His personal challenge is to create a visual voice for the world’s oceans and to connect people to the incredible beauty and silent devastation happening within the invisible world below. David is a contributing editor for several publications and an author of 12 titles including the award winning Water Light Time. His numerous photographic awards include Picture of the Year, BBC Wildlife, Communication Arts and World Press. David is a member of the Academy of Achievement, Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers and International Diving Hall of Fame. David was named a National Geographic Contributing Photographer-in-Residence in 2001. He is the recipient of the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award and Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography. David is honored to be a Rolex Testimonee since 1994. Meeting Starts at 7:00 Presentation approximately 7:30

Muck diving in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Lembeh Island

* 11 days, 10 nights, 26 dives of the finest muck diving in the world * Staying at the highly regarded NAD Lembeh Resort. Diver to guide ratio of 2:1 * Lodging, diving with Nitrox, meals and transfers included for $2,120* per person sharing with a roommate, $330 single supplement (for $2,450 total) * $400 deposit secures your spot * March 7-17, 2022 at the resort The resort has 10 beachfront rooms and 5 more upscale bungalows. Every room has A/C. The restaurant is buffet style and there is a full bar to relax in as well. There is a camera room with a spot for everyone including plenty of charging ports. The diving in Lembeh Strait is world-famous for its critters: rare nudibranchs, hairy frogfish, rhinopias, blue ring octopuses, hairy shrimp, squat lobsters, orangutan crabs, etc. You’ll think you’ve entered a whole new macro universe! The diving here is muck diving, so excellent buoyancy and situational awareness are important. There is generally little current, maximum depths are about 80 ft, and water temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s. The resort gives a guide/critter finder to every two divers, nearly unheard of in diving! Since you only have one other person diving with you and your dive guide, your dives can last as long as you still have air and bottom time on your computer... some dives can last an hour and a half! Your cost includes your room, lodging, 3 dives per day including nitrox, airport transfers, and your 2022 CSM Sustaining Membership (required of all participants). It doesn’t include airfare, visas, tips, or optional extras you may choose to add. If our group is large enough, we will get an additional discount from the resort. Your costs may end up being LOWER than what’s quoted. For full details see https://drive.google.com/file/d/14uqSSVdVSCMTqWXg2W5QqKflRZeEQGef/view?usp=sharing

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