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As many of you know, some of us will be diving the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia in February. For you that would like to see what they will find there whether you are going or not, here is your chance! The Lembeh Strait is considered some of the best muck diving in the world! During this presentation we will be having a quick look at NAD Lembeh Resort which will focus on photography and critter hunting. We will also be discussing some of the most famous residents of the Lembeh Strait and give an introduction to blackwater diving, an increasingly popular type of diving that NAD Lembeh specializes in. About Sam Robertshaw: Sam Robertshaw, originally from England, started working in diving at 18 years old. He is a PADI Master Instructor having spent time working in various countries around the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, South Pacific and South East Asia. A strong advocate for the marine environment, Sam has lots of experience organizing and participating in different conservation activities. Sam is the Dive Manager at NAD Lembeh, taking care of all the diving and maintenance needs around the resort. Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked]
THIS IS CONFIRMED! The Northerner is such a beautiful wreck (for those who have Great Lakes experience, and Advanced Open Water certification). We are having one group of 6 dive in the morning (7:30 am meet time for 8 am departure), and a second group of 6 dive in the afternoon. --------- This trip is to dive the Northerner and Mahoning wrecks out of Port Washington, WI, with on the Molly V, captained by Jiktka Hanakova with her dog Deco. The Northerner (a schooner that went down in 1868) sits on the bottom at 130 ft, so certifications for Advanced Open Water and Nitrox are required. The Mahoning sits at about 60 feet. While the details are not yet set, the morning group would probably meet at 7:30 am for an 8 am departure, and the afternoon group at about noon for a 12:30 pm departure. The cost will likely be about $130. Each charter (morning and afternoon, if there's sufficient interest) is limited to 6 divers. The Chicago Scuba Meetup policy is for you to request to sign up by getting on the waiting list. Sustaining members will be cleared first, after which regular members will be cleared. Payment in full will be due by August 1. No refunds are then possible, but if one must cancel after August 1 we will try to arrange for the next person on the wait list to pay the person who had to cancel.
September's Dinner with Divers will be at X in X. Our DiNemaster will be X. We have a reservation for 15 people. We confirmed that each of us can order/pay separate checks. What's Dinner with Divers? No Agenda. No Presentation. Just Breathing with Buddies. We love our Monthly Chicago SCUBA Meetups listening to cool topics... but did you ever wish you could just spend some quality time with other SCUBA Divers living in Chicago? Maybe find out where they've been diving lately and where you might consider going next? See if you can find a compatible dive buddy? Connect with someone who may be organizing a trip soon?
Chicago Scuba Meetup will join the Illinois Council of Skin and Scuba Divers to sponsor our International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th at Dempster/Greenwood Beach in Evanston, (1401 Sheridan Rd.) in conjunction with the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach™ event. We will start at 9:00. Although the beach will be officially closed, restrooms will be open. We will do shore cleanup. The chance that we will be able to do an underwater cleanup doesn't look too good this year. Water levels have been so high that nearly all the sand area is gone. Also, it doesn't look like the George F. Morley shipwreck has been buoyed. But we will keep an eye on it. Access to the sand is available at Dempster. If you dive off shore, you will need to bring a "C" card and a dive flag. Although this is a cleanup, what we really do is collect data on the changing conditions along this coastline in terms of trash pollution of all types. Data is collected on the type and quantity of trash collected and compared to data that is collected from previous years. This is important work. This event is part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup program and is sponsored locally by the Alliance for the Great Lakes. DUE TO COVID19, WE WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE WILL ASK ALL PARTICIPANTS TO WEAR A MASK. HAND SANITIZER WILL BE AVAILABLE. WE SHOULD HAVE GLOVES AVAILABLE, BUT WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. This is a great late season event that is fun, and also contributes to a better environment. Hope to see you there!