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October Meetup-Michele Hoffman in the Gulf of Alaska!

Chief O'Neill's Pub Restaurant Beer Garden

This month's speaker will be Michele Hoffman, another favorite of ours! She will be talking about her research work in the Gulf of Alaska.

We will be having another in-person meeting this month, with a Zoom option. Please find the link below. We highly recommend everyone to be vaccinated, but we will require everyone to wear a mask at the event.

AGAIN, WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU BRING CASH RATHER THAN USING CREDIT CARDS FOR YOUR FOOD AND DRINK. It just helps the the short staffing. You might also want to consider ordering food at the bar downstairs, or even eating before the meeting. But whatever works for you, please come!

The Presentation:
In the Gulf of Alaska mysterious creatures abound, and all of them represent pieces of a puzzle representing clues about our rapidly changing world. Join Michele Hoffman Trotter on board the National Science Foundation research vessel Sikuliaq for the adventure of a lifetime with scientists seeking answers to some of the most compelling questions about the future of our ocean, testing out new technology, and creating educational programming to turn the tides and reach the masses. It's a journey you won't want to miss!

Michele Hoffman:
Michele Hoffman Trotter is an award-winning educator who began her love affair with the ocean at age five with the gift of a shell that blossomed into a career of ocean outreach and advocacy. Michele holds advanced degrees in Marine Biology and Law, is an active contractor with University of Alaska, and a faculty member of Columbia College, School of the Art Institute, and Roosevelt University where she teaches courses that span traditional ocean sciences to sustainability courses that encompass law, policy, and ethics.

7:00- Meet and Greet
7:30- Meeting
8:00- Presentation
The event is free and open to the public
Online attendee and use the link below

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85681787512?pwd=dm5YWmxZcTZpTUhzUU5mQ05sT1N1QT09

Closing Day at Haigh Quarry

Haigh Quarry

This will be our chance to say "Goodbye" to the quarry after another great year of diving. This will be a low key event, but we might have some brats and burgers to grill, depending on what people are interested in. This is a great way to end the local dive season. Get your diving in before the trick or treaters come! Regular quarry entrance fee of $25 will apply.

THE CSM ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP - SEASON VIII- ST LUCIA

Anse Chastanet Resort

Hi everyone!! Only 2 more rooms left and 2 more weeks to get on board! By mid Oct all extra rooms will need to be returned and will be on an availability basis only! Come join us before it's too late! This is the trip at the price off a lifetime!! The airfare is fantastic (just got tickets last night for $514) and the travel is easy! Treat yourself to this amazing locale!!! Hope to see u soon!!
THE SCUBA SHOW-SEASON VIII
THIS ONE IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME!!! AN ISLAND COUNTRY IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE BORDER WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!!
IT IS A VOLCANIC ISLAND WITH THE ONLY DRIVE IN VOLCANO IN THE WORLD AND WRAPPED IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST! IT HAS SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IS HOST TO OVER 150 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE! THE ENTIRE REGION IS VESTED INTO AN AWARD WINNING MARINE RESERVE (SMMA). IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. PART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, IT IS LOCATED NORTH/NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT, NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS AND SOUTH OF MARTINIQUE. IT HAS A LAND AREA OF 238 SQUARE MILES.
ST. LUCIA!!

The EIGHTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Not sure we are going to be able to top The Maldives and our Season VII liveaboard Coronacation adventure, but I think this trip is going to be AMAZING! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!!
Our gorgeous host resort will be the spectacular-
Anse Chastenet!
It is an amazing venue whose reputation for phenomenal scuba diving and world class food and service precedes it!!!
The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
This is a one of a kind resort and was inspired long before being “green” became fashionable!
The rooms tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing trade winds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• 7 Nights Superior room
• 12 Boat Dives
• 2 Night Dives
• Extra Scheduled Shore Diving
• Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers
• Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included)
• Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day and afternoon tea/snacks. Includes meal gratuities
• All non alcoholic drinks are included
• Nitrox
• T-shirt
• Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax
• Welcome cocktail
• Manager’s Cocktail Party
• Use of beach chairs and towels
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee
• Friday afternoon Group Excursion
• Mini sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court and equipment
• Mid Week Specialty Meal

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!!
***The costs of this trip are the best package rates available since 2018!! Due to Covid we have received an unbelievable opportunity for our group at this location! This is over ½ off regular rates for this stellar venue. These rates may never be available again! This is why CSM is taking advantage of this incredible deal for 2022!

Superior Hillside/Ocean View Rooms

Diver Non Diver
$[masked] $[masked]
Single Supplement $[masked] additional

3 Easy Payments:

$[masked] Non-Refundable Deposit due by April 16, 2021
Second $1000 Non-Refundable Deposit will be due by July 16, 2021!
Balance of Trip due by Oct 16, 2021

Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
All packages based on double occupancy.

Please phone, text or email me for additional information/brochure
Hope you all can join us!! Look forward to diving with you all soon!

Julie Scheibe[masked] or [masked]

THE CSM ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRIP - SEASON VIII- ST LUCIA

Anse Chastanet Resort

Hi All!! Well we were full but now have 3 rooms still open due to cancellations! If u were holding out...now is the time! An amazing place with incredible diving!
This resort is world class in every way!! We would love to have u all dive with us and join the CSM family! Looking forward to a week of dive bliss!!! Come join the fun!!! XOXO
Julie S. [masked]

THE SCUBA SHOW-SEASON VIII
ST LUCIA!!!
THIS ONE IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME!!! AN ISLAND COUNTRY IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THE BORDER WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!! IT IS THE ONLY SOVEREIGN NATION IN THE WORLD NAMED AFTER A HISTORICAL WOMAN.
IT IS A VOLCANIC ISLAND WITH THE ONLY DRIVE IN VOLCANO IN THE WORLD AND WRAPPED IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST! IT HAS SOME OF THE CLEAREST WATER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IS HOST TO OVER 150 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF UNDERWATER MARINE LIFE! THE ENTIRE REGION IS VESTED INTO AN AWARD WINNING MARINE RESERVE (SMMA). IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. PART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, IT IS LOCATED NORTH/NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT, NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS AND SOUTH OF MARTINIQUE. IT HAS A LAND AREA OF 238 SQUARE MILES. ITS CAPITAL IS THE CASTRIES AND IT IS BORDERED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE INCREDIBLE PITON MOUNTAINS.
HAVE YOU GUESSED IT???? IT’S……..
ST. LUCIA!!

The EIGHTH Adventure in the continuing saga of Scuba Diving the CSM way!!! Wonderful people and another outstanding venue! This is one not to be missed!!
Our gorgeous host resort will be the spectacular-
Anse Chastenet!
It is an amazing venue whose reputation for phenomenal scuba diving and world class food and service precedes it!!!
The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
This is a one of a kind resort and was inspired long before being “green” became fashionable!
The rooms tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing trade winds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.

THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• 7 Nights Superior room
• 12 Boat Dives
• 2 Night Dives
• Extra Scheduled Shore Diving
• Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers
• Resort Fees, Taxes and gratuities (Dive staff gratuity is NOT included)
• Full Meal Plan: 3 meals a day and afternoon tea/snacks. Includes meal gratuities
• All non alcoholic drinks are included
• Nitrox
• T-shirt
• Marine Park Fees and Eco Tax
• Welcome cocktail
• Manager’s Cocktail Party
• Use of beach chairs and towels
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• $20 Chicago Scuba Meetup annual sustaining membership fee
• Friday afternoon Group Excursion
• Mini sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of tennis court and equipment
• Mid Week Specialty Meal

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING!!!! THE COSTS!!!
***The costs of this trip are the best package rates available since 2018!! Due to Covid we have received an unbelievable opportunity for our group at this location! This is over ½ off regular rates for this stellar venue. These rates may never be available again! This is why CSM is taking advantage of this incredible deal for 2022!

Superior Hillside/Ocean View Rooms

Diver Non Diver
$[masked] $[masked]
Single Supplement $[masked] additional

3 Easy Payments:

$[masked] Non-Refundable Deposit due by April 16, 2021
Second $1000 Non-Refundable Deposit will be due by July 16, 2021!
Balance of Trip due by Oct 16, 2021

Roommates will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
All packages based on double occupancy.

Please phone, text or email me for additional information/brochure
Hope you all can join us!! Look forward to diving with you all soon!

Julie Scheibe[masked] or [masked]

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