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This event is weather dependent. We will be sitting outside - weather permitting. I chose this restaurant because they have many sidewalk tables for dining outside. But we cannot reserve the tables outside and we cannot push them together, so we’ll just see how it works out. Parking: Street parking is free. There are free lots to the west of the restaurant. There is a free parking garage across the street, one block south. 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?
Our speaker this month will be Chris Roxburgh, a Great Lakes diver and photographer who has explored both deep and shallow water to bring to life in his photographs some remarkable Great Lakes history. In our own backyard, we have some of the best preserved shipwrecks in the world. Chris will show us some of his favorites, many of which you can visit too! Underwater photographer Chris Roxburgh has been featured on national and local news for his photography and environmental work. Chris also has been asked to host his own presentations at local historical society’s sharing photos and talking about his experience’s diving historical shipwrecks around Michigan. This will be a Zoom meeting. You will see the link when you RSVP. If you have any issues, please leave a comment.
August'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?
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.