What we're about

The Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers (LABUE) is a SCUBA diving club that has been dedicated to expanding the knowledge and enjoyment of SCUBA diving among African-Americans since 1992. Despite our name we welcome those of all races.

LABUE strives to provide "something for everyone" in the exciting world of SCUBA diving. Supported by more than 100 members, LABUE has found success by offering a wide variety dive opportunities including beach dives, boat dives, tropical dive vacation trips to some of the most popular dive destinations on earth, and an array of enjoyable social and networking activities.

LABUE has something to satisfy a wide range of SCUBA diving skill levels; and dive interests from technical diving, to UW photography, hunting, UW archeology, and more. We also regularly introduces non-divers to the sport through our Discover Scuba Program. LABUE general membership, committee members, and the board of directors are are volunteers who have worked together to take LABUE to new heights throughout the years.

We have some wonderfully talented divers who dedicated themselves to scuba dive with the latest and at the most forefront guidelines and practices of the sport's standards. If LABUE sounds like something you would like to hear more about, please contact us by email info@labue.org or by telephone at 323-299-3798, or meet us at our general membership meeting which occurs every second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the National History Museum in Exposition Park.

Also, if you haven't paid your dues to join the club please do so by goign to the following link.

http://bit.ly/13Av3IK

Upcoming events (4+)

LA CENTRAL LIBRARY EXHIBIT - SOMETHING IN COMMON

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Join us at the Los Angeles Central Library for an exciting exhibit featuring the Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers. In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is excited to launch Something in Common, a major exhibition at downtown Los Angeles’ Central Library and a city-wide program series all about the ways we connect with others. This project is a timely examination and celebration of the ideas, interests, and beliefs that bring us together, the ways we find and form community, and what we can create or accomplish collectively that isn’t otherwise possible.

The exhibit features unique social clubs and organizations that include the Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers SCUBA diving club.

Dates: Now - November 6th
Location
Los Angeles Central Library
Second Floor, Rotunda and Getty Gallery
630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

LABUE Local Diving: Laguna

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Guess what? 🐙🦈

LABUE’s local dive for Aug 2022 is officially set for Sun 8/21 with our very own PADI Dive Master Lyndon R. Bailey Jr..

Shaws Cove, Laguna. 📍🌊

Meeting @ 7AM.

this will be a 2 tank dive if you’re up for it

High chance of group meal and debriefing afterwards.

Please check out the LABUE Facebook group and events: https://fb.me/e/2KGeelJAL

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Lyndon: (323)[masked]

Pacific Wilderness offers a $40 rental package which includes wetsuit, hood, BC, weights, tank, and regulator.
Be sure to schedule and pick up your gear by 6PM the day before if you need it. 😉👌🏽

You can use or rent whatever gear suits you best, we just have this researched option here for you. Please contact the shop directly for the rentals.

Pacific Wilderness
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DISCOVER THE WORLD OF SCUBA DIVING

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LABUE is pleased to announce the upcoming Discover SCUBA Class to LABUE Members, LABUE Meetup Group Members, and those they refer for a session at Pacific Wilderness Dive Shop in San Pedro.

Discover SCUBA is designed to introduce those interested to the exciting sport of SCUBA diving. Participants will learn about SCUBA during a brief classroom session followed by the opportunity try out SCUBA equipment on an optional shallow dive in a swimming pool under the close supervision of a dive instructor.

Get the word out to your friends, relatives, and co-workers that they are invited to participate in one of LABUE’s most popular community outreach activities.

Space to the session is limited and registration before the registration cutoff date is required to participate.

Contact us for additional details and registration information, email LABUE at [masked].

DISCOVER THE WORLD OF SCUBA DIVING

Needs a location

LABUE is pleased to announce the upcoming Discover SCUBA Class to LABUE Members, LABUE Meetup Group Members, and those they refer for a session at Pacific Wilderness Dive Shop in San Pedro.

Discover SCUBA is designed to introduce those interested to the exciting sport of SCUBA diving. Participants will learn about SCUBA during a brief classroom session followed by the opportunity try out SCUBA equipment on an optional shallow dive in a swimming pool under the close supervision of a dive instructor.

Get the word out to your friends, relatives, and co-workers that they are invited to participate in one of LABUE’s most popular community outreach activities.

Space to the session is limited and registration before the registration cutoff date is required to participate.

Contact us for additional details and registration information, email LABUE at [masked].

Past events (149)

SCUBA REFRESHER CLASS

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