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Club Overview

The Scubadillo Dive Club, affectionately known as the 'Dillos, has been goin' down since 1984. One of the oldest and the largest dive clubs in North Texas this is definitely the place to be. The club is involved in diving education, diving techniques and physiology, the marine environment and social events with other divers. We welcome all divers old, new and wannabes alike! Even if you're not sure whether diving is for you, come to a meeting and talk to some of our members.

The 'Dillos are a major force in the North Texas diving community. Working with dive shops, manufactures, distributors and our friends in other area dive clubs such as the Diving Rebels, Reef Riders, Texins, DUPS and FINZ, we strive to give all area divers a group not only to dive with but to dive with safely, learn and socialize. We want every diver to find a "home" and friends to dive with. The members of the 'Dillos comprise a wide and diverse range of individuals.

Our sole purpose is to provide a place for divers at any level to congregate, educate and socialize. Tech Divers can find others with mixed gas, decompression, extended range, deep and cave experience with certifications from TDI, ANDI and IANTD; even commercial diving experience.

If you want to dive and be around divers in North Texas.... you've found a home!

Upcoming events (3)

Scubadillo Yard Sale new and used scuba equipment

Bent Tree West Swim & Tennis Center

It was such a great success last year, we're doing it again!

Are you planning to buy a new or used wetsuit? Maybe some fins? How about an underwater camera, mask, snorkel or other scuba diving gear and toys?

The Scubadillo Dive Club will have an exclusive YARD SALE Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Bent Tree West Swim and Tennis Club located in far North Dallas (*details below).

“Exclusive” means that vendors/sellers will be selling only dive-related items, including underwater cameras and photography equipment. No kitchenware, furniture, antiques or collectibles.

Vendors will be either dive clubs or individual divers who have amassed a “store full” of items that need a new home. This is a great opportunity for new and seasoned divers to find used or new gear for a great price.

Plus, you’ll meet lots of other scuba divers to share tips and information, and learn about enchanting dive destinations around the globe!

Interested in selling?
Good. We still have room to add a few more vendors. The 15 “booths” are the clubhouse parking spots, each 10 feet wide. You’ll need to provide your own tables, chairs, etc.

You’re welcome to set up a small pop-up tent, no wider than 10 feet. However, if your tent is larger, buy two or more spots and stretch out..

Rental per spot is $10 for paid Scubadillo members, $20 for non-members.

If you want to be a vendor, please register on our website. You may also email Scubadillo board member Mona Valentine at [masked]. Spaces are filling up, so act soon.

At the official Scubadillo booth, we will take CASH or CREDIT CARDS. No checks.
Individual vendors will determine their own payment options.

See you March 25!

Postponed to March 31 Dillo Happy Hour Thursday @ Irishman Pub

The Irishman Pub

Due to weather,
tonight's HH moved to
Friday, March 31

Come join the Scubadillos as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day a wee bit early on THURSDAY.

Happy Hour prices run from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Check out their menu for a preview of the yummy food: Pub Pretzels, Dublin Tacos, Shepherd's Pie, Bangers & Mash, and more. Of course, there is an ample selection of beers, wines and cocktails to experience. Plus, $3.50 green beer!

We'll have our own community table.

Don your green and favorite dive shirt and join the fun! |


Needs a location

Monthly Meetings are held at On The Border@Belt Line in Addison.
For news and updates, check our website (https://www.scubadillos.org), Meetup, Facebook or email
* Events are free for members (excluding Luau – our fundraiser event, and any entrance fees to the site)

Jan 5 – Monthly meeting
Jan 20- Happy hour @ Jasmine or May Dragon (Addison)
Jan 27-Local Lake dive TBD
Feb 2 – Monthly meeting
Feb 17 Happy hour @ Shuck & Jive (PLANO)
Feb 25- Arctic Dive/ Wine & cheese with Rebels
March 2 – Monthly meeting
March 4-Knock of the Rust @ Scuba Adventures
March 17 Happy hour @ Irishman pub (PLANO)
March 18-19 Annual San Marcos Rebel clean up
March 25- Dillo Scuba Yard sale
April 6 – Monthly meeting
April 15- U/W Egg Hunt @ Tyler State Park (Make Park res. 4 mo. Early)
April 21- Happy hour TBA
TBA – Blue water dive TBA (April or May)
May 4 – Monthly meeting
May 12– Happy Hour Blue Masa (Addison)
May 20 – Luau @ Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park
June 1 – Monthly meeting
June 10-Local Dive @ Scuba Ranch
June 16– Happy Hour Katy Trail Outpost
July 6 – Monthly meeting
July 15-16 – Lake Dive @ Canyon Lake
July 21–Happy Hour Snuffer’s (Addison)
Aug. 3 – Monthly meeting
Aug. 11– Happy Hour @ Flying Fish (Cypress Waters Coppel
Aug. 19 – U/W Poker Run @ Wheeler Branch
Sept. 7 – Monthly meeting
Sept. 8 – Happy Hour:
Sept. 16 – Lake dive TBA
Oct. 5 – Monthly meeting
Oct. 14 – Pumpkin Dive/Oktoberfest @ Tyler State Park (make park reservations 4 mo. early)
Oct. 20 – Happy Hour @ Bavarian Grill
Nov. 2– Monthly meeting
Nov. 4-Local dive TBD
Nov. 11 – Dillo Chili Cookoff (Chez Larry & Pam)
Nov. 18– Pool Dive @ ScubaToys
Dec. 7 – Monthly meeting
Dec. 9 – Christmas Party @ Bent Tree West

Past events (391)

Learn how NOT to take a photo of a frog eating a pickle on a pool table

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - Addison