What we're about

Welcome to one of the biggest dive communities in the Northeast! The NYC Sea Gypsies, a non-profit (501c7) scuba diving club, has been serving NYC & the surrounding area since 1971.

Among our members, you'll find divers with a wide variety of experiences:

• Those new to diving, expert divers, & instructors

• Cold water aficionados as well as those who prefer warm water only

• Recreational divers, underwater photographers, technical divers, & those who prefer certain types of dives (e.g., shore, boat, big animal, wreck, macro, cave, etc.).

• Divers who only get wet once a year on vacation & dive warriors who dive every chance they get

Interested in meeting like-minded people who love diving & the ocean? Our club offers diving, free monthly presentations, an underwater photographic society, & social events like happy hours & dinners.

This group & many of our club events are open to the public. However, we do not post our club dives on Meetup since only paid members can join. Sign up for just $20/year (http://seagypsies.nyc/membership/newmembers) & you'll also get access to our exclusive Google Group email list, monthly newsletter, & get an invite to our annual holiday party among a number of other perks.

Follow us on other social media: Instagram (http://instagram.com/nycseagypsies), Twitter (http://twitter.com/NYCSeaGypsies), & our Facebook Group (http://www.fb.com/groups/seagypsies).

Questions/concerns? Contact the admins in this Meetup group or contact us through any of the club’s social media accounts listed above.

Upcoming events (2)

Tales of an Open Ocean

Press Box

The topic for our June monthly meeting is "Tales of an Open Ocean" presented by Gaelin Rosenwaks. *All those with an interest in the underwater world are welcome to attend this event as our guest.* Gaelin Rosenwaks will be taking us on a journey from Antarctica to the Arctic, Palau, and points in between ending with her latest expedition diving the Blue Hole in Belize with submarines. During this talk, Gaelin will also be presenting her short film, "Coral: Glimmer of Hope" which was an official selection for the International Ocean Film Festival. This beautifully shot and inspiring film showcases scientists in Palau studying how temperature stresses coral, and how some species might contain the secret of adaptation and survival. Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer and filmmaker. She began her career working in Antarctica researching over-wintering patterns of Southern Ocean zooplankton after which she earned her Master’s Degree researching the migratory movements of Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration, Inc. to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation, and fishing through film, photography, writing and adventure. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. Come to the event early to get a good seat! --------------------------------------------------------------- Side note: This event is posted in a variety of forums so the guest list is larger than what is shown here.

A Picnic with Jaws

Hunter's Point South Park

Join us as we relish one of the worst/best shark movies out there while picnicking in the park. Just over the river into Queens, Hunter's Point South Park shows movies with Manhattan as a dramatic backdrop for the screen which is perfect for Jaws as you can see in the photo. The movie is free & begins at sunset. Bring drinks* for yourself & some food to share. You can make or buy the food, but it would be lovely if it was global in flavor (e.g., Italian cookies from Whole Foods). And don't forget to bring a blanket to sit on. TO GET THERE: Take the 7 train one stop into Queens to the Vernon-Jackson stop. -OR- Jump on the NYC ferry from along the east side of Manhattan as far north as E. 34th St. or as far south as Wall Street/Pier 11. There's also routes in Queens & Brooklyn along the water as far north as Astoria or as far south as DUMBO. Depending upon your route, get off at Hunters Point South or Long Island City Gantry Plaza. (The fare on the ferry is just $2.75—the same price as the subway. See the routes here: https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/) *IS ALCOHOL LEGAL IN THE PARK? Alcohol is illegal in the park, HOWEVER, the city has decriminalized minor infractions such as drinking alcohol in public so many people do drink there. See https://tinyurl.com/NYCDrinking Side note: This event is posted in a variety of forums so the guest list is larger than what is shown here. ---------------------------------------------------------- Every month, the Gypsies Ethnic Eating Klub (GEEK) gets together to eat delicious international food at a fantastic place around the city. All divers are welcome! Just make sure to RSVP.

Past events (308)

NYUPS: Marine Life that Ain't Fish

The House of Brews

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