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)

NYUPS: Post-processing Clinic

The House of Brews

The Sea Gypsies' NY Underwater Photographic Society (NYUPS) will be viewing & editing photos during the "Post-processing Clinic" for June's meeting. *All those with an interest in the underwater world and/or photography are welcome to attend this event as our guest.* Creating beautiful underwater images is an art form, and that creative process rarely ends with the click of the shutter button. Most photographers do some form of post-processing, sometimes as simple as cropping, sometimes as complex as masking and detailed spot editing to make a good image even better. When working underwater, technical issues can be more of a problem than with topside photography, and careful editing can salvage an excellent composition marred by these distractions. We believe that this is not "cheating" (as long as it is not done to deceive the viewer), but rather one more step that needs to be studied and practiced by the successful underwater photographer. Please send in several (but not more than four) of your photos that you feel need some editing. If you would like to work with us on your own laptop, that is fine as long as you can connect it to our HDMI AV system so that the whole group can watch the process. For this session (unlike our usual requirements), you can send high resolution images or even RAW files if you have access to a cloud drive that we can use for the transfer. While you don’t absolutely need high resolution for this session, remember that if you crop significantly, a low resolution image will be degraded in appearance. Email will work as always for smaller files. In your email subject line, please include in caps NYUPS: “Post-Processing Clinic". Email all of your images to [masked]. You should get a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please email Larry Cohen at [masked] DATE OF SUBMISSION: The deadline for images is Fri., June 14, 2019. Please note that you do not need to submit images to attend the meeting – feel free to just come and enjoy the session, and learn a little about improving your imaging techniques. We want to stress that our meetings are for photographers of all levels. It doesn’t matter what camera you use, how long you've been shooting, or even if you don’t take photos at all. NYUPS at the Sea Gypsies wants to share the joys of underwater imaging with everyone! Note: * There are 2 different bars with the same "House of Brews" name. Make sure you come to the one on 302 W. 51st St. * 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.

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Tales of an Open Ocean

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