Posted by Eric Frasco on September 03, 2003 at 12:29:15:
In Reply to: Re: Dive Clubs near Hermosa Beach ? posted by jlyle on September 02, 2003 at 15:04:35:
Jim and Todd:
Sea Divers and Douglas are still seperate clubs. Douglas Dive Club meets 1st Weds. of the month (tonight!) at Cirivellos Italian Restaurant in Long Beach
The Sea Divers met last night at Round Table Pizza in north Torrance (near the Redondo Galleria):
Dive N'Surf was already mentioned, meets third Weds. at National Sports Grill in Torrance
Los Angeles U/W Photo Society, if you are into photography meets third Weds. at Museum of Nat. History (near USC Campus)
West LA Dive Club meets fourth Tuesday at Mrs. Garcia's Restaurant in Marina Del Rey (worth the drive)
California Wreck Divers meets fouth Weds. at Round Table Pizza in north Torrance (near the Redondo Galleria)
The Lost Patrol Dive Club meets quarterly, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Black U/W Explorers meets 2nd Tues.:
If you want to drive over the hill into the valley, the Whalers meet 1st Tues. at Zigs restaurant in Woodland Hills:
Those are the clubs that have been in contact with GLACD over this last year. Also, I know that other active clubs include the Antelope Valley Dive Club, the Burbank Dive Club, and the Barnacle Busters.
Each club seems to have its own "character" so it is just a matter of finding a group that you feel comfortable with. You should contact the different clubs and see if they have trips going out. You should be able to find something that suits your interest.
There are many more fine clubs, but they are further out and will require a drive to get to them. Pick up a copy of California Diving News and they have a page on clubs and club activities in the back. Also, LA County diving resources has a page that lists a lot of the clubs at:
Hope that Helps!
President, Greater Los Angeles Council of Divers
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