Andrea Doria Presentation, DNS Meeting, July 21

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Posted by DNS Staff on July 07, 2010 at 06:45:32:

Presentation on Diving the Andrea Doria -- DNS Meeting July 21

Hi all!

If you’ve been reading the SCUBA boards or other online news sources lately, you may have heard about the recent recovery of one of the bronze bells on the SS Andrea Doria, the famed Italian ocean liner that sunk off the coast of Massachusetts in 1956. Well, three Dive N Surf staff members – Assistant Instructor Laila Richard and Divemasters Kathy Mallon and Chris Gini – were on board the dive boat that recovered the bell last month!

On Wednesday night, July 21, Laila, Kathy, and Chris will share at the Dive N Surf dive team meeting pictures and stories from their amazing dives on the Andrea Doria. The team will describe the training they endured to prepare for their two days of diving on this world-class wreck and share what diving on a 637-foot, 29,100-ton ocean liner is really like. As Laila says, “It’s longer than two football fields -- crazy big shipwreck!!!”

To read more about the Andrea Doria and the discovery of the bronze bell, go to: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/bell-from-famed-wreck-of-andrea-doria-discovered-0312.

The dive team meeting will be held at Lou-E-Luey's Banquet Hall on the International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach, between Naja's Bar and Delzano's restaurant. Park in the Redondo Beach Marina lot (enter on Harbor Drive across from Gold's Gym). Parking validation is available. Admission to the meeting is $11, and includes a taco bar buffet dinner. Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the presentations start at 7:15 p.m. A cash bar will be open for beverage purchases.

This event is open to the public. Everyone attending receives a free raffle ticket for Dive N' Surf door prizes. A second, $2 raffle will be held for a great SCUBA prize.

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