Join us May 8th to learn all about our Maldives trip and why it is the perfect place to dive from legendary Moosa Hassan, dive leader from the Manthiri Liveaboard.
When: Wednesday May 8th Time: 7:00pm Where: Store Location
Moosa will be highlighting the types of diving, the boat and crew and the diverse and exciting marine life you will see. Ask questions about the Maldives, diving and about our April 2020 trip which still has a few spots left. All are welcome!
The Boston Sea Rovers is a 501C3 not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the marine environment. We are one of the oldest and most distinguished underwater clubs in America , and have a worldwide reputation of excellence. While the membership has changed repeatedly over the years, we still hold true to a pledge that was inspired in 1954, and we remain dedicated to “Raising the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World”. In order to achieve this lofty goal, the early members of the club designed and invented the first underwater film show available to the general public. They called that first production a Clinic, and we have held the event every year since. The Clinic now comprises an entire weekend, which is typically the second full weekend in March. The event is held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel-Boston North Shore. The Clinic consists of a world renowned film festival where international underwater film makers present and premier their most recent works, over forty daytime seminars covering a wide variety of topics, workshops focused on hands-on training, and an exhibit hall filled with equipment, travel destinations, dive clubs, and more.
Daytime Seminars We recommend seeing: Taveuni and the Kingdom of Tonga by Andrew Martinez The Glow Below by Charles Mazel Has Jaws Come Home by Greg Skomal Captain Kidd, Petroglyphs, Elephants & Guns: Finds in the Connecticut River by Annette Spaulding
Saturday Night Film Festival This is surely one of the best parts of the whole weekend. This year boasts big names like Sylvia Earle, Robert Ballard, Brian Skerry, Joe Romeiro, Roger Munns, Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet. This years film festival is a MUST SEE!
A Tale of 2 Islands – Diving the Mid Atlantic Range
Presentation by Faith Ortins of Blue Green Expeditions
Avid diver, longtime Froggie member, and wonderful friend, Faith Ortins, will be presenting at the Dec 13th NSF Club Meeting this week. Please join us for a wonderful evening as Faith shares with us a story of two islands (The Azores and Iceland)
Both islands sit on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, but have very different ecosystems – above and below the water. But both are uniquely beautiful thanks to the geothermal activity that has shaped them.
They will both be on your bucket list after this!
Friends and Family of the Froggies are invited for this wonderful event. Please park in the Shetland Park area and be courteous to our hosts at Palmers’s Cover Yacht Club by remaining in the presentation room for the event.
Tis the season for great deals on scuba and snorkeling gear. It’s a great time to get yourself set-up for your winter travels to warm water destinations. We have put together some specials with items that will enhance your local and warm water travel diving!
BONAIRE: The Island Saving Its Coral Reefs with George Buckley
WHEN: November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Salem Athenaeum 337 Essex St Salem, MA 01970
COST: $10 members, $15 non-members, Free for students with ID.
CONTACT: Salem Athenaeum 978.744.2540
Film Screening and Discussion
In a world of uncertainty, one of the ecosystems emblematic of the need for balance is the coral reef. Bonaire Bonanza is a success story of good reef management on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, where scientists and citizens work together to manage and protect the reefs. This documentary by George Buckley and Dutch filmmaker Edward Snijders won the Palme d’Or Award in Marseilles.
Tonight’s screening of Bonaire Bonanza includes a discussion session with George Buckley who narrated and advised on the film.
George Buckley is the co-founder and Assistant Director of Sustainability and Environmental Management Program at Harvard Extension School. He is an expert scuba diver who has led hundreds of students to study the sea. He has been a long-time Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and chief scientist on some two dozen Earthwatch Expeditions on marine ecology and field studies on coral reefs, bay ecology, horseshoe crabs, fresh water clams and land snails. He is the Chairman of Bonaire’s Accolade Foundation and Director of the Marine Ecology Project.
His awards include the Palme d’Or for his film Bonaire Bonanza, the EPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Diver of the Year. It was when he worked on the award-winning NOVA TV program, “The Sea Behind the Dunes,” that he began his career in environmental filmmaking.
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BONUS GIFT CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE USED ON THE SALE WEEKEND. FUTURE PURCHASE ONLY
CLASSES PURCHASED ON SALE DATE MUST BE USED WITHIN 1 YEAR OF SALE DATE
Being a cold water diver means knowing how to keep our body warm so we can enjoy our local waters. Although we deck ourselves out in 7mm wetsuits, hood, boots and gloves sometimes we need a little extra to keep us comfortable in the water. Here are some of our recommendations to keep you warm!
O’Neill Thermo-X Shirts
Thermo-X 220g nylon/spandex fabric with HyperDry offers lightweight insulation and minimal water absorption
Provides core insulation that’s low-bulk and dries quickly
UPF 50 sun protection
We offer both Men’s & Women’s Sizes
Henderson Thermaxx 3mm Vests
• Super soft, high stretch neoprene.
• Fire Fleece™ lining.
• Double glued and double (interior & exterior) stitched seams provide longevity, confidence, and performance in the most demanding conditions.
• Henderson’s patterns have evolved over 50 years from USA standards. Every TherMAXX wetsuit style is patterned, cut, sewn and fitted in the USA, prior to any production manufacturing.
• Velcro®-resistant outer fabric.
• YKK #10 zipper.
• Zipper tether.
• 10-year Limited Warranty
• Sizes XS-3XL
Aqualung 6/5/3 Hooded Vests
6mm super-stretch neoprene is used on the hood with a 4mm skin-in-face seal which is designed to be easily trimmed
The front and back panels are 5mm neoprene, with 3mm panels on the side for increased stretch and fit, allowing for easy donning and doffing of the vest
A bubble vent is built into the hood to allow trapped exhaust bubbles to easily escape
Sizes XS – 2XL
Wetsox Thermal Sock
Frictionless out layer allows you to slide in or out of any wetsuit or boots easily
Sandwiched Neoprene construction adds +1mm of insulation beneath your boots
Four-way stretch material that fits your body like a second skin
Flatlock stitch to avoid ‘seem rub’
Increases the life of your gear
Works with any wetsuit or boot with no need to size u
From beginner to expert, Aqua Lung’s Phazer fin, with its revolutionary composite wave rib technology, provides the perfect balance for divers to produce powerful kicks with easy but energy-maximizing movements. Designed and produced with a tri-material construction and an advanced canalization system, everything about this fin is engineered to optimize the energy you load and release with every kick.