Local Diving

Meet the first woman to ever dive the Andrea Doria

Evelyn Dudas

Evelyn Bartram Dudas first breathed compressed air in the early 1960’s when the sport of scuba diving was newly born. After obtaining her dive certification at the University of Buffalo in 1964, she returned to West Chester PA and began diving off the Mid-Atlantic coast at every opportunity she had. During a dive trip in 1965 on the recently sunk tanker Stolt Dagali, she met John Dudas, and they became frequent diving partners. Evelyn was the first woman to dive the Andrea Doria, one of the first women to use mix gases, and also the first to start a custom wetsuit company where one could not be found commercially.  Her story has graced the pages of Skin Diver, Newsweek, National Geographic, Franklin Mint Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few. She appears in the DEMA/Jack McKenney video Scuba Dive America. Evelyn was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2000, and is still diving wrecks and caves to this day!

Come hear how she and her husband retrieved the coveted compass from the luxury liner along with many other fascinating stories at the North Shore Frogmen meeting on Thursday March 3 at 8:00 at Palmers Cover Yacht Club in Salem; social gathering at 7:30pm. Desserts will be served.

Palmer Cove Yacht Club
March 3rd, 2016
7:30 Social Gathering
8:00pm Presentation Begins
Hosted by the NorthShore Frogmen

Palmer Cove Yacht Club
74 Leavitt Street Salem, MA

Scuba News: November 2015

November Newsletter (1)

November, 2015
Hello Everyone!
We hope you had a great October! We just want to start off by thanking everything who came out to our big End of Season Sale. We had a great weekend, many of you walked away with some awesome new gear. We greatly appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing photos of you having fun in your new gear.
This past month has been a lot of fun for us. We finished up our certification ocean dives where we certified another 45 students. We finished off the season with a few good boat dives and then finished off the month with our big sale.
As we look to the month ahead, Whitney heads to DEMA which is a Scuba Trade Show where she will find new scuba trips and gear to bring back to the store. Then she heads to Bonaire November 7th with a group of 12 divers. This month also starts our 50% off Equipment Labor special which you can read more about below. We also are starting winter hours effective immediately. Then we get ready for Shaun to travel to Little Cayman at the beginning of December. The water is sitting around 50 degrees and the vis has been nice. Get out there and dive!! (If you dislike the cold, don’t forget you can rent and purchase drysuits from us!)
Undersea Divers Staff


Articles & News
November Special: 50% Off Equipment Labor

Back by popular demand, November is 50% off Equipment Labor! Drop off your gear anytime in November to receive the discount.

Regulator Labor $60 Now $30 

BCD Labor $35 Now $17.50
VIP Inspection $25 Now $12.50

Included Air Fill

Hydro Inspection $50 Now $25

Includes VIP & Air Fill

*Parts not included in 50% off, Normal Pricing Applies
*Drysuit Repairs & Computer Battery Changes Excluded
Dive Cozumel: January 2016
We have booked another trip to Scuba Club Cozumel from January 30th – February 6th, 2016. Our last trip to Scuba Club was a huge success. The resort is made for divers by divers. This trip is all inclusive giving you 2 tank dives for 5 days, unlimited shore diving and all of your meals. Head over to ourwebsite to learn more.
Dive Bonaire: March 2016
We just booked our semi-annual Bonaire trip for March 5th -12th, 2016. Head over to our Group Travel Page to learn more about this trip.
Divi Flamingo Bonaire: New Resort Upgrades
Our go-to Dive Resort in Bonaire just finished a multi million dollar renovation. Not only have they revamped the resort lobby but they also added a new boat to their fleet along with a new restaurant. We are very excited to see the new changes in person when we head down there next week. Read all about the new upgrades here.
New Product: Sherwood Elite Fins & Sherwood VIDA Mask
Lightweight, high performance dual-composite fin blade featuring full-length power rails and a central flex channel. Open heel foot pocket is held comfortable and secure with our unique, highly stretchable silicone heel strap. The NEW ELITE fin from Sherwood is the elite choice for power and performance.

The Vida Mask uses the latest in co-molding technologies to provide a mask with unique styling and color configurations. This two teardrop shaped lens mask provides tremendous vision and comfort in addition to the unique design.

* Low profile & wide view allow the mask to fit on a wide variety of faces.
* Silicone connected pivot buckle permit an extremely comfortable mask strap fitting.
* The ergonomic nose pocket provides ease of clearing ears.
North Shore Frogmen Annual Banquet
The Froggies are getting ready for their Annual President’s Banquet. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Visit their event site for more details!
Flying & Scuba Diving: What you Need to Know

As a lot of you prepare for your dive vacations this season, we have received many questions on diving and flying. Here is anarticle that gives you what you need to know in order to maximize your diving on vacation while remaining safe when you hop on the plane home.
Blue Lobster Caught out of Beverly, MA!

This lobster was caught near Halfway Rock in Beverly the other day by fisherman Tom Birarelli. Read the details of their find here.
Upcoming Classes & Dives
Discover Scuba:
November 4th 6:30pm
December 2nd 6:30pm
Learn more HERE
Open Water Course: 
View full schedule through December 2015 HERE
Equipment Specialist:
December 16th & 17th  6-8pm
Drysuit Course:
Call to schedule: We are flexible!
Nitrox Class:
Complete online then come to us for the analyzing of gas
Upcoming Events
November 7th -14th, 2015
North Shore Frogman’s Banquet
December 5th, 2015

Little Cayman
December 5th -12th, 2015
January 30th -February 6th, 2016
March 5th-12th, 2016

50% Off Equipment Labor

Back by popular demand, November is 50% off Equipment Labor! Drop off your gear anytime in November to receive the discount.

Regulator Labor $60 Now $30

BCD Labor $35 Now $17.50

VIP Inspection $25 Now $12.50
Included Air Fill

Hydro Inspection $50 Now $25
Includes VIP & Air Fill


*Parts not included in 50% off, Normal Pricing Applies
*Drysuit Repairs & Computer Battery Changes Excluded

Meet the Diver of the Year

fredgoproWe want to tell you a story about one of our customers, Fred. Fred came to us last September wanting to become a certified scuba diver. He walked in the door with such enthusiasm, telling us he had wanted to do this for years but had never took the plunge to get his certification. Fred completed his PADI Open Water Diver Certification on September 29th, 2013. Since that day, Fred has been hooked, diving every weekend he can and taking some days off to get in the water because he just couldn’t stand to be away. Fred hopped in the water on May 10th and said ” Let’s set a goal of 50 dives this season.”  As he approached the 50 dives so early, he then decided to up the goal to 75. Once Fred hit 75 dives,  Bob said if you get 100 dives in by your certification anniversary we are going to do something special for you. We obviously loved this idea of 100 dives and encouraged him to reach his mark. We saw him every weekend for air fills and he would update us of his dive count, what new skill he had mastered or what cool critter he saw on his dive that morning. “Today makes 74, I’ll be getting 2 more Saturday and hopefully 3 more dives in Sunday”. We are proud to announce that Fred made is 100th dive on September 29th, 2014!


We were so impressed by his dedication to the sport and enriching his life, we knew we had to celebrate the occasion. Fred has always talked about getting a GoPro so he could document all of his great dives so he could show his friends how awesome the sport of diving was. So we figured what better gift than a GoPro to mark his great accomplishment. We have now dubbed Fred ” Diver of the Year”. We encourage others to follow in Fred’s footsteps. You could be the next Diver of the Year! Start your adventure today!