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Undersea Divers on Boston Voyager!


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Today we’d like to introduce you to Whitney Boyle.

Whitney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Our company was founded by Bobby Boyle, my father in 1986. My father certified me as a diver back in 1998 and whisked me off to his favorite tropical island, Bonaire. I immediately fell in love with the sport. I would dive with him locally as well as on family vacations to different islands as my mom and sister were also certified divers. I went to business school and graduated in 2008 when the economy fell through. I decided to come work for my father while I looked for open positions. I loved being able to work with him, be able to use my recent degree and of course be involved with a business surrounded by my favorite thing, the ocean. In a tragic twist, my father passed away in 2015 from a mitochondrial disease. I knew I wanted to keep the family business going, so I decided to take over as owner.

To be able to continue my fathers legacy, along with my passion for the sport meant the world to me. Taking over the business was a challenge, due to the abrupt loss of our fearless leader and being put into a position I didn’t know how I would handle. With my father’s past advice, our dedicated staff and the loyal customer base we have, we all joined forces to make this the best company it could be. Since then our company has grown every year, we have changed to a bigger location and our customer base has grown. We are thriving and enjoying every minute of it. We have a strong love for the ocean and being able to share that with others and bring them into this fun and exciting sport gives us great joy.

Has it been a smooth road?
We have faced many challenges as a small business. From the loss of our founder to the economy declining to the fact that internet sales seem to be taking over everything. It is harder than ever in today’s world to be a brick and mortar store. I think any small business owner would say that it is not a smooth road and never will be. You have to be able to adapt to the ever-changing economy and social trends.A few things we have found to give us success is treating customers and staff well, be genuine, listen and always go above and beyond.

Your work environment and attitude are crucial to success. Behind the scenes, I would say don’t try too many things at once, focus and execute and never spend what you don’t have. Of course taking risks will need to happen, but they need to be calculated well thought out risks. Lastly, never be complacent. Just because it worked before, doesn’t mean it will always work. Stay on top of trends and consumer needs and always strive to be better. Of course, there will be missteps but it is how you react to those and adapt which will set you apart.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Undersea Divers story. Tell us more about the business.
Our company is mainly a scuba diving facility but we also focus on snorkeling, swimming, and travel. We provide Scuba Certifications of all levels, we have a repair and maintenance department for gear, we run dive/snorkel travel around the world and lead group dives in our local New England waters as well as have a store that’s packed with fun gear.

I’m proud to say we are best known for our family-like community. When you dive/snorkel/swim with us you become part of our Undersea family, you are not just an average consumer. The groups of people we have are the best. We see new friendships being created every day, new fears being conquered, new goals being reached. It’s a very supportive, enthusiastic community. We take great pride in introducing people to the underwater world. To see someone experience diving for the first time gives us great joy. They get out of the water, a smile from ear to ear and then they tell us what they saw, how amazing it was, how the feeling of breathing underwater is otherworldly… nothing is better than that.

We are also known for our dive travel. We travel all around the world but our favorite and most popular destination is the island of Bonaire. We run trips there twice a year. Practically everyone that goes to Bonaire with us has come back for a repeat trip. We have known the island like the back of our hand. we handle all of the arrangements for you so all you have to do is have fun in the sun! We love bringing divers to new destinations and creating memories they will never forget.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Scuba diving was very popular back in the 80’s and 90’s. The industry saw a decline in the early 2000’s but over the past 5 years, we have seen an increase. We hope that the industry gains even more popularity over the next few years. We believe we see this increase due to more awareness of the ocean, whether it be the popular BBC Blue Planet Series or getting information faster via social media. Scuba diving is a great family sport, especially on vacations. We are seeing the parents who were certified years ago now bringing in their kids who are now of the age (10 years old and up) to scuba dive so they can all enjoy the water together. The certification courses are now easier to take, with e-learning sessions for time and convenience along with a shorter time span. Courses used to be 6 to 8 weeks long which is hard to fit into everyone’s busy schedules, now we have courses where you can get certified in just 4 days, making it easier for people.


  • Try Scuba $20: Try scuba in the pool before you take the full certification course
  • Open Water Diver $594 (Beginner Certification)
  • Refresher Course $150 ( For those certified who have been out of the water for a while)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver $395 (Course has taken after the Open Water Diver for more challenging dives and depths)

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We have some GREAT NEWS for the diving community. The 45 ft Cape Ann Divers Boat was purchased by a very good friend of ours Jonathan Morneau! He is an exceptional diver and captain with a great enthusiasm for the ocean that is infectious. He has announced the new website where you can find all of the information for charters. Start booking those dive trips before they fill up for the season! We know you will love his operation!

Check out his website where you can see a list of dive sites, how to book (right online) and information about Mr. Morneau himself!

We are excited to be chartering his boat this summer. We will list our charter dates soon!

Captain Jonathan Morneau!




It’s that time of the year again. Here are all of the details for our upcoming Spring Sale! Please note if you want to talk/see Whitney at the sale she will be there Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-12:30pm. If you cannot make it to the sale, no problem, just shoot us and email or give us a call to make other arrangements. We hope to see many of you there!


Marine Life Mobile App Seminar!

Marine Life of the North Atlantic


By: Andrew Martinez

Date: May 16th, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Undersea Divers Store

Most of you recognize the Marine Life book above, we know it is our favorite. It is jam packed with marine life, scientific names, and information. We use this book to look up new critters, make notes of where and when we saw them, and figure out marine life names. We are excited to announce that Andrew has now taken all of the amazing information in his book and created a Mobile App! On May 17th, Andrew will be presenting his new app, it’s functions and how to use it. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Want to check out the App right now?! It is available for IOS download and will soon be offered for Andriod platforms.


Marine Life of the North Atlantic presents easy to use and cleverly designed field guide that unveils marine life of the region from Northern Canada to Cape May, New Jersey.
Marine Life of the North Atlantic is a unique tool, which you can carry in your pocket, that allows divers, students, teachers, citizen scientists, and beachcombers to have and to share information of observed marine organisms of the covered region. It is the most comprehensive field guide expertly designed for easy recording and sharing of all your observations. The book section of this app is divided into clear, color coded and easy to navigate chapters/phylum.
The SEARCH feature is uniquely designed to allow you to narrow the search within each chapter or to explore the entire book.
This feature is a pictorial record of the plants or animals you have seen during your dive or just a walk on the beach it is not designed to replace your traditional dive log. It is a wonderful tool for divers, citizen scientists, and lovers of nature to record their observations of marine life when and where they were found.
Is a simple and easy to use function that gives you ability to keep a unique record of your personal observations and share your discoveries with others.
With this app you have a unique opportunity to create a personal Life List that you can sync among all your mobile devices.
The Follow feature allows you to create a “bucket list” of plants and animals that you would like to see. When another user records an animal on his/her dive record that is on your Following List, you will receive a notification indicating where and when it was observed.
The “Notifications” section is dedicated to inform you of all upcoming dive related activities, such as club meetings, dive trips, classes and sales. The events that you choose to save can be easily added to your personal calendar.
This mobile app is a modern field guide that allows the user to see and compare many images of an animal that you are investigating. This makes identification or observation of a behavior much easier. In order to experience beyond the capabilities of a book and take full advantage of this app, an annual subscription will be necessary. This will allow the user to benefit from creating, using, and saving your Life Lists, communicating observations, and sharing notifications of observed marine life with others. This sharing of information greatly enriches the distribution of knowledge of our marine world. The annual subscription is $ 12 US dollars/year, ($1 dollar a month.)
We have been able to present this application and subscription to you at such a low price because we are relying on your support. The subscribers will help us to continue to pay for the servers and the communication in the cloud. This will greatly help unite us in our common goal of preserving of the marine world.

Boston Sea Rovers Show: THIS WEEKEND

The Boston Sea Rovers show is this weekend in Danvers at the Double Tree by Hilton. This is an annual show that hosts seminars, exhibit hall, workshops and the ever popular film festival. We will be there with a big booth, so make sure you stop by to say hello to us!

Location & Show Times 

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923


Daytime Programs: 8:45AM – 5:00PM
Film Festival: 8:00PM – 10:30PM
(Film Festival doors open at 7:30PM,
seating is first come first serve)

Daytime Programs: 9:15AM – 4:30PM

Our daytime presentations form the backbone of our show. In two days we host over 40 speakers covering a myriad of diving and marine related topics. Each hour there are three simultaneous lectures being held on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5 pm. You get to choose which speaker or topic you would like to see based on your interests.

Scuba Gear manufacturers, travel destinations, local dive shops and clubs!

Film Festival
The jewel of each annual Clinic is our Saturday Evening Film Festival. The Sea Rovers take pride in the fact that we have continuously blazed the trail in the underwater world, premiering more speakers and presentations from our stages than any other show.

February Newsletter

Hello Divers!
Well, we all made it to February! We are inching closer to spring..don’t give up! This month is an exciting one, we head to Bonaire in a few weeks, then the Boston Sea Rovers Show March 10th & 11th! Below you can read all about the Sea Rovers Show, we highly recommend checking it out! There are seminars, an exhibitor area, raffles, and a great film festival at night which is our favorite. They even are in need of volunteers which gets you a free ticket!
On the few warm air temp days divers have been getting in the water, with most people diving dry with a few wetsuit divers who can brave the cold. Although the water is colder, visibility tends to be better. There are some photos below of our winter divers!
We have a few new products in the shop which we can check out below. We are excited to announce that we will start to carry some free-diving and spear fishing gear as we get further to the spring.
This month’s Photo Society Meeting Andy will be talking about camera terminology and composition. We would like to thank Steve Setzer who presented a fabulous seminar of his recent trip to Botswana at last month’s meeting. Feel free to swing by to check out a meeting! Meeting are held on the last Thursday of every month at 7pm at the store location.
We hope to see you all soon!
Whitney, Shaun, Larry

Boston Sea Rovers Show Announces  Day Time Seminars 

The Boston Sea Rovers are the proud sponsors of the “Longest Continuously Running Dive Show in the World,” a distinction made possible primarily due to the excellent quality of speakers that have continued to grace their stages. They take great pleasure in hosting the best educators, explorers, scientists, divers and speakers in the world. The purpose of these lectures help them to achieve their club mission, “To educate the general public about the underwater world.”
The daytime presentations form the backbone of the show. In two days they host over 40 speakers covering a myriad of diving and marine related topics. Each hour there are three simultaneous lectures being held on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5 pm. You get to choose which speaker or topic you would like to see based on your interests. Seminar Schedule 

Local Diving (Yes in January and February, haha) 

Many people think we stop diving at the end of summer. NONSENSE! The water stayed so nice we actually ran our Dive Society group through the first week of December with all of us diving wet! Despite the colder air temps the past month or so, getting in for a dive has proved difficult. But we were graced with some random warm air temp days which enabled divers to get in the water. While 95% of people are diving dry we have had a few brave souls venture out in wetsuits. Dive Diva, Paula has been such a go-getter and diving every minute she can with dive buddy Chad. Here are a few photos she has taken on her winter dives. Don’t think the dive season is just May through September. Colder waters tend to give us better visibility…plus you get to brag that you dive year round! We want to give a shout out to Paula, Chad, Mike and Henry for not letting the cold stop them from having fun and diving!

There Won’t be New Scallop Fishing off the Coast off Nahant After All 

NAHANT — After hearing from more than 200 people who wrote letters demanding a reconsideration, the state has decided not to allow sea scallop dredging where it is currently prohibited off the coast of Nahant.
“I am not anti-making-a-living,” said commercial lobsterman Justin Mahoney. “I have no problem with a fisherman making a living. I don’t like that we don’t know what the long term effects could be.”
Scallop harvesting is done through dredging, which disrupts the sea floor, said Mahoney. The State Division of Marine Fisheries proposed a pilot program that would allow dredging for scallops in areas where it is currently not allowed from February and March. Full Article 

The Loss of a Dear Friend & Diver

Our dear friend Jack Budrow passed away on February 3rd. Jack was an avid diver in New England waters as well as in the tropics. He frequented our Dive Society dives, always with a camera in hand. He loved to go to Bonaire with us. He was an incredible friend and asset to the community. We will miss Jack so much. Below you will find the information about his service. Service Details 

Avoid BCD Self-Inflation

When it comes to washing your BCD, it’s hugely important to not only rinse the exterior with fresh clean water, but also the interior of the air cell or bladder. During a dive, salt water leaks into the BCD bladder through the dump valves and the low-pressure inflator, and must be drained out during your post-dive maintenance routine. If you fail to do this, the salt water in your BCD bladder once evaporated, will leave salt crystals — some large enough to act like pieces of glass and tear or rupture the bladder bag. A good internal rinse will eliminate this.
The BCD Flush is the perfect tool to maintain your BCD. To do this, use a garden hose to flush fresh water into the BCD’s bladder via the low-pressure oral inflator, making sure to hold down the deflate button as you do so. These BCD Flushes are in stock now!

Now Carrying: APEX RK3 Fins

Designed in collaboration with the US military and renowned for outstanding performance and reliability, the Apeks RK3 is a rugged thermoplastic rubber fin featuring an over-sized foot pocket to accommodate drysuit boots and a spring strap for easy donning and doffing. RK3 Details 

Now in Stock: Aqualung Defense Dry Duffle

 This rugged, pit bull of a duffle, has waterproof seams to keep your favorite gear completely dry on any dive adventure. With 85 liters of carrying capacity, the bag is designed to carry a full set of dive gear, including your BC. The grey color will stay an average of 130F cooler than most darker colored bags. When the dive is over, use the drain on the side of the bag as a rinse bucket and fill the bag with all your wet gear – the water won’t leak out. Duffle Details



Bonaire: FULL
February 24th – March 3rd, 2018

We are headed back to our favorite island February 24th – March 3rd. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.
Trip Details

March 24th – April 3rd, 2018

Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.
Trip Details

November 3rd – 10th, 2018

We are headed back to our favorite island November 3rd – 10th, 2018. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.
Trip Details

Little Cayman: Spots are filling extremely fast!
December 1st – 10th, 2018

Join group leader Shaun Maguire on our trip to Little Cayman December 1st -8th, 2018. From Phillipe Cousteau to David Doubliet, just about every diver who has experienced its reefs has stated that Little Cayman is one of the world’s premier dive destinations – with pristine reefs, excellent visibility and incredible diving. The 80° F water is second to none when it comes to clarity and it is said that more underwater photographs are taken in the Cayman Islands than in all other Caribbean destinations. The Caymans’ trademark turtles are a common sight and eagle rays, angelfish, reef sharks and grouper count among the 500 species of fish that have been documented here.
Trip Details

January 17th -26th, 2019

The Maldives is one of the top all around dive destinations on the planet. Drift over the channels, linger over the pinnacles or the drop-offs. Or the valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals crowded with fish, nearly always tame. Tropicals to pelagics. Snappers, morays, mantas, turtles, sharks and whalesharks.
Trip Details


March 2nd – 9th, 2019

We are headed back to our favorite island March 2nd – 9th, 2019. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.
Trip Details


Local Event: The Discovery of a New Wreck!

The North Shore Frogmen

Host the William H Machen Presentation

The Frogmen have invited everyone to their presentation coming up on December 14th at the Palmer Cove Yacht Club. Jeff Goodreau and Ryan King are local divers who will be talking about the wreck they found this summer in 300ft of water! These guys are the real deal and are great story tellers. Come listen to their fascinating stories about their new discovery! All are welcome!

New Items: Now in Stock!

We have added some new items to the shop. Take a look at all of the fun new stuff below!

Aqualung Impulse Dry Snorkel

The new Impulse Dry snorkel has been completely redesigned with the dry valve facing forward, allowing the valve to close quicker than any other dry snorkel. The new barrel shape makes the snorkel more streamlined in the water. Even the snorkel keeper has been improved to include a push button two piece connector, allowing for easy connection to the mask strap.

Cordura Mask Bags with Anti-Fog Holder

These bags are great for traveling or storing your mask when you are not in the water. It features a side pocket for your anti-fog or anything else!

Coffee Mugs in a Variety of Designs

Add these fun new mugs to your dive lifestyle.

Dive Flag Winter Beanie Hats 

Keep warm in this new winter beanie. Great for before and after your dive!

Wetsox Shorts

We brought in Wetsox socks at the end of the summer and we immediately sold out. These socks are a super slippery 1mm neoprene which helps you get your suit on. People loved them so  much we decided to try the shorts. These shorts make it SO easy to skip your wetsuit on. No more fighting and getting tuckered out when donning gear.


These socks have been a best seller since they hit our shelves. These 1mm slippery neoprene socks help yu get your suit on that much easier and quicker! Stop fighting to get your suit on and get a pair of WetSox!

Smart Coils

These smart coils are the number one accessory. Use these clips for cameras, consoles, or any accessory you want to carry with you on a dive. Makes for a great stocking stuffer!

Aqualung ROGUE BCD

Created for the accomplished diver who knows exactly what gear they want, the Rogue BC strikes the perfect combination of personalization and minimal design. Utilizing Aqua Lung’s patent pending ModLock connectors, the Rogue allows divers to dive their way thanks to the Rogue’s easily interchangeable size and accessory configurations. With a 15L/35lb lift capacity, SureLock II weights, 2 folding pockets, and stainless steel D-rings — this BC comes standard with all the bells and whistles you want, without all the fluff you don’t. When it comes to your gear, make every dive personal. Your Dive. Your Way.

Floaty Lanyard 

This floaty lanyard is great for cameras and cell phone cases!Don’t let that expensive piece of technology float away!

Camera Box

These new camera boxes are perfect for storage and travel. It comes with foam that you can cut out to perfectly fit your camera and housing.

Aqualung Big Squeeze Knife

Aqualung has introduced the newest version of it’s popular Big Squeeze Knife. The Big Squeeze will come with leg straps. It is offered in stainless steel with a blunt tip or sheeps foot. It also comes in a titanium, sheeps foot design. Looking for something smaller? We also have the Squeeze knife which is smaller and connects to your BCD.  BCD Flush System

Need a better way to clean your BCD? Hook your hose up to the end of the BC Flush and the other to your inflator. This device will fill up your BCD and clean out your inflator and bladder. Then simply dump the water out! This is one of the best ways you can maintain your BCD while in between service over hauls.

Photo Contest: November 30th

Photo Contest Voting 

The North Shore Frogmen have invited us all to participate in their Photo Contest Meeting held on Thursday November 30th!
Join the North Shore Frogmen & Undersea Photo Society on November 30th for voting on underwater photos taken by the group members. Plus it’s a fun time to get together with more divers!

Voting Categories

Most Unusual/Interesting Find
Largest Fish
Largest Scallop


7:30pm Social Event
8:00pm Frogmen Meeting then Voting!


Palmer Cove Yacht Club
74 Leavitt Street Salem