MEETINGS

When We Meet

Marin Scuba Club currently meets on the third Wednesday of each month from January through November in the back room at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, 7:15 – 8:45pm.

Arrive early to dine with members in the Café, have a beverage, and peruse this fantastic bookstore. There’s plenty of free parking for members and friends.

Upcoming Events

Check out our Club Calendar. It includes:

  • Guest speakers discussing all aspects of diving
  • Slide shows, multi-media presentations, and videos
  • Valuable travel tips and dive resort reviews
  • Diving weekends (campouts with abalone diving)
  • Club dive trips (Catalina and elsewhere)
  • Holiday parties and club picnics

Wed., April 18, 2018
Club Meeting: Jodi Frediani, “The Not-So-Secret Life of Humpback Whales on Their Breeding / Calving Grounds”. 7:15 – 8:45pm. Book Passage, Corte Madera. $5 for non-members.
Jodi is a Santa Cruz-based photographer and whale researcher. She’s been swimming with and photographing humpback whales in the Dominican Republic’s Silver Bank for 16 years, and has also been capturing the marine life of Monterey Bay for eight years, while taking time off for photographic adventures to Africa, Alaska, Brazil, Argentina, Antarctica, Thailand and Tonga.

Wed., March 21, 2018
Club Meeting: Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, “Nurdles and The Apocalyptic Sublime”. 7:15– 8:45pm. Book Passage, Corte Madera. $5 for non-members.
Since 1999, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang as a collaborative team have been visiting Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California. They have rambled 1000 meters of tideline of this one beach hundreds of times to gather plastic debris washing out of the Pacific Ocean and from this one beach have collected over two tons of material.
Nurdles are almost impossible to see until one learns what they are and how to differentiate them from a piece of shell or fish egg. Once recognized, you see numbers of them scattered across sand.

Wed., February 21, 2018
Club Meeting: “Signals of our Troubled Ocean” from the Arctic across the Indian Ocean, Australia, Pacific Ocean and Antarctica –– all the splendours of our ocean are sending us signals of trouble… Are we listening?, Michael AW and Friends.
7:00 – 8:45pm. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito.
Co-hosted by Marin Scuba Club, No. Cal. Underwater Photographic Society, the SF Bay Area Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, and other local dive clubs.
$5 for non-members.

Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Club Meeting: “Mission Blue” Featuring Kip Evans, Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Director of Photography and Expeditions. 7:15– 8:45pm. Book Passage, Corte Madera.
$5 for non-members.

Dr. Sylvia Earle is the world’s most famous female oceanographer and diver. Her Director of Photography and Expeditions for “Mission Blue” is Kip Evans –– and MSC is thrilled to host him at our upcoming meeting.

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and explorer Kip Evans has led or participated in more than sixty expeditions throughout the world, including recent assignments in Antarctica, Costa Rica, Chile, and the Galapagos Islands. As a photographer, he has worked on dozens of National Geographic Society projects since 1998, including the five-year Sustainable Seas project to explore and document the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries. As a cinematographer, Kip’s films have been featured at film festivals around the world and he has contributed work to all the major television networks including National Geographic, BBC and Discovery. Kip joined Dr. Earle’s Mission Blue foundation as the Director of Photography and Expeditions, documenting “hope spots,” critical areas around the world’s ocean that need protection in 2008. As a diver and submersible pilot, Kip holds a number of certifications and spent 17 days living underwater at the Aquarius Habitat as part of Mission 31.  He was recently honored as the 2016 Ocean Hero recipient by the San Francisco International Film Festival.

PAST EVENTS

Fri., August 25 – Sun., August 27, 2017
Camping at Emerald Bay and Scuba Dive Weekend in Lake Tahoe.

Ken Carter, our Special Program Coordinator, invites you to his planned trip for August: the Tahoe Camping, Diving, Mountain Biking, Grilling, Chilling, and other “ings” extravaganza. Ken has reserved two campsites at Emerald Bay State Park.
The trip costs $10 pp + vehicle parking.
If you’re doing altitude certification, Jim is discounting the rate to $100 pp.
Contact kc@marinscuba.org for more information and availability.

Fri., Sept. 8 – Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Fall Dive & Dine

Save the Date! Van Damme State Park. $25 campers.
Contact blwambach@comcast.net for details.

Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Coastal Cleanup Day @ Kirby Cove + BYOB Picnic. This is a proposed activity. Details and contact information to come.

Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Club Meeting: Michael Webster, Coral Reef Alliance. “How Will Coral Reefs Survive The Next Century?” Book Passage, 7:15–8:45pm. $5 for non-members.

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Club Meeting: Nora Hall, The Hydrous. 7:15–8:45pm. Book Passage. $5 for non-members.

Wed., Nov 15, 2017 
Club Meeting: Michael Stocker: Fish Ears, Lobster Creaks, and Whale Songs. 7:15– 8:45pm. Book Passage. $5 for non-members.