Opportunities to make new friends and connect with new dive buddies. (A maintained buddy list of club members and contact information is distributed to members.) You will never need to dive with a stranger again! (contact info is distributed to current members only)
Attend monthly club meetings featuring guest speakers talking on issues related to diving.
Join in on discounted group trips to the Caribbean, Pacific or other exotic dive destinations.
Connect with fellow divers for group trips of Keys diving or camping fun, hiking, fishing and other adventures.
Buddy up with other members on local charter boats (at group rates) or private (member owned) boat dives.
Participate in club activities such as monthly dinner-at-large (great opportunities to meet and get to know other SFDI members), bike rides, movie evenings, pub crawls, etc.
Attend annual social events, including our Pig Roast, Seafood Fest, Beach Party, and our famous Holiday Party with live music and dancing.
Get great club member discounts at leading local dive shops and charter boats
What kind of club is South Florida Divers?
We are a dive and social club. We have diving and social events nearly every week. More diving occurs in the warmer months, but we have local dives every month of the year. Catching lobsters is a popular past time with many of the members.
What about social events?
We enjoy getting together for beach picnics, dinner on the town, bike rides, camping trips, holiday boat cruises, or just comparing dive stories and photos. Three of our most popular events are our pig roast in the spring, a seafood fest in September and a holiday party in early December. Typically 80-100 people choose not to miss these fun events.
Where do you dive?
Most of our diving is in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach area and Jupiter area, where we do boat and shore diving. We get down to the Keys several times each year and we schedule three or more trips out of country per year. See our newsletter for scheduled trips.
We have a monthly meeting, the first Wednesday of the month. The meeting starts with a 30 minute social from 7:00-7:30, then the business section from 7:30-8:00, a short break, then the program or speaker. We have some very interesting speakers, covering topics such as wrecks, dive equipment, updates on important ocean or fresh water environment issues or archeological studies involving diving.
How does the club organize all these events?
South Florida Divers is a volunteer organization, so club members schedule each event. Each event, social or diving, has a trip leader and a sign-up sheet. We go over the calendar at each club meeting, it too is included in the newsletters on this website. We have a table set up with the sign-up sheets and a table for the treasurer if funds are required. The sign-up sheet has the details about the trip, location, time, cost (if any), and the trip leader. Don't miss the photos from previous events, they too are on display and within this web site.
Membership dues cover each calendar year. We ask that you be a member before participating in club events [other than the club meetings and dinner on the town].
We have three requirements:
1. You must be a certified diver.
2. You must maintain diver insurance.
3. You must pay your dues annually.
You can join at any club meeting, the membership table is just inside the door.
What is the best way to get involved in the club?
Become a member and join in the fun and events. Members are always welcome to help with club work, lead a trip, organize a beach picnic, or participate on the board.