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Andrew Grice

Grace Chi

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The San Jose Flipper Dippers

Celebrating 59 Years !

A Skin & Scuba Diving Club - For All The Right Reasons

Flipper Dippers' General Meetings

The Club has now changed General Meetings to a combination virtual and in-person meeting.
If you are interested in joining in, send a request to:

Stay safe, keep well, and dive safe!

Now that you have your SCUBA certification, who are you going to dive with?
If you haven't been in the water for a while, how do you get back in?

We've got the answer!
Lots of FUN SCUBA dives to keep you diving and learning including our popular monthly
Second Saturday SCUBA (S3) dives!

Established in 1964, the San Jose Flipper Dippers dive club is one of the oldest skin and SCUBA diving Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've had over 100 members and many have been with the Club for over 30 years! Lots of experienced divers to dive with. We have dives and other activities scheduled almost every weekend during the year -- and you don't need to be a Club member to join us on our dives.

You can always find someone to go diving with!

Loads of FUN SCUBA dives: beach dives, kayak dives, freediving, charter boat dives, spear fishing, photography, lobster dives . . . just to name a few.

See What Activities are Scheduled for This Month

This Month's Activities and Newsletter


Divers and non-divers alike are welcome to all Club meetings!

Our General Meetings are held at the Santa Maria Hall of the Knights of Columbus, 2211 Shamrock Drive, Campbell, which is off S. Bascom Avenue near Camden Avenue. Map/Directions

The Club's General Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
The meetings start at 7:30 PM.

Club dues are only $50 per year and includes discounts, a monthly newsletter and more! Recognized certification card and a 3-dive initiation is required before being voted into the club.
See Membership Requirements

Join in on the FUN - you'll be glad you did!

Take a look at this short video for an introduction:
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Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund Drive

Pacific Grove's double-lock hyperbaric chamber, a lifesaving vessel used to treat scuba divers with decompression sickness, has been providing a service for divers since 1966. The single-lock chamber started operation in 1963! The local diving community continues to work to keep the chamber online.

This is the only multi-place emergency chamber for divers and carbon monoxide victums between Southern California and Seattle, Washington.

Over the years the San Jose Flipper Dippers have supported the chamber by donating money and specialty equipment directly to the chamber operation and have received many informative educational tours of the facility.

Please consider a donation to keep this much needed, important resource for the local dive community in full operation.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund, through the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, will go directly towards the facility and its operations.

For more information and donation options visit Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund

Donations can also be made by check and mailed to: California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, 99 Pacific Street, Building 455 E, Monterey, CA 93940-2493

What can You do with Your Unused Dive Gear?

Recently a donation of $125 was made to the Wounded Warrior Project in exchange for some used scuba diving equipment. Looking for a way to put your unused dive gear to work? Offer to donate the money to this worthy cause in exchange for the dive gear. It's that simple!

Wounded Warrior Project Website

Read what California Diving News has to say about joining a Dive Club!

Benefits and Fun of Being a Dive Club Member

The Purpose of the Club today remains as it was when originally founded

  • To promote active participation in diving for safety, education and pleasure.

  • To encourage the conservation of all marine life by obeying all Federal and State game laws and urging others to do likewise.

  • To take an active interest in and to stimulate legislature favorable to, and promoting, the sport of "Skin and Scuba Diving."

  • To promote safety on the beaches as well as in the water.

  • To encourage good sportsmanship and cooperation in our club - and with other diving clubs - and to extend the universal fraternal courtesy to all fishermen and women, boaters and swimmers.

  • To volunteer services and facilities of the club to civil authorities whenever needed.

  • To carry on extensive research concerning underwater safety, new diving equipment and to promote an information service and training to all entering into the sport of skin and Scuba diving.

    The Club offers its members a wide variety of skin and Scuba diving activities and other social, sport, recreational and community service projects in which participation is both enjoyable and rewarding.

  • Activities of the San Jose Flipper Dippers include:

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    Weekend Dives
    Night Dives
    Underwater Photography

    Family Picnics
    Mid-Week Dives
    Beach Clean-Ups
    Weekend Camp-Out Dives

    Safety Education
    Spear Fishing
    Movies and Slide Shows
    Monterey Boat Dives

    Free Diving
    North Coast Camping & Diving
    First Aid & CPR Training
    Trophy Program

    CPR Training
    Snow Ski Trips
    Guest Speakers
    Advanced Diver Program

    Lobster Dives
    General Meeting Raffles
    Special Events
    and much, much, more!

    National and local associations in which the San Jose Flipper Dippers have been recognized for their valuable asset to diving and local communities include:

    CenCal (Central California Council of Diving Clubs) CenCal
    USOA (Underwater Society of America) USOA
    DAN (Divers Alert Network) DAN
    NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) NAUI
    PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) PADI
    SE (Scuba Educators) SE
    YMCA Scuba: YMCA of the USA discontinued the scuba program on December 31, 2008. The YMCA scuba certification will remain valid. Scuba Educators can replace a lost YMCA certification card: Scuba Educators


    Come join us at our monthly meetings and dives!

    Need more info? Contact: clubinfo @ SJFlipperDippers .com

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