San Jose Flipper Dippers - A Skin & Scuba Diving Club - For All The Right Reasons

 



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The San Jose Flipper Dippers

Happy Birthday - Now Celebrating Over 54 Years !

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


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 20 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!

Lost of FUN dives: SCUBA dives, freediving, charter boat dives, abalone diving, spear fishing, photography, lobster dives . . . just to name a few.

See What Activities are Scheduled for This Month

This Month's Activities and Newsletter


GENERAL MEETINGS

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!


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SPECIAL NOTICES


Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

With the easy access and great diving, Point Lobos is a wonderful place to dive. Due to the high demand SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding require reservations and should be made in advance. Reservations can be made in advance, as far out as the current month plus two months or as little as one day in advance.

Rules, regulations, a dive area map and reservations, can be found on the California State Park's Point Lobos SCUBA Diving page. (Click on Image)

Summary: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Watercraft Activity Fees
Weekends and Holidays Reservation or Walkup: $30.00 + Processing Fee per reservation
Weekdays Reservations: $20.00 + Processing Fee
Walk-ins allowed Monday-Friday, if space available: $25.00 per team of two
Kayaking/Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP): $10.00 per Vessel
Boat Launch: $25.00 launch fee per boat (collected at entrance station)


Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund Drive

Thanks to Everyone's Support the Chamber Has Reopened!

Pacific Grove's double-lock hyperbaric chamber, a lifesaving vessel used to treat scuba divers with decompression sickness, is up and running again! A service for divers since 1963, it was closed in June 2012 because of insufficient medical liability insurance. The local diving community continues to work to keep the chamber online.

The other nearest emergency hyperbaric chambers equipped for the needs of divers are at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

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 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. Donations to this project can be made online using a credit card or a PayPal account.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber Fund will go directly towards the reopening of 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: Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 455 E, Monterey, CA 93940


Monterey Dive Boats Matrix

Here's an easy to use matrix of the four Dive Boats currently operating in the Monterey Bay. Click on the image above to see a pdf showing photos, specifications, costs, boarding times, tanks supplied and Web links to the boats including: Beachhopper II, Escapade, Sanctuary and the Silver Prince. Be sure to check This Month's Activities to see which boat we'll be diving off.


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Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS)

SUDS Website

Thanks to all for your donations for SUDS! In August of 2011, over 400 pounds of dive gear was collected for our disabled vets. Visit the SUDS Website to learn about this great operation helping our vets learn to SCUBA dive.


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:

    FREE Monthly Newsletter
    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
    SEI (Scuba Educators International) SEI
    YMCA Scuba: YMCA of the USA discontinued the scuba certification program on December 31, 2008. The lifetime scuba certification will remain valid. SEI Diving can assist those with fulfillment of a lost YMCA certification card. Visit the SEI Diving Website: SEI


     

    Come join us at our monthly meetings and dives!

    Need more info? Contact: clubinfo @ SJFlipperDippers .com


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