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This Month's Activities
MARCH 2021

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Listed below you'll find this month's schedule of dives and other activities.
Contact the coordinator listed if you'd like more information on the particular event.

PLEASE NOTE: All certified divers are encouraged to attend San Jose Flipper Dippers' dives. Non-club members will be required to show proof of certification to the dive coordinator prior to entering the water with our group. Please sign up for dives at the General Meeting or contact the coordinator. This is needed in case of cancellation or changes.


SPECIAL NOTICES

Flipper Dippers' General Meeting Notice
There will be a Virtual General Meeting on February 17th via Skype


Monterey Bay Kelp Forests - The Giant Giant Kelp Restoration Project

Kelp are being clear cut by an explosion of purple (and red) sea urchins. Without their usual predators, since the sea star wasting disease wiped out the large sunflower sea stars in 2013, and warming marine water trends, our near shore ecosystem is turning from kelp forests into urchin barrens.

See this informative video report: Monterey Bay Kelp Forests


Want to learn to SCUBA Dive?
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
BUSINESS MEETING 7:30 PM
The meeting will be held virtually via Skype. All members are invited to attend, please email Carl Tuttle or Abby Golden Wilson if you need the link to join. Bring your own food, drinks, and internet connection and let's discuss ideas for how we can stay connected while apart!

SATURDAY, MARCH 6
BEACH DIVE: LOCATION TBD
Coordinator: Barbara Davis, 408-656-6390, bjdscuba123@gmail. com. Details: Barbara is coordinating this dive which was moved from February. Dive site will be chosen based on conditions. Meet at 8:00 A.M. Bring 2 tanks. As this dive is before the General Meeting, you'll need to contact Barbara to get the location and directions. In addition, due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirement, a mask will be needed while suiting up.

MONDAY, MARCH 8
GIANT GIANT KELP RESTORATION PROJECT WEBINAR
Divers needed for kelp restoration in Monterey!
Opening webinar, via Zoom, for the Giant Kelp Restoration Project at Tanker's Reef will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Keith Rootsaert, Marc Shargel and Genevieve Rohe present an introduction to the project and ways for divers to cull urchins and restore native kelp forests in an organized and scientifically meaningful program beginning in April.
Meeting Info:
https://tinyurl.com/TankersReefKickOff
Meeting ID: 988 1254 0142
Passcode: 37589

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
SECOND SATURDAY SCUBA (S3) BEACH DIVE: LOCATION TBD
Coordinator(s): Join Tom and Jackie Gardner, 408-207-6294, tomandjackieus@yahoo.com, for this month's Second Saturday Scuba! Plan is to make a 2-tank dive. Plan to meet at 8 A.M. Bring a lunch for a proper social distanced post-dive lunch at the site. The dive site will be chosen based on conditions and the comfort and skill level of the attending divers. Let Tom and Jackie know you are interested by contacting them at tomandjackieus@yahoo.com. More details to come!


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th

GENERAL MEETING 7:30 PM

Flipper Dippers' General Meetings Have Gone Virtual. Join Us Online!

Join us online for our Virtual General Meeting via Skype. Virtual meeting invites will be sent to all members, but everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Join us online at our virtual May General Meeting for a great time to share your dive stories - and other adventures. Please contact us on our website, or email the club VP, Abby Golden Wilson (abbygolden15@gmail.com), if you would like to attend.


SATURDAY, MARCH 20
NO SCHEDULED DIVE

SATURDAY, MARCH 27
FOURTH SATURDAY CYCLE
Coordinator: Jim Rezowalli, Phone 408-293-7390, email: jimandthe beach@gmail.com. Join us for our monthly Fourth Saturday Cycle. Remember to bring your bike and helmet, some water, and a snack! Exact location and timing TBD depending on weather, so sign up!

UPCOMING IN APRIL
01 Pt. Lobos reservations for May 8
07 Business Meeting -- Virtual
10 Second Saturday SCUBA
17 General Meeting -- Virtual SJFD 57 Years Young!
24 Fourth Saturday Cycle (FSC)


 

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