Zebra mussels and other environmental threats to our local waters
No one of sound mind sets out to harm our environment, especially close to home. Yet it is possible your diving practices may do it accidentally. Zebra mussels, rock snot, hydrilla, Frankenfish and micro-plastics are just a few of the invaders that have found their way into Maryland’s waters. A little knowledge about why invasives are not welcome, along with some proper planning and gear cleaning will keep you from being part of the problem.
Saving a Whale: The story of a Rescue Operation
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a call is received. A Humpback Whale is entangled in a net. Our boat will be the lead in a rescue attempt to free the whale. Witness the rescuers’ attempts to cut the restraining net and see the outcome of their efforts. A minute-by-minute account of the operation and why the protocols exist.
Why sharks matter- the ecological and economic importance of sharks, the threats they face, and how you can help!
Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals in the world. Join Dr. David Shiffman, a marine conservation biolgoist specializing in shark management policy, to learn all about these amazing animals and their conservation. This talk will include the latest scientific facts surrounding shark conservation, as well as a detailed description of how concerned citizens can help protect these animals.
Atlantic Wreck Divers is a scuba diving club devoted to exploration of shipwrecks. We organize ~25+ dives annually to East Coast shipwrecks ranging from DE to SC, the Great Lakes and well beyond! We conduct all business via email, so we accept members from ANYWHERE! We meet the 2nd Wednesday of most months at Rams Head Tavern in Savage MD. As a member you’ll get access to an affordable and active annual wreck diving charter schedule. Find us on Facebook or at our website – https://wreckdiv.wixsite.com/atlanticwreckdivers
If you are looking to start rebreather diving, this is an opportunity to learn how to be a wise consumer and make the choice that is right for you. If you already own a rebreather and want a review of academics, new trends and the future of CCR diving, then this seminar will inform you about accident analysis, preventionand staying safe.
Shipwreck Research Workshop
Interested in researching a shipwreck? Not sure where to start? This two hour session focuses on shipwreck research. Expert Erik Petkovic delves into the basics of shipwreck research.
- covering the differences between primary and secondary research
- the researcher’s essential library
- historic newspapers
- the National Archives system, museums, online sources
- photos, images and copyright
- and the FOIA process.
Erik uses fascinating stories and specific examples to make you more comfortable starting this intimidating research process. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or historian looking for a review, a wreck hunter looking for a new process, or a beginner looking to start delving into the wrecks you dive, this seminar is an opportunity to learn with an expert.