Poppy Festival
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Poppy Festival

  • Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Antelope Valley Desert Divers will have a booth this year at the Annual California Poppy Festival! Come check us out all day on April 27-28, 2019, see what the club is about, and how to get involved. The Poppy Festival is located at the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park just off the 14 Freeway at Avenue L. We are excited to meet you.

Members, we need volunteers! If you want to help out, there will be a sign-up sheet at the next monthly meeting.

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Chamber Day & Chamber Eve
May
1
12:00 AM00:00

Chamber Day & Chamber Eve

Antelope Valley Desert Divers is proud to be a big supporter of the Catalina Hyberbaric Chamber Day/Eve fundraiser. Chamber Day is on May 1, 2019, so mark your calendars.

For a link to the festivities, click here. AVDD will have two tables at the annual Chamber Eve dinner held at the Long Beach Aquarium. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Sundiver May 2019 Club Dive
May
11
6:00 AM06:00

Sundiver May 2019 Club Dive

Our May dive is scheduled for the Sundiver Express on Saturday May 11. This is a 3 tank dive with tanks included. The Sundiver is a resort style boat so it has an open galley and no bunks. The Sundiver is a fast boat so it will get us to Catalina and back to port almost 3 times as fast as a conventional dive boat. They have a graduated discount plan so the more divers that go the bigger our discount per diver. Price starts @ $125 per single diver, but if we get 20 divers going that price goes to $99 per diver with tanks and food included.

A note, in 2010 and 2016 the Sundiver was involved with leaving the dive site without correctly accounting for ALL divers.

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AVDD General Meeting May 2019
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

AVDD General Meeting May 2019

Our speaker this month will be John Kades with the Los Angeles Medical Examiner, Office of the Coroner. We look forward to learning from him and how his experience in the Coroner’s Office can help us be safer, more contentious divers.

AVDD club meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at the Palmdale Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA. We look forward to seeing you there!

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AVDD Trip Little Cayman Beach Resort 2020
Jun
6
to Jun 13

AVDD Trip Little Cayman Beach Resort 2020

7 nights accommodation, 3 meals daily, 6 x 2 tank am dives (12 total), resort fees, taxes and gratuities included (dive staff gratuities not included), + $100 resort credit or Free nitrox upgrade.      NO SHORE DIVING AT THIS RESORT

Guests can add on: 5 afternoon tank dives for an additional $180

 

Each room is air conditioned, has ceiling fans, mini-frig, private bathrooms with hair dryers, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, small drip coffee makers, and TV (limited satellite).  Free Wi-Fi

each room has either one king or two double beds. (MAX. 4 guests per room)

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AVDD 49th Installation Banquet
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

AVDD 49th Installation Banquet

Antelope Valley

Desert Divers

“We’re Diving Fine at 49”

49th Annual Installation Banquet

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Social Hour @ 6 pm Dinner @ 7 pm

Gino’s Restaurant

819 W Palmdale Blvd Palmdale, CA 93551

Come say good bye to the old board members

and hi to the new, watch the AVDD year in review

slide show, have a great time, good laughs, great

food and win some great prizes.

$35.00 pp (5 free ra/e tickets included)

OUR DIVE CLUB FROM THE

RAFFLES SILENT AUCTION

SUPER DIVER AWARD

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Diver's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Diver's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Learn all about recent advancements in diving at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Divers Day.

Featuring educational presentations and dive demonstrations. The Aquarium will also host several organizations that are related to the sport and science of diving. The diving community is invited to find out about volunteer diving and other opportunities for involvement with dive-related organizations in Southern California.

Divers who present valid proof of certification with their photo I.D. will receive free admission.

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AVDD February Club Dive
Feb
23
8:30 AM08:30

AVDD February Club Dive

38th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup

USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies–Catalina Conservation Divers are proud to host Catalina Island’s 38th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup, one of the largest annual dive events in Southern California. The event began in the 1970s in an effort to cleanup Avalon Harbor, and this event is the only time diving is permitted in the Harbor.

Southern California divers have made the Avalon Harbor 
Underwater Cleanup one of their premier social events of the
 year. Divers retrieve trash and lost items from Avalon Harbor,
 and revel in the warm friendly atmosphere of Catalina Island.
 Last year, approximately 498 participants recovered 2,320
 pounds of trash. Proceeds from the event will benefit USC’s
 Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Program

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 Adopt-A-Beach Day  November 11 2018
Nov
11
8:00 AM08:00

Adopt-A-Beach Day November 11 2018

 

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup Day 2018 - 11/11/2108

In cooperation with Heal The Bay AVDD is participating Cleanup Day. AVDD will host a beach cleanup at our adopted beach, Dan Blocker/Solstice Beach. Volunteers can preregister and fill out their release of liability at: HealTheBay.org

Registration from 8:00 to 9:00, Cleanup from 9:00 to 11:00.

 

Bring friends, bring family, bring everyone. You supply the bodies and we'll supply the trash bags and gloves.

Come out and help us make a difference.

Quarterly Beach Cleanup

AV Desert Divers has teamed up with Heal The Bay and adopted Dan Blocker/Solstice Beach in beautiful Malibu. About once a quarter we are going to get out and do beach cleanup at our adopted beach. The Adopt a Beach (AAB) program is one of the ways A.V.D.D. gives back to the community. Please join us at the beach. Cleanup lasts from 9:00 to 11:00 and we can have lunch at the beach afterward.

11/11/2018  4th Quarter, AVDD at Dan Blocker/Solstice Beaches; Club event on Sunday

1/13/2019  1st Quarter, AVDD at Dan Blocker/Solstice Beaches; Club event on Sunday

4/14/2019  2nd Quarter, AVDD at Dan Blocker/Solstice Beaches; Club event on Sunday

7/14/2019 3 Quarter, AVDD at Dan Blocker/Solstice Beaches; Club event on Sunday

9/14/2019 Coastal Clean up Day 2019

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November Monthly Meeting:   W.A.V.E.S. (Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA)
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

November Monthly Meeting: W.A.V.E.S. (Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA)

The Waves Project helps combat wounded American veterans to participate in a challenging and exciting sport designed to facilitate the rehabilitation process of their injuries as well as rehabilitating the entire family unit. Unlike most veteran organizations that are focused on serving the veteran only, The WAVES Project encourages involvement of the entire family to be a part of the process, assisting rehabilitation for the entire family. We are a 501C-3 non-profit Organization. No costs to the veteran or their dive buddy, we are funded on the generous donations of individuals and corporations. Please visit our website to donate. Thank You!

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12th  Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

12th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Please join AVDD on October 27th for the latest edition of our Underwater Pumpkin Carving Competition. Have you got what it takes to add your name to a long list of UPCC Champions? We have been hosting this competition for over ten years now and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. The rules are simple: 1) You must carve your pumpkin underwater. (Hence the title Underwater Pumpkin Carving) 2) You must complete your design in 15 minutes with the tools provided. (No sharp knives) 3) All participants must complete a waiver form. 4) Youngins are 5 - 10 years old. Other Stuff: You need to be an Open Water certified Scuba Diver (bring your C-card). (Unless you can hold your breath for 15 minutes) Prizes will be given out for the three best pieces of pumpkin art in the adult and youngins class. Unfortunately the youngins class will only be able to make their designs with magic markers on dry land. We can't have them running with scissors can we? Place & Time: Palmdale Oasis Park Oasis Pool 3850 East Ave S Palmdale, Ca.93550 Saturday October 27th, 9 AM till Noon Bring your towels, sunscreen and scuba gear and come out for a good time. See you there!

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

September Monthly Meeting

John Kitchens

 

Serving the training and safety needs of the Professional, Public Safety, Educational, Scientific and Recreational SCUBA diver since 1979

DMT, Paramedic, MPA, FPE, CFI,

Retired Fire Captain, LAFD

Instructor/Trainer NAUI #40079 & SSI #28192, PADI #171899 MSDT

Public Safety SCUBA Instructor

PSI Cylinder Inspector Instructor #138

 

 

I John is a PSI Cylinder Inspection instructor. A generic talk about cylinder safety, compressor safety, and a talk about the cylinder inspection updates and a review of the cylinder inspection procedure. 

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