November 2012

MUD Club” 

Next Meeting:                    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Andrews University, Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall, Berrien Springs, Mi

Meeting starts ~ 7:30 p.m.  (Every 3rd Tuesday of every month except December)

November Meeting: 

Introduce visitors,   Present club Information & general Dive related news,   Identify dive related events in November/ December,   Present any Show & Tell,   Discuss any planned or finished DIY,   Discuss current diving experiences & lessons learned if any,   Open session, drawing for two prizes, then those that are hungry will go for Roma’s Pizza in Berrien Springs after meeting.

Key Items this month are:

1)    Club Officer Election night so please consider volunteering for an office.

President:                V.P.:                    Treasurer:                  Newsletter:

2)    Turkey Dive is scheduled for November 24 which is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Tentative dive site is the Saint Joseph River in Niles off Marmont Street by the water treatment plant at 1300 hrs. Depending on water conditions the location may change so make sure you contact a club officer if you are going in case the site is changed...

Picture of dive sites located on or look at

3)    The New Years Eve Gathering and Dive staging location is at Mack’s house. Additional details and map will be sent out in December – RSVP required

4)    The club dressing shed & heater is available for cold & windy day dives – contact Mack for pickup

Wolf’s News:

OW class, instructor Bob Jensen – April 26th 2013; Thursday / Friday, 6 pm @ Wolf’s for class / Saturday / Sunday, TBA @ YMCA for pool work

OW dive, Lake Michigan TBA odd the Elsie J in May

Ann Arbor 5 dive off the Elsie J – TBA, late April / early May predicted

~$125 one dive; ~$150 two dives on the AA5 (~2 hr surface interval)

~$200 one dive on the AA5, one dive on the Rockaway (~2 hr surface interval)

Currently have 6 divers interested in making the AA5 dive a saturation dive, all with EAN50/99 deco gas, some on deep air, and some on 21/35 for their bottom mix.

Details call Richard Meister – Wolf’s Divers Supply (269) 926-1068


As always, Club Decals & Club T-shirts can be available at the meeting but drop Mac a line at or call to identify size & quantity wanted.

Last Meeting Highlights:

 There were 13 in attendance and no visitors.  Excellent  presentation on “Low Visibility Diving” by Bob Sweeney; recent dives identified included Lake 16 with 42F bottom temp, Cooper River shark teeth dives (4),  Mack’s Wreck, Drawing prize winners were Mac & Ed, Show & Tell: Sample gold from dredging in NC, Shark Teeth trophies; Discussion on going up to Cheboygan during bridge week next year;  Sold 1 MUD hat..



The water is “chilly” but not hard YET  so get out the deep hood, three finger mitts out and get wet.


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