October 2017

MUD Club

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Andrews University

Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall

Berrien Springs, MI

Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

(3rd Tuesday of every month except December)

October Meeting:

Normal Meeting sequence is as follows:

  1. Introduce Visitors
  2. Present Specific Club Information
  3. Identify dive events upcoming or planned. (Dives & Road Trips)
  4. Identify & discuss diving related news important to divers
  5. Present any Show & Tell
  6. Attendees speak about current diving experiences or lessons learned
  7. Open session

 September Meeting Highlights:

There was 16 members present and no guests. Richard Curtis presided over tonight’s meeting. Treasurer report presented and then individuals providing support for the MUD Club Picnic identified. It was noted that only two divers were going up north for the straits wreck diving this year. A question on if waivers are to be needed for divers participating in the river cleanup in September. Mention was made of the numerous local lake dives especially Lime Lake which is getting lots of attention and the many wreck dives made which included Karen Mann’s multiple wreck dives in Tobermory, visits by Muddies to the Ann Arbor 5, Ironsides, Crane & Barge, Bultima’s Barge, Marshall, Hazel and the identified favorite was the Hume’s. Several dove a deep (170’) sand wreck tentatively named “Randy’s Wreck” pending official identification. As part of show and tell, Kevin Ailes brought in his newly constructed “fish” which has been getting a lot of use this late summer with comments on various frequency & scan resolution. After the meeting Jeri Steelman provided us all with ice cream & cobbler to celebrate several members August birthdays.

2017 Diver Related Events:

  Thirsty Thursday:

Keep reviewing the club site on Facebook for “Time & Place” for Thirsty Thursday Dives.

Check out these dive shops that Muddy Divers use:

Wolf’s Marine Dive Shop Benton Harbor, MI (http://www.wolfsmarine.com/DiveShop.aspx)

Sub Aquatic Sports & Service Battle Creek, MI (http://www.sassdive.com)

Divers Inc. Ann Arbor, MI (http://www.diversinc.com)

iDiveMi. Cheboygan, MI (http://www.idivemi.com/northern-michigan-dive-center)

Hart City Scuba Elkhart, IN (http://www.hartcityscuba.com)

Just Add H2O South Bend, IN [Michiana Divers] (http://www.justaddh2o.us.com)

Altek Sports West Michigan Adaptive Diving Zeeland, MI (http://www.alteksports.com/)

Divers Corner:

 Diver Error is the cause for most common scuba diving accidents and incidents.

Modified from: http://www.private-scuba.com/diving/lessons/tips/common-scuba-mistakes.html

Reminder:

Always remember, anyone can call off a dive at any time.

In other words, it’s always OK to say “No”.

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