September 2023 Club Meeting

Adapting to Dive “From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.”  ~Jacques-Yves Cousteau For many of us, slipping beneath the waves is an escape, but for individuals with disabilities the forgiving, zero-gravity environment of […]

July 2023 Club Meeting

Experience Avelo Since the beginning of scuba, there has been a need for lightweight gear. Avelo Labs has taken a revolutionary approach to scuba diving and resolved some of its most challenging aspects. Their Hydrotank system redefines how divers manage buoyancy and reduces the overall weight divers must carry. Joining us via zoom, Avelo System […]

June 2023 Club Meeting

Preserving Treasure On its return trip from the New World in 1656, the treasure-laden Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas was lost on the Little Bahama Bank. Now Allen Exploration is excavating surviving sections of the wreck. James Sinclair will be returning to Charlottesville to share his experiences tracking and preserving treasure from the […]

May 2023 Club Meeting

Secrets of the Coral Reef Did you know that coral reefs are composed of thousands of soft-bodied animals? Combined they create the largest living structure on Earth and provide home to a quarter of all marine species. Joining us from his home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Dr. Alex Brylske will talk about aspects of […]

April 2023 Club Meeting

NC Wreck Diving Adventures With an awe-inspiring collection of 2000 shipwrecks, the mid-Atlantic is the top-rated wreck diving destination in North America. Combine that with abundant fish life and encounters with the ferocious looking, but docile, sand tiger shark and North Carolina offers a diving experience like no other. Join us as Marilou Maglione recounts […]

March 2023 Club Meeting

Aquarius Reef Base Deployed 60 feet beneath the surface off Key Largo, Florida, Aquarius Reef Base provides a unique opportunity for ocean research, technology development, and community outreach. Joining us from her home in Saint Petersburg, Florida, marine scientist and author, Dr. Ellen Prager, will discuss how she integrated diving, ocean science, environmental issues and […]

February 2023 Club Meeting

Diving Into the Future For years, Reef Smart Guides has brought new and improved maps of underwater wrecks and reefs to the dive industry. In the past couple of years, they have leveraged new techniques and new technologies to truly bring these maps to life. Joining us from his home in Sarasota, Peter McDougall, CEO […]

January 2023 Club Meeting

Caribbean Fish ID There are a lot of fish in the ocean, and having some idea of what you’ve seen makes it easier to share your fish tales with friends. Join us as Chip Earle tests our knowledge of Caribbean reef fish and helps us get better acquainted with some of the fish we see […]

SeaDevil Holiday Party 2022!

Holiday Party Please join us in celebrating another great year of friendship, fun and our love of diving! All are welcome, so bring your family and friends along to help us celebrate. A festive spread of food and drinks will be provided as we spend time telling fish tales. And Scuba Santa was very good […]

November 2022 Club Meeting

Diving Into Pearl Harbor This year marks the 81st anniversary of the sinking of the USS Arizona during the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor Hawaii – an event that plunged the US into World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial is a place of contemplation, remembrance, and reconciliation. Making a connection to the 1177 […]