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ALBANY AQUANAUTS

 

...your Capital Region's premier SCUBA diving club

About Us


The Albany Aquanauts SCUBA Club was formed in the 1970s. Our current membership consists of over 60 divers, ranging from newly-certified to those that started diving before C-cards were even issued. Whether you have a dive buddy or are looking for one, come join us. Our club facilitates a diverse array of activities, above and below the water, all year long. 

Group dives extend from local waters to areas throughout New England and annual trips to tropical destinations. Some of the local dive sites include the Sacandaga Reservoir, Warner’s Lake, Lake Champlain and multiple locations along Lake George. Being situated in the Capital District, we are fortunate to be able to reach a variety of locations throughout the Northeast with only a few hours travel. The club dives the St. Lawrence (full of shipwrecks), Rockport Massachusetts (with its Atlantic Ocean marine life), and the Dutch Springs quarry in Pennsylvania (underwater amusement park). Our recent warm-water destinations have included Cozumel, Bonaire, Belize, and Curacao, to name a few. The Albany Aquanauts are also affiliated with the local dive shops and the New York State Diver’s Association (NYSDA). These groups extend our diving opportunities with the events that they promote.

When not underwater, we continue to host events for fun, for charity, and for education. For fun, we have mountain hikes and kayaking trips, a picnic in July, and a holiday party in December. Charitable contributions and fundraisers have supported organizations like SUDS - Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (diving for injured war veterans). The club has also supported DAN (medical aid and research for divers), Shark Research Institute, and other marine conservationists. Education is spread throughout the year’s calendar of events. Each spring we update our CPR/oxygen/first aid skills. We have interactive webinar presentations with DAN on a variety of topics. We periodically have guest speakers at meetings or presentations by celebrities in the diving community.


Our Current Officers (2017)


Mary M.           President

George C.       Vice President

Cindy L.          Treasurer

Michelle S.      Secretary

Jill B.               Board Member (2017)

Jimmy R.         Board Member (2017-2018)

Cassandra       Board Member (2017-2019)