Upcoming Speakers

DCOSV has a number of upcoming speakers:

Speaker on Feb 15th:
Channeling the Islands – Mike Boom, Videographer

Over the past four years, videographer Mike Boom and his wife Lynn have joined renowned underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall on a live-aboard dive boat for an annual five-day dive trip in the Channel Islands in southern California. Mike will present a video recollection of those dives featuring gyrating sea lions, amorous sea hares, menacing giant sea bass, grumpy fringeheads, scurrilous divers, an agitated octopus, an oddly friendly bat ray, and a literal cast of millions (if you count plankton). Bonus points if you bring your own seaweed snacks.
Mike will also present some video shorts from diverse dive destinations around the world.
Mike has been shooting underwater video since 2001. He worked as the video pro on the live-aboard Nai'a in Fiji, and has had his videos featured in underwater film festivals around the world. You can see some of his shorts at LaughingEelVideo/videos

Speaker on March 1st - Dirk Hohndel
Open Source Maintainer of Subsurface – a free dive log on your computer

Do you dive with a dive computer?
Do you log your dives?
Subsurface is a free (as in, open source and also no cost, no ads, no catch) dive log that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It supports most common dive computers and makes it easy to track your diving (and for the tech divers, you can even plan future dives with it). Subsurface offers free cloud storage of your dive log which allows (password protected) access to your dive log from a web browser or from iOS and Android apps. Dirk is the maintainer of Subsurface and will talk about some of the features of Subsurface, show how it works and answer questions for those interested in learning more about Subsurface.

Speaker on March 15th - Dan Abbot
Central Coast Regional Manager for Reef Check California
Dan will tell us about Reef Check California and the work they are doing

Speaker on April 5th - Todd Steiner
Director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network

Engaging people to take action for marine species and communities
Will talk to us about the research they are doing at Cocos Island

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Dr Newman Presentation on Ears

Andrew Newman M.D. F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Stanford University School of Medicine

Chairman and Managing Director
Ocean Medicine Foundation

There are doctors who dive and doctors who understand diving.
Dr Newman will give you a better understanding on ears and diving.

Join us
August 17, 2016  7pm
Round Table pizza 
1220 Oakmead Pkwy Sunnyvale


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Join The Fun

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May 18th Club Meeting Recap

Bob Walsh visited Cuba in December and shared wonderful stories and pictures of the trip; Havana was great and many of the taxis were amazingly restored classics! Thanks, Bob! Now all of us want to visit Cuba...

Tim also shared pictures from last weekend's club dive at Monastery Beach that he organized. The ocean was FLAT and the entrances and exits were gentle - you don't see that very often at that beach.

Reminder: you need to book your Pt Lobos reservations for July 10th before all the spots are gone. And if you want to get a hotel room, book now. There is also a motorcycle race in Monterey that weekend so the hotels will fill up early.

Please take note pf the summary of upcoming club events and try to join us underwater.

Happy Diving!


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Upcoming Events…

    * June 1st - Jim van Gogh just got back from his first dive trip to Cuba. Come hear his stories and see all his great pictures -- he says the trip was an amazing adventure!
    * June 4th - Tour of Hiller Air Museum (details will be emailed)
    * June 15th - Dr Steve Lonhart of SiMoN will give a talk on Invertebrates at the club meeting
    * July 6th - Mike will do a Fish ID class at the club meeting to refresh our knowledge in prep for the Great Annual Fish Count that weekend
    * July 9th - Great Annual Fish Count event at Lover's Pt; includes dives and BBQ plus a party at Char and Andy's that night
    * July 10th - "Day After" Dive at Pt Lobos - grab a reservation NOW if you don't have one yet at the Pt Lobos Dive Reservation Site
    * August 17th - Dr Newman from DAN will give another great talk on dive medicine and how to be healthier divers
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