Welcome to the Grand Valley Scuba Divers Web site!
Grand Valley Scuba Divers is a SCUBA club established in 1967 in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area to promote safe SCUBA diving practices and to create a group of experienced dive buddies so that we could all be more active.
Using the advantage of numbers we have been able to arrange a yearly schedule of dives including Great Lakes shipwreck charter dives. We use our over 40 years of knowledge to book charters where we can choose where the boat goes because we are not just one or two divers on the boat, we book the whole boat not just a seat on the boat. Forty years of diving gives us the knowledge of who to call and where the good wrecks are.
We also have a full schedule of social activities to keep the whole family involved. These include a spring banquet to kick off the season, a June picnic and dive, a steak fry on Lake Michigan in September a Christmas party and every other year an out of the country warm and salty dive trip in February.
We are actively seeking new members to increase our ranks. We ask that all prospective members dive with us three times after applying and pay an initiation fee after being accepted. All members agree to dive by a set of agreed upon safe diving practices
To inquire about membership contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download an applicaton and bring it to a meeting
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 PM in Northeast Grand Rapids.
We are not in any way affiilated with Grand Valley State University, it is just that when we were formed lots of things in the area were being named "Grand Valley" something
We are also not affiliated with any one dive shop, we gratefully patronize all dive shops. It is our belief that we should all support the local shops. Without them our sport could not be practiced, we would have no way to get air to fill our tanks. If we buy equipment on the internet who will service it. If our shop goes under because we buy on the net or out of catalogs and our shop goes under then where do we go for air and where do you get your equipment serviced?
Ice dive 2004
Tobermorey Canada 2005
Morehead City North Carolina 2004
Morehead City North Carolina 2004
1st Sea Hunt New Year’s Day dive, Silversides, Musk.
1st Grand Rapids Scuba Club New Year’s Day dive at
3rd Meeting, Karen is the host
21st Pool Night at Godwin High School 3 PM to 5 PM
7th Meeting, Jim Burr is the host
11th Ice dive, location TBD
25th Ford Seahorses Film Festival
3rd Pool Night at Godwin High School 3 PM to 5 PM
6th Meeting, Larry is the host
10th “Sea Hunt” Video party at Willie’s
2nd Meeting, Jack is the host
4th Warm and Salty Trip for 2013 meeting at Mike's
14th Banquet at the Bill Mar
28th Local dive, location open (Half Moon Lake?)
1st Nominations meeting, Keith is the host
18,19,20 Gilboa trip
2,3,4 Torch Lake, Intermediate Lake, Lake
5th Elections meeting, Volunteer host
24th Dive and Picnic at Half Moon Lake
No meeting this month, dives open to suggestion
7th Meeting, Jim H. is the host
Tubing Outing: TBD, Club officer will call Wayne
Bumstead to schedule. Watch minutes & website for
Seeking volunteers for the Reeds Lake Triathlon
Club officer will call Bob Clark about Steak Fry date,
watch minutes & website for updates
17-18 Dive, location TBD
4th Meeting, Volunteer Host
9th Steak Fry, check min’s, website for confirmation
15th Dive the Ironsides
2nd Meeting, Volunteer host
6th Charlevoix dive the Keuka
27th Halloween Night dive
6th Meeting, Mike P. is the host
1st Christmas Party at WWSC
4th Meeting, Gary is the host
11th Planning meeting at Larry’s
21st End of the World according to some people's
interpretation of the Mayan Calendar. Be sure to
secure a good stock of Oblivion Coping Fluid
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