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Meetings are on the "Second Monday" of the Month






Upcoming General Meeting - Monday November 14th, 7:00pm, at the Palmdale Cultural Center






Our November Guest speaker will be: Dave Bunch. 


Dave Bunch certified L. A. County as a basic SCUBA diver in 1962. In 1964 Dave completed the L.A. County’s 13TH Underwater Instructors Certification Course (13 U.I.C.C.) and began teaching-certifying divers the very next day. That same year, the first L.A. County Advanced Diver Program started and Dave staffed the first through the 40Th as a dive master and has assisted in all other ADP’s to date. He has also staffed a dozen L.A. County U.I.C.C.’s as an instructor dive master. Dave also served on the Board of Director’s for the Underwater Instructors Association for many years, and participates in the 3R’s Program.

Awards over the years are many and include: Outstanding Service as an Instructor to the Underwater Program (1967), Outstanding Underwater Instructor (1972, SSI Platinum Pro Diver (1980), Presidents Award (1988), Conrad Limbaugh Award (1993) and was the recipient of the California SCUBA Service Award (2006). 

For three years Dave led three snorkel tours a day, two days a week at Catalina Island and conducted introductory SCUBA and SCUBA tours.

Dive interests include teaching Basic SCUBA (open water), Intermediate and Advanced Diving and Refresher Courses, diving for Jade, photography, fresh water lake, Altitude and river diving and Search & salvage diving. Also beach diving is a specialty. He offers Group, Semi Private and Private Courses.










     2016 Upcoming Events Calendar                                                                         


 Sept. 17  Dana Point Harbor Underwater Cleanup.
 Oct. 8  Club Dive: Spectre
 Oct.10  Club Meeting: Terry Hodgkins
 Oct. 29  Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
Nov. 5-6 Club Dive: Fall trip Catalina
Nov. 14 Club Meeting: Dave Bunch
Dec.3 Club Dive: Westerly
Dec.10 Club Meeting: Christmas Potluck











 Thanks for visiting our website!  Founded in 1970, the Antelope Valley Desert Divers is one of the oldest dive clubs in Southern California.  Some of our more senior members have been diving together since the 1950's and have great stories and experiences to share.  Members enjoy many benefits, including discounts on dive boat charters, equipment purchases and rentals, just to name a few.  We also participate in annual clean-up dives and campouts.  Why not come out and visit us at our general meeting or  event.


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