Next KDA Meeting :  May 5, 2014 at Barnaby’s in West Chester, 7 PM Meeting, 8 PM Speaker:  Bart Malone, Moonstone

Refresher Courses by Request – Saturdays or Sunday. Call the Shop for more information. Classes start at $55.

Check out our July  Scuba Camp Dates.

Classes starting in April and May, Call the Shop for more information.

Monday nights at the Main Line YMCA, Starting April 21st, 2014. Meets 7 times.

Accelerated Program – Class meets 4 times.

  • April 27th at West Chester YMCA

Monday nights at the Main Line YMCA, Starting April 21st. Meets 7 times.

Nitrox Class

Wednesday, April 9th, May 14 and June 11th at Dudas Diving Duds, 7-9pm.

Advanced Certifications

Friday evening, June 6th at Dudas Diving Duds. Dutch Springs June 7 &8.

Friday evening, June 13th at Dudas Diving Duds. Dutch Springs June 14 &15.

CPR/First Aid - April 17, May 15 and June 18

Rescue Diver - April 10, May 15, June 12

GOOD NEWS!! WE HAVE MORE SPOTS FOR OUR CAYMAN TRIP. CALL SOON ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

Crystal clear water, scuba diving, open beaches and tropical breezes. Cayman Brac is a Caribbean Island paradise.

This is the infectious flavor of Cayman Brac. Visitors might arrive here all steamed up and stressed, but shortly find their faces relaxed, smiling and arms waving back. A few days later and they initiate the wave.
Most people arriving on “the Brac,” as we soon call it, are packing fins, mask and snorkel. With the usual 100+ foot underwater visibility, the underwater scene is a major attraction. Many visitors also have a full complement of scuba diving equipment. The Brac has some of the finest diving on the planet and for an added bonus, Brac boats can zip over to Little Cayman for the Bloody Bay Wall experience. It will take years to get “spoilt” here..
Notable diving attractions are the walls of both the Brac and Little Cayman and the frigate wreck.
A Russian frigate was purchased from Cuba and sunk in 1996 within swimming distance of the north side of the island off the defunct Buccaneer Hotel property. It is perfectly situated for divers of all skill levels. The stern is in shallow water and the deepest section of the bow rests on the sand at about 90fsw.
Fish, large and small, are turning the wreck into home. Divers will consume a lot of compressed air before they’ve seen it all.
The walls around the two islands are pictures of perfection. Arches, swimthrus, cracks, gorgonia, sponges and fans all compete for a divers attention. Shine a light on the muted blue structures and the reds, yellows, oranges and purples will spin all your color wheels at once.

BRAC REEF RESORT May 17-24-2014

Ocean view room

2 am dives

ALL FOOD!!!! BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER!!!!

All taxes

Airport transfers

Pp dble occ

Add 5 afternoon dives for only $35.00 ea.

ALL this for only $1499!!  Diving, room and food on Cayman! This is great. $ sign up soon $100 deposit will hold your spot

Take a look at the fantastic vis we had a few weeks ago on the Admiral Dupont aka the Offshore Paddlewheeler! The large steel paddle wheels are still intact and in place and we had excellent visibility! Thanks to the RV Explorer for taking us there and thanks to Denise Marie for putting this great video together!

Check out this video of the SS Northern Pacific steam Whistle recovery by Mike Dudas from October 2011. Thanks to Rusty Cassway for assisting with the recovery. And thanks to Bruce Leinan, Bart Malone, and Wes Markey for all your help, and to Denise Jay for documenting and producing this great video! Enjoy!

This article was published on the front page of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26, 2009 written by Kathy Boccella.

It was June 1967, and the 22-year-old woman with a toothy smile from West Chester was aboard a smelly fishing boat with 11 men eager to dive the offshore wreck of the famed Andrea Doria, 220 feet below the Atlantic.

Evelyn Bartram Dudas didn’t recover the best artifact – the ship’s compass, which went to her future husband, John Dudas – but she returned from the trip a hero as the first woman to reach what is considered the Mount Everest of shipwrecks.

Read the article here…

Learn to Scuba Dive
We want to share our love of the underwater world with you! Classes are taught at several area locations and scheduling is flexible as well. We teach at locations convenient to West Chester, Media, Exton, Malvern, Frazer, Devon, Paoli, and many other locations!!
Aqualung Online Store
Now the entire collection of Aqualung Scuba equipment is available to purchase online! Place your order here and the order ships directly to you! Then stop in the store for any help with learning your new gear. And its not just Aqualung but all of their Pro-Dive brands including Apeks and Suunto!
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