Bay State Council of Divers

 
http://baystatecouncil.org/files/BSC%20dive%20flag%20poster.pdf
 

The Bay State Council of Divers, Inc. (commonly known as the BSC) was founded in the early 1970’s to represent the organized divers in Massachusetts. The Bay State Council of Divers is a member of the Underwater Society of America which is composed of other dive councils, clubs and independent divers throughout North America. The Bay State Council of Divers, which is managed by a Board of Directors, meets approximately four times a year. The Bay State Council of Divers membership is made up of over 700 individual divers, clubs, dive shop owners, charter boat captains, scuba instructors and other interested persons throughout the state.

 

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The BSC is now on Facebook. Please show your support by liking our page.

Next Bay State Council meeting on 12 April 2017 at 7:30 PM.
(Directions to meeting).

General meeting minutes are online.

Ocean Access Issue:
  
The Bay State Council of Divers and the Massachusetts diving community are greatly concerned about the continuing loss of public parking in coastal communities to allow for shore access.  Many communities restrict parking access to residents-only.  This prevents other citizens from using the public beaches and rights of way in these communities.
   We believe this issue concerns many water sports enthusiasts and we are seeking your input and support to remedy this situation.  To this end we are planning to host a meeting for representatives of interested parties at the Boston Sea Rovers Show on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel North Shore in Danvers MA.
   We hope that by coordinating our efforts across user groups that we can reverse this situation and get greater access to our shores for all citizens to freely enjoy. 

The 2016 Treasure Hunt was a success, with Boston Scuba going home with the trophy! The results are now online here.

A poster describing the 31st Annual Treasure Hunt is online

The Bay State Council of Divers and the Massachusetts diving community is greatly concerned about the continuing loss of public parking in coastal communities to allow shore access for diving. We are hosting a meeting for representatives of interested parties at the Boston Sea Rovers Show on Sunday March 6, 2016. (Letter of invitation)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR HABITAT
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is conducting public hearings to solicit comments on Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 including the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

Recreational saltwater fishing permit now required (info)

New MA Recreational lobstering and crabbing guide (pdf)

BSC announcement list announce@BayStateCouncil.org forwards news/events to diving community. It is open to everyone to join or post news

Email Announcements (Submit to announce@baystatecouncil.org)