Bay State Council of Divers

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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Due to Weather concers the Treasure Hunt has been transioned to a land based Treasure hunt

The 2023 Bay State Council TREASURE HUNT WILL TAKE PLACE rain or shine. An alternate event is planned in the event of rough seas .

The USS Salem in Quincy Ma. have been graciously providing us with a meeting room.

The next Bay State Council Meeting will be on March 8 at 7:30. it will be Zoom Only. Email us for the Zoom Invite 
(Directions to meeting).

The 2022 Treasuure Hunt was a great time. Please support your local Dive Stores and our other sponsors who have Graciously supported this event in pasts years.

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

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 hosted 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 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 (info)

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

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