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The Long Island Divers Association (LIDA) is a not-for-profit regional organization dedicated to the promotion of local diving, the representation of divers interests throughout the diving and general community, and the protection of divers rights through outreach to our local and regional government officials. We are funded by member dues and donations and the proceeds from our annual Film Festival fundraiser. LIDA is staffed completely by volunteers.

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AquaWoman Dive 2014
Saturday, August 2

You are invited to join a great group of women for this annual LIDA tradition! We plan to dive the USS San Diego aboard the GARLOO with CAPTAIN HANK GARVIN. The USS San Diego is 80ft to the top and 110ft to the sand.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, please mail a completed registration form (pdf) with a check PAYABLE to LIDA to: T. Julie Cohen 141 Sycamore Circle Stony Brook NY 11790

Contact Julie at for further information. To prepare for this dive, consult your local dive shop regarding a specialty course.

Captain Ken and Jean Marie Memorial Dive, and BBQ
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Once again it's time for the Captain Ken and Jean Marie Memorial Dive at the Ponquogue Bridge. High tide is at 2:06 PM. Following the dive will be a Pot Luck BBQ and raffle in the parking lot of the Ponquogue Bridge Marine Park. Please contact Freddie Hughes (will be there at 11:00 AM) for more information.

We invite you to join us!
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Last modified: May 30 2014