Join us for our October club dive on Saturday Oct. 20th. at 8 am. We will meet at Lovers Point to dive, weather permitting. All Members of Scuba Squad Dive Club (Pro Scuba Customers) and their guests are welcome to join us on this dive. The event is free however you should bring a snack to share.
All divers planning on attending need to be experienced divers in our area and should have dove in the last year. Club dives are not intro to cold water events or scuba refreshers. If you want to join our dives but need a refresher or you need an intro to cold water diving please call the shop and we will arrange it for you.
Divers are encouraged to bring their own dive buddies. If you don't have a buddy come anyway and we will buddy you up with another single diver.
SCUBA SQUAD MEETING
Join us for our Sept. Club meeting on Tuesday Sept. 11th at 7pm. We meet in the Classroom at Pro Scuba Dive Center in Scotts Valley. Our club meetings are free, however we ask that you bring a small snack to share with the group. PSDC provides utensils and non-alcoholic drinks.
Scuba Squad October Club Dive
Our Oct. (Tues. the 9th) Guest Speaker will be Rikki Ericksen
Director of the California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
As Director of the California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Dr. Rikki Eriksen works with communities, businesses, non-governmental organizations, foundations, academic institutions and government agencies to help implement the state’s Marine Life Protection Act. The program has played a crucial leadership role leveraging existing resources and forging new partnerships. In collaboration with a multitude of “on the ground” organizations and agencies, many accomplishments have received wide acclaim as exemplary examples of education and outreach models for the state. Rikki holds a Master’s degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. at the University of Florida where she applied landscape ecology principles to the design and management of MPAs in coral reef ecosystems. Her field work has taken her throughout the Caribbean, the wider Indo-Pacific region and Latin America conducting field surveys and working with local communities to examine the effectiveness of MPAs. With a portfolio of more than 50 publications addressing a range of topics, her research has focused on the use of science in marine resource policy development and implementation through use of spatial ecological analysis, ecosystem-based management, and education and outreach.