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The United Divers of New Hampshire (UDNH) Dive Club was founded in 1975 to educate divers and expand the knowledge of diving in both the State of New Hampshire and in New England in general. The club also provides an informal setting for diver interaction.




UDNH January 20, 2018 Banquet
UDNH Members & Friends:

When: January, Saturday 20, 2018

Where: The BackYard Restaurant and Brewery. www.theyardrestaurant.com

Address: 1211 So. Mammoth Road. Manchester - Londonderry line.
Phone: 603 -623-3545.

Time: 6:00 pm

Room: The Trellis

Schedule of the Event:

From 6:00 pm to 6:20 pm = Socializing. Raffle 50/50 . DVD playing by Michael Hamel.

From 6:20 pm to 6:30 pm = Vice-President Michael Hamel

Michael will do a short introduction to Dive Heart.

The organization which trains and assists handicapped divers to experience scuba diving.

From 6:30 pm to 6:35 pm = Word from President Willis R Corson

= Moment of silent for Richard " Rick" Bardsley, past president.

From 6:35 pm to 6:45 pm = Recognizing all former Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the UDNH.

From 6:45 pm to 6:55 pm = Announcing the new officers of UDNH

From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm = Dinner : Order off the Menu.

From 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm = Guest Speaker: Ryan King.

The guest speaker is Ryan King, Underwater Photographer & deep-water rebreather/wreck diver
Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, the Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater on Earth.

Interconnected through a system of natural channels and canals, the Great Lakes have been an essential shipping corridor for more than 300 years.

Couple all that shipping with ice, fog, intense storms and congested shipping lanes and it’s no wonder so many wrecks litter the bottom of the lakes.

The clear cold waters have persevered ore carriers, intact schooners, and passenger vessels wrecks in pristine condition. In addition,

we’ll bring things a bit closer to home with a brief introduction to the discovery of the William H. Machen which we discovered in 300 ft. of water

this summer off the NH coast.

For over 25 years, Ryan has been diving, teaching, and photographing marine like, caves and wrecks from Canada to the Caribbean.

He has a passion for exploration and helping others enjoy and appreciate the underwater world.

Just to be clear, I’ve not worked with Nat Geo. I do have an article on the wrecks of Newfoundland that will be published in the

next issue of Wreck Diver Magazine.

I’m happy to come share with your group. If you can cover my meal, we’ll be in good shape. Thanks for the initiation.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Ryan King Underwater Photography
Ryan King is an underwater photographer focusing on marine life, caves, wrecks, and unique underwater environments.
From 8:40 pm to 8:50 pm = Questions and Answers.

From 8:50 pm to 9:00 pm =

From 9:00 pm to 9:15 pm = Drawing the raffle 50/50.

From 9:15 pm to 9:30 pm = Silent Auction for scuba items donated to the Club by the Jon Wottrich family.

Thank You!

UDNH club
Posted on 14 Jan 2018 by UDNH President
UDNH Dive Club Meeting
UDNH Dive Club Meeting

Date : 19 February 2018 From : 6:30pm To : 8:00pm
Category : Club Meetings Location : YMCA,30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH

Event Description:
UDNH Members & Friends:

Meeting, On Monday, February 19, at Manchester YMCA.

From 6:45 pm to 6:55 pm : Chatting

From 6:55 pm to 7:00 pm : Treasurer report.

From 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm : Guest Speaker
VP & Master Diver Lance Tsantoulis.
Topic: Dive Configurations
Master Diver Tsantoulis will be talking about the safety feature of a switching block.

From 7:40 pm to 8:00 pm : Questions & answers.

From 8:00 pm to 8:10 pm : door prize raffle.

From 8:10 pm to 9:30 pm: Decompression at CJ's Restaurant.

Announcements: Guest speaker for our March 19 meeting will be Donny Stephens of Atlantic Aquasport Dive Shop, Rye, NH. Donny will be talking about his work as a dive accident investigator working with NH Fish & Game Conservation Officers in reviewing dive accidents. Donny has been diving more than 50 years and is a diving pioneer in New England & NH. Donny is also a former commercial diver. He is a dynamic speaker.

UDNH Secretary
Dick Allard.
Posted on 07 Jan 2018 by UDNH President
Seacoast Science Center Requests Donations of Artifacts By Divers

Note from Ron Watson asking if you can send out to Dive club members..

Ron works part time as a Naturalist at the Seacoast Science Center located in Odiorne Pt. State Pk. in Rye NH. They are in the process of designing a new exhibit that will be built during the winter and open in the spring. The exhibit is called "Immersion", and it is about diving, the evolution of diving, sport diving, commercial diving and other careers in diving. They are looking for donations of equipment (2 hose reg. and other items), artifacts from local wrecks and pictures and video of sealife , structures natural and man made. They will gladly acknowledge your donations with credits on video and pics and donation plaques on materials.

Paul at the Dive Locker in Gloucester has started the donation process with a vintage steel 72 and a first generation Calypso Reg.. Hopefully this exhibit will peak the interest of some of our young visitors and help to keep the Love of the UW and the sport we all enjoy alive.

If have anything to donate, reach out to Ron directly. Not me. 603 505-7697

I donated all my antique bottles found diving in Portsmouth.

Luis Figueroa
Posted on 19 Sep 2017 by UDNH President
The Fall Pool Time Schedule at the YMCA
Hi all,

Just got confirmation of the modified Y dates for the fall because the pool is closed for repairs on the first Thursday of Sept:

Meetings will still be the 3rd Monday of Sept, Oct., and Nov. and this makes the pool nites the 1st Thursdays of Oct, Nov, and Dec.


Jean Stefanik
Posted on 31 Aug 2017 by UDNH President
Contacting United Divers of NH Dive Club
If you are interested in either contacting United Divers of NH Dive Club or interested in becoming a member, you can contact us at corson78@hotmail.com . Our website is not fully working, and we are looking into other means of communication. You can still download a membership application from the website. You can mail your application and personal check to UDNH, PO Box 4176, Manchester, NH 03108, or you can come to one of our meetings and submit an application for membership and pay our Treasurer. Our Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, pool time is 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the YMCA, 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH. Thank you for showing an interest in our local dive club. Sincerely yours, Willis R Corson, President UDNH.
Posted on 24 Jan 2015 by UDNH President
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