Please join us on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30 pm, at the Natural History Museum (probably in the 2nd floor classroom - follow signs in case location changes), for a presentation by Faith Ortins (from DUI):

In the Footsteps of Ernest Shackelton

Join us for a journey thru history as a group of divers explore new parts of Antarctica while retracing Ernest Shackelton’s historic journey 100 years ago. The scenery above and below the water will astonish you in a way only the polar regions can. You will gain new appreciation for the challenges of diving in the most remote part of the world with all its grandeur and changes.

Faith has spent most of her adult life in the ocean. Starting as a scientific diver and volunteering for public safety diving operations in the 1980’s, Faith became a technical diver and dive store owner with thousands of dives over her 38 year diving career. She worked with DUI to develop the first women’s drysuits and now leads DUI’s sales team worldwide. She has led expeditions around the world including many to the most remote places on Earth. A frequent presenter at dive shows and conferences, she is a 2010 inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and a member of the Boston Sea Rovers.


February Competitions:

  • Photo and Video Mini-Comp: "Blue Background"

Please see our submission instructions


Video entries may also be brought on thumb drive*** to the meeting, or you can  send them via email (, Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other method.

***If you are entering a video that you are bringing in on a thumb drive, you must declare your intended entry by Monday midnight, so we will know whether we are able to have both open and novice competitions or a single combined category.


Stills: "Weird"

Click here to see all the winning images

1st Place – Jeff Laity
2nd Place – Jeff Laity
3rd Place  – Kevin Lee

1st Place: Jeff Laity


Video: 5-minute edited

Unfortunately we did not have enough entrants to run this competition.