Please join us on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, at the Natural History Museum (room TBD).

This month's speaker will be Bonnie Pelnar Dietz. Bonnie's made three trips to Cuba in the past several years for diving, bareboat sailing, and in search of the best Mojitos in Havana. She will talk about the diving options in different areas of the island, and will also bring you lots of info on the topside attractions that are not to be missed. She'll also give you tips on the best way to travel there and what not to do.

In addition to Cuba, Bonnie's traveled around the world to scout out new and fun underwater photography destinations. She has been the Dive Travel Specialist for Journey Pacific for the past four years and leads photo excursions about four times a year, and an intensive photo workshop in Cozumel for the past 17 years.

Her company, Under Watercolours, has been marketing the scuba and dive travel industry since 1996 and she has created over 150 custom websites for her clients - including!

She is also a fused glass artist, creating ocean-themed glass pieces at her home studio in Laguna Beach.




REMEMBER - September is the month to take photos/video for the Dave Nesheim Memorial Shootout, which we will judge at the October meeting!


September Competition:

  • Photo/Video  Mini-comp: "Flowers of the Sea"

Please see our submission instructions.  Entries due by 11:59pm Tuesday, September 18

NOTE: Anastasia will not have email access over the weekend until late Tuesday night, so you will not receive a "I got your photos" reply until Wednesday morning.  If you're worried, please feel free to bring your entries on a thumb drive just in case.

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.




July Minicomp  - "Weird" 

Click here to see all the winning images

1st Place – Bill Van Antwerp
2nd Place  – Bill Van Antwerp
3rd Place  – Abe Rolick

August Minicomp - "Wrecks"

Click here to see all the winning images

1st Place Open - Fletcher Forbes
2nd Place Open - Tabby Stone
3rd Place Open - Tony Frank

1st Place Novice - Jeannette Despal
2nd Place Novice - Tyler Schiffman
3rd Place Novice - Jeannette Despal


1st Place Open: Fletcher Forbes