Surface Interval

The informative monthly newsletter of the

Fairfield County Diving Association

The Presidents' Corner

October 2017

by Mike Cassetta

Fall is upon us, the leaves are changing colors and the air is getting a little bit cooler. Fortunately, water temperatures are still comfortable in the Northeast in October/November and can bring some the best diving of the year.

Mel, Matt & myself recently went on a dive charter with Capt Noel. Water in The Sound was a balmy 75° with good visibility and plenty of sea life. Additional dives that have proven to be excellent this time of year include Fort Weatherill (RI) & The Old Ponquogue Bridge (NY).

A big thanks to Mike Gromotsky for being our featured guest at the September meeting. After a premeeting barbecue, including a fish fry thanks to Jeff Susa, we all enjoyed Mike's presentation on Northeast Wreck Diving. Mike's talk included many interesting artifacts from the U=853 and The Grecian.

Dr. David Charash will be our featured presenter on October 27th. His presentation “The Aging Diver” will focus on the medical aspects of diving in the aging population. So take your Geritol, finish your early bird special and come on down for what will be an important & interesting evening. BTW: admission is free with your AARP card.

Our November meeting is a week or earlier than usual because of Thanksgiving and will be on Friday, November 17th. We will have a compilation presentation by several members of FCDA showing off video and photos from recent wildlife encounters off the Northeast Coast including sharks, seals & dolphins.

Our annual FCDA Holiday Gathering will be Friday, December 1st. We will do as we have done the past few years, a potluck gathering at the cottage. More details to follow.

Happy Halloween Everybody...


 Matt Rownin

Mike Cassetta

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