Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for a great presentation by Nikki Pieper about the dive trip to the Philippines she is leading this fall. This is Nikki's 5th time to the Philippines, visiting some old favorite spots plus a few new ones - if you're interested in joining her, there's more information on the trip at the Hollywood Divers website. I also encourage everyone to consider entering the NCUPS SEA 2014 International Photo and Video Competition. Deadline for entries is June 30. Last night's minicomp topics were "Lit with One Strobe" (photos) and "Fast" (video). The winners have been posted in our gallery:

June 2014 Minicomp Winners

Stills: 1st Place - Fletcher Forbes 2nd Place - Vickie Elson 3rd Place - Bob McKenna Video: 1st Place - Anastasia Laity 2nd Place - Vickie Elson 3rd Place - Vickie Elson Congratulations!

1st Place: Fletcher Forbes

Please join us in the Times Mirror room of the Natural History Museum at 7:30pm, Wednesday June 18. Nikki Pieper, instructor and travel agent from Hollywood Divers, will be presenting a tour of three beautiful dive resorts in the Philippines. Find out more information about diving in beautiful waters, seeing wonderfully weird critters, enjoying fabulous food, and relaxing at luxurious spa resorts.


Three different islands, one 15-day adventure. Do you have time for vacation in September? Join us on ours! JUNE MINICOMPS: This month's topics are "Lit with One Strobe" (stills) and "Fast" (video). Please submit your entries using the upload form by 11:59pm Tuesday June 17. TRIP REPORTS We love having one or two people share their dive experiences at the beginning of meetings, so if you have a short trip report (about 5 minutes) you'd like to share, please e-mail the webmaster.