Please join us in the Times Mirror room of the Natural History Museum at 7:30pm, Wednesday September 18, for monthly minicomps, trip reports and our annual Swap Meet!


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.


Lots of us have old camera or dive gear hanging around that we’re not using. If it’s still in good shape, please bring it to the meeting. Members are encouraged to donate, trade, or sell (at reasonable prices) their unused equipment to meeting attendees.


This month’s minicomp topics are "Diver in Scene" (stills) and "Cleaning Stations" (video). Please submit your entries using our upload form no later than 11:59pm Tuesday September 17. OTHER NEWS: We still have spots available on our two-day Truth trip October 26-27. Photos taken on this trip can be entered in the LAUPS shootout (judging at November meeting). Sign up here!

Thanks to Mike Bartick of Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao for showing us some inspiring photos from his travels in the Philippines!

For those of you who couldn't make it, here are the winners of last night's minicomp, "Molluscs":

1st Place Open - Kevin Lee
2nd Place Open - Kevin Lee
3nd Place Open - Ferdinando Meli
1st Place Novice - Phil Garner
2nd Place Novice - Vickie Elson
3rd Place Novice - Walter Bassi, Phil Garner

1st Place Open - Nannette Van Antwerp
2nd Place Open - Nannette Van Antwerp
3rd Place Open - Anastasia Laity
1st Place Novice - John Forbes
2nd Place Novice - Dana Rodda
3rd Place Novice - Klaus Biber

You can see all the winners in our minicomp gallery.

Note: next month's categories will be "Diver in Scene" for stills, and "Cleaning Stations" for video. Congratulations!

1st Place Open: Kevin Lee