OCA Events Schedule - updated June 13, 2024, 7:57 am
Date Day Event Location Time Level Status Tide/Range Chair Notes
June, 2024
1 Sat Summer Meeting Schedule Meetings every Thursday
13 Thu Club Meeting Bill Weedons Shop 7:00PM ALL Ok Meet at front of Bill Weedons Shop
315 Commerce Park Rd Unit 4 North Kingston, RI
20 Thu Club Meeting Dive On It Cumberland, RI 7:00PM ALL Ok 1000 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI
27 Thu Club Meeting Bill Weedons Shop 7:00PM ALL Ok Meet at front of Bill Weedons Shop
315 Commerce Park Rd Unit 4 North Kingston, RI
July, 2024
11 Thu Coastal Queen Cruise Newport, RI 5:45pm ALL TBD John Stanford Coastal Queen Cruise 6:00PM July 11th
Come join us for an evening aboard the Coastal Queen for a 1.5 hr. harbor cruise!
Cost is $42.40 under 65 and $40.40 over 65, and credit card and cash bar available. Tips are cash ONLY.
Board at 5 Bowen’s Landing, Newport.
John Stanford is the Chair, and his wife Karen will be the bartender!  If you would like to carpool from John’s house (108 Bow Street, Jamestown) let him know. Book the 6:00PM evening cocktail cruise at: Costal Queen Website. 
August, 2024
2 Fri Winter Island Weekend Winter Island Salem, MA TBD A TBD Suzie + Jim C. WINTER ISLAND (SALEM, MA) – August 2/3 We have reserved the IGLOO group site (max 20 people) at this great campground - AND, secured a (six pack) boat charter (8/3) with Down Under Dive Charters from Gloucester, MA (Jim C, John P, Bill W, Kelly Gladding and Suzie) that will take us to harvest scallops (advanced dive) and lobsters (must have a MA lobster license). Suzie Bourdeau and Jim Cherubini are co-chairs. More details to follow! Web site is: diveundercharters.com
One spot is left open on this charter.
3 Sat Winter Island Weekend Winter Island Salem, MA TBD A TBD Suzie + Jim C. WINTER ISLAND (SALEM, MA) – August 2/3 We have reserved the IGLOO group site (max 20 people) at this great campground - AND, secured a (six pack) boat charter (8/3) with Down Under Dive Charters from Gloucester, MA (Jim C, John P, Bill W, Kelly Gladding and Suzie) that will take us to harvest scallops (advanced dive) and lobsters (must have a MA lobster license). Suzie Bourdeau and Jim Cherubini are co-chairs. More details to follow! Web site is: diveundercharters.com
One spot is left open on this charter.
10 Sat Spearfishing Tournament Various RI Ports TBD I-A TBD High 12:25PM 3.2ft: Low 6:12PM 0.8ft Ian Campbell Spearfishing Tournament
Fee for entering. Prizes for the largest fish caught and the most fish (poundage) caught.
Might be followed by Kill and Grill
Sign up at meetings or email or text Ian if interested.
24 Sat Family Day Taylor Point Park, RI TBD E-I TBD High 12:07PM/4.2; 6:15PM/0.3 Suzie Family Day at Taylor Point State Park Jamestown, RI
FAMILY DAY – August 24 (rain date 8/25) - will take place this year on the Potter Cove Beach at Taylor Point, Jamestown on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 11AM. Rain date is August 25th. Potter Cove is a long sandy beach facing the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The beach is part of a town park, which is popular for fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and picnicking. We will have a cookout and encourage divers to collect Quahogs to cook on the grill as well! Bring your kayak! Relax on the beach and bring the whole family!! Free parking for 20 cars. BYOB and a dish to share! The club will provide burgers and dogs. Directions: If you are on 138 (heading towards Newport) take the last exit before the tolls for the Pell Bridge. Follow the frontage road until you can turn left under Route 138 and then look for right turn onto Freebody Drive, just beyond Route 138. Suzie Bourdeau is the chairman.
September, 2024
15 Sun BSC Annual Treasure Hunt Stage Forge Park Glouster, MA 8:30AM E-I Ok Bay State Council Bay State Council of Divers Annual Treasure Hunt
Sunday Sept. 15th, 2024 (Rain or Shine)
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Stage Fort Park, Half Moon Beach, Gloucester, MA
Event Flyer
October, 2024
0 Thu Special Club Meeting Suzies House 7:00PM ALL Canceled Suzie 430 Fair St.. Warwick, RI
Open at 6:30PM. Bring Something to grill and BYOB.
November, 2024
1 Fri Winter Meeting Schedule. Meet first and third Thursdays
March, 2025
8 Sat Cozumel Dive Trip Iberostar Cozumel A Ok Suzie We are booking through Dressel Divers and staying at the Iberostar Cozumel - an all-inclusive resort. My contact at Dressel Divers, who is a Padi Course Director, will need to know how many rooms we need held. Once that is done, I will start the process of booking spaces, then 30 days out I will send him the final payment. This will be done through me, or the club and needs to be determined by us. The details are as follows: When: March 8-15, 2025 Where: Iberostar Cozumel (all inclusive) Inclusions: Double occupancy room, all meals (buffet dinner), drinks, night shows, 12 dive package with Dressel Divers (on-site dive center with pier and boats), free Nitrox, Cozumel airport transfers. Price: $1550 for diver, $1059 for non-diver, $715 for single supplement Things to note: Flights are booked on your own. No shore diving is allowed as it is in the marine park. There is a private beach with free water sports - but due to the Marine Park some motorized water sports, such as Jet Skiing are not allowed, but there IS parasailing, banana rides, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing, all 100% in perfect harmony with nature. . The 08:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. departures offer divers the option of doing a TWO-TANK DIVE or a SINGLE-TANK DIVE. No need to plan your dive dates and times before arrival as dives can be planned when you get there with the dive center staff. Most dive sites are approximately 10 minutes away by boat. For more information, visit their website: https://www.dresseldivers.com/dive/mexico/cozumel-scuba-diving/ or the Resort website at: https://www.iberostar.com/en/hotels/cozumel/iberostar-cozumel Please let me know if you want a room held, and provide me the names. I will put together a list of rooms to hold. Questions? email me or text me. Suzie Bourdeau
November, 2025
8 Sat BLACKBEARDS LIVEABOARD Nassau, Bahamas TBD A TBD Suzie BLACKBEARDS LIVEABOARD- (Bahamas) NOV 8-14 2025. I have booked the entire boat. Minimum folks to hold the boat is 18 bookings – after that they add more folks. With 10 folks we get the price of a trip divided among us to use for tip or merchandise. Best to book your flights for Friday the 7th through Friday the 14th. Book your spot with $300 deposit. Total cost for the Liveaboard is $1,145. For more information click the link: Blackbeards LIveaboard or call 954.734.7111. Cody is our contact there. Contact Suzie at 508-272-2186 with any questions!
TIDE CODES: Hi=High tide, Lo=Low tide,
ND=Next Day (Tide is after midnight), TR=Tidal Range (from previous tide)
LEVEL CODES: E=Easy, I=Intermediate, A=Advanced, All=Divers & Non Divers

Notice: the information provided here is only a general guide and is not presented as correct. It is up to you, the diver, to check actual conditions and to determine whether to dive based on your own abilities and research.