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Denver Divers Upcoming Events


DENVER DIVERS TRIVIA NIGHT

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

Trivia Night

Come test your dive and underwater critter knowledge at our Scuba Trivia Night Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6pm! We will bring back favorite topics such as fish id, scuba history, and geography as well as bring some new topics to test your smarts!

Attendees will get in to groups and work together to come up with the most correct answers. You may bring a team or join a team, all are welcome. Prizes will be given after each round, with a grand prize for the winners at the end of the night!

As always, we will provide snacks and refreshments to keep you nourished as you play along.

Don't forget to see who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877


DENVER DIVERS & THE SWIM SCHOOL OF DENVER ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Open House from 11:30am-2:30pm

Annual Summer BBQ

Good food, good company, and great dive stories are always abundant at our Annual Summer BBQ, so don't miss it! Join us on Saturday, August 11 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Cheesman Park for some fun in the sun with your fellow Denver Divers. We will be meeting in the picnic area near the playground, which is one block east of Humboldt between 10th and 11th Avenue.

This year, our favorite caterer Brian Hubner will be heading up the grill, bringing us amazing food. We will also have games for all ages, so invite your friends and family and we will see you there! Don't worry, we are vegetarian friendly, too!

Don't forget to see who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877



Past Events

SECOND ANNUAL DENVER ADAPTIVE DIVERS DINNER

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

Denver Adpative Divers Dinner

Creating freedom of movement for persons with disabilities through SCUBA diving

Denver Adaptive Divers (DAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization which works alongside Dive Pirates to provide training, full scuba gear, and scuba diving trips to persons with physical disabilities. In the past year, we have trained, equipped, and sent two Dive Pirates and their dive buddies on trips and we have hosted Classified Try SCUBA Classes at no charge to 30 persons.

During our Second Annual Denver Adaptive Divers and Denver Divers chapter Dive Pirates fundraiser, we will proudly present our accomplishments of the past year, introduce recipients, instructors and buddies, and share our plans for 2018. Our goal for this second annual fundraiser will be to raise funds to train, equip and send two Dive Pirates and their buddies on a trip. PLUS we hope to train and send five more physically disabled persons with their dive buddies and their classified instructors on a Denver Adaptive Divers SCUBA diving trip in 2018.


Denver Divers Dive Pirates Chapter

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Four Mile Historic Park (715 S Forest Street, Denver, CO 80246)

Ticket Price: $150 per person


Please RSVP with a check to Denver Adaptive Divers, 557 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206. Or, you may RSVP online!

Learn how SCUBA diving impacted one of our recipients in "Justin's Story"


FINS ATTACHED ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

Fins Attached Fundraiser

Featuring Speaker Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

This annual fundraising event from Fins Attached is their big push to raise money for shark research and conservation for the year. Featured speakers include Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd, Sharkwater members and parents of the late Rob Stewart, Brian and Sandy Stewart, and the commissioner of CONANP (Mexico's representative for the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas), Alejandro del Mazo Maza.

With so many strong representatives for our environment, the conversation around protection of our marine resources will be the main focus of the evening. We will also be hoping to raise enough money to finish campaigns around Fins Attached's focus areas in Costa Rica, Mexico and the Galapagos.

This event sold out early last year, so don't forget to buy your tickets soon!

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Location: the Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Ticket Price: $55 per person general admission, $30 for children under 12


Please RSVP online and click here for more information about the amazing line up of speakers!

DENVER DIVERS & THE SWIM SCHOOL OF DENVER ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

Annual Holiday Party

Our Annual Holiday Party is our favorite event of the year and we want to see all our favorite people there! We believe we have the best divers and swimmers in the world and our annual end of the year celebration is our way of saying THANK YOU to all our amazing students, customers, and staff. We truly believe you are part of our Denver Divers & The Swim School of Denver Family and want to show you how much we truly appreciate having you in our family.

Chef extraordinaire, Brian Hubner, will be delighting us with many tasty bites throughout the night and we will also have the cookie table filled to the brim. Drinks will be flowing and our annual End-of-Year Photo Show will be playing on all the TV's throughout the shop! That night Training Director, Wendel Benjamin, will announce our Master Diver Challenge winner, too!

Don't forget to see who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877

ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE PHOTO CONTEST

Entry Deadline: November 1 (late entries gladly accepted)
Judging Dates: November 6 - December 31, 2017
Winners Announced: January 5, 2018

Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! We would like to invite you to participate in our Annual People's Choice Photo Contest. Because, what would our life experiences while diving be if we did not share them with our fellow divers and friends? If you have a stunning photo from one of your amazing scuba trips, it is your scuba duty to enter it in our contest! That way, you can inspire others to share their experiences through photos, and brag about how you won the Denver Divers photo contest!

Entry into the contest is free. All you need to do is bring in your 8x10 photo and we will mat it and put it up in the shop for display. Customers will have two months to vote from November 6 through December 31, 2017. We will announce the winners in the January 2018 newsletter.

Winning photos will be added to the revolving show on our website and will be printed on canvas and hung on the walls at Denver Divers.

Entry Instructions:
(up to five entries per person)

  1. Pick a category for your photo: Topside, Macro, Wide Angel, Marine Life, and/or Humor.
  2. Print your 8x10 photo on photo-quality paper with no border.
  3. Bring in your photo by November 1 with your name, category, and photo title and location taken written on the back of the photo. Don't worry, late entries are gladly accepted, but the sooner you give us your photo, the more potential it has to gain votes!
  4. Come in and vote between November 6 and December 31, 2017, and to see your photo displayed alongside the competition.

Winners will be announced following the Annual Holiday Party, and prizes will be awarded in each category as well as an overall prize for best photo.

Please drop your photos off at Denver Divers and we will mount them for display starting November 6.

SEX IN THE SEA: AN INTIMATE EVENING & BOOK SIGNING WITH SCIENTIST & AUTHOR MARAH J. HARDT

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

Sex in the Sea Presentation

Dr. Marah J. Hardt is not only an acclaimed scientist and ocean advocate, she is also a very successful and hilarious author. Denver Divers invites you to meet Dr. Hardt as she regales us with stories of intimacy from the deep. After you hear her speak, you will be left wanting more. Her book, Sex in the Sea, will take you through tales of "Our intimate connections with sex-changing fish, romantic lobsters, kinky squid, and other salty erotica of the deep."

Dr. Hardt will change your diving life forever! No longer will you be able to look at lobster the same, nor will you ever stop wondering if that fish's odd behavior is in the name of procreation or if they are just hunting for food. You will seek out opportunities to watch coral spawn, fish sex-change and rays orgy.

So, please join us for our intimate evening with Dr. Marah J. Hardt, Thursday, November 9 from 6-9pm, where she will be on hand to tell stories from her life as a marine biologist and ocean advocate. She will also be signing copies of her book after her presentation, a perfect gift for the holidays, so do not miss it!

Don't forget to see who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877

GENERATION OCEAN CUBA RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

Generation Ocean Cuba Research Presentation Night

For the past two years, we have been growing and cultivating a brand new non-profit, Generation Ocean. Our mission is simple, to "mobilize and educate the next generation in the ocean, about the ocean and for the ocean". We have been taking students from the Denver area to Cuba for the past two years, where they have worked alongside local scientists and community leaders to understand the perils facing our oceans today.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this year, their research started in Cuba and ended in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. They, nonetheless, learned a tremendous amount about ocean conservation, political complications that can come in conflict with these conservation goals, and how coastal communities are working toward common goals of community building and conservation.

As part of their commitment to the organization, our students have put together research projects and will be doing presentations for our community of divers as well as for their local school groups. We invite anyone and everyone interested in education and conservation to come learn about their projects, what they took away from their experiences in Cuba, and how these experiences will shape their future and hopefully the futures of those who will come after them.

We are excited to host Rayna McClintock, Liam Daniel, Kyle Abrahm, and McKenzie Davis, as they wow the crowd with their Cuba research projects. Denver Divers will be providing food and beverage and we ask you to provide your questions and comments for our students and to bring your friends who may also be interested in our growing non-profit!

Don't forget to see who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877

CHASING CORAL VIEWING PARTY & DISCUSSION

Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

Chasing Coral Film Night

As divers, we are more informed about the perils our oceans face than those that have yet to venture beneath the waves. We witness the good, the bad, and the beautiful every time we dive. But, that does not mean we should not continue to learn about and discuss the problems facing coral reefs around the world.

Chasing Coral is a much anticipated new documentary from the producers of Chasing Ice. It took over three years to film, with contributions from countless volunteers compiling over 500 hours of footage to convey what is happening to our coral reefs around the world. And the film is just the beginning - after watching and learning, it is the hope of the filmmakers that you, the audience, will take their message worldwide, and start to take action to reverse the decline of our most precious ocean resources.

Denver Divers would like to invite you to join us for a viewing party and discussion on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6pm at Denver Divers. We will watch the film and then discuss what we have seen, what we did and did not know about what is contributing to the decline of coral reefs and how we can, as a community of divers and ocean lovers, make a difference - even from our landlocked state of Colorado.

Join us, bring your friends and family and share in the discussion. Food and drink will be provided. See who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877

ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ AT CHEESMAN PARK

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11:30am-2:30pm

Annual Summer BBQ

Good food, good company, and great dive stories are always abundant at our Annual Summer BBQ, so don't miss it! Join us on Saturday, July 22 from 11:30am - 2:30pm at Cheesman Park for some fun in the sun with your fellow Denver Divers. We will be meeting in the picnic area near the playground, which is one block east of Humboldt between 10th and 11th Avenue.

This year, our favorite caterer diver Brian Hubner will be heading up the grill, bringing us amazing food! We will also have games for all ages. So invite your friends and family, and we will see you there. Don't worry, we are vegetarian friendly, as always.

See who's coming and RSVP on Facebook or give us a call with questions! 303-399-2877

MOSAIC ART NIGHT

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6pm-9pm

Mosaic Art Night

Inspired by the colorful tiles that are sprinkled throughout the streets of Cuba, our Generation Ocean students are throwing us a party to create our very own mosaic artwork! Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 6 pm for a fun-filled night of creativity. Choose from a variety of broken tiles and shapes to create your own stepping stone, wall art piece, soap dish, or any other creation you can think of!

To make your job easy, we will provide all the supplies, you just provide the fun! Your entry cost of $40 will include supplies for one art piece, drinks, and appetizers.

Sign up for the event here, and also see who's coming on Facebook!

MOVIE NIGHT: SHARKWATER - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Sharkwater

As one of the most misunderstood species in the animal kingdom, sharks have been the target of gruesome fishing practices and maligned media attention for many years.

But, unlike the rest of the population, most divers have a respect for sharks and a very good knowledge of their plight in diminishing populations, much thanks to the work and dedication of activist, biologist, and documentary film producer, Rob Stewart. Falling in love with sharks at a young age, Stewart decided to go to school for marine biology and eventually discovered a talent for film-making and began driving conservation through his story-telling.

In 2006, Stewart produced the acclaimed documentary Sharkwater and changed the way much of the world looked at and understood the problems sharks are facing. He decided to dedicate his life to saving sharks from the demise of over-fishing, finning, and pollution, working alongside his mentor, Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, for much of his career.

As a follow up to his first documentary, Rob was in the process of filming Sharkwater: Extinction when tragedy struck. While on a deep, rebreather dive off the coast of Florida, Rob went missing and was eventually found. He passed away doing what he loved, and his family, friends, and the thousands of followers that supported his efforts will continue his legacy. Please visit Sharkwater's website for an amazing tribute to Rob Stewart.

And join us at Denver Divers as we watch his moving film, share stories of how we got in to diving, conservation, and our mutual love of the ocean. We will dedicate the night to Stewart.