Then and NowLIFE Magazine 1959 - North Shore Frogmen at Pigeon Cove in Rockport, MA
2014 Photo Re-creation: Bill Werner, Vinny Egizi, Amy Maurer, Laura Gallagher, Ellen Garvey,
Jennifer Entwistle, John Ferrier, Markus Diersbock, Jim Barbara, Adam Hartnett, Alex Barbara,
Peter Chapman, Bruce Moore, Mary Howard, Ray Porter
at Plum Cove Beach.
Founded in the fall of 1958, we are one of the oldest continuously active sport diving clubs in the world.
The North Shore Frogmen's Club, is a diving club of 80 plus members, and is affiliated with the Bay State Council of Divers, Inc..
We were incorporated in 1958 and featured in a double-page photo in LIFE magazine in 1959, and North East Dive News magazine in 2008.
As a club we promote safe, enjoyable diving, dive-related and community service activities. We dive year-round - starting on New Year's Day. Our activity schedule includes weekly club dives, night dives, ice dives, boat dives, deep dives, and wreck dives. Also included are family weekend trips, our club picnic and banquet, and winter dives every week. In addition to our vigorous dive schedule and weekly meetings, our members use our unique "Buddy List" to contact other members and to dive in small groups throughout the week. When you want to dive, you can always find another member of the club to go with you!
The club has participated in search and rescue operations in support of area harbormasters, police and fire departments. In small groups our members travel to the tropics for dive vacations throughout the year; individually our members "dive the world."
Weekly meetings include discussions/presentations on equipment maintenance, underwater photography, lobstering, seafood recipes, safety instruction and guest speakers. Dive or dive related equipment is raffled off weekly.
Our members come from all walks of life, and to join you need only share our respect and love for the sea. Diving certification is required. Our members are beginning divers, sport divers, experienced divers, and a few instructors and professionals. You'll be diving with people considerate enough to help you suit-up, and patient enough to dive with you.
Our members' experience will aid you in the selection of new equipment, show you where the best dive sites are, and help you perfect your diving skills.
If you would like to join us, check out our Membership page.
Drop in on one of our meetings!
Palmers Cove Yacht Club
74 Leavitt Street
Salem, MA 01970