Richmond Dive Club


O'Toole's Restaurant

4800 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond, VA 23225


Chris Caplinger

Navy SEAL, BUD/S Class 197

Richmond Chapter President of the UDT/SEAL Association

Navy SEAL Dive Training and Special Warfare Capabilities

Navy Seal Training: BUD/S Class 224 Video link

Chris completed SEAL training in BUD/S class 197, spent 9.5 years in the Navy as a SEAL Corpsman, and has completed over 120 open and closed circuit, day and night dives in San Diego, Puerto Rico, Norfolk, Newport, Virginia Beach, Texas, and Germany.  Chris’ dive experience entails diving on Navy Ships, harbor recons, and combat swimmer attacks.  As a Corpsman, Chris was trained to treat dive related injuries, as well as run the decompression chamber.   

Chris will be speaking about the 7 weeks of 2nd Phase of SEAL training, “Dive Phase”, as well as Naval Special Warfare and SEAL diving capabilities.

Congratulations to the 2022 RDC BOD

President - Jim Dacey

Vice President - Larry Knorr

Treasurer - Debi Moir

Secretary - Bart Drummond

    Term starts January 1, 2022

    2021 Membership Dues

    Benefits of Single and Family Membership:

    • Free local diving at designated RDC hosted events
    • Parties, guest speakers and special events
    • Great diving with folks at all levels of diving certifications
    • Voting privileges
    • Richmond Dive Club window decal

    Dues:  The fiscal health of the Richmond Dive Club is only one aspect that makes our Club as strong as it is. Your dues help to support Diver Days at Lake Phoenix and arrange for great speakers at our monthly club meetings.  

    Dues are $35 for a single membership, $55 for family* memberships and $125 for corporate memberships. Dues are based on the fiscal year beginning March 1 and ending on February 28.

    *Family members must be resident at the same address and includes dependents under the age of 18 and/or a full-time student living at home or away at school.

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