Richmond Dive Club

Upcoming Meeting

april Meeting
Tuesday, april 9, 2019

6:00 PM Social Hour, 7:00 PM Meeting @ O'Toole's, 4800 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225




First Sergeant Lee T. Elliott


Public safety diving is the underwater work conducted by law enforcement, fire rescue, and search & rescue/recovery dive teams. Public safety divers differ from recreational, scientific and commercial divers who can generally plan the date, time, and location of a dive, and dive only if the conditions are conducive to the task. Public safety divers respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and may be required to dive in the middle of the night, during inclement weather, in zero visibility "black water," or in waters polluted by chemicals and biohazards.

Lee Elliott is a First Sergeant with the Virginia State Police.  He has been with the Department for over twenty (20) years and is currently assigned as the Area Commander for the office which handles investigations in Richmond City and the County of Henrico.  Lee also serves as the assistant coordinator for the State Police’s Search & Recovery Team.  The SRT is tasked with responding to a variety of situations involving all types of water related emergencies, Land Searches, and vertical rescue.  Lee has been diving for almost 20 years and holds, among many others, a Dive Master certification.   Lee is certified as a Master Underwater Criminal Investigator and has either led or participated in hundreds of SCUBA related operations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the surrounding states.    He lives in Chesterfield County with his wife and two children.

2019 Membership Dues - Please pay by via the website or at our next meeting.

CLICK HERE  to go to membership page to pay your dues - thank you!

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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