Richmond Dive Club

Upcoming Meeting

March Meeting
Tuesday, march 12, 2019

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


CCMI’s vision is a world with vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs.

We will make this vision into conservation and education initiatives which will serve to bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

Located in Little Cayman.

Our vision is a world with vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs.

We will make this vision a reality by undertaking cutting edge, impactful research and transforming this research into conservation and education initiatives which will serve to bridge the gap between knowledge and action. Our goal is to become the Caribbean’s premier marine research institute, discovering real solutions to declining ocean health.

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) maintains a growing marine research and education facility with a resident team of 12 staff based in Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. To deliver our mission, we also have a range of outstanding international partnerships and collaborators, all with a clear, simplistic goal to protect oceans for the future.


  • Lionfish invasion: The history, causes and effects. 
  • Lionfish biology: Lionfish anatomy, reproduction and feeding. 
  • Control methods: Nets, spears, robots etc. 
  • The Cayman Islands: The different licensing laws and regulations in place for spearing lionfish.
  • The Little Cayman Community Cull: The current practices in place, up to date data and the future on Little Cayman.

Education Programme Coordinator

Maisy joined the CCMI team in 2018. She has a Msci in Marine Biology from the University of Southampton and spent her third year abroad at the University of Western Australia. Since leaving university, she has worked on marine conservation projects in Panama, Malaysia and the Philippines as both a marine researcher and educator. In addition, Maisy is a PADI Divemaster.

Maisy is passionate about the marine environment and firmly believes that scientific research and community outreach and education go hand in hand. Through her work at CCMI, Maisy hopes to be able to educate and inspire a wide range of audiences about the ocean and its inhabitants. This includes spreading awareness about the threats currently facing the marine environment and how everyone has a part to play in reducing human impacts.

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


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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