Richmond Dive Club

Upcoming Meeting

September Meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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

RDC Monthly Meeting


Faith Ortins

Blue Green Expeditions

Expedition Lead

Off the Beaten Path

Most divers are very familiar with diving in the Caribbean and maybe the South Pacific. However, this presentation highlights places that most people have never heard of.... or can even find on a map! From Tasmania to South Sandwich Islands to Azores- See what you are missing in these remote destinations around the world and be prepared to add some spots to your bucket list!

Faith Ortins has spent most of her adult life in the ocean. Starting as a scientific diver and volunteering for public safety diving operations in the 1980’s, Faith became a technical diver and dive store owner with thousands of dives over her 38-year diving career.  She worked with DUI to develop some of the first women’s drysuits while still a dive retailer and led DUI’s sale team for 15 years. She created the DUI DEMOTOUR, which promoted local diving while allowing divers to test dive DUI products. She now manages Blue Green Expeditions with Paul while continuing to work with key DUI dealers throughout North America. She has led expeditions around the world- many to the most remote places on Earth including multiple expeditions to both poles. A frequent presenter at dive shows and conferences, she is a 2010 inductee into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

September Diver Day:

  • September 15th -Sunday
Register for Diver Day


  • EVERYONE must sign up on-line to participate prior to the deadline (3 days prior)
  • RDC dues must be current to register and participate
  • EVERYONE must complete a Lake Phoenix waiver on-line and a RDC waiver (completed once at Lake Phoenix)
Members who are planning to attend Diver Day may register by following the link below.  Deadline to register for any Diver Day is 3 days prior to the scheduled event.  Diver Days are listed on RDC website.

Board Elections

RDC Board of Director Elections -October monthly meeting 
All members in good standing are eligible for election to any office, except that the President and Vice President must have been active members for a minimum of one year prior to their election. Only members in good standing may nominate or vote in elections.

2019 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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