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 This is not the way we wanted the year to start. 
Our best to Nana Kates with her 'forced' retirement.


 Yakima Dive Club's November 10th Meeting
6:30 P.M. at Nana Kates

On the agenda is the nomination and election of 2021 club officers

Special Dinner by pre-order

November  - Contact Sally   birdie39@aol.com

·          MAIN: Meatloaf & White Cheddar Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon

·          SIDE: Green Beans

·          DESERT: Apple Crisp





Yakima Dive Club's October 13th Meeting

6:30 P.M. at Nana Kates

Inside seating

Special Dinner by pre order:  

 Contact: Kimberly kdomine@charter.net or 509-949-4869

  • MAIN: Philly Steak Stuffed Green Peppers & Risotto
  • SIDE: Green Salad
  • DESERT: Triple Chocolate Caramel Mini Cakes

 Yakima Dive Club's September 8 Meeting
Nana Kates
(YES, inside seating is available again!)
Meeting starts at 6:30 but arrive earlier to socialize and order food/beverages
Food and beverages can be ordered ahead of time via phone or website.


Sunday, August 9th

“A Gathering of Crabs”

Due to the C-19 issues, this years YDC’s Crabfest will be modified to a “Let’s Meet at Mukilteo and Gather Crabs”.

Same site as the last couple years.  Meet at the Edgewater Beach Parking lot on the east side of the Boeing Dock at 11 A.M..

Plan to splash at noon.  Optional picnic. 

Bring crabs home and have them at the YDC’s Summer BBQ on the 11th in Carmody’s yard/patio.

Directions, from I-5 north or 405 north, onto route 525 (Mukilteo Speedway) which takes you to the Mukilteo Ferry.

Just before the ferry, turn right onto 2nd street.

About 175 yards, turn left onto the next street, Mukilteo Lane.  It will curve to the right, follow for about .4 of a mile and turn left, cross the railroad tracks, curve right and follow to the parking area. 

Contact Dick Carmody for information




 Yakima Dive Club’s Summer BBQ Tuesday –August 11th

All club members, family, friends and those interested in SCUBA are invited.

At the home of Dick & Leslie Carmody - 820 S. 83rd Ave.

6:30 official start, but arrive earlier to socialize


 Fun July 14 Club Meeting via Zoom. Thank You Janna for the excellent presentation about REEF.  
(Watch for the write up in our August newsletter)

 Due to the status of Yakima County related to Covid 19, for the health and safety of all, the annual YDC’s Summer BBQ has been postponed until August 11.  Intend to do the Crab Dive on the 8 or 9 of August and bring some crab back for the BBQ.

Updated information shall be emailed to all and presented in the newsletters.

Therefore, the July 14 meeting shall once again be via Zoom.  All are invited to join in starting at 6 P.M..  Details for the Zoom meeting shall be emailed to all.



 Yakima Dive Club Meeting

Tuesday - June 9

6:00 P.M..

·          On the outside patio of Paul & Kathy’s home

·          bring a lawn chair (they do not have enough for all)

·          will have a few tables set up . 

·          Bring your own meal and drink. 

  • 1893 Young Grade Rd, Yakima
Nana Kates still has take out service available.  Please consider supporting their business in these days.

Yakima Dive Club Members,

Once again due to our “social distancing’ requirements, we will hold our May 12th meeting in a virtual restaurant…so, no complaining about warm beer, cold food, happy wait-staff, or any other complaints due to DCS.

Bring out the brown bag and drink of choice.

 If you have never used the ZOOM platform, it works best on Google Chrome, MS edge or Apple Safari….don’t use Internet Explorer.

Emhoff will be our ‘Zoom host’. 

To log into the meeting, type into your browser:  https://zoom.us/j/6123189192 .

You can also use a tablet or smartphone, just download the ZOOM app.

Topic: Yakima Dive Club May Meeting

Time: May 12, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 612 318 9192


Nana Kates still has take out service available.  Please consider supporting their business in these days.

They have told us they can do the special May menu or order off their menu.


Here is the May YDC special:

Main:  Ground Beef Street Tacos & Chicken Taco Soup

Side:  Rice & Beans

Dessert:  Churros & Flan


View their current menu and information at:





Order on line or call a few days ahead.


Yakima Dive Club's "Zoom" Virtural Meeting on April 14 was a fun time with all that logged in.  

Thank You to Steve E. for hosting/moderating the meeting.  

Well done to vice president Leslie C. for running the meeting as president Chris W. had to be at work.  

Several enjoyed the special take out dinner available from Nana Kates as others indulged in their foods and beverages.  

Great 40 minutes of time together with club members.

 Thank You Reef For this 'guide'.  


Yakima Dive Club April 14 Meeting

Due to our “social distancing’ requirements, we will hold our April meeting in a virtual restaurant…so, no complaining about warm beer, cold food, happy wait-staff, or any other complaints due to DCS.

Bring out the brown bag and drink of choice.

 If you have never used the ZOOM platform, it works best on Google Chrome, MS edge or Apple Safari….don’t use Internet Explorer.

To log into the meeting, type into your browser:
 https://zoom.us/j/6123189192 .

You can also use a tablet or smartphone, just download the ZOOM app.

You will receive an email with an Outlook Calendar update.

Steve Emhoff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Yakima Dive Club April Meeting

Time: Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 612 318 9192

Nana Kates still has take out service available.  Please consider supporting their business in these days.

They have told us they can do the special April menu or order off their menu.


Here is the April YDC special:

Main:  Honey Ham and scalloped potatoes.

Side:  Asparagus

Dessert:  Strawberry Shortcake.


View their current menu and information at:





Order on line or call a few days ahead.

 Yakima Dive Club Activities:

Yakima Dive Club Meeting
March 10th
6:30 P.M. at Nana Kates in Selah
Arrive earlier to socialize, order foods/beverages (optional)
Meet new friends, discuss dive gear, dive sites.
Gear for sale or swap?
Plan a dive for March?
All interested in SCUBA invited

February 11, 2020
Yakima Dive Club Meeting
All interested in scuba are invited to attend.
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. but arrive earlier to socialize and order food and beverages.  (optional)

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
January 14th - Nana Kates - 6:30 P.M..
All invited who have interest in SCUBA.
Arrive earlier to socialize and order (optional) beverages/foods.
Meet the 2020 club officers.
Drop in and see what is in store for our club this year.

 Yakima Dive Club's Christmas Party 2019

 Thank you to Kathy and Paul for hosting our club's yearly adventure again this year.
The dinner was excellent, social activities including the wild gift exchange and whacky ugly sweater contest were enjoyed by all.  More photos that were taken by Dick C and Mandy H will be in the January newsletter.  Also, a few more posted on our Facebook page.


 Greetings to all

Our club's night of fun, laughter, giggles and smiles is set for December 10th.

Information is in the flyers shown to the right.

Most important is to reserve your dinner with payment by the 6th of December to Kathy or Paul.
(dinner is optional)


Yakima Dive Club's Monthly Meeting
November 12th - Tuesday
Nana Kates in Selah
All interested in SCUBA are invited
Foods and beverages are optional
 On the agenda:
2020 club officer nominations
Dive reports:  Fiji, YDC's Halloween underwater pumpkin carving
December Christmas Party date, site, etc.

 Great time at our Halloween Party.
A very hearty 'Thank You' to Dottie for hosting our event and to Brian, Katie, Max and all that helped make this a fun afternoon.
Kudos to Chad, George & Kenn for 'braving' the waters of Lake Aspen for the underwater carving.
Great costumes by the kids and 'big' kids.



 YDC's Halloween Adventures

Brian needs to know how many to cook for ......

Please RSVP to him soonest.

Also, let him know if you are doing the underwater pumpkin carving contest too.

October 26th shall soon be here.

All information is to the right  ----->

ps.....a multimedia version link of the invite 

(turn up the volume & enjoy the spooky music)

 YDC’s ‘Adopt A Highway’ CleanUp

Part I - September 14

 We had a great turn out for our road cleanup on September 14th.  The 12 total workers were Chad, Ciro, Bev, Steve, Christie, Max, Sarah, Curt, Sally, George and Kimberly.  Worked from 9 to 12 and filled every bag that DOT gave us. About 100. Unfortunately we did not finish the stretch of highway, so it was decided that we needed to go out and do a second cleanup before winter hits on Saturday the 28th, meeting at Shari's parking lot again at 9 o’clock.


YDC’s Adopt A Highway CleanUp Part II-R

The club’s second cleanup date to complete what was not done on the first date was set for Saturday the 28th of September.

Within the 14 days from our first cleanup date, our weather changed from 70 degree and sunny days to 45, cloudy and drizzle.  The forecast for Saturday was rain.  So, we moved our cleanup to the next day, Sunday which was suppose to be partly cloudy and dry?

Yes, you know what happened.  Saturday was a dry morning and Sunday morning we had clouds and cold NE wind with drizzle.

Kudos to the nine club members,  George, Kimberly, Chad, Jenifer, Dennis, Paul, Shirley, Dick and Kenn who braved the weather, labored from 9 am to 1 pm and filled another 100+ liter bags.  (That is over 200 bags for the two cleanup times by the club).

Thank You George and Kimberly for all your time to prepare ….. setting out/putting away the highway signs to warn drivers, pick-up-grabber sticks, orange vest and hard hats.  (Also the great chocolate chip cookies). *****

 View our short multimedia on our Facebook page.  Be sure to activate sound.  https://www.facebook.com/Yakima-Dive-Club-265551843557827/

 The Yakima Dive Club's Hood Canal Dive Adventures at The Yellow House was a fun weekend for the dozen mates.  We pre celebrated 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day' with appropriate attire and decorations.  
Three GPO's and one red ocotos in 'Pirate's Cove' was a bonus to see besides all the other marine life forms.
Great food and social time by all.
Multimedia presentation will be shown at the October club meeting and more photos in the October newsletters.

Roadside CleanUP
Part II
September 29th
YDC's 'Adopt a Highway' clean up date change...from Saturday the 28th to Sunday the 29th.

The weather forecast is not good (rain) for clean up on Saturday. 

So, reschedule for Sunday.

Meet at Shari's parking lot (Fruitvale) 
9:00 A.M..

My contact number is 833-8072 
Please call and confirm. 

We will need about 6/8 people total to make this go smooth.

See you Sunday the 29th,


 We had a great turn out for our road cleanup, on September 13th.    12 people total,  we worked from 9 to 12 and filled every bag that DOT gave us. About 100. Unfortunately we did not finish the stretch of highway we are signed so it was decided that we needed to go out and do a second cleanup before winter hits.
Going to go out on Saturday the 29th, meeting at Shari's parking lot again at 9 o’clock.

Chris W. has an Apollo drysuit for sale.
Asking $300
Contact him at:

Two BC’s for sale, one woman’s medium and one man’s large. I can send pictures if anyone is interested. $40.00 each.







SELAH, WA. 98942


509-952-7071 CELL


 Calling for volunteers for our first date for our “Adopt A Highway” service.

Saturday, September 14th.

Meet at Shari’s parking lot on Fruitvale/40th Avenue.

9:00 A.M..

Dress with solid shoes and clothing/gloves for roadside clean up.

Pickup ‘grabbers’ and bags will be provided.

Rumors of all having pie at Shari’s after clean-up is finished.

Please contact George at 509-833-8072 for more information.

View the safety video at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Operations/adoptahwy/video.htm


Yakima Dive Club's Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 10th
Nana Kates in Selah
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and to order dinner foods/beverages.  (foods/beverages optional)
Plenty on the agenda including dive report by George & Kimberly of their adventures in Fiji, video of diving with Tiger Sharks.

 B-B-B was a fun afternoon for about 30 at the home of Paul & Kathy's.  Thank you for hosting this to the club members again this year.  Paul set up a fantastic area for the "Bullets" (targets of all types and the double clay pigeon thrower).  Kudo's to Kathy for the great "Burgers" (actually BBQ ribs) and to all that brought their own "Brews" (beverages).
More photos will be in the September electronic newsletter

 B-B-B (Bullets, Burgers & Brews) 2019
Saturday, August 31
Meet at Noon

All club members, family & friends invited
‘Bullets’ for an hour or so.
Strongly suggest you bring and use ear plugs/muffs.
Targets for pistols & rifles.
Clay pigeons (double thrower) for shotguns.
Safety person shall be present.
Upon agreed time or when all ammunition is exhausted, All firearms shall be secured.

Then we Start ‘Burgers & Brews’
Main Foods provided by the club.
Bring your own beverages.
At the home of Paul & Kathy W.
1893 Young Grade Road.

R.S.V.P. to Paul & Kathy (need to know how many to cook for) at:


 One Minute Invite - Click Here


 Good Day to all

All club members, family, children, grandchildren and friends are invited to our club’s annual CrabFest 2019.

August 3, Saturday

A day of diving, catching crabs, cooking and consuming the delicious tender meat.

Of course it is potluck too.

Join in for a day in the sun at Mukilteo.

All the details are in the attached flyer.

Please R.S.V.P. to Dick so know how many to prepare for.



 Yakima Dive Club's Summer BBQ
A fun social gathering time under the cover at Dick and Leslie Carmody's home.  Light and Sound show produced by Nature.  Foods and beverages from club members. 
Sounds of 'oohhs, ahhs' and plenty of smiles too.
 (More photos in our August newsletter.



"It will rain ONLY for a couple minutes"

 One Minute Invite - Click Here


July 2019
The regular Yakima Dive Club MEETING has
been moved to Tuesday, JULY 23rd.  

(Meeting date was changed this month only due to conflicts for the regular date.  See flyer to right for what we are doing!)


June Events:  
         June 8 - YDC's Annual Pond Clean Up.  
                    June 11 - YDC's Monthly Meeting at Nana Kates, 6:30 P.M.

 Yakima Dive Club's May Meeting
May 14th
6:30 P.M.
Nana Kates in Selah

 Special Dinner for May is:  Street Tacos with fixings.  Churros & Flan for Dessert$12.95 - Contact BJ Zahn 509-969-1308 or bj101647@aol.com

Some of the agenda items include preperation for the June 8th Annual Community Pond Clean Up & Potluck, promoting our 30th year as a club, Dive Report about Little Cayman, some more dive items for sale and freebies and our monthly "Diving Deeper" presentation.

Open to all that are interested in SCUBA. 
Family & Friends are invited to join us.

Foods and beverages are optional

Arrive earlier and socialize with others.

 Yakima Dive Club's Monthly Meeting
April 9, 2019
6:30 P.M..
Nana Kates in Selah
Contact B.J. if ordering the special dinner.  (menu in the newsletter).  Must have order by Monday, April 8.
bj101647@aol.com or 509-969-1308

YDC's Hood Canal - Yellow House Adventure Group of March 15-17, 2019
 If you have items to add to the agenda, please contact Kenn.
Tentative Agenda:

Yakima Dive Club Meeting Agenda April 9, 2019

At Nana Kates in Selah

      I.        Club President Kimberly’s Welcome:

    II.        Secretary Kenn ask that minutes be approved as posted in the February/March newsletters.

   III.        Treasurer’s Report by Steve

  IV.        Historian’s Report from Paul: 

    V.        Dive Reports

a.     Hood Canal - Yellow House

  VI.        YDC’s trifold brochure

a.    Kenn will contact Classic Graphics Printing, obtain cost and options.  Shall report back to the board with information and how to proceed.

b.    The board approved the ordering of 200.  Cost is $108.00 + tax.

c.    Distribution needed by club members

 VII.         “Diving Deeper” by George

VIII.        Pond Clean-Up

a.    Site

b.    Date & time

c.    Chairman(s)

  IX.        50-50 Raffle

    X.        Yakima Dive Club logo and shirts at Designs Unlimited, information available in the electronic newsletter.

  XI.        Summer BBQ was set for 2nd Tuesday of month, July 9.  Conflict for the Carmody’s.  Approved by membership to have the summer BBQ this year of July 23rd.

 XII.        Next meeting is May 14 at Nana Kates.  Contact for special dinner is B.J. (509-969-1308 or bj1016@aol.com)


 Yakima Dive Club Monthly Meeting
March 12th
6:30 P.M.
Nana Kates in Selah
If ordering the special monthly dinner, be sure to contact Joanne by Monday the 11th.
(Foods and Beverages are optional)
Open to all interested in SCUBA

 This is an invitation to all, club members and non club membrs.  

Please join us for a fun weekend of diving the waters of Hood Canal, staying in the Yellow House at Hoodsport, Washington.
Room for a couple more yet.
March 15, 16 & 17.
Contact Kenn (kennz@aol.com)

 Here is the link to the 'Go Fund Me for Randy & Danette:

 One of our good friends, Randy Tadlock, has suffered a 
serious injury.  While hunting, his gun discharged and entered his calf, 
severing an artery, and exited through his foot.

He was taken to Yakima Virginia Mason then on to Harborview Medical 
Center.  He has been in the Intensive Care Unit and today had surgery to 
remove his leg at the knee due to the seriousness of his injury.

In discussions with Danette they have been giving all of their thoughts 
to Randy's survival, amputation, and his getting through this extremely 
life-threatening initial phase of his injury.

Their plan is to be home by next Wednesday, January 9th, the  but they 
suggest no guests for a few weeks as he recovers.

With both of them out of work for, I would guess an extended period of 
time, I know they will need, and greatly appreciate any help they could 

Any dontation in this Go-Fund-Me account would be appreciated.  
However, if you don't feel comfortable donating here there are 
other options to help them.

HAPO Credit Union is setting up a donation account for Randy and 
Danette as that's where they bank.  Danette and 
the bank Manager are in the process of setting that up.  That may take a 
few days but donations can be made as follows.

1.  Any HAPO Credit Union can take donations for Randy and Danette.  You 
can either walk into a local credit union or mail a check.  Put on the check 
or tell the teller at the Credit Union that it's for

     The Tadlock Charity donation account.
     903 Seattle Slew Run
     Yakima, WA 98908
     Attn: Bank Mgr. Rayna

Danette is exhausted, as you can imagine.  She's extremely grateful that 
we would even consider helping them out.  She, in fact hadn't even given 
thought to the needs of the future as they have been so engrossed in the 
immediate needs and Randy's survival..

For those that don't know Randy and Danette, they 
are two of the kindest and most caring people you will ever meet.  They 
have been members of the Yakima Dive Club for a long time and many of us 
have become close friends with them outside the club.  They are truly 
wonderful people.  (from Kathy S.)

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting - Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  6:30 P.M. at Nana Kates in Selah.  All interested in SCUBA invited.  Dinner is optional.

 This is an invitation to all, club members and non club membrs.  

Please join us for a fun weekend of diving the waters of Hood Canal, staying in the Yellow House at Hoodsport, Washington.


 YDC Christmas Party was a great time for all.
 Our chef prepared dinner was superb.
  Kudos to our host, Paul & Kathy.

 View the 7 minute (lot of pictures & video clips)

Click Here to See the Multimedia



 Tuesday, December 11

YDC's Christmas Party, Optional Dinner, Crazy and Fast Fun Filled Gift Exchange and Ugly/Tacky Sweater/Shirt Contest

 Gift exchange will be the dice game

Gift price range of $25~.

Game work as follows:

Everyone shall:

·          open a  gift at the start.

·          We will display all gifts and then start the time. 10 min timer.

·          When you receive a pair of dice you roll them, if the dice do not come up as doubles you pass the dice  and wait for the next set.

·          If you roll doubles you MUST trade gifts with anyone of your choice.

·          Once time is up whatever you have in your hand is yours.

Shall explain again at the party.


 Ugly-Tacky Sweater/Shirt Contest

All contestants shall wear their ‘Ugly’ attire and will introduce themselves to the attendees. 

A jury panel of 3, (non bribable we think), shall determine the overall winner of the 2018 Ugly-Tacky Sweater/Shirt Contest.

 Yakima Dive Club's Christmas Party
Dinner orders are needed by December 1st.

Dinner is optional

Gift Exchange and Ugly/Tacky Sweater-Shirt Contest
Information Will Be Published Here Soon and In Our December Newsletters.

Yakima Dive Club's November 13th Meeting

Starts at 6:30 P.M. but arrive earlier to socialize

Primary agenda item:  Nomination of 2019 club officers
This is a great meeting to attend so you can answer questions of your qualifications for club office when you are nominated.

Dive reports from Hawaii, Philippines, Hood Canal and ?????
 ·     This month, Please pre-order by calling/texting B.J. Zahn at 509-969-1308 or emailing to bj101647@aol.com  

 November 13th

Turkey Dinner $14.00

  Why not get a jump on Thanksgiving? 

This meal will include turkey with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin pie for dessert.



from JoAnne...
I thought it was only appropriate to post something about an amazing man and one of our greatest fellow divers. Dan White will be missed!

Daniel Ivan White passed away early this morning after a hard-fought battle with cancer. His wife of 47 years, Shirlie, and his children, Wendi and Brandon, were with him. He had just turned 70 years old. He touched many lives on his journey through this life.
As a husband, a father, a grandfather, a teacher, a scuba instructor, a charter bus driver, a friend, a mentor, he was known for his wit, his humor and his smile. He loved the outdoors, the ocean and being on a boat, and his dog(s). He believed that his legacy was his children: Wendi and Nick and their son (due in January), Brandon and Sarah and their children, Hudson and Piper. He was very proud of them and what they have done with their lives. He will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him. A memorial service is planned for next spring.


 October 27, 2018
Yakima Dive Club's Halloween Adventures

  Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - October 9
Nana Kates in Selah
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
All invited that are interested in SCUBA

 Update on Food at Nana Kate’s For the October 9th Meeting



 Nana Kate has graciously accommodated our request for a wider variety of food by offering her entire menu and a specific monthly themed dish chosen by our Food Committee.  Please see monthly features below.  If you have specific requests for themed dishes please follow these suggestions to BJ Zahn or JoAnne Hanses.  We have also attached her menu for reference.


 Food will need to be pre-order by the Monday before our meetings.  A reminder email will go out each month.  Please pre-order by calling/texting JoAnne Hanses at 509-969-0615 or emailing to scubachick858@yahoo.com


 If you are in a situation where you are unable to pre-order your food, the choices available on a walk-in basis will include sliders, wraps, gourmet sandwiches, salads, stuffed pockets and soup (with the exception of soup of the day as it may have been sold out)


 Nana Kate would like your feedback regarding the types of beer you would like to have available.  She is happy to do so but needs feedback from the beer drinkers in our club.  Please email JoAnne with your suggestions.


 October 9    Hamburger Bar

Your food committee has decided on a hamburger theme for this month.  This will be a beef hamburger and you have the following choices:  (Prices include a condiment bar, one side and dessert)


Single Burger - $6

Double Burger - $8

Addition of Bacon - $2

Addition of Ham - $2

Please choose one side - roasted red potatoes or potato chips

Please indicate if you want American Cheese on your burger

Dessert will be apple crisp.


 November 13                  Turkey Dinner (price to be announced)

Why not get a jump on Thanksgiving?  This meal will include turkey with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin pie for dessert.


 December  11                  Off Site at Paul & Kathy’s


 January   8          Beef Bourguignon (price to be announced)

This delicious dish also called beef Burgundy, is a beef stew braised in red wine, often red Burgundy, and beef broth, generally flavored with carrots, onions, garlic.  Nana Kate serves it on freshly made puffed pastry.  Finish on this amazing meal with a Mousse dessert.


 February 12       Pasta Bar & Caesar Salad (price to be announced)

We will have pasta with the choice of two sauces 

September 11th Yakima Dive Club Meeting
New Site This Month
Meeting Time is 6:30 P.M. but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
Sport Center

214 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901

August 25, 2018

Meet at Noon. 

Hamburger and chips provided by the club. Bring a side dish and your own beverages.

At the home of Paul & Kathy W.

1893 Young Grade Road. 

 B - B & B's

  Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - August 14th
Nana Kates in Selah
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
All invited that are interested in SCUBA
www.nanakates.com or 509-697-4804

Photos by JoAnn H. and Dick C.
(More photos in the August newsletter)

 Yakima Dive Club's Crabfest
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park for Foods
Boeing Dock for Crabbing

 The July 10th YDC's Summer 'BBQ' was a little "breezy" but the 45 that gathered at the home of Dick & Leslie's enjoyed good foods, new friends, club logo contest, presentation on 'dive knives' and special fun contest for a platter of 'seaworthy' cupcakes. Thank You to our host Dick & Leslie and to all that brought the wonderful assortment of foods! 

 Yakima Dive Club’s Summer BBQ & Potluck

July 10th, Tuesday

6:30 P.M. or earlier

Hosted by Dick & Leslie Carmody

820 South 83rd Avenue, Yakima


Last name letter starts with:

S-Z:  Main Dish

M-R:  Dessert

A-L:  Salad/Breads

Unless your last name starts with the letters of “TAD…”  ‘berry  dessert’ please!

The club will provide:

Plates, cups, utensils, condiments, ice

Hamburgers, buns & brauts

Bring your own beverages

Bring lawn chairs

The pool shall be open for swimming

Two prizes: one male and one female for the best apparel with the embroidery dive club logo on it.


YDC's Pond Clean Up Fun 2018



 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - May 8th
Nana Kates in Selah
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
All invited that are interested in SCUBA
www.nanakates.com or 509-697-4804
Our club's logo for embroidery on shirts is nearly ready.  Plan to have an example to show at the meeting and information of how to order/buy your club shirts too.

Kenn will have a short (10 minutes) presentation of our clubs fun adventures diving in Hood Canal and stay at The Yellow House.

Preparation for our club's annual POND CLEANUP on June 9th.
Besides doing our 'clean up', BBQ & Potluck and prizes.
All club members, family, friends and those interested in SCUBA are invited to participate.

 See more of what is happening in our club's monthly newsletters.


 Mark You Calendar For June 9th.  Yakima Dive Club's
Pond Clean Up. 
All dive club members, family, friends and others interested in SCUBA are invited. 
Will have some hidden 'prizes' topside around the water edge and some underwater.  Also, a few prizes with a random drawing. 
BBQ/potluck too. 
By request, we are returning to the 'Reflection Pool' at Sarg Hubbard Park. 
Watch for More Details Soon.


 The Yakima Dive Club went 'diving' in the waters of Hood Canal with our April 13-15 weekend stay at The Yellow House in Hoodsport, Washington.  Thirteen braved the topside rainy weather, but once below the surface of the waters of 'the hood', who cared.  :)   :)
Congratulations to Ty and Chris who are now 'Advanced Open Water' certified under the tulage of Dick C.  
A wonderful group to share stories and tales.  New friendships and foods were a delicious treat to enjoy.
More pictures in our May newsletters and a short multimedia will soon be on You Tube with a showing at the May meeting.


Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - April 10th

Club Meeting is at Nana Kates in Selah.

6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)

www.nanakates.com or 509-697-4804


 The month of March is upon us with St. Patrick’s Day and spring awaiting.

At our March 13th meeting, we shall have two guest speakers relating their experiences of ‘hard hat’ diving while in the Navy.  More information in the newsletter.

Secondly, as you know, the April 20-22 Scuba and H2O Show in Tacoma is coming up.  The club has a few tickets that have been sent to us by the Washington Scuba Alliance.  Face value is $15 each, but sell for $10 each.  All monies go to W.S.A..  If interested, buy at the club meeting on the 13th.

For all who have paid your 2018 dues, continue to enjoy the monthly newsletter.  If you have not…..

Page 10 of the newsletter is dive gear for sale by Marsha.

Print out page 11 and have some fun.

Enjoy Brian’s hand sketched cartoon and watch for another one next month.

Lastly, mark August 4 on your calendar for our club’s road trip to Mukilteo to dive for crab and potluck in the park.

Club Meeting is at Nana Kates in Selah.

6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)

www.nanakates.com or 509-697-4804

 This is for non club members - check out our electronic newsletter from February 2018.  (pdf format)

Click below.....

YDC's February Electronic Newsletter

 Below are Four Reasons To Dive The Waters Of Hood Canal April 13-15

 Yakima Dive Club's February Meeting
Tuesday the 13th

Open to all interested in SCUBA

Nana Kates in Selah
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. but arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)

Warm water diving presentation
(Thank You Glena S. for the great sunset photo)

Yes, our meeting is on the 13th but why not start a little of the next day ahead of time for that special person.

 Welcome To The New Year - 2018

First Club Meeting of 2018 is January 9th
Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M..
Nana Kates in Selah
Arrive early to socialize and order foods & beverages

Pre order to www.nanakates.com or call 509-697-4804

Special dinner theme is Thai.
All interested in SCUBA diving are invited.


Our Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange was a fun filled evening for all.

Kudos to our outgoing president Max.  You have been outstanding!.... and welcome to our 2018 president Ty and vice president-elect Kimberly.

View the multimedia of the gathering at:

Thank you Paul & Kathy for hosting all at your home this year.  Spectacular!!!

 Yakima Dive Club Christmas Gift Exchange and Dinner

Tuesday, December 12th


 (Dinner is optional)

The Dive Club Christmas party shall be at Paul and Kathy's house at 
1893 Young Grade Rd., Yakima, 98908

6:30 P.M. on December 12th.

The price per person will be $32.00.

That total includes tax and will include two assistants in addition to the chef.

The menu is below.

Dinner reservations need to be made by December 7th at noon.

You can call Kathy, 509-961-9899 with

credit card payments over the phone, you can drop off cash, or mail a check. Please note that you won't be included in the count until payment has been received.

·          You are welcome to BYOB.


Spinach dip and salmon dip with baguettes or pita points

·          Stuffed mushrooms

·          6oz sirloin steak with blue cheese butter Grilled prawns with bourbon glaze

·          Fennel mashed potatoes

·          Mixed salad with candied pecans, bacon, Parmesan and crasins

  • Dessert platters with variety of bite sized treats
 Gift exchange will be the dice game again. 

Gift price range of $50 or less.

Game work as follows:

Everyone will  open a  gift at the start.

·          We will display all gifts and then start the time.

·          When you receive a pair of dice you roll them, if the dice do not come up as doubles you pass the dice  and wait for the next set.

·          If you roll doubles you MUST trade gifts with anyone of your choice.

·          Once time is up whatever you have in your hand is yours.

Will explain again at the party.

Thinking 10 min timer. 

 Rumors of an “Ugly/Tacky Sweater” contest ARE TRUE!!! 

Wear your ‘BEST’ sweater/shirt that is really tacky/ugly.  It needs to be related to the holidays.

A judging team will choose the most deserving.  (bribes not accepted …...well, maybe?)

Winner shall have their dinner paid for.


 Salmon Dinner at Nana Kates or order off the menu
www.nanakates.com or call in ahead to order
Meeting Starts at 6:30 but arrive early to socialize, etc..
 Yakima Dive Club's November 14th Meeting
Nana Kates in Selah
Officer nominations for 2018 and election.

 October 10th Yakima Dive Club Meeting
2018 Club Officer Nominations Begin
(suggest that you attend to defend your platform when you are nominated)
Updates on club shirts & underwater pumpkin carving contest

 Meeting Starts At 6:30 P.M. - Nana Kates in Selah
Special Monthly Menu is 'BAKED POTATO BAR"
Please call in or email dinner orders ahead of time
Arrive early to socialize 

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
September 12th
Nana Kates in Selah
Special Menu Addition:  Taco Buffett
See the menu and details in our monthly electronic newsletter which will be sent out on the 7th.
Meeting time is 6:30, but arrive earlier to order foods, beverages and to socialize.
All invited with interest in SCUBA
 Meet Dr. David Asmussen Who Shall Be Our Special Guest Presenter About Diving In The Philippine Islands.
More details in our electronic newsletter

 Scuba Gear For Sale

 Two Aluminum 80’s - 3000psi

$100 each.

Hydro, Viz & filled with air - August 2017  ($70 value per tank)

A friend and diver from Yakima, Barry James, owned these tanks.

He passed away from cancer at a young age a couple years ago.

He was very involved with getting young children involved with running and other physical activities in sports and life.

He was an excellent runner and triathlete himself.

The entire proceeds from these tanks will go to the Barry James Memorial Fund which is used to involve youth in physical activities.

Contact Kenn

 Scuba Gear For Sale

Full gear for two.

Vest, 1 XL, 1 Medium

Wetsuits, bags, flashlights.

6 tanks

Contact Gene Clampitt at 509-899-7322, Yakima.

 Yellow House Invite To All

 September 29, 30 & October 1 Click on 'Yellow House' in the upper left hand column of this page for information

Yakima Dive Club's weekend at the Yellow House only has a few openings left. If interested, contact Kenn. Just finished a twilight dive there, viz opened up to 30+ feet. Y.H. Dive Park has a new addition and needs a name. Submit ideas to Kenn.  See it at the 60 foot depth line. Also, a new young gpo is in that area too. Looking forward to watching it grow bigger. 



 Y.D.C.'s Crabfest
August 5th
Crab Mukilteo's Boeing Dock Waters
Go to city park, cook & eat
 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
August 8th
6:30 Meeting Time at Nana Kates in Selah
Arrive earlier to order foods & socialize
All interested in SCUBA invited

 YDC's Summer BBQ on the 11th of July was Great!
Delicious foods, social time and SCUBA gear sales/swaps.
Voted for club meeting site, which will be Nana Kates and club logo will be the one shown at the top of this web site page.
More photos in the August electronic newsletter.
Kudos to Leslie & Dick Carmody for hosting our annual event!

 Yakima Dive Club July Activities
1.  Vote for a new dive club logo.
Choices shall be emailed by the 3rd of July
2.  Summer BBQ/Meeting is on Tuesday, July 11th.  6:30 PM at the home of Dick & Leslie C.  Details in the newsletters.
3.  SCUBA gear:  sell, swap, trade, barter.  At the summer BBQ.

 Y.D.C's Pond Clean Up
June 17, 2017
Dive club members did below and above water clean up at Rotary Lake.  Making bubbles were Max, Brian, Steve & Chris.  Kayak support was Ciro.  
Ground clean up included Bev, Sally, Jean, and Kenn.
Thank you Sara for bringing the chickens for the post clean up picnic at the rivers edge.


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - June 13th
Appletree Restaurant
Meeting Time is 6:30 PM
Arrive Earlier To Order Foods, Beverages & Socialize

1. YDC Shirt Logo Contest submissions by June 13

2. Pond Clean Up is June 17 at Rotary Lake

 Fun Day of Water Adventures in Lion's Pool - May 20th 

 Yakima Dive Club Events
May 20th
June 17th
 May 20th.
We have Lion's Pool from 3-5 P.M..
Bring your dive gear to enjoy some freshwater time.
Swim, snorkel too.
Some games & challenges.
All club members, family, kids, grandkids, friends and anyone interested in diving are invited.
Lite Potluck
Club Shall Furnish Plates, Cups, Napkins & Utensils
Bring Your Own Beverages
Foods to be brought, if your last name starts with:
A-I - Appetizers
J-Q - Chips/Dips
R-Z - Lite Dessert
If your last name starts with 'tad'
Huckleberry Cobbler
 Yakima Dive Club's Annual Pond Clean Up Will Be On June 17 (Saturday)
We will be at Rotary Lake this year.
Details of how to get there, time and bbq/foods will be posted as soon as available.

 Yakima Dive Club's May 9th Meeting Will Return to Nana Kates in Selah.


 Great YDC Meeting on April 11
at Nana Kates in Selah.
30+ enjoyed the foods, social time and meeting.
Shall return to Nana Kates for the May 9th meeting.

 Yakima Dive Club April 11 Meeting is going to be at Nana Kates in Selah.
Meeting time is 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize.
You can order foods ahead of time.  Check the menu at Nana Kates web site or in our April newsletter.  More details in the newsletter.

 New mailing address for our club.
It is:
430 Highpoint Landing
Yakima, WA.


Pond Cleanup is in the works.  Date & site to be set soon.
 Mark your calendar for 

Next Yakima Dive Club
Meeting is on
March 14, 2017
 Bob's Burger & Brew
121 North Fair Avenue
Meeting starts at 6:30 but arrive earlier to order foods & beverages and to socialize

 Y.D.C. - Hood Canal

Yellow House


February 17-20, 2017  
A great weekend of diving adventures with a superb time at the Yellow House enjoying foods and social time together.
We made new friends and swapped stories and tales!

 YDC's February 14th Meeting was a great time for all to enjoy foods, beverages and social time.
(more photos in the March newsletter) 
 Happy Birthday
Bob B.

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
February 14th
Returning to the 
Apple Tree Restaurant
It IS Valentine's Day!
Meeting Starts At 6:30 
Arrive Early To Order Foods
And Socialize

 The Yakima Dive Club Has The
Yellow House
 Four Days and Three Nights:
February 17-20

 View What The Yellow House Is, Location, Amenities and Cost: Click on "Yellow House" near the bottom of the left column at the top of this page.

 As of January 17, Ten have confirmed they are going.  We can accommodate four or five more for the fun filled diving and social adventures.

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting Starts at 6:30.....
Arrive Earlier To Order and
 Creekside West
Corner of 40th Avenue
and Washington Avenue.
Open to all club members, family, friends and anyone interested in SCUBA

Happy New Year and a Great 2017 of Diving Adventures

 YDC's Christmas Party Was Fun on December 13, 2016
Karrisa relinquishes her 2016 club president position to our 2017 president Max McGuire
Watch a short You Tube clip at:
Short video of the fun shall be presented at the January 10, 2017 meeting.


 YDC's Annual Christmas Gift Exchange, Ugly-Tacky Sweater Contest, Dinner & Meeting
 shall be on Tuesday, December 13th., 6:30 P.M. at Apple Tree Restaurant.
Details in the December newsletters: mail version to arrive on the 7th and electronic version emailed out on the 8th of December .

Winner Has Their Dinner Paid By The Club.

Doubles, time to:
A.  Act Like You Did Not Get Doubles and hide the gift you just have to have, under your chair behind your legs/feet (look innocent)
B.  Go Snag The Gift You Wanted
C.  Scramble To Get Rid Of The Gift You Have
D.  Jump Up And Yell "Bingo"

At the club's November 8th meeting,

nominations were closed and election of the 2017 officers was confirmed.

Congratulations to all for the upcoming year.

Yakima Dive Club Meeting - November 8, 2016
Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M..  Arrive earlier to order foods and beverages (optional)
Jack Son's at 48th & Tieton Avenue - Yakima, WA.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
On the agenda:
         Final nominations & election of 2017 club officers
         Dive Trip reports for Underwater Pumpkin Carving with Wenatchee Dive Club 
                   Bali - Wakatobi Dive Excursions
         Preparation for the Annual Christmas Gift Exchange Party on December 13th

 Check out Dick & Ty at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving With the Wenatchee Dive Club at:



 Tuesday, October 11th 
Yakima Dive Club Meeting

Meeting Starts At 6:30 P.M., but arrive early to socialize, order beverages and foods (optional).
Peking Palace, North First Street
On the agenda:
Officer Nominations for 2017.  (Might want to be at the meeting to defend your nomination)
Plans for Pumpkin Carving/Costume Contest/Potluck
Site for December Gift Exchange
Open to all interested in SCUBA diving

 YDC Members Started the Fall Season With A Weekend At The Yellow House and Diving In Hood Canal.
Check out the full write up and numerous photos in our club's October electronic newsletter.

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, arrive earlier to order food and beverages.
Westside Pizza
140 South 72nd Avenue, Suite 130
North end of shopping area which includes Rosauer's
Between Tieton & Chestnut Avenues, off of 72nd Avenue
(Suppose to be quiet within this time)

Yakima Dive Club Invites you and friends to a weekend of diving and social fun at the Yellow House on Hood CanalWelcome the first days of Fall,
September 23-25

If you have not been there before, check out the house and 'Diver's Inn' from the menu in the upper left column 
Dive in front of the 'house and head to Sund Rock.
GPO's and Wolfies are on the agenda.
Maybe, get extremely lucky and see a six gill?

Contract Kenn to sign up and for additional information.

 Kudos to Paul & Kathy for hosting the fun BB&B adventures at their home again this year on August 20th.
Great activities, foods and social time by everyone.  

(More photos in the upcoming club's September newsletters.)

from George & Kimberly:

 I was wanting to get an opportunity out to the dive club members. As you know George and I are going to Bali this summer and have reserved the entire micro-resort. We have one room still available and wanted to offer it up to the dive club. Can you please send it out to everyone. Here are some of the particulars.


Dates: Arriving July 2, 2017 Leaving July 9, 2017  

Room Cost: $1,175.00 Asking for a 50% deposit.

Room cost include: Breakfast every day, Dinner on the last night with Balinese dancers by the pool and airport transfer.

The rooms can only accommodate 2 people, no more.

Receipt of your deposit confirms your room, they are given on a first come, first serve priority.


Currently we have:

Room #1: Us (Penthouse Suite)

Room #2:  Andrea & Rommie

Room #3: Alexis plus 1

Room #4: Jeary & Jana (Ocean View Private Villa)

Room #5:


Everyone is free and encouraged to plan their own daily activities as George and I will be Diving during the day. If you want to dive with us we can make your diving arrangements with ours. Half of our group going are non-divers.

As the dates get closer and we know more, We’ll pass on the airline information. We think it’s important to have everyone arriving at the same time since it’s a

2 hour drive to the resort from the airport. So far what I’m seeing is that airfare will cost about $1,200.00


Bali is 15 hours ahead of us. I encourage anyone interested to do their own on-line research.


Here is the resort website. www.VillaCandiMatahari.com  This is located in Amed which is in East Bali.


Please call or e-mail me with any questions or if you’re interested.


Kimberly 509-949-4869


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, August 9.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, arrive earlier to order food and beverages.
Westside Pizza
140 South 72nd Avenue, Suite 130
North end of shopping area which includes Rosauer's
Between Tieton & Chestnut Avenues, off of 72nd Avenue

 Yakima Dive Club's Summer BBQ 
 6:30 P.M..
At the home of Dick & Leslie Carmody.
All Members, Families, Friends and anyone interested in SCUBA are welcome.
Details in the July newsletters

If questions, contact Kenn

 You can order your own.
Here is the information:
 I believe this is their on line web site:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Section13Graphics#about

  On ebay, they are 'Section13graphics"
  Chrome License Plate Frame.
  Custom request.
  Red lettering, all caps.
scuba diving logo on bottom right and left corners
Following captions, please, you decide if top or bottom for each:

Cost was 9.99 + 3.99 shipping.

 Wildlife Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of the Sixgill Sharks
PBS - Wednesday, June 22nd 9PM
From Washington States' Seattle Puget Sound

 YDC's Pond Cleanup Multimedia Presentation
(This is the 5 minute version shown at the club meeting.

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting - Tuesday - June 14th - 6:30 P.M..
Peking Palace on North 1st Street
Open to all interested in underwater diving activities.
Arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
On the agenda......club's constitution & by-laws, 4 minute multimedia presentation of the club's pond clean up....summer club dives???....dive gear for sale....and.......


 Yakima Dive Club's Pond Cleanup at Sarg Hubbard Park on the 11th of June was great time with plenty of trash collected and a fun BBQ afterwards.
Full report at the June meeting with a short video/pictures.

 Mark Your Calendar For May 10th.  YDC Will Have A Unique Site For Our Meeting!

May 10 Yakima Dive Club Meeting Shall Be At “WHISPER RIDGE WINERY” in Zillah. 

The winery will be closed to the public and shall be a ‘private gathering’ just for our club.

We will obtain ‘take out’ from El Porton and all can make their own taco or bring your own foods.

Weather permitting, we will set up tables/chairs outside on the deck.

Meeting starts at 6:30 but come earlier to socialize and enjoy the new winery.

From I-82 (eastbound) , take exit 52, turn left and cross the freeway.

Turn left at the next road onto Vintage Valley Parkway.

Whisper Ridge is just the otherside of Subway. 

Mandy is co-owner! 



 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 12
Returning to Peking Palace one more time.
6:30 Meeting Start.
Arrive earlier to socialize and order foods.  (optional)



 Yakima Dive Club members were at the Yellow House in Hoodsport March 18-20.
Great social time and dive time for the weekend.
George, Kimberly, Roger, Karissa, Ty, Don, Peg and Kenn.  Superb foods and 'deco time' in the hot tub were highlites too.
Check out the fun at:  https://youtu.be/xzc4lEJq9Gc

 From Ron Montgomery at Bonaire , March 2016

Today I went snorkeling again with Sara and the other scuba divers (I snorkeled, everyone else scuba dived).

When we came back to the dock I took the next step and, using Sara's diver gear, took my first ever scuba dive. A short dive of 18 minutes at a depth of 34 feet. The first 2 feet was the hardest...panic was setting in, but I managed to calm myself down. Snorkeling was great, but I could see so much more and up close!

Many thanks to Dick Carmody, Jim, Albert, Diane for helping me through the dive, along with the others on the dock, Leslie, Sara, Paula, Katie. And congratulations to Jacquie, who took her first dive alongside me.

Bonaire Dive Group

March 2016


 YDC Meeting
March 8th at the Peking Palace
Great time with some interesting 'shark' stories by members.
Club members are heading to the Yellow House March 18-20, with a few openings yet.  Contact Kenn if you would like to join in.  Open to non YDC members too.
Working on Pond Clean Up date and other club activities.
Check out all that is going on with our newsletters and on our Facebook page.

YDC's March 8th Meeting Site IS Peking Palace at 610 North 1st Street

Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and order food/beverages (optional)


A few key items for our March meeting includes: 

Meeting Sites; we are still looking for that ‘perfect meeting site”.  Ample room, good acoustics, able to show multimedia presentations, food menu that has variety, reasonable prices with fast service……

Date for our club’s spring pond cleanup…..

Site and date for ‘Crabfest and Potluck’…..

Invite to the March 18-20 Yellow House Dive Weekend with St. Patrick’s Day & First Day of Spring Celebration…..

God’s Pocket Diving openings for first week of May…..

Summer Camping/Motel/Diving Weekend Adventures; Dennis will have some site and dates suggestions…….

Dive Reports:

                Ty’s Hawaiian Adventures

Club Promotions……

YDC logo shirts?



 Eric and I (Joanne) have XS Scuba luggage we are interested in selling.   We have two exactly the same, they are well taken care of and each have a matching duffle bag which is one of the pictures.


We would like $50 each which would include the duffle bags.


We also have four - aluminum 80 tanks.  We are sure they all need to be VIP'd and hydroed.  We know that is expensive and are willing to just give them to someone who would like to go through the process of having them usable again.  Sick of them taking up space in our garage :)


 Yakima Dive Club's February Meeting
Tuesday the 9th.
Sea Galley Restaurant in Union Gap.
Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M..
Arrive earlier and socialize.
All interested in diving are welcome.
Dinner optional

 Heard that this Ground Hog booked trip via Carmody Scuba Travel at:

 The Yakima Dive Club has the "Yellow House" for three days and two nights; March 18, 19, 20.

 Let's Go Diving, 
Post Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 
Welcome the First Day of Spring.

 Check out the facility at:
Contact Kenn to sign up and for details and information (kennz@aol.com)

Diving at the Yellow House and Sund Rock.
Very good chance the 'train' will be back for evenings.

 Welcome to 2016. Our first meeting of the year shall be on Tuesday, January 12. 
 We are meeting at Sea Galley in Union Gap to start our year. Meeting time is 6:30 P.M., but arrive early, socialize and order dinner & beverages (optional). 

Bring ideas for club activities, possible meeting sites (we are looking for a permanent meeting place), guest speakers and Pacific Northwest dive dates/sites to do. 
 Hard copy newsletters were mailed and should be received today or tomorrow. 
 The electronic newsletter version will be sent out via email Thursday.
 (If you have not been receiving your newsletter(s), please send me an email or let me know at the meeting. kz)


The Yakima Dive Club Welcomes All to 2016.
Here are a few of the reasons we dive the colorful cold waters of the Pacific Northwest.

 Yes, Winter Has Arrived! 

 YDC's Christmas Gift Exchange
(More photos on our Facebook page.)
 Additional pictures shall be in our January Newsletter

Welcome to our newest club members

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting & Christmas Gift Exchange 
 6:30 P.M. at Russillo's
Open to all interested in Scuba diving.

Plan to save time.....
Pre-order pizza.  Check out the pizza menu on Russillo's web site or in the December electronic version of our newsletter.
Call or email Mandy with your choice.  $10 each.  Order your own beverages.

 Bring a wrapped gift, nice or 'white elephant'.  "Let the fun begin!"

Yakima Dive Club Meeting: Tuesday, November 10th.

6:30 P.M., Russillo's at 32 North Front Street.

Agenda items include 2016 officer nominations and election, update on club apparel, dive gear for sale, our club's Halloween party, dive reports and other items of interest.

 Yakima Dive Club's Halloween Party was on October 24, 2015
Events included underwater pumpkin carving, costume contest and potluck.  Fun by all.
See pictures and write ups in our newsletters and on You Tube at:

 YDC Meeting at Russillo's - October 13, 2015.
Good food and lots of fun for the evening.  Multimedia presentations of St. Kitts & Yellow House dive trips.  Prep for the Halloween Adventure on the 24th & finalist of the Survivor Diver competition faced off.  See more photos and write-ups in the next newsletters.
Russillo's at 32 North Front Street
Next Club meeting will be on November 10th.  Meeting at 6:30
November meeting shall include 2016 officer elections.

 Add to your 'adventure' calendar:
YDC's Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Cosutme Party & Potluck
Saturday, October 24th. 

Underwater pumpkin carving: bring your own pumpkin, must carve with dive knife, only natural decorations from the lake can be used, no extra free weights.
Costume contest:  'big kids', children, grandchildren & families are welcome.
Potluck, club supplies hamburgers and 'brauts.
Bring a side dish (salad, dessert, etc.) and your beverages of choice.


Saturday October 24th, Noon.  Diving starts around 12:30!

Aspen Village/Lake Aspen

2011 Evergreen Ct.

(off River Road take N. 22nd through gate. Keep left and circle down to Evergreen Court.)


Please RSVP with total attending to: mcguire.brian59@gmail.comby 10/22 or sooner


 This is a special piece of stained glass work made and displayed by Marsha Edwards in memory of friend and club member Dave Rowley.
It is at the Central Washington State Fair.
Located in upstairs level of the fine arts building, east window.
Very Well Done Marsha!

New Club Meeting Site!

 YDC Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  at Russillo's: 32 North Front Street, 6:30 P.M..  Open to all.

Check out their menu at:


 Ok me mates, 

Here be th' pitch; We (Yakima Dive Club),  have th' Yellow 'ship' fer th' dates 'o Friday, SeptembARrrrr 18 to Sunday, SeptembARrrrr 20.

 At 'tis the hour, thar be 9 signed up to be thar. 
If ye want to gather with thee pirates, contact Kenn at kennz@aol.com 

Need to send th' doubloons....(120 each) 
Oh, it be "Speak Like A Scurvy Pirate" weekend while we be thar.

If you have not been to the Yellow House in Hoodsport, WA., check out the information at: 


 WoW! Kudos to Mandy, Marsha, Dillon & Dick for setting up and presenting the Yakima Dive Club to the new students-family & staff at the PNWU of Health Science's Community Fair.
Numerous expressed serious interest and have been added to our electronic mailing list and invited to our meetings and club activities.

August 8: Annual Crab Fest & Picnic/Potluck At Mukilteo

Good Dives With Enough Crabs For All

Thank You To All That Brought Foods and Goodies.

Short You Tube at:


Check out all of the pictures in our electronic September newsletter which will be out to all around September 3rd.
 August 15:  Bullets, Burgers & Brews
Was at the home of Paul & Kathy W.

 Yakima Dive Club's Summer BBQ, Potluck and Meeting
July 14, 2015
6:30 P.M..
At the home of Dick & Leslie Carmody.
All Members, Families, Friends and anyone interested in SCUBA are welcome.

If questions, contact Kenn
 Bring chairs, beverages
Foods - Last name:
A-I  Main dish,
J-P  Salad
Q-Z  Dessert
Club provides hamburgers, fixings & utensils

The Pool Is Open, bring swim suits.  

...and from Sally R., 

"All Survivor Diver competitors, bring a mask or goggles. You will need them for your challenge!"


 United States of America

July 4th

Celebration of Independence
Day 1776

 July 14: YDC's Annual Summer BBQ & Potluck.  At Carmody's.  6:30 P.M..
 August 8:  YDC's Annual CrabFest-Potluck.  Mukilteo City Park.  Noon
 August 15:  YDC's Bullets, Burgers & Brews.  2 P.M. at Paul & Kathys.  Foods about 4 PM

Yakima Dive Club Meeting: June 9th

6:30 P.M..

Sea Galley Restaurant in Union Gap.

Plenty of room for all.

On the agenda:

Survivor Diver
God's Pocket
July Summer Potluck & BBQ
August Crabfest

 (from Marsha) - 

For those planning to attend the memorial service for Dave Rowley this Saturday the 23rd, 2 pm at Keith & Keith, Terrace Heights, we will not be wearing black, we will wear tropical and/or tye dye. 'Cuz that's who dave was!

 YDC's Annual Pond Clean Up was on May 17th at Myron Lake in Yakima.  Collected 12-13 bags of trash.  Thank you to all that were able to pick up trash topside and the divers down under.  Good food too.  More photos in the June newsletters. 

 The May 12th meeting shall be at Sea Galley in Union Gap.  Starts at 6:30 P.M..
The change in venue is due to the sudden closing of Bert's Pub last Saturday, May 2nd.

 YDC's Afternoon At Lion's Pool - April 18th

Diving, Buoyancy Rings, Emergency Skills, Underwater Scooter, Social Fun & Foods.
A great time by all.
See pictures on our Facebook page and in the May newsletters.

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - April 14 - 6:30 PM
Bert's Pub

Another Round of: "SURVIVOR DIVER"

Prepare for "Our Afternoon at the Pool"

For Your Calendar: Pond Clean Up
May 17th - Myron Lake in Yakima

 The Yakima Dive Club Invites You To:

“Our AFTERNOON At The Pool”


All club members, family & friends invited.

Little kids, grandkids & all of the BIG adult kids too.


BBQ & Potluck:

Bring a side dish to share, your favorite meat for the grill

and beverages  (sorry-no alcoholic beverages)

(the club will provide paper plates, cups, napkins & plastic table ware)


Swimming and pool fun:

We plan to dive in the pool (wet suits optional)


 to have all the float toys for the ‘kids’ to enjoy with while they swim & play in the water.


SCUBA Diving:

See what others have for gear and maybe try something new

Practice your skills and try your hand at the:



Saturday - April 18, 2015

Lion's Pool - Yakima

3-5 P.M.



The Monthly Meeting of the Yakima Dive Club Shall Be on Tuesday, March 10.
6:30 P.M. at Bert's Pub on Tieton Drive.
Open to all.
Start of 'Survivor-Diver'

The 'Yellow House' in Hoodsport invites you to enjoy three days and two nights of diving and social fun.
Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29.
Contact Kenn to sign up and details.

 Yakima Dive Club's February 10, 2015 Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M. at Bert's Pub located at 5110 Tieton Drive.  All Welcome! 

 YDC's First Meeting of 2015 at Bert's Pub.
January 13, 2015
President Mandy H. welcomed all and invites ideas for activities and events for our club to be involved with.
She is looking for ways to present our club to the public and add new members.
Details of events and activities are in our newsletters and on our club's calendar page.
Survivor Game for 2015???? More at the next meeting.
(photo is of a few members before the meeting) REM: Dues.....

 Tuesday, January 13th. First Club Meeting of 2015.

  Welcome our new officers for 2015.

  Input and discuss club activities for 2015.

  Newsletters, those still receiving hard copies, you should receive yours by the 7th or 8th.
  Electronic version will be sent out on the 8th or 9th.

 Bert's Pub - 6:30 P.M..
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 Remember.....Dues are Due!

2015 "Memorial Day" Week of Diving and Pursuit of the "Moatengator Award".

The 45' 'Bessie' has been reserved.

Available dates are May 19 to May 25th.

Diving Daily.

Leaves the marina at Anacortes around 9 AM and returns about 3 PM..

Contact Dennis Sperry for details and cost.

Heard rumors about a 'pirate flag and black eye patch'??????

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting and Christmas Gift Exchange WAS  December 9, 2014

Here is a link to 3 minutes of video fun from the exchanges.

"The Fun is Done?"
 (Will add still photos soon)

 The Yellow House has a few beds available for the weekend of December 12-14.  Contact Kenn if interested.  

 Diving Playa del Carmen
November 2014
 You Tube Video:

Nice drift dive onto wreck at 90 fsw and another drift dive at 30-40 fsw.

 The Yakima Dive Club was represented by a minority of one on the drift dives in Playa.
by Kenn

  Yakima Dive Club Monthly Meeting

November 11th - Tuesday
6:30 P.M..

We are at Bert's Pub this month again.
5110 Tieton Drive

Final Officer Nominations and Elections for 2015.

Dennis is in need of pictures from dive activities of 2014 for the club's year book.  Please bring them for him or if electronic, email to him.

 Yakima Dive Club Monthly Meeting

October 14th - Tuesday
6:30 P.M..

We are at Bert's Pub this month.
5110 Tieton Drive

Yakima Dive Club:
 Club Dive
October 5, 2014
Meet at Redondo
Splash shortly after.
All welcome

 YDC at Yellow House in Hoodsport
September 19-22, 2014
Short You Tube Multimedia


(photos by Gary & Kenn)

 Forget Octoberfest.......

For many years, we have been renting the Yellow House in Hoodsport for weekends of diving.

Hoodsport ‘n Dive, the dive shop associated with the Yellow House, has been excellent.

Now they have opened another dive shop in Tumwater, WA.

Here is a synopsis of what they are offering on the 4th of October (full details/schedule in the attached pdf file, octofest1).

1st Annual OctoFest Celebration:

Octopus photo contest: Bring and enter a photo of your best Pacific Northwest Octopus.
Classes/Sessions, etc:
  • 1.        Oxygen/AED/CPR/1st Aid – 9 am – 11 am, ($75)  by Don Kinney

  • 2.        Ron Ault/Retired NEDU, World record dive to 1000+ feet & testing dive helmets with Kirby Morgan – 11 am to noon (free)
  • 3.       Valve Repair, bring your own, take it apart, clean, suggest necessary replacements parts, put it back together (free)  noon to 1 PM.  By Mike Hoisington

  • 4.       Videography, (free), 1-2 pm, video successes and failures in Pacific Northwest low visibility waters.  Demonstrations of the new Intova Edge camera.  By Mike Zahn

  • 5.       Travel. Review problems encountered while conducting dive travel: customs, packing,  2-3, (free).  By Anita Floyd

  • 6.       Full Face Mask and Underwater communications, 3-4 pm, (free)  OTS Guardian/AGA/Kirby Morgan – masks available to recreational diving & public safety teams.  Pro’s and con’s of underwater communications. By Don Kinney

  • 7.       Happy Hour(s) from 4- ????
Vendors will be present with their wares.
Drawings on the hour.  Special drawings for each individual sessions.  (list of prizes on pdf file)
Coloring Contest for “kids”…..attached pdf file of a printable (hoodsportndivecolorpage7) that can be colored.  (Jean and I have colored ours….signed our names and our ages  6………………………. + 6 decades).
Where:  Hoodsport ‘n Dive – Tumwater.  3409 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater.

(An email was sent to club members with the attached pdf files.  If you would like these files, send me an email request and I'll send them to you.)  kz

 Yakima Dive Club Meeting:
Tuesday, September 9th 
 At the home of Eric & JoAnne H.  
(not at El Porton this month)

 August 10: River Float

Yakima River Canyon Float & Lunch.  

Meet about 9:30 at mile marker 21 to launch around 10:30.  Lunch will be at Red’s.  Please contact Ciro if you have not told him you are going.

 August 16: Annual Crab Fest & Picnic/Potluck

Annual Crab Dive & Feast at Mukilteo.  Splash time is noon.  (earlier dives are welcome too.)  Out of the water with crabs at 1, off to city park to cook crab and other foods.  Eat at 2:00 P.M. ish.  Open to all YDC members, families and friends.  The sign up list will be circulated again at the August 12 meeting.  We do have the covered shelter again this year.

 August 23:  Burgers & Brews
At the home of Paul & Kathy W.
2:00 P.M.. 

 For Sale:

Apollo - Women's Med. crushed neoprene
4th Element under garment
Male Med. Zeadle ranger w/weights & weight pockets
All for $300
Rochelle: (206) 407-4929
 Want to Buy:

BCD, large, with integrated weight pockets.

Contact Dave R. at 'yakipaw@aol.com

 YDC’s Summer BBQ
Was on July 8th.


 Here is your chance to input your ideas about ling cod & other spearfishing, crabbing, claming, etc. 

Thank you Ciro for the information.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 


2015-17 Hunting Season Development

It's time to begin developing the 2015-2017 hunting seasons.  This year we will be taking a slightly different approach to what we did for the last three year package.  Once again the process will have three phases: 1) Issue Scoping; 2) Refining Alternatives; and 3) Recommendations, with public input taken during each phase. 

The first opportunity for you to participate in the process is during the "Issue Scoping" phase.  This year we will be using a web form to collect and track all suggestions that you would like to have considered during the development of the three-year package.  The public comment period will be from Wednesday, June 18th through Friday, July 18th. 

To participate, please go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/

Thank you for taking the time to help shape the upcoming hunting seasons.

WDFW Wildlife Program

 I submitted pictures for a photo contest some years ago to this Chocolate candy company who made chocolates in the shape of seahorses and shells, etc.  Just got this e-mail from them asking for submission of pictures to this project seahorse site.  Maybe you can put it in the newsletter or the club's site, so anyone can participate.    Sally

From: iSeahorse Administrator <iseahorse@projectseahorse.org>

Date: July 2, 2014 4:26:24 PM PDT

Subject: Guylian Seahorse Photo Submission

Dear Sally,

I am contacting you on behalf of Project Seahorse, a marine conservation organization based at the University of British Columbia and Zoological Society of London.

A few years ago you submitted some beautiful seahorse photos to Guylian’s “Seahorses of the World” photo competition. Guylian is one of our major sponsors and the competition is an important event that supports our seahorse conservation work

In 2013, Project Seahorse launched an exciting new ‘citizen science’ initiative called iSeahorse. The purpose of iSeahorse is to use photos and data gathered by divers around the world to help us, and other scientists, assess and protect global seahorse populations.

We are collecting these materials through our iSeahorse website (www.iseahorse.org) and free iPhone app (search ‘iSeahorse Explore’ in the App Store). Anyone can post their seahorse sightings to iSeahorse, and it will make a huge difference to the long-term conservation of these amazing animals.

We would like to invite you become a contributor to iSeahorse. It’s fast and easy. Just visit www.iseahorse.org or download the app, register for an account, and upload your seahorse photos, including those you entered in the Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition.

You’ll be able to view your sightings, along with those of hundreds of other citizen scientists, on iSeahorse’s interactive map. You can also comment on sightings and help with species identifications on a special ID forum. And you’ll be eligible for our monthly prize for the most unique or beautiful sighting. 

If you have any questions about iSeahorse or Project Seahorse, or need assistance adding your observation to the website, please do not hesitate to contact me at iseahorse@projectseahorse.org. I’ll be happy to help!


Katelyn Dick

iSeahorse Citizen Science Program Assistant  Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre
The University of British Columbia

2202 Main Mall 

Vancouver, BC Canada

www.iseahorse.org   ~ Saving seahorses together~

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Visit http://www.iseahorse.org

YDC's 25th Year Celebration
Pictures & Video Clip
Dennis S. tells about the club's first meeting 25 years ago:

 More pictures and write up in our July Newsletters
 Annual Memorial Day MOATENGATOR Spearfishing Tournament Award 2014
 Be sure to view both video clips:
Part 1 - Brian makes the award presentation with new amendments!
Part 2 - John's Acceptance & Defense Speech



 Yakima Dive Club MeetingTuesday
June 10, 2014

6:30 P.M.
El Porton
48th Avenue & Tieton Drive
Open to all interested in diving, snorkeling, etc.
Dinner (Optional)

Come and help celebrate our club's 25th year.
Family and friends are welcome!

Add August 10 to your calendar as our annual Yakima River Canyon Float

 Yakima Dive Club's Electronic Newsletter 
June 2014
 Club members have the option of the mailed 4 page black & white hard copy version of our newsletter and/or the electronic version which has unlimited pages and in color.
Our June electronic version includes 11 pages of colored photographs and links to video clips.
Columns include: 'Tale of Two Tag Lines" by Dick C., YDC Annual Pond Clean Up, May Club Minutes, Steel vs. Aluminum Dive Tanks, Pictures and video links of diving in Key Largo and Curacao, 5 Tips of Using a Compass, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome by Jeff Christianson, New Dive Store in Tumwater, WA., and YDC Activities & Events.
If you did not receive your electronic newsletter or would like to have one emailed to you, send me a request for one.  (kennz@aol.com)

 Yakima Dive Club MeetingTuesday
May 13, 2014

6:30 P.M.
El Porton
48th Avenue & Tieton Drive
Open to all interested in diving, snorkeling, etc.
Dinner (Optional)

Join us to hear Jeff Christanson from the Seattle Aquarium present about the 'Seastar Wasting Syndrome'
Prep for the Annual Pond Clean Up on May 17th.
Add August 9 to your calendar as our annual Yakima River Canyon Float

 Yakima Dive Club's Club Dive
February 9, 2014
Was At Edmonds
Andrea, Gary and Dick braved the drifting snow to go diving at Edmonds! While the air had warmed up to a balmy 34, the water was absolutely bath like at 45 degrees. Lots of Ling Cod and eggs and several Cabezons that came out after us. A few star fish that showed the effects of the wasting disease. 

After 50 minutes, we got out and it took Dick several minutes to get his fingers to work and operate the releases on his BC.
 — at Brackett's Landing Park.

 YDC's Christmas Party & Gift Exchange
December 10, 2013
  Did We Have Fun or What? Click Here To See.... 

 Annual Christmas Party - Gift Exchange

was on 
December 10th


 Check out all the fun we had at our Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest of October 27, 2013:



 Yakima Dive Club Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Sunday, October 27th – 11:00 A.M., Dive by Noon!

Aspen Village-Lake Aspen

2011 Evergreen Ct.

(off River road, take N. 22nd through gate.  Keep left and circle down to Evergreen Court.)

Please R.S.V.P. with total attending to:  mcguire.brian59@gmail.com by 10/22 or sooner!!!!!


Join your friends from the Yakima Dive Club for the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest.  Show off your best Halloween Costume during the potluck!!

We will have prizes for the best carvers and the greatest costumes!!

Again this year, we will dive at Lake Aspen, and divers will hit the slack tide at Noon.

Costume Contest and BBQ to follow the carving.  The club will provide the hamburgers and Brauts, just bring your favorite Scary Side Dish (or your “Signature Dish” – you know who you are…) and of course your beverage of choice.  A lawn chair is also a good idea.  We will have the use of a huge 3 car garage, so this gig goes down rain or shine!!


Pumpkin Carving Rules:

Bring your own pumpkin – huge ones are the most fun

Dive knives only

Decorations must be found in the lake


Costume Party Rules:  None!


 "Dinner with the Prez"
September 10, 2013
BBQ Ribs, corn on the cob, BBQ beans, salads, huckleberry cheesecake, frozen sorbet in coconut shells and a club meeting.  Thank You Eric & Jo!

   Annual Crab Fest
at Mukilteo!
August 17, 2013

YDC's Annual Crab Fest


 Yakima Dive Club presented at Pacific Northwest University of Health Science's Community Fair on August 7, 2013
Thank You to Richard & JoAnne.

 The Tacoma Dive Show is No More!
New Name, New Site, New Dates!
Scuba and H2O Adventure Show
Seattle - Pier 91
April 5 & 6, 2014

July 9, 2013
Annual YDC BBQ at the Carmody's
Yakima Dive Club's Annual BBQ at the Carmody's.  Thank You Dick & Leslie!90 degrees, no wind, nice shade, great food and beverages, swim pool, great social time with all!


 Club Dive:  Seacrest Park - Saturday, July 27th


 Paul and Kathy Shoot Fest. - Sunday, July 28th
Paul and kathy are hosting the dive club for an afternoon of skeet and target shooting.

 Second Annual Dive Club River Float- Sunday, August 4th. 
lunch at Red's Fly shop restaurant, halfway through the float. 

 YDC's June Dive Trip to Edmonds 

  Annual Crab Fest

at Mukilteo!
August 17, 2013
Bus - Yakima to Mukilteo & back, crabbing, potluck.
Divers, family & friends invited.
Sign up at the club meetings or email to kennz@aol.com
Family & friends are welcome to join in!

Memorial Week Diving in Anacortes - 2013
Click Here for a group of photos from Brian McGuire


 Here is a link to a You-Tube video of the presentation of the 2013 Montengator Award.

Well done on the presentation by Paul & Brian.


May 4, 2013
Annual Pond Clean Up & BBQ







  Costa Rica Diving - A brief preview of our 5 days of diving the Pacific Ocean side in January

 Yakima Dive Club 2012 Christmas Party/Gift Exchange WAS 
December 11th. 

  Mukilteo Crab Fest - August 25, 2012
Great day of weather, crabs, food and social time together at Lighthouse Park.

  Marsha & Morrie inform new students and staff of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Terrace Heights/Yakima, WA. of the Yakima Dive Club activities - August 17, 2012

 May 19th - Annual Pond Clean Up.  Click Here For Photo & Y-H Article

 Video - Sund Rock - January 14, 2012
 Ambergris Caye, Belize - February 4-11, 2012:  A few pictures

 Excellent video of diving - click here
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