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September 2017

Join us at Axelrad Beer Garden on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, for a special presentation on shark conservation followed by a screening of the 1975 thriller, “Jaws”.

Professional Shark Photographer, Julian Gunther, will be on hand to talk about ongoing shark conservation efforts, dispel myths about sharks and show you simple things you can do to help.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company has generously provided drink specials & there will be raffle prizes too.  All proceeds will go toward the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Marine Conservation Science Institute.

October 2017

October 11th – meeting

Technical & Commercial Diving

Join us for an exciting evening of Technical Talk!  Have you wanted to take your dive experience to the next level?  Here’s your opportunity to ask all those questions about how to do it.  Whether to master a new skill or to learn about what it takes to work in the field, you can’t miss this!  We will have speaker Aiar Ghelber tell us about Rebreather Diving andCarlos Garcia will explain what it takes to be a Commerical Diver.

Afterwards, there may even be a chance to try out some speciality equipment!  Come and see and meet a new dive buddy!  Presentation starts at 6:30.

October 28th to 29th – Event

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Don’t Miss This!  

The weather is cooling off, diving conditions are great and it’s time to celebrate Fall with our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Campout at Blue Lagoon.  Activities include diving, camping, swimming, games, fun around the campfire (including s’mores!), and of course UNDERWATER PUMPKIN CARVING!

Bring your own pumpkin, carving tools, decorative ideas, your camping gear, food/drinks and dive gear.  Carving must take place at Blue Lagoon (no pre-carving before you arrive).  Don’t miss the night dive Saturday night to judge all the Carved Pumpkins displayed underwater!!!

In addition to the pumpkin carving contest, this will be a great opportunity to work on your continuing education.  We will be offering Advanced Open Water (except the deep dive) and specialty courses like: night, wreck, search & recovery, peak performance buoyancy and navigation.  If you are interested in any PADI continuing education classes, contact the dive shop at (281) 445-3483 for details, including costs and necessary materials.  Be sure to schedule ahead of time to help us place dive schedules appropriately.

** You will need to pay Blue Lagoon park entrance fee upon arrival.  Blue Lagoon does not allow dogs, canoes or boats.

Call the shop to reserve tanks.  MDT will provide dinner Saturday evening!

If you don’t wish to camp, you can come for just the day.  No Problem.

Saturday 10/28

1 pm – 2 pm Arrive and prep your pumpkins on land

2 pm – 4:30 pm Carve your pumpkins underwater and secure to the platform.

5 pm – 6pm Dinner is served (Hot Dogs)

7 pm Night Dive & Judging

Gigglin’ Campfire (please bring firewood if you have some!)

Sunday 10/29

Fun Dive in the morning optional, plan your dive with your dive buddy anytime that morning.

Break Camp and head back to Houston.

November 2017

November 8th – Event

Go Cart Racing

Come join us for some go cart action at Formula Racing!

We will meet at Buffalo Wild Wings at 528 W. Bay Avrea Blvd. Unit 400, Webster, TX between 6 pm and 7:15 pm.  Then we will head over to Formula Racing from there (about 4 miles away from Buffalo Wild Wings).  We plan to arrive at Formula Racing at 7:30 pm

You will be responsible for your own food, drinks and go cart rental.  The cost for go carts is $21.95 + $55 one time license fee for 12 laps OR there are several packages to choose from for multiple races.  This is an indoor track with electric race cars taht go up to 45 mph!!  We will have prizes for the top 3 racers!!

Formula Racing 12552 Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598

December 2017


Holiday Party

Let’s Celebrate another great year and the holiday season at our annual holiday party!  You really need to make this one…. mark your calendar!  Great Food, lots of prizes and all of the photos from the photo contest will be on display.  Please let us know if you are coming by RSVP on the link below.  We are looking forward to seeing you!

The entrance fee is EITHER 1 toy per person ~ OR ~ $10 to be donated to a local children’s charity.  See you there!

Location: TBA  in Mid November

December 7th – Event

MDT has an Annual Photo Contest! 

Here’s a great opportunity to share your best shots and be entered to win some really cool, valuable prizes! Submissions will be accepted Oct 15 through Dec 1. Winners to be announced at December 7th Holiday Party!

RULES: You must either be a MDT Club Member OR a current/past customer of Gigglin’ Marlin Divers (if you are not a member, then call the shop and join by phone). There will be two categories: (1) Underwater, and (2) Topside. You may submit one photo for each category (two photos total). Photos must be taken by you. We will have 4 winners: First Place Underwater, First Place Topside, Honorable Mention Underwater, and Honorable Mention Topside. Prizes will also be given to finalists in each category. Entries will be on display at MDT Holiday Party on Dec 11. We will have a silent vote (all holiday party attendees eligible to vote) and and announce winners that night!!

TO ENTER: Email your digital photo entries to between Oct 15 and Dec 1. 

Deadline is midnight, December 1st.  Include a photo caption, location photo was taken, your name, phone, and email address. Also, please put “Photo Contest Submission” in your email subject line. Remember, only two photos allowed (one underwater and one topside). If you want to only enter Underwater or only enter Topside, that is fine.

Join the fun and WIN!

June 2018

Annual Marlin Dive Team – Cozumel Trip – June 10th – 17th, 2018

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