EDBA Founded 1975 Setting Standards for Boat Diving.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Eastern Dive Boat Association is an organization of dive boat owners,
operators and members dedicated to providing cooperation among all dive boats, while promoting education, recreation, safety, self-reliance and responsibility in SCUBA diving. Paramount to the accomplishment of its mission is the concurrent obligation to promote the conservation of the oceans, and assist in uncovering and preserving Earth's history found in the world beneath it's water.
Captain Kirby Kurkomelis, President & Treasurer Email
Captain Steve Bielenda, Vice President & Secretary Email
Check with your local boats or click on vessel members link, for the 2020 up coming diving season.
Visit our Facebook page to view, you can post your pictures & comments.
Type in Eastern Dive Boat Association.
The BTS show is a few months away (March 27-29, 2020) please attend and make your voice known.
October 22, 2019
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left to right Jeanne-II crew Mike, Capt Bill, Captain Steve, Al Golden,
David Tilzer, Esther Askins
USCG-federal-reg Wreck Information
Andrea Doria slide show YouTube link
USS San Diego underwater Bike ride
WAHOO DIVE DAN BERG EVIE DUDAS STEVE BIELENDA
Video Steve Bielenda Dan Berg & Dick Long NE Lobersting
Video Wreck Valley Andrea Doria video Billy Deans
Recommended Books to read and own:
Captain Kirby Kurkomelis
" INTRODUCTION to SCIENTIFIC DIVING ".
CAPTAIN KIRBY KURKOMELIS; INTRODUCTION to SCIENTIFIC DIVING
released December 2012
Order the book : Oregon, Greyhound of the Atlantic; a divers scrapbook.
The story of the Oregon from cradle to the grave.
Price: $25.00 plus shipping from email@example.com or write to
Herb Kaasmann 13a Ocean St. Highlands NJ 07732
Captain Dan Berg, Wreck Valley series; Dan has written several book on treasure hunting dive training & Shipbuilding in a Bottle and are available on his web site.
Bernie Chowdury: The Last dive
Robert Kurson: Shadow Diver
Kevin McMurry: Deep Descent & Dark Descent
New fiction book with the Andrea Doria as the background topic
“In Secret Waters”. writer by Richard Weissmann.
The book is available on Amazon e-book price is e-book @ 4.99 and paperback is about $10.
Check Vessel Members for schedule and contact information.
We wish to emphasize that when you participate in any diving activity
from an Eastern Dive Boat Association vessel, you are under your own care,
custody and control. Your safety is our concern but your safety while diving
is your responsibility.
Plan your dive. dive your plan. Be Responsible