Why Join ADA?

Camaraderie - Not having a buddy is never a problem
If you join us, you'll never again have the problem of not being able to dive because you can't find anyone to dive with.

Safe diving
Safety officer on every dive.  No accidents or serious injuries since founded in 1970 despite having logged tens of thousands of dives (over 40,000).

Best values in diving
Most local two-tank dives discounted 30-50%. We dive every week-end from April through November We dive the reefs and the wrecks from West Palm Beach down to Key West.

International trips every year, most on major holiday weekends

  • Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel
  • Australia and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Micronesia, Palau and Truk Lagoon
  • the Red Sea
  • the Sea of Cortez
Social activities throughout the year
Our Newsletter will keep you informed of club activities
Equipment Discounts at participating dive shops



In the early 1970's SCUBA instructors Lon Von Lintel, Lee Wood, H.C. Allen, and Randy De Bord began organizing dive trips for their graduating students. Word of these trips soon spread and other certified divers joined in the fun. This nucleus later adopted the name "The Active Divers Association" and formalized their organizational structure. ADA has since become one of the largest, safest and best established dive clubs in the United States.

ADA is a non-profit dive club open to all certified divers. Our objectives are to: provide economical diving activities, encourage diving safety, promote marine conservation, sponsor social activities and to promote sport diving to the public

Diving activities
ADA offers its members a variety of diving opportunities designed to please the most discriminating diver from the novice to the experienced. Dives include local trips to the Keys and the Key Biscayne wrecks, international trips to the Bahamas, Cozumel, the Caymans, and other Caribbean islands as well as more exotic locales worldwide. Each is priced to give our members the greatest possible value.

Social activities
Throughout the year ADA sponsors social events for the members, their family and friends. Included are beach parties, canoe trips, bike rides, pool parties, and our annual Awards Banquet. Some are free of charge, others require a small fee. All are a great way to meet other members and make new friends.

Members are informed about all activities through "The Mouthpiece", ADA's newsletter, which is published on a regular basis throughout the year. It contains diving schedules, a calendar of events, reports on past events, informative articles, diving news and announcements. Members also receive a membership directory of names, addresses, and phone numbers. Please note: ADA will not release this directory to non-members.

All ADA diving activities are planned and supervised by certified instructors/divemasters. ADA policies and procedures are governed by the board of directors and executed by the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. All persons who serve in these offices are volunteers who donate their time and talents to ADA.