The Call for Nominations for the election at the 2015 General Assembly meeting to be held Sunday, October 11, 2015, is now open.  If you are interested in being hands-on in the running of PDRA, now is your chance.  The following officer positions and Board of Director positions are up for election:  Officers:  Vice President (Tom Garrison), Treasurer (Lisa Garrison-appointed to fill an unfilled position); Board of Directors:  North (Jeremy Hood), Central (Mike Hicks), and South (Calvin Shaw-appointed to finish Tim Klima’s position).  If you want to run for one of the above positions, please click on this link, 2015 Call for Nominations, fill out the form, and return it to the address listed on the form.



           Membership renewals will begin on October 1, 2015.  If you are currently a member, you have until midnight on December 31, 2015, to renew for $70 and $10 per each additional family member.  If you miss the renewal deadline, you will have to pay the $20 initiation fee.  If you are not currently a member of PDRA but wish to join, if you join on or after October 1, you can join for $90 ($70+$20 initiation fee) and get the rest of 2015 and all of 2016 for that price.  Every year on New Year’s Day the locks are changed and each member must have a new key and card to gain entry to the quarries.


          To get a PDRA membership, go to the Registration tab.  If you would like to pay via PayPal, click on the Members tab, then click on the Pay Online tab.  Fill out the form and complete your payment via PayPal.  If you would prefer to pay by check, click on the Members tab, then click on the Pay by Check tab.  Download the PDRA application, fill it out, and send the application and your check to the address listed.  New member rates are $90 per member plus $10 per each diving family member per year.  To qualify as a family member, you must be the spouse or child of a regular member living in the same household or a child for whom the member is legally responsible.  If you were previously a member but did not renew by December 31, 2014, you must rejoin as a New Member and pay the $20 initiation fee.  If you have a question about when you can expect to receive your card and key, please call Tim Klima at 704-519-8308 or email him at tlklima1@msn.com. 


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          Please send your proof of instructor insurance information to Tim Klima at tlklima1@msn.com.



          Beginning January 1, 2015, instructor fees will be eliminated.  All instructors must attend a mandatory instructors meeting before receiving their cards and keys.  Contact President Tim Klima at tlklima1@msn.com for more information.



June 21, 1938 – November 23, 2014

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 PDRA EMAIL ADDRESS:  pdra1963@gmail.com 

If you have a problem using the webpage or If you need assistance call: Lisa Garrison @ 828-310-6760 or email pdra1963@gmail.com.


      The PDRA is home to more than 1100 members through out  North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina which consists of individuals and families that are serious about diving safety and having fun. Instructional and recreational scuba and skin diving is made available through several PDRA-owned quarries. Each facility provides changing areas (trailers or buildings), picnic shelters with tables, sanitation facilities, easy entry areas with ample parking and other amenities. Membership into the PDRA is available directly from PDRA by accessing the Membership link for information about joining. The PDRA always welcomes new members!