May 16 – Swap Meet – American Quarry

          Are you looking for an extra tank or do you have a used regulator you would like to part with?  If so, come join us for a Swap Meet to be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at American Quarry from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  This is for PDRA members only.  Both individuals, as well as dive shops, are welcome to come buy, sell, or trade their items.  There is no charge for setting up your “booth” or to attend.  Bring whatever tables, tents, or blankets you have to set up your wares.  Heck, you can just use your tailgate or trunk!  Spots for setting up booths will be on a first come, first served basis.  All sales and/or trades are between the individual buyer and seller.  PDRA is not responsible for any sale or trade and makes no claim and does not give any warranty as to the quality or safety of any items bought, sold, or traded.

          There is no need to RSVP.  Just come on out.  While you are there, why don’t you put on your gear and take time to dive American Quarry.  Check out the old ore cars and paddle fish!  We hope to see you there.


June 14 – Treasure Hunt – Lake Norman Quarry

October 11 – General Assembly Meeting – American Quarry

Details Coming Soon!



          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 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 



          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 for more information.



June 21, 1938 – November 23, 2014

Mac at 50th



The new meeting building at American Quarry is finished.  It is being named the Shaw Fellowship Hall in recognition of the work of outgoing president Calvin Shaw.  Thanks to Jerry Sliker for this picture.

American New Building 3


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      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!