2017 General Assembly

          Please make plans to join us for our annual General Assembly meeting which will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016, at American Quarry.  At the meeting we will be voting on officers and Board of Directors, as well as voting on next year’s budget.  Click on the following links to see the 2017 proposed budget and an absentee ballot.   NOTE:  This year all positions are unopposed.  pdra-2017-budget    pdra-official-absentee-ballot-oct-2016

          A free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from noon until 2:00.  Voting will be from 1:00 until 2:00.  The meeting will begin at 2:00.  If you are planning on having lunch with us, please send an email to pdra1963@gmail.com by October 6 to let us know how many in your party will be having lunch so we can plan accordingly.


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 If you are headed to American Quarry, please take note of the following message from Assistant Quarry Manager Roger Malone. These cars are being removed because they have reached a dangerous condition. We do not want anyone hurt.

“The project at American Quarry of moving the VW Beetles to shallow water is finished. The two cars are sitting on an incline just off of the floating dock, marked by a small buoy. We ask that divers stay away from this area while we prep the cars to be lifted out as they are hazardous. Thank you -Assistant Quarry Manager Roger Malone”


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          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.  Renewals are $70 per member plus $10 per each diving family member.  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.  All memberships run from January 1 to December 31.  There is no pro rating when joining later in the year.  If you were previously a member but did not renew by December 31, 2015, 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.


 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 1000 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!