A special thanks to all of our water derby sponsors for helping to make our race possible this year, and helping us to make it more enjoyable for all of the people who participate.
These companies and individuals are committed to improving their community and reinvesting some of the money they make in this community back into it.
We encourage all of our members and visitors to visit and patronize these business as often as possible to thank them for their committment to our community.
The Aquatic Explorers Scuba Club is dedicated to promoting and protecting the sport of scuba diving. It provides members with a network of recreational and professional divers to share experiences, learn from, and dive with.
The scuba club was first Incorporated June 21, 1957 as the Empire State Rescue Squad and began teaching Scuba in 1958. In 1960 the name was changed to the Aquatic Explorers and participated in many dive activities in the local lakes and rivers.
Today the club has trips all over New York (including the St. Lawrence, Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Delaware river) and to other locations around the US (including Dutch Springs, Cape Ann, Grand Cayman, Bonaire). The club also maintains its own air shed giving members free access to breathing air 24 hours a day, every day.
The annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby, an 8 mile canoe and kayak race down the scenic Wappingers Creek, is also hosted by the club and runs the last Saturday in April.
The club meets the second Monday of every month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Overlook Road in Poughkeepsie, NY.