Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.

News!!! Dutch Springs is selling its rental gear. February 5 and 6, 2022, cash only. No appt necessary.

Masks are once again required by order of the governor of the State of New York in all public indoor spaces. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and recover safely.

Enter through the hall's front door. New and returning members are welcome!!


About Us


The Aquatic Explorers Scuba Club is dedicated to promoting and protecting the sport of scuba diving. It provides members with a Aquatic Explorers Club Bannernetwork 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 hosted by the club. It runs the last Saturday in April.


Aquatic Explorers Scuba Club meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Hall on Overlook Road in Poughkeepsie, NY.



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