Diving Rebels, Inc. Philosophy,Purpose and History
The Diving Rebels promote the sport of SCUBA diving in a safe and responsible manner. Programs and guest speakers are provided at regular meetings to improve member's knowledge of safe diving techniques and current concerns about the diving community in general. All diving members must have a nationally recognized certification as a SCUBA diver. Since the Club membership includes several instructors and dive masters as well as a high percentage of advanced open water divers, new divers have plenty of opportunity to dive with and learn more from experienced divers. Monthly dive outings are organized for trips to various Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas lakes, often including games and/or contest with prizes. Some of the more memorable outings in the past have been at San Marcos Springs and Lake Travis in Texas, Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, Tyler State Park, our trips to Cozumel, Bonaire, Roatan, Utila and of course our annual Chili Cook off.
A secondary purpose of the Club is to provide enjoyable social activities for Club members and their guest. Annual activities include Club picnics, volleyball matches, a Christmas party, and occasional fund raising activities for the Club and other worthwhile diving organizations such as Divers Alert Network (DAN). The Club, an independent organization, believes safe diving must be practiced and each year presents to it's members a "Diver of the Year Award" and "Service Award."
The history of the Diving Rebels has been one full of exciting adventure and safe diving. Formed in 1958, it is one of the oldest dive club in Texas. The organizers were a tri-county rescue and salvage team. Since its start, many members have helped to give the Club its outstanding reputation in the diving community. Members have been publicly cited for feats of lifesaving, and search and recovery work.
Club members are well traveled by the frequent sightings of our Club T-shirts in such places as the Roatan, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel, Red Sea, Truk Lagoon, and Australia. Members will occasionally go on ocean dive trips together which makes the trips more fun and safer when you go with a group of people you already know.
We have wide-spread membership base in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and therefore meet in the Arlington area. Though we are a family oriented social club; we are serious about our sport. The Rebels are still going and growing strong and are constantly looking for new members interested in promoting the sport of safe yet fun diving.
Dues for membership are $15.00 initiation fee and the $25.00 annual fee. The Annual fee is due by the thirty-first (31) day of January each year. New members joining after July 1, will pay only half of the annual fee plus the initiation fee.
Meetings are held atHumperdink's in Arlington on the first Wednesday evening of each month, with our social hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and Club meeting at 7:30.
Mark your calendar now and join us at our next meeting and dive outing!