Membership FAQ

As an SDF member you get special privileges to certain club events such as discounted entry in the Blue Water Meet, discounts with some of our sponsors, and free or discounted admission to other club sponsored events such as Beach BBQs and campouts. As an SDF member you get access to our private group on Facebook, where you are able to network with fellow divers and contribute to local fish and dive reports. Additionally, SDF members compete for club records and awards.

You will need to initiate the request in Facebook. Do so by going to the SDF group Facebook page (click the button up above or navigate using this link: ) and then click "Join Group". Only after paying club dues and filling out the membership form, will your request be accepted. Allow a day or two for you to be added to the group.

Membership is through the current calendar year and NOT for 365 days after you sign up. However, membership sign-ups after October 1st will be applied to the following year and so you'll get an extra 3 months of membership for signing up early. Note that because there must be a hard cutoff and we can't keep track of when each individual member signed-up, know that signing up before October 1st will only get you membership through the end of that calendar year. For example, if you sign up on September 30, then you just purchased 3 months of membership and it will expire after the beginning of the new year. Every year around the February/March time-frame, those who have not paid their club dues by then (and filled out the membership form on the website for that year), get purged from the Facebook group. Simply put, pay your dues and fill out the membership form between the October -- December time frame and you are Good to Go! New members thinking of signing up in the middle of the year or even September, know that your membership will need to be renewed with the rest of the club members come the first of the year.

Signing-up/renewing between October through December will get you a free T-shirt and will ensure that you are always current in your membership. Memberships expire Jan. 1st of each year, so if you don't sign-up by Jan. 1st then there is a period of time where your membership is not current and any fish shot in that window between Jan. 1st and whenever you sign up will not qualify for trophy submissions.

No. As of January 1st of this year you need to renew.