- Our Purpose
- The Gavia Scuba club is an independent, nonprofit organization,
composed of individual divers. We are not affiliated with any particular dive shop, and do
not certify or formally train in SCUBA or other types of diving. We are dedicated to promoting enjoyment,
fellowship, safety, and knowledge among scuba divers and those interested in the
- Our Name
- Our club name is "Gavia" is the scientific name for the family
of birds who are specialized for swimming and diving. This family of birds lives on the
water, and includes the loons in North America. These birds spend most of their life
diving, sometimes as deep as 100 feet. The picture at the right is Gavia Immer - The
Common Loon of North America.
- Club History
- The Gavia Scuba Club was formed in 1990, and has grown from about
15 members the first year to an average membership in the last couple years of about
members. Most members live within a 30-40 mile radius of Cincinnati, Ohio.
- About This Web Site
- This web site was developed for both club
members and non-members. For club members we provide common information about
the club with easy access, updates to the activities calendar, and a starting
point for using the Internet to further our interests in scuba. For
non-members and potential members, we wish to provide information about diving
in the Greater Cincinnati area, and some background on what the club provides
for local Cincinnati area divers. If you are not a member, we invite you to
click on the Membership icon above.