OBDC Mission
OBDC is dedicated to enriching the lives of our members with fascinating trips all over the globe,
striving to develop friendships and great memories for women divers and their guests.
 
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OBDC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Location:
at the home of Carolyn and John Ben located in Mission Viejo, California
When:
12/22/2018 (05:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
Host:
Wendy Doty, President
***PARTY..PARTY..PARTY***Planning is complete for this year's holiday party. Carolyn and John Ben have graciously offered to host once again so we will have the chance to admire their beautifully decorated home in Mission Viejo as well as Carolyn's collection of hundreds of Santas. The OBDC treasury is supplying the main courses--Italian dishes from Antonucci's Italian Restaurant. Members are asked to bring an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert. Sign up on the website and type under comments what you are bringing--or just the category if you haven't decided yet. President Wendy Doty is coordinating all the food, see details ...  Read More

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Quarterly Meeting
Location:
REMAX real estate, conference room located in Irvine, CA
When:
2/6/2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Host:
Wendy Doty, President
ReMax Premier Realty, 5299 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA
Award winning photographer Brook Peterson will present her fascinating program created from her travels around the globe. "Great Destinations" introduces the animals you might see in different parts of the world. Pizza, salad, dessert and beverages as usual, so please add your name to the list on the website so we know how much food to order.
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DRIFT DIVING IN COZUMEL
Location:
Casa del Mar Dive Resort located in Cozumel
When:
2/23/2019 - 3/2/2019
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
***DEPOSIT $100 TO HOLD YOUR SPACE***Casa del Mar took such wonderful care of us in 2017, let's go back. Cozumel always means great diving, great viz and great pricing. All-inclusive meals and drinks. Divers: This is the second largest barrier reef in the world and--on your dives--you will drift with the current past colorful reefs and marine life in this typical Caribbean paradise. Everyone: This is a typical Mexican resort so don't expect 5*. But the rooms are large, clean and air conditioned. Food is good and the drinks are served complimentary and quickly in the large dining room or from the pool bar as you float around and visit ...  Read More

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EXPLORING THE LAND OF THE INCAS
Location:
Global Basecamps located in Lima, Machu Picchu, Pisco, etc.
When:
4/6/2019 - 4/16/2019
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
*** SPACE ON REQUEST ONLY***Tour Peru, Land of the Incas ~ 10 nights April 2019. We will start our adventure with 2 nights in Lima, then head out to explore the wonderful archealogical sites of Machu Picchu and other magnificent historical areas. As if that was not already enough, and what makes this trip different and special, is that we will also include a flight to view the Nazca Lines in Southern Peru from the air. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert which are believed to have been created by the Nazca culture between 500 BCE and 500 CE. For the curious as to what the heck that ...  Read More

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Quarterly Meeting
Location:
REMAX real estate, conference room located in Irvine, Ca
When:
5/1/2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Host:
Wendy Doty, President
ReMax Premier Realty, 5299 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA
OBDC friend and prize winning underwater photographer Kevin Lee will do a "show and tell" on his recent trip to Papua, New Guinea. We all love Kevin--beautiful photography, interesting comments and a great/fun personality. The dinner of pizza, salad, dessert and beverages is complimentary so come join us. Please add your name to the list on the website so we know how much food we will need.
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TURKS & CAICOS
Location:
Ports of Call Resort/ Dive Provo located in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
When:
5/4/2019 - 5/11/2019
Host:
Mae Lon Ding, Group Leader
***SPACE AVAILABLE - DEPOSIT $200/ROOM***We need to do more diving! Provo is a brand new destination for OBDC and the warm, clear waters of this island country between the Bahamas and the Caribbean are beckoning. We will spend 7 nights at Ports of Call Resort and dive 5 days of 2 tank dives with Dive Provo. These are garden rooms and the resort is near (but not on) the beach. Divers give it good reviews. Airfare on AA goes through Miami and is very affordable (currently) for May. Mae Lon Ding will be Group Leader on this trip. ...  Read More

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THE SOFT CORALS OF FIJI
Location:
Wananavu Beach Resort located in Fiji
When:
6/3/2019 - 6/13/2019
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
***BOOK SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY***Let's go back to beautiful Wananavu Beach Resort on the main island of Viti Levu. We will all stay in roomy ocean view air conditioned bures with a short walk down to the beach and the dive shop. Divers will enjoy the fabulous marine life in the "soft coral capital of the world." We are not holding space any more, but hopefully they will find a bure for any members who want to sign up now and come with us. This is truly some of the most beautiful diving in the world. ...  Read More

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SUMMER PARTY
Location:
Laguna Hills
When:
8/17/2019 (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Host:
Jane & Lee Huessener
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GREECE'S AEGEAN TREASURES
Location:
Ship - M/S Galileo located in Greece
When:
9/23/2019 - 10/7/2019
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
***CRUISING GREECE'S AEGEAN TREASURES WITH VANTAGE WORLD TRAVEL *** Sail with us on this small ship in the Greek Islands. We will start with a couple days on land, then sail for 7 nights, ending with 3 days in Athens visiting the Parthenon, the Acropolis and other historical and familiar sights. The cruise will take us to Santorini, Milos and more. Maximum 48 passengers and for now open to only OBDC members and guests. Talk to Jane for detailed itinerary, deck plan and how to sign up. $500 deposit to Vantage World Travel holds your spot and lets you pick your cabin on this beautiful sailing ship. ...  Read More

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DIVE THE EXOTIC STUFF IN LEMBEH
Location:
Dive into Lembeh located in Sulawesi, Indonesia
When:
10/15/2019 - 10/24/2019
Host:
Juliet Trueblood, Group Leader
Sorry, This Event is Full. However, we are still accepting Standby registrations.

***DEPOSITS NOW ACCEPTED***True--Lembeh is where you will see the tiny stuff, the exotic stuff, stuff hidden in the muck, stuff on beautiful reefs. Dive into Lembeh is a small, new resort on Lembeh Straight in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Juliet would like to take you there in October in a package including 9 nights, 8 days of 3 tank dives. The resort is small--only 9 rooms--and they are holding the last 6 for us until December 15. Will you be part of this incredible experience? Because there is so little availability, members willing to share rooms have priority. ...  Read More

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Quarterly Meeting
Location:
REMAX real estate, conference room located in Irvine, Ca
When:
11/6/2019 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Host:
Wendy Doty, President
Put it on your calendar now -
ReMax Premier Realty, 5299 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA
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HAMMERHEADS IN BIMINI
Location:
Neal Watson Bimini Scuba Center located in BIMINI, BAHAMAS
When:
3/26/2020 - 3/31/2020
Host:
Group Leader TBD
***INTEREST LIST ONLY***MAYBE***This is a long shot since we can't book before 2020. Shall we try something really new for the club? Let's go to Bimini in the near Bahamas and see some hammerhead sharks. They are seasonal, December-April when the water is colder (unfortunately) so we may need to dig out our 5 and 7 mm wetsuits. This s a land based operation that has good reviews. Do we have 10 or 12 people who want to do this? Fly directly into Bimini from several US airports. ...  Read More

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DIVE BLOODY BAY WALL ???
Location:
Little Cayman Beach Resort located in the Cayman Islands
When:
4/1/2020 - 5/16/2020
Host:
Group Leader TBD
***INTEREST LIST ONLY***Do we have at least 8 members and guests who would like to return to Little Cayman Beach Resort? No dates set yet. We love the beautiful purpose-built dive boats and the princess diving. The shallows have the smaller stuff, but along the walls that drop deep, deep, deep we can often see the big stuff! Come with us and be pampered at some of the Caribbean area's best diving. We're pretty booked for 2019 so let's think about 2020 before we go to play with the dolphins at AKR. ...  Read More

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DOLPHINS~YES!
Location:
Anthony's Key Resort located in Roatan
When:
6/20/2020 - 6/27/2020
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
***DOLPHIN ALWAYS SMILE***HOLDING 17 ROOMS AND ALL ARE BOOKED WITH DEPOSITS. FIRST PERSON IN ROOM PAYS, SECOND PERSON FREE** At this point, it is just space available at the resort. To lock in a room, you will need to give Poseidon your deposit of $200 per room, which will be sent immediately to the resort to hold your space. When space is gone, that's it. The resort is good, the food is good, the bar is good, the pool (with pool bar) is good, the diving is good, the boats are good. Swim, snorkel or dive with dolphins (extra fee), or just take the little water taxi over to Bailey's Key and play with these amazing mammals from alongside ...  Read More

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PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE & TRANSYLVANIA
Location:
Vantage Deluxe World Travel located in Bucharest / Budapest
When:
8/26/2020 - 9/9/2020
Host:
Jane Huessener, Group Leader
***DEPOSIT $500 DIRECTLY TO VANTAGE***Are you ready for a a cruise on the beautiful lower Danube River. We will start in Bucharest, Romania (perhaps a side trip to Dracula's Castle and/or a chance to dip our toes in the Black Sea). At the other end is the magnificent, historic city of Budapest, Hungary. There are options for a pre-extension to Transylvania and a post-extension in Krakow & Warsaw, Poland. We will continue with our successful association with Vantage World Travel. We are unable to actually "hold" cabins, but at present the trip is available only to OBDC and we have choice of best cabins. ...  Read More

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