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About the Club

HISTORY

The SeaLancer's Diving Club originated in 1956.  A group of U.S. Air Force Airmen approached the Hickam AFB Commanding Officer about starting a club for practitioners of the ever-increasingly popular sport of SCUBA diving.  The base allocated a space and provided sponsorship for this club in an era where there was no real formalized training for this sport outside classes offered at the YMCA.  SeaLancers Diving Club began 10 years before PADI and has been a source of comradery and education for scuba divers coming to Oahu ever sense.
Today, over sixty years later, we are proud to claim that we are the oldest active military dive club. 


TODAY



About the Club

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HISTORY

The SeaLancer's Diving Club originated in 1956.  A group of U.S. Air Force Airmen approached the Hickam AFB Commanding Officer about starting a club for practitioners of the ever-increasingly popular sport of SCUBA diving.  The base allocated a space and provided sponsorship for this club in an era where there was no real formalized training for this sport outside classes offered at the YMCA.  SeaLancers Diving Club began 10 years before PADI and has been a source of comradery and education for scuba divers coming to Oahu ever sense.  Today, over sixty years later, we are proud to claim that we are the oldest active military dive club. 

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MISSION

SeaLancers Diving Club exists to provide facilities, equipment, and services to support military members, dependents and members of the military community in the safe enjoyment of recreational Skin and SCUBA diving.  We support training programs in the safe and proper use of SCUBA equipment, instruction in SCUBA diving safety, stimulating interest in the sport of skin and SCUBA diving as a recreational activity, and conducting Club activities and dives to promote good fellowship and good sportsmanship.

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Our Members

Our membership consists of active duty and retired military, military dependents and civilian support personnel.  If you have base access and can get to our club we can dive together.  We have a variety of experiences, backgrounds and reasons for serving, but we all share the common bond of love for our country and dedication to the safe enjoyment of SCUBA diving

Officers

Bart Jingst

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President

Ian Buchanan

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Vice President

Member since 2016 

PADI OW Instructor

Active Duty Navy

Dan Rose

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Treasurer

Member since 

Vic Vitkauskas

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Secretary

Jim Sowa

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Equipment Manager

Jonathan Fulton

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Dive Chair