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The Long Island Divers Association (LIDA) is a not-for-profit regional organization dedicated to the promotion of local diving, the representation of divers interests throughout the diving and general community, and the protection of divers rights through outreach to our local and regional government officials. We are funded by member dues and donations and the proceeds from our annual Film Festival fundraiser. LIDA is staffed completely by volunteers.

 
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2019 LIDA Film Festival (Early Bird Ticket Sale)

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Hofstra University Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY
Ticket Price Includes: Films, Live DJ, Food, Beer, Wine, and Soft drinks
Admission: $35.00 pp

LIDA members and non-members will receive a $5.00 discount if they purchase their Film Festival tickets before November 30, 2018. This discount applies to individual as well as bundle film festival and individual/family Memberships.

Tickets are available online, at your local dive shop or call (631) 848-8885.
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Call for Speakers

We hope that you will consider participating in this year’s event by submitting your ideas and, if accepted, by appearing at this important event. You are invited to submit up to three proposals for possible inclusion in this year’s Film Festival.

We are looking for presentations focused on one of the following categories:

  • Long Island SCUBA Diving
  • Warm Water SCUBA Diving
  • Cold Water SCUBA Diving
  • Expeditions and Adventure Diving
  • Shipwrecks and Underwater History
  • Marine Life
  • Underwater Environmental and Conservation Issues

We are most in need of LOCAL material from LOCAL divers! If you dive in the areas around Long Island, and have interesting images or video of our local waters, consider putting a presentation together and submitting! We are most in need of LOCAL material from LOCAL divers!

If you dive in the areas around Long Island, and have interesting images or video of our local waters, consider putting a presentation together and submitting! Please review the guidelines before entering your submission
 

2019 LIDA Film Festival Sponsors

To be determined...




2018 LIDA Film Festival Summary

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Thanks for Coming!

The Long Island Diver's Association would like to report that our annual Film Festival was held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at Hofstra University and was a success. The event was a nice way for all of us to experience the work of some very accomplished film makers and photographers, and to re-connect with our diving buddies and begin dreaming about our dive adventures to come.

The Film Festival was followed by a great after-party, featuring catered food, beverages, music and exciting giveaways.

This year, in response to suggestions from our membership, the Film Festival was moved to a Saturday night and the starting time was moved up one hour to 7 PM to facilitate a more reasonable dining experience for those in attendance. We welcome any additional feedback from our members on how to make this event even better in the future.

The annual LIDA Film Festival is our most significant source of fund raising for the year and we are deeply grateful to all those who attended and to those who purchased raffle tickets.

In addition, we would like to thank our sponsors who contributed so many generous prizes and congratulate all those in attendance who won a raffle prize, door prize or 50/50 drawing.

Finally, if you did not attend this year's event, we encourage you to consider attending next year. The date will be announced in the near future!

Thank you all again.

Safe Diving,
LIDA Officers
 

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Special access to Secret Beach (Scuba & Snorkel) - LIDA, with a major assist from the Hampton Dive Center is pleased to invite the Long Island dive community to scuba and snorkel at Secret Beach in Greenport.

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