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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.
New LIDA Constitution and Bylaws
- The new LIDA
Constitution and Bylaws (pdf) are
now available for review.
LIDA Highlights & Events
Harbor School Dive at Ponquogue Bridge - Please
join LIDA and the students from the Urban Assembly New
York Harbor School on another SCUBA diving
adventure at the Ponquogue Bridge at Long Island's
Shinnecock Inlet. LIDA is proud to sponsor this Community Outreach by providing bus
transportation for these great young divers as well as breakfast, lunch,
and unbridled encouragement. Show your support by coming down to the
Ponquogue Bridge for the dive. Even if you don't dive, come join us
for breakfast and lunch, and help welcome these outstanding young people.
It's great way to give back something and to encourage great young urban kids to continue a healthy, constructive, and lifelong activity. The dive will take place at high slack tide (12:48 PM) on Saturday, September 19, 2015. It's best to arrive 2-hours prior to slack tide. We invite you to join us! View details, directions and photos
- 2016 LIDA Film Festival
- This year's film festival will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016
at Hofstra University Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY.
The Long Island Divers Association is proud
to present its Annual LIDA Film Festival.
This highly anticipated event is the
highlight of the diving season, as we bring
together photographers and cinematographers
to present a glimpse into our amazing
underwater world. Our presentations feature
images from around the world as well as our
View the 2015 LIDA Film Festival presenter
bios, our sponsors, and prizes
Dive often, dive safe, and dive Long Island!
The world's best dive destinations are in our backyard.