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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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2018 LIDA Film Festival

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
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: $40.00

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

You are invited to submit up to three proposals for possible inclusion in this year’s Film Festival. Please review the guidelines before entering your submission. 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.

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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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Last modified: August 13 2017