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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.
2017 LIDA Film Festival (Early Bird Ticket Sale)
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM to Midnight
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 Highlights & Events
Second Special Weekend Access to Secret Beach (Scuba and
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 on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14,
2016. The gates will be open from about 4 pm to 5 pm on
Saturday to get the best tide condition. On Sunday, the gate
will be open from 8 am to 9 am, and will be manned by LIDA
as well as HDC personnel.
All you will need to do is sign a Secret Beach Liability Release and have a blasts at one of the premier dive sites on Long Island. Feel free to download it now to save time.
Feel free to bring lunch or something to grill. Naturally, you will be expected to leave the beach clean and orderly. As all "veterans" of Secret Beach will recall, there are no facilities at the site.
This access is the culmination of months of meetings and efforts by LIDA and the Village of Geenport to make this site available. Let's show the Village that divers are responsible environmentally conscious users of our beach and water resources.
This special weekend access is available to all divers, not just LIDA members. Future dates will be September 17 and 18, and October 8 and 9. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Directions to Secret Beach (Clark's Beach):
Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 73 (sign will say "Greenport, Orient Point"). This is Suffolk County Road #58. Go east on Suffolk County #58 to Northville Turnpike, (this is Suffolk County Road #43.) Make a left and go North on #43 to Sound Avenue. Make a right on Sound Ave (you are now again heading East).
Take Sound Ave for about 20 miles. Sound Ave will become called Middle Road (around the town of Mattituck). Middle Road becomes North Road (around the town of Southhold). You will be on a stretch of road that is right next to the water (Long Island Sound). You will see a "Greenport" sign on the right side of the road, this is 1.5 miles from the turn off on dirt road to Secret Beach. About a half mile before the turn off you will see the Sunset Motel on the left hand side of the road.
When you come to a dirt road on the left (north) side of the road, make a left on the dirt road, follow it to registration. If you miss the dirt road (there is no sign), you will see Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds on the right. Just make a "U" turn and go back to the dirt road.
Picture of Entrance | Satellite View (gate at arrow location) | Google Map (showing approximate location)
Dive often, dive safe, and dive Long Island!
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