Meet the committee
About the club
The JCU Dive Club was established over 35 years ago and is now one of the largest clubs at James Cook University, with more than 300 active members and over 1400 newsletter and Facebook subscribers. The club became incorporated in 1999, allowing for greater flexibility, independence, and safety for its members.
All committee members (staff) work on a volunteer basis and the club is not-for-profit, so any funds to the club directly benefit the club members by allowing the committee to stock new equipment and run cheap trips, courses and social events for its members. You do not need to be a student or staff member at JCU to be a member!
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We have our own clubhouse located next to the university swimming pool where social events are often held.
Safety is a priority in the Dive Club, and the club and its member's are under the safety of the international Diver's Alert Network (DAN) organization.
The Dive Club is fully self-sufficient; we have a compressor, tanks, weight belts, BCD's, regulators, wetsuits, masks, snorkels, and fins. These are provided on trips, or can be hired out on a personal basis (excluding compressors).
The Club is run by a minimum of eight executive members, voted in by our members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Typically, the committee consists of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, social secretary, and equipment officer plus others. This will vary each year, depending on each executive's strengths and weaknesses.
We encourage new members who are keen to promote safe, inclusive diving, to seek positions in the committee.