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Sun, 03.09.1958

UAS, a Scuba Divers haven

*The 1958 founding of Underwater Adventure Seekers (UAS) is celebrated on this date. They are the oldest Black scuba diving club in the world.

Located in Washington, D.C., UAS has trained thousands of individuals to scuba dive during its history.  Their dive travel experiences have taken them from Australia to Africa, all of the Caribbean, most of the Bahamas, and parts of Central America. Although it is not commonly known, African Americans have been involved in recreational scuba diving since its introduction to the United States over 50 years ago.

As early as the 1950s, Black dive clubs existed in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Many of these clubs were started by military veterans who wanted to continue to pursue those scuba skills learned in the service.

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Underwater Adventure Seekers

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