Thanks Gdog, that's very gracious of you. We will likewise steer people here as well. The more the merrier, and sometimes it is still tough to get enough people to have a good dive, even with 40 divers. It's herding cats for sure.
Rcontrera, we are not affiliated with any KDA or any legal entities. We are just a meetup. I think a lot of us are trying to avoid the overhead that comes with formalizing a club. Every other formal dive club I have been a member of has gone under, so I question how sustainable a non-profit club with dues and such is these days. That is all just my personal opinion, and not a reflection of anyone else who dives with us. That's also not an indictment of formal dive clubs. If anyone wanted to go through the trouble of appointing officers and dealing with money, more power to them.
Yelloweye, We post our trips and details on our Meetup page. Many of us, like many of you I'm sure, are very busy with work, family, etc. I think we are going to keep the Meetup where we flesh out the details of our profiles, our gas management plans, our turn pressures, our rock bottom planning, our deco schedules for tech dives, etc. You are welcome to join the Meetup, as is everyone. We also brief our dives straight off the slate at the dive site, so if you attend one of our dives you will receive a full dive briefing in accordance with the PADI dive briefing slate, word for word. It kind of goes without saying, but we change what we do depending on who shows up, their comfort level, etc. No plan survives first contact with the enemy and all that.
I will pop in here just to post when we have a dive coming up, so people can come if they would like to do so. Our next dive is August 27th @ Harper's Fishing Pier in Port Orchard. Here is the link:http://www.meetup.com/kitsapDiveClub/events/233143520/
If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to answer them.