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Bay Area Divers INC (B.A.D.) was founded in November 1983 with an initial membership of 25 divers. While membership has fluctuated over the years, B.A.D. averages about 70 club members annually.
In 1986 B.A.D. sponsored the first annual Shipwrecks and Scuba Conference which still continues on today and is regionally recognized for promoting diving and historical shipwrecks interest. Many nationally recognized speakers have appeared at our conference.
B.A.D. is dedicated to conservation, preservation, and education. By supporting historic shipwreck mooring programs throughout the Great Lakes, B.A.D. continues its long-term commitment to shipwreck preservation. Our beach and underwater cleanups help promote the conservation of our Great Lake Erie. Through committing to education, B.A.D. has given scholarships and sponsorships to help introduce those to the world below.
We are a 501c4 'Not for Profit' organization that maintains no physical assets. 501c4 of the Internal Revenue Code reads: ● (c) List of exempt organizations ● Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality, and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purpose. (http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/www/t26-A-1-F-I-501.html)