RDT is about discovery, exploration, adventure and education. Members can take part in monthly activities which may include local, domestic or exotic scuba dives. Above water events may include educational seminars, behind-the-scenes tours of aquariums or museums, trade shows and science-fiction conventions and beach cleanups. Members will have the opportunity to win prizes, receive special discounts and attend special functions. Many of these functions will also include special guests from the science and science fiction background.
Red Shirt Dives will give advanced divers a chance to experience unique underwater adventures to "boldly go where no one has gone before."
All non-scuba certified members are encouraged to become certified through a qualified agency to start their diving adventure. Members taking part in RDT dive trips must meet all certification requirements.
The Roddenberry Dive Team was founded by Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry the only son of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry. It is Rod's love of diving, exploration and the oceans that sparked the idea of the RDT. In his own words:
"I have found the world beneath the sea to be one of the most exotic and magical places on Earth. For me, diving is a unique experience that quenches my thirst for adventure and discovery. To take a page out of Star Trek, I love exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life in our oceans. I look forward to seeing you underwater!"
Helping to expand RDT is the club’s Marketing & Development Director, Jennifer Black. Jennifer has been diving for more than 20 years with countless dives all over the world. Her love for the ocean started at and early age during visits to the beach with her family. Jennifer has been working to protect our marine and coastal resources for more than 10 years.
“The first time I put a mask on and looked into the ocean I was hooked. I knew I wanted to educate people about its mystery and beauty and do what I could to protect it. Diving is my happy place!”
RDT understands that not everyone has a desire or the ability to scuba dive, but we don't want that to stop you from joining us for an exciting adventure. The Roddenberry Dive Team is committed to the education and preservation of our oceans as well as diving so that everyone has a very important place in our group.
RDT plans Away Missions for its members to explore our oceans from an educational viewpoint including seminars, tours, etc.
Of course we would encourage you to become a certified diver and join us under the waves. When you do become a certified diver you'll receive a special gift from the RDT. If you would like more information on learning to scuba dive, please contact us.