Updated with full obituary, 5/13/2021.

It is with great sadness that I share the passing from this life of Stella Kidd.  Club Mom to many of our club family members at one time or another.

Stella Keener Kidd, wife, mother, photographic artist, gardener, and humanitarian, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 of cancer, in her home in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Visitation will be held in Lexington from 1pm-3:30pm Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Milward-Southland, 391 Southland Drive. The funeral service will be held afterward at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charitable organization Stella founded and served for many years, Church Under The Bridge. Please mail checks to: Church Under The Bridge, PO Box 11805, Lexington, KY 40578.

The complete and updated obituary can be found at the link below.

Stella Keener Kidd – Obituary

April 2021 edition of the Undercurrents newsletter is available here.

In this months edition:

  • 2021 Calendar, aka Life As We Know It Today

  • May meeting Program on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease by Tammi Warrender, Lead Coordinator SCTLD Response Project, Cayman Islands Dept. of Environment

  • ILADSFT – Experience & Risk

  • 7-14 August 2021, Belize Aggressor IV Trip is SOLD OUT, unless you are a lone male diver willing to share a cabin

  • Tips to be sure you are receiving Club emails and we encourage sharing

Index to previous Undercurrents newsletters is available here .

The publishing of this article marks 2 weeks from the Trip Registration and 100% Final Payment deadline of 4/23/2021 for the Belize Aggressor IV Liveaboard Trip embarking 7 August and disembarking 14 August 2021.  Deal of the Decade:  This club trip was contracted at 2019 prices and with club benefits of commission and comp rebates, it is a value that cannot be beaten.

If the 6 reserved trip berths are filled, there is the possibility of lowering the trip cost from $2,495 per person (plus $10 trip admin fee and membership dues) to as low as $1,768 per person, net of trip rebates and comps.  These trip rebates are subject to actual trip participation and final trip costs.

It is time to get your trip registration completed and payments in.  Information on the trip is on this page: Link to the Belize Aggressor IV trip page .  Links to trip registration are on the linked trip information page.  COVID-19 safety protocols that are in place and travel requirements are also on the trip information page.

You will not find a better trip for the money.  Don’t miss out on this one.  Late registrants or additional trip berths may be available, but will be subject to current Aggressor 2021 pricing.  Trip insurance is highly recommended.

Registration & Final Payment Deadline
The deadline for registrations and final payments (100%) for the upcoming Belize Aggressor IV liveaboard trip is April 23rd, 2021.  The liveaboard trip dates are from August 7th to August 14th, 2021.  

Best to plan on arriving on a day early and overnight at the Radisson Fort George Hotel.  The day early arrival is cheap insurance versus the cost of a fast boat out to the liveaboard, once it has departed.

Limited Space, Going Fast
We have 6 reserved berths on the boat at specially discounted 2019 prices.  As of 3/19/21 we have 2 signed up and deposits paid. 

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Our program at our virtual Club meeting on Tuesday, 3/23/21 at 7:30PM will be:

Update on The State of Dive Destinations & Operators

Presented by:  Ken Scarbrough, owner at Ultimate Dive Travel

Ken and UDT have over 25 years experience and are the worlds premier SCUBA dive travel agency.  Bluegrass Dive Club has been fortunate to have benefited from a long partnership with Ken and UDT, during which our club’s members have enjoyed many great travel destinations and some world class diving experiences.

As we pass the one year anniversary of the global pandemic, Ken has an update to share about the state of the dive industry, its destinations, and the people and facilities that make it all possible.  As many of us are chomping at the bit to travel again, this kind of update is needed.

Plan to join the presentation and Q&A during our meeting Tuesday evening, 3/23/2021.  The event details and Zoom link can be found here:

Topic: BGDC Virtual ONLY Regular Meeting 1/26/21
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
Social begins:  07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting begins:  08:00 PM

Who:  Club Members & Non-Members, those interested in Diving or being around people that Dive.  Come dip your toes in the water.

Snacks & Beverages:  Bring your own.  Show them off to friends.

Program:  TBD, possible subject expert presenter

Join Zoom Meeting

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