The Del Rio Dive Club was establish in 2007 as a way to gather active divers as well as non-divers interested in the sport and increase awareness of scuba diving in the Southwest Texas area. Normally, dive shops are a natural nexus for divers. Since Del Rio has none, the club serves as a surrogate. We make ourselves available to organizations and educational institutions to help share the sport in a number of venues. The club also participates in citywide cleanup efforts, focusing on the San Felipe Creek area. Del Rio Dive Club also has a PADI instructor who independently conducts classes and orientation. The transitory nature of a large portion of our potential membership means we have a small core of permanent members, so there currently is no sponsorship of dive trips, etc., although frequent group dives are organized for divers to participate in.