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Welcome to the 2012 Polar Bear Club!

We had a good turn out that started out with the temp in the low 40s and maxed out in the mid 50s. The surface temp was a chilly 55 degrees. We put thirty two divers in the water, four of which are a Hall Of Fame member, Jeff Loudan, Glenda Hataway, Brian Divine and Patti Stewart. The record was set for Oldest and Youngest Bear this year by James May 68 and Lucas Dejewski 10.

Special thanks to Patti and Brian of International Scuba that won the Best Represented Dive Shop for the 7th time in a row! Their group always shows up in force and are a big part of the Polar Bear Dive. They also provided breakfast for everyone! We would also like to thank each and every person that attended the event as you are the reason we do it!

If you have comments, suggestions or any ideas that would make this event better next year, please contact me. These are just a few pictures and will post lots more asap. Feel free to save a copy and if you would like a high res copy, drop me an e-mail and I will be happy to send it to you.

Dive Safe

Tim Hataway

Beary Best Represented Dive Shop
International Scuba, 7 time winner!
7 time winner

Beary Best Represented Dive Club
Diving Rebels
1st time winner

Beary Long Dive
Michael Hughes, 1hr 47 min
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Beary Long Drive
Ray Howerton, 130 miles

Beary Old!
James May, 68. He was also the Brave Bear winner!

Beary Brave
James May, shorts, T-shirt and the "required hood and gloves"
James is the oldest Bear in Polar Bear history at 68!
Thanks to Scubabuelo Jeff for this picture.

Beary Young
Lucas Dejewski
Lucas is the youngest Bear in Polar Bear history at 10!

Beary Whimpy Bear
Kyle Miley, 11 min

Boo Boo

Head Bear Master, Allen Johnson

Karen and Allen Johnson, Bear Staff
Thank you so much for helping!

Dive Dog

James Buckley
Ready to go!

2012 Polar Bears Club.
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Thanks to all that made the event, see ya next year!

Debbie Cameron
Head Bear


"Beary" Best Represented Dive Shop--Goes to INTERNATIONAL SCUBA
"Beary" Best Represented Dive Club--Goes to DIVING REBELS
"Beary" Long Diving Award--Goes to MICHAEL HUGHES, 1hr 47 min
"Beary" Long Driving Award--Goes to RAY HOWERTON, 130 miles
"Beary Bravest Award--Goes to JAMES MAY, shorts and the required hood and gloves
"Beary" Oldest Bear--Goes to JAMES MAY, 68 years young
"Beary" Young Bear--Goes to LUCAS-DEJEWSKI, 10
"Beary" Wimpy Award--Goes to KYLE MILEY, 11 min

Bear Hall of Fame Divers at the 2012 Polar Bear Dive

GLENDA HATAWAY--Ten Polar Bear Dives

BRIAN DIVINE--Eight Polar Bear Dives

PATTI STEWART--Seven Polar Bear Dives

JEFF LOUDAN--Seven Polar Bear Dives

CHUCK PERKINS--Seven Polar Bear Dives

MIKE SLICKER--Six Polar Bear Dives