Founded in 1952, The Florida Skin Divers Association (FSDA) is the oldest and largest independent
organization of divers in the state of Florida. The FSDA is a volunteer, non-profit coalition of Dive Clubs
and individuals bound together by our common interest in sport, skin and SCUBA diving.
The FSDA is governed by an unpaid board of directors who are active in the diving community. The FSDA works
hard to promote diving and organize membership to protect diving rights.
The member clubs of the Florida Skin Divers Association take great pride in announcing the 2015 USA National Spearfishing Championships at historic Tarpon Springs, FL on August 3-7, 2015. Tarpon Springs is known worldwide for its rich diving heritage, since the first Greek immigrants began collecting sponges underwater in 1887 to its thriving sponge industry and dive tourism business today. The rich Gulf of Mexico waters off Tarpon Springs were the site of previous USOA National Spearfishing championships in 2001 and 1974.
Please check for more information on the 2015 National Championship. Meeting Location and banquet details will be announced on the website in April 2015. Here is the schedule of events:
August 3, 2015- Mandatory Competitors Meeting, location TBA
August 6, 2015- Tournament Day, Roll call begins at 7am. Weigh-in begins at 4:30pm
August 7, 2015- Banquet of Champions, 4:30 pm, TBA

For more information or to volunteer as a spotter/observer please contact Bill Van Deman at
Tentative National Bid for 2015.pdf
download initial 2015 bid-subject to final USOA approval

FSDA Banquet Photos