Welcome to the Nubian Dive Club of Houston's official website. Our club welcomes non-divers, dive students, certified scuba divers of all levels, as well as other interested people. Nubian Dive Club is a family oriented sports organization whose members' interests focus on the promotion of scuba diving, environmental conservation, and education.


The Nubian Dive Club of Houston (NDCH), officially organized in July 1995 and chartered in May 1996. It is the first non-profit, predominately African American Scuba diving club in Houston, Texas. The club is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS). The Nubian Dive Club of Houston promotes water safety, education and recreational scuba diving trips and activities, as well as land-based community projects and activities. Our major objective is to introduce Scuba diving and water safety to the community, particularly in the inner-city with emphasis in youth development and career opportunity in the field of sport diving, marine archaeology, marine biology, and underwater environmental sciences. We invite scuba divers of all levels to join. Membership is open to anyone regardless of age, color, race, gender, ethnic origin, handicap, religion, or diving ability.


In November 1994 founding members Jon Parker, Charles Taylor, Ken Howard, Jimmy Moore and Al Donatto formed the World Class Divers club, as a Houston area affiliate club of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. In 1995 the name change was an idea in part that stemmed from founding member, Al Donatto's yacht "Nubian", and as a reflection of the mission and purpose for forming the club. Thus, the Nubian Dive Club of Houston was born.


Membership to Nubian Dive Club of Houston can be made as an individual or a family (see below). Dues are due annually and the dues cover the member from January 1st to December 31st.


Click here for the Membership Application

Applications can also be mailed to:
Nubian Dive Club of Houston
PO Box 913
Houston, TX 77001