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Industry’s First-ever Online Dive Computer Training Class Set to Launch

A new program, spearheaded by Oceanic Worldwide, is designed to help new divers and student divers to learn how to use the Veo 100 dive computer in a simple, interactive and effective way. Last month’s widely applauded announcement by a leading scuba training organization is helping re-shape how dive retailers and divers view and utilize dive computers in Open Water SCUBA training. As part of Oceanic’s leadership role in the dive industry, they are helping to produce effective and relevant online training programs involving scuba […]

Fish and Game Seeks Resources, Partners for Development of a Lobster Fishery Management Plan

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is working to identify resources and partners that will help develop a spiny lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). DFG is considering the California spiny lobster because it is a key species that supports important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Southern California marine ecosystem. An FMP for lobster also provides an opportunity to integrate any new marine protected areas on the south coast, implemented under the Marine Life Protection Act, with the management of the species. The […]

Military Jet Lost in 1955 Found in Santa Monica Bay

The wreckage of a missing Lockheed T-33A jet trainer has been found in the ocean off Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This past April, members of UB88.org working in cooperation with Aircraftwrecks.com and the Missing Aircraft Search Team (MAST) located the wreck during a sonar survey for another aircraft, a missing P-51D Mustang fighter presumed lost at sea in 1944. In the months following the discovery, a series of dives were conducted at the site in order to gather photographic evidence to help aid in […]

Operation S.E.R.V.E. Inaugural Kickoff Dive Rally and Luncheon Fundraiser

Operation Scuba Education &Rehabilitation for Veterans Empowerment (Operation S.E.R.V.E.) is a non-profit tax-exempt (501-C3) pending national organization chartered in the state of California. Operation S.E.R.V.E’s purpose is to empower our returning military veterans by promoting physical healing, uplifting lives and providing a lifelong level of success. Primary goal of Operation S.E.R.V.E. is to improve the lives of veterans with disabilities through the sport of Scuba diving. Kick off of the official inauguation of Operation S.E.R.V.E. will be a Dive Rally and BBQ Funraiser at Veteran’s […]

Introducing FreeSCUBAGear.com

Join one of the upcoming “Into the Drink” productions and be eligible for FREE Scubapro gear LiquidAssets.tv, producers of the new dive travel television show “Into the Drink”, want to give you a complete set of brand new Scubapro gear. According to producers of the eagerly-anticipated “Into the Drink” show, divers are being sought to join several upcoming filming expeditions for the TV show. Currently,divers can sign up for one (or more) of three different adventures.These include: Grand Cayman October 17-24 Wakatobi/Indonesia December 8-22 Qamea, […]

Laguna Sea Dwellers Club Scuba Swap Benefit

Laguna Sea Dwellers scuba diving club was established in 1996 and has grown from 22 to 150 in 2009. This year the club is sponsoring a new event, the Scuba Swap on October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the diving community. The goal is to connect experienced divers wanting to sell their usable excess dive gear with divers looking to purchase dive equipment. The swap will take place at The Bluff Community Center 2141 Vista Del Oro, Newport Beach, CA 92669.  […]

NCUPS Photo Competition Deadline is October 9th

The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (www.ncups.org) proudly presents the 45th Annual SEA International Underwater Photographic Competition, and the Bob Commer Award of Excellence in Underwater Photography. This “mail-in” underwater digital still and print photography, and underwater videography competition is open to amateur photographers and videographers from around the world. Award sponsors of the SEA 2009 competition, with prizes totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars, include scuba ecotourism resorts, travel agencies, and luxury live-aboards, as well as scuba and photography equipment manufacturers. Sponsors […]

Dive Boat Review: Spectre

Anacapa Island in the northern chain of the Channel Islands is the favorite of many Southern California divers. Anacapa is the closest to shore of all the Channel Islands (a mere 11 miles from the Ventura County coastline at its closest point) and it is the second smallest of the Channel Islands (actually just three islets). It is one of the original islands in the Channel Islands National Park (declared Channel Islands National Monument in 1938) and is now the most heavily visited. In spite […]

Whalewatch Volunteers Needed

The Cabrillo Whalewatch program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to act as naturalists on whale watching trips and provides whale lectures at schools. Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2009, Whalewatch training classes will be given in the John M. Olguin Auditorium at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through the end of March. Upon successful completion of training, volunteers will be officially certified Whalewatchers to share information about gray whales and other marine life. Beginning December 26th, the […]

Laguna Sea Dwellers Dive Club Sponsors the First Annual SCUBA Swap!

Laguna Sea Dwellers SCUBA diving club was established in 1996 and has grown from 22 to 150 in 2009. This year the club is sponsoring a new event; The SCUBA Swap on October 10, 2009 from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit the diving community.  The goal is to connect experienced divers wanting to sell their usable excess dive gear with divers looking to purchase dive equipment.  The swap will take place at The Bluff Community Center 2141 Vista Del Oro, Newport Beach, CA […]

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