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  • Atomic Cobalt Computer Review

    Atomic Cobalt Computer Review

    Let me get this out of my system right away. I was first attracted to the Atomic Cobalt dive computer simply because it looked really cool. The bright colorful lights and numbers mesmerized me. Wow! When I first dived with it on a boat recently, other divers onboard were equally enthralled with the display. I am not much one for …Read More »

  • Get a Princeton Tec light for checking-in at the SCUBA Show

    Get a Princeton Tec light for checking-in at the SCUBA Show

    Do you check in using Facebook or Foursquare? Then make sure to check in at the upcoming SCUBA Show to get your free Princeton Tec light. As a reward to those who love their social networking, California Diving News and Princeton Tec are giving away a Princeton Tec Impulse to the first 25 people who check-in using either service and …Read More »

  • Black Skirt Mask vs. Clear Skirt Mask

    I have been diving with a clear silicone mask skirt since the mid-80s when my old black neoprene skirt mask finally gave up the ghost. The neoprene had deteriorated to the point of leaving a black ring on my face. Like most of the diving world, I found the silicone skirt comfortable, well sealing and long-lasting. I never looked back. …Read More »

  • Capturing the Kelp Forest Sunburst

    Capturing the Kelp Forest Sunburst

    Though divers often dream of coral reefs, colorful fish, and warm tropical waters, California’s temperate and nutrient rich seas offer a different treat. Some of California’s most stunning diving takes place amid our signature kelp forests. Here, underwater photographers have a unique opportunity to capture beautiful “sunburst” images. Nothing can match the majesty of light cascading through a healthy kelp …Read More »

  • The Tank Dolly by Shark Bite Scuba

    The Tank Dolly by Shark Bite Scuba

    Designed by Shark Bite Scuba, The Tank Dolly is a tank and gear transport cart that will hold two tanks of any size or fully assembled doubles and enough weight for at least two divers.  The Tank Dolly allows divers to pull, not carry, their tanks, weights and gear quickly and safely to and from the dive site. Carrying heavy …Read More »

  • California Marine Flatworms

    California Marine Flatworms

    A rather stunning creature grabbed my attention. It was off-white with ostentatious black, purple, and red lines that zigzagged down its back. It looked like and moved like a nudibranch, but lacked the gills and rhinophores of a nudibranch. What could it be? Turns out my mystery critter was a flatworm. Flatworms belong to the Phylum Platyhelminthes, a group that …Read More »

  • Adds Features To Its Webpage

    Since their release of the diver-focused social network “Me” pages, has connected hundreds of divers from around the world who share the same passion about scuba. From sharing photos, looking for buddies, to “searching for love,” divers enjoy interacting with other divers every day through this free diver webpage community. has now added new features aimed at offering …Read More »

  • Did you know… Sea Star & Abalone Shells

    It is illegal in California to take sea stars (starfish) off nearshore rocks if they are between the mean high tide line and 1,000 feet seaward of the mean low tide line? Outside of this zone you may take 35 sea stars and you’ll need a valid fishing license. If you do still choose to venture out past the no-take …Read More »

  • Your Support is Needed to Stop Shark Finning

    It is difficult to get the news these days and not be overwhelmed with information documenting the continual decline of the health of our oceans. Over fishing, pollution, oil spills, climate change all contribute to the problem, and it sometimes seems so vast a problem that it may be unsolvable. Yet, there is hope; and each of you reading this …Read More »

  • Orange County Dana Point Underwater Cleanup — May 14

    Saturday May 14th – 8:00am-NOON Dana Point Harbor is looking for volunteer divers to scour a section of the harbor bottom for lost or discarded items.  Participating divers must possess current Open Water or equivalent Dive Certification. Registration fee $20. Participants will receive: * An event T-shirt in appreciation. * Continental Breakfast and Lunch.   * Prizes for unusual items. …Read More »

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