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  • 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 »

  • Dr. Bill Bushing to receive the California Scuba Service Award

    The California Scuba Service award was created in 1989 and is awarded annually by Saint Brendan Corp., home of California Diving News and the SCUBA Show, to recognize those that have made long-term positive contributions to the California sport diving community. This year’s honoree is Dr. Bill Bushing, affectionately known simply as “Dr. Bill” among the diving community. Dr. Bill …Read More »

  • Pocket Weights for BCDs

    Pocket Weights for BCDs

    Pocket Weights are a new way of weight management for integrated BCDs. The plastic coated weights slide easily in and out of BCD pockets easily and smoothly. They are created in dimensions that fit almost all the major manufacturers’ BCDs. Pocket Weights feature a mild curve that gently hugs the torso without deforming the pocket. A molded in handle is …Read More »

  • The Value of a Diving Buddy… A Photographer’s Perspective

    The Value of a Diving Buddy… A Photographer’s Perspective

    From our first scuba class, we learn that having a buddy is important. Divers are taught about increased safety, more enjoyment, and even the advantages of a second pair of hands hauling around heavy dive gear. Somewhere along the line, however, the question of solo-diving always comes up. I’m not here to preach to anyone. I was solo-diving back when …Read More »

  • Poacher Busted Three Times in Three Weeks

    A San Francisco man was recently caught poaching abalone during the closed season for the third time in three weeks. The last arrest came on February 19, 2011, when game wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) arrested Qiong Wang, 31, for felony conspiracy and take of abalone for commercial purposes, among other charges. Wardens also arrested …Read More »

  • Chamber Day/Evening 2011

    Registration is now underway for the 23rd annual Chamber Day (to be held on Wednesday, May 4th this year). Chamber Day is a fund-raiser for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, and is the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United States. The Catalina Chamber is dedicated strictly to the treatment of diving accidents on a continual basis. Having the chamber …Read More »

  • Aggressor and Dancer Team Up with Big Animals

    Aggressor and Dancer Team Up with Big Animals

    World-renowned photographer Amos Nachoum (Big Animals Expeditions) has teamed up with Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet to provide unparalleled photographic expeditions worldwide. Big Animals Expeditions is an adventure company that prides itself on creating epic wildlife adventures for their participants. Every year the bold guests on the Big Animals Expeditions get up close and personal with the most exciting and …Read More »

  • Research Volunteers Needed at Aquarium

    Applications are now being accepted for grunion research volunteers at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA). Participants will join CMA as scientific assistants for handling grunion, setting up field equipment, monitoring procedures, and laboratory techniques in the Grunion Research Program. Volunteers must be able to handle heavy equipment, get wet in the ocean for shallow wading, and be willing to work …Read More »

  • Kelpfest — April 16

    Kelpfest will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 on Main Beach in Laguna Beach from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Festival was started in 2010 with an aim to “Celebrate Giant Kelp and culture an appreciation for this important ecosystem in the community.” Students from all over Orange County who are involved in the Orange County Ocean Restoration Project put …Read More »

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