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  • Titan Closed Circuit Rebreather

    Titan Closed Circuit Rebreather

    A Southern California based company designed and manufactures the Titan Closed Circuit Rebreather keeping weight, safety and simplicity top priorities. Extensive research was performed to increase safety and backup systems on the Titan CCR and your local instructor can teach you how to perfect these skills. This rebreather is ultra-compact, lightweight, fully adjustable, and comes complete with the new Shearwater …Read More »

  • SCUBA Show 2010 Preview

    May 15th and 16th mark the return of the SCUBA Show, America’s largest consumer dive expo, to the Long Beach Convention Center. This event features over 200 different exhibitors in 76,000 square feet, where you can find new and revolutionary dive gear, travel specials, and get face time with dive experts in almost every field.Notable items for this year include:* …Read More »

  • Drug Smugglers Wreck on Santa Rosa Island

    A team of federal agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested four Mexican citizens and seized over a ton of marijuana after sighting vessel wreckage strung along a beach on Santa Rosa Island A U.S. Navy helicopter reported sighting a Mexican panga of a type typically used for smuggling narcotics and aliens in the Southern California region about …Read More »

  • How Do You Confront a Poacher?

    CDN: On a recent dive I confronted a diver from our boat that was removing lobsters from a trap. However, it later occurred to me that it might be difficult to prosecute such an offense via the DFG for the following reasons:– Reliably identifying a diver underwater, with dive gear obscuring many facial features,– Proof! How to prove that the …Read More »

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Wins Award

    Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums, has selected Cabrillo Marine Aquarium as a recipient of the “Connecting to Collections Bookshelf Award.” Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of IMLS, announced that 33 institutions with living collections were selected after participating in a competitive application process. Of the awardees, …Read More »

  • Sherwood Scuba Wisdom 2 Dive Computer

    Talking to many new divers I find more often that not the one piece of equipment considered for purchase causing more consternation than anything else is a dive computer. They are expensive (some over $1,300), feature filled almost to the point of confusion, and sometimes it is hard to find a particular model in stock. While I am not a …Read More »

  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Announces Affiliation with UCSD

    In an ongoing quest to provide the diving community with outstanding medical support, DAN has announced an addition to its quality services with a new affiliation with the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). With over 25 years of experience treating dive injuries, the faculty at UCSD is among the most experienced …Read More »

  • Dive Boat Review: Sundiver Express

    “I feel the need for speed!” is the line in the hit movie Top Gun. And sometimes I feel that way on my dive trips. As much as I love the ocean I would rather spend more time IN it than ON it. Sundiver Express provides divers with just that opportunity. This dive charter boat was built for speed and …Read More »

  • REEF Announces 2009 Volunteer of the Year

    REEF Announces 2009 Volunteer of the Year

    REEF (Reef Environmental Education Association) has announced its 2009 Volunteer of the Year recipient, David Jennings of Olympia, WA.  David has been a member of REEF since 2006, conducted over 154 surveys in California and Washington, and is a member of the Pacific Advanced Assessment Team. He has surveyed the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with the REEF team the …Read More »

  • Orange County Ocean Restoration Project Celebrates Its Successes

    Giant kelp forests are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. Often referred to as the rainforests of the sea, more than 800 species depend on them and we are one of them. We use products everyday that contain algin, a compound extracted from giant kelp. Over the last 30 years, giant kelp bed densities have been in …Read More »

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