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  • MPAs — It’s Been A Long Time Coming…

    Over 13 years ago a small group of dedicated conservationists gathered together to begin drafting and lobbying for the passage of the bill which would institute a comprehensive network of marine protected areas in California.  It began in 1997 with a landmark agreement to provide significant protection to the abalone resource which was followed closely by the passage of the …Read More »

  • Divers Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific — March 27

    On March 27, 2011, all certified scuba divers showing their certification card and photo ID will be admitted free to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. This prestigious aquarium is the fourth largest in the nation and displays over 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits that represent the diversity of the Pacific Ocean. Hours for Sunday, March …Read More »

  • Waterhorse Charters Honoring Tickets

    For a limited time Waterhorse Charters will honor all former San Diego “Dive Connection” boat tickets for 25% off of retail price on any “Open Boat” trip on the Humboldt. The offer is available through May 30, 2011 and is subject to availability. Restrictions include one ticket per charter and can not be combined with any other discounts, special offers, …Read More »

  • California Wreck Divers’ Banquet with Kevin F. McMurray — March 5

    Adventurer, shipwreck explorer and author Kevin F. McMurray will be the guest speaker at the California Wreck Divers Annual Banquet to be held March 5 in El Segundo, CA. As a veteran technical and wreck diver, McMurray is the author of two diving adventure/historical books: Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria and Diving and the Deadly Allure …Read More »

  • SCUBA Show 2011 is Requesting Film Festival Submissions

    SCUBA Show 2011 is Requesting Film Festival Submissions

    Assemble your best underwater video film footage now for the SCUBA Show 2011 underwater film festival. The 24th annual SCUBA Show is the largest dive expo of its type in the U.S., and this year it takes place the weekend of June 4-5 at the Long Beach Convention Center. One of the most popular portions of the annual Southern California …Read More »

  • California Ships to Reefs Announce Dana Point Project

    California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) has informed the Dana Point City Council it is ready to move forward to create the nation’s second largest ship-based reef at a location southwest of Dana Point’s harbor. An appropriate site for a ship sinking, about two miles from the harbor, has been identified by CSTR. The organization is also in the process of …Read More »

  • Out Of Air — Simply Unacceptable!

    Out Of Air — Simply Unacceptable!

    Let’s start with this: Running out of air is the single stupidest thing that a diver can do. It’s eminently preventable and new research indicates that it might drastically increase your chances of becoming a fatality statistic. A recent D.A.N. study looked at 947 fatalities over a 10-year period. In roughly half of those cases, the initial trigger–the problem that …Read More »

  • Bluewater Photo Opens in Santa Monica

    Bluewater Photo Opens in Santa Monica

    Bluewater Photo is a new underwater photography store in Southern California.  The store is run by underwater photography guide owner Scott Gietler, and veteran underwater photographers Mark Strickland and Todd Winner. The store is founded on the principals of excellent customer service, with a slogan of “we get you what you need, and show you how to use it.” Bluewater …Read More »

  • Cancun Underwater Museum Opens

    The Cancun Underwater Museum officially opened its doors on November 26, 2010, completing the exhibition titled “The Silent Evolution” by artist Jason deCaires Taylor. With 400 life-size sculptures submerged, this completed phase 2 of the world’s largest underwater museum, located in the beautiful waters of Cancun. The National Park, located in Isla Mujeres Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, welcomes approximately …Read More »

  • Yellowfin Fringehead

    Yellowfin Fringehead

    Those with patience and good eyesight are frequently rewarded with glimpses of exceptional beauty. California has many tiny invertebrates and fishes that are difficult to find, even though they are brightly colored and quite common. The yellowfin fringehead may be one of the cutest and hardest to find little fish a California diver will ever encounter. Yellowfin fringeheads have three …Read More »

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