Recent Articles

  • How to Photograph Octopus

    Southern California hosts a large variety of octopi (plural of octopus can be either octopi or octopuses) that can be found on almost any dive site. They love to hide in cracks and crevices and will even use discarded shells as shelter. Some of the more common octopi found here are California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculatus) and Eastern Pacific red …Read More »

  • How to Choose A Dive Trip

    So you’ve found yourself with a day or two off and a few bucks and you want to go diving. How do you choose your next local dive trip for maximum fun, ease and experience? Below are some items for consideration. AVAILABLE DATESOf course this will be your first factor to consider. The good thing is there are options not …Read More »

  • What Do you Do with A Short Halibut?

    A friend and I were scuba diving near San Diego.  He was spearfishing and I was just sightseeing.  He shot a halibut that looked pretty good-sized to me.  When we swam back to our boat, he measured the fish and found that it was a half-inch short.  He threw the dead fish overboard, and we returned to shore empty-handed.  It …Read More »

  • Charter Dive Boat To Serve South Orange Co. Coastline

    Charter Dive Boat To Serve South Orange Co. Coastline

    Beach Cities Scuba Centers has five locations throughout Orange County, and for over 40 years they have been working to provide full service to divers of all certification levels. Beginning in April 2010, divers will begin exploring some rarely visited areas off the southern Orange County coastline, with the comfort of a full-service dive boat as Beach Cities Scuba is …Read More »

  • Pinnacle Black Ice Dry Suit

    Pinnacle Black Ice Dry Suit

    Is there any such thing as a truly dry dry suit? In my 37 years of diving I have owned four dry suits. The previous, while effective and each having their strengths never seemed to be 100 percent “dry.” Water ends up in the suit either through small leaks between the skin and seals or through condensation coming from water …Read More »

  • Aquarium of the Pacific To Offer Diving In Their Palau Aquarium

    Want to dive Palau with perfect visibility and conditions and a guarantee of seeing thousands of animals but without the major travel expenses? You can do this and more without having to leave the states. For the first-time ever, general certified divers are now invited to dive into the Aquarium of the Pacific’s largest exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity …Read More »

  • Truth Aquatics Vessels to be at SCUBA Show

    The entire Truth Aquatics boat fleet will be brought out from Santa Barbara to Long Beach to be on display during the SCUBA Show. All three boats will be docked directly across from the convention center at Rainbow Harbor. This is your opportunity to see the boats, meet the crew, and sign up for great prizes. The vessels will be …Read More »

  • Disagrees with Editorial on Harbor Seals at Children’s Pool Dive Site

    In an article dated March 29th, the secretary of the San Diego Council of Divers wrote about how a major dive site can be lost to divers and the public. I honestly have to disagree with the author as access to the mentioned reef is certainly available. Simply because the reef is currently not accessible via the beach at the …Read More »

  • Joe Liburdi Named a Legend

    Joe Liburdi has been named a legend by The International Legends of Diving, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring those men and women who have shaped the history of diving and helped inspire others.  The International Legends of Diving has recognized such notable diving legends as Zale Parry, Neal Watson, Dottie Frazier, Bob Meistrell, and Dan Orr. Joe, an underwater …Read More »

  • Sound Ocean Systems Underwater GPS

    Sound Ocean Systems Underwater GPS

    Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. announces the release of the Sea Guide, diver hand-held GPS. The Sea Guide gives recreational divers the ability to mark and relocate dive sites, wrecks, reefs, or other subsea items of interest. By utilizing the readout of a hand-held GPS system underwater, divers will spend less time searching and more time exploring. At the heart of …Read More »

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