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  • Norcal Underwater Hunters Big Ab Competition ? August 21

    This special event will begin at Ocean Cove, Sonoma County on the California’s North Coast. It is open to free divers only and current California Department of Fishing Game laws apply. Entry fees are $30 if preregistered and $40 day of event. To receive a free shirt you must preregister.  All divers are required to fill out and turn in …Read More »

  • BLUE Ocean Film Festival ? August 24-29

    BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit will bring together filmmakers, photographers, scientists, divers and ocean enthusiasts in Monterey, California August 24-29 for a multi-media global ocean event that will honor 70+ of the world’s best ocean films while empowering professionals with the latest developments in underwater film and photography technologies, The mission of BLUE is focused on leveraging the …Read More »

  • 3Rs Beach Diving Workshops ? August 7, 14, 21 and more

    Rocks, Reefs and Rips program (3Rs) is a mini-course to familiarize divers with popular beach dive sites and improve beach diving skills. Summer sessions in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area will take place: Aug. 14 at Point Dume, Sept. 11 at White Pt., and October 9 at Nicholas Canyon. For the San Diego area, sessions will take place: Aug. …Read More »

  • JakeID.com Dive Gear Identification Tags

    JakeID.com Dive Gear Identification Tags

    JakeID.com is now offering a practical and enduring way to identify your dive gear. Your name or any other notation you’d like up to 19 characters, are woven into strong nylon strapping. Woven directly into the strap material, your wording will not fade, chip, rinse away or peel off. Currently, there are dive gear bag tags, zipper pulls, and gear …Read More »

  • Light & Motion Sola 600 Underwater Light

    Light & Motion Sola 600 Underwater Light

    Light & Motion is pleased to announce the shipping release of the all-new Sola 600 compact imaging light. The Sola 600 stakes out a new category of lighting with its versatility. From compact cameras to DSLRs to video housings, the Sola 600 is the perfect companion for all of these underwater imaging platforms. The Sola packs a blistering 679 lumens …Read More »

  • IST Holsters

    IST Holsters

    It seems you can never have enough pockets–or pockets in an easy place to reach. IST sports has come up with a unique accessory for those divers needing more storage space on their dives–Holsters.This stretch soft and plush 3 mm neoprene accessory wraps easily around your waist and thighs and secures with an adustable Velcro closure. Additional D-rings, both inside …Read More »

  • How to Photograph Giant Black Sea Bass

    How to Photograph Giant Black Sea Bass

    Hurry and grab your cameras! They’re here! The giant black sea bass (GBSB) are back and entertaining divers once again.  Giant black sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) were once endangered and rare due to over fishing, largely blamed on excessive spearfishing and sport fishing. In 1982 they came under protection of the state government and have made a partial but dramatic …Read More »

  • Sport Chalet’s Treasure Hunt Begins July 12

    Sport Chalet, in cooperation with Tabata USA, Aqua Lung, Mares and Sea Pearls, will be taking divers on an adventure this July with their first annual Treasure Hunt. In the 1700’s the San Philip set sail for the West in search of new resources and riches. The 30-person ocean vessel sailed from the Atlantic Ocean across to the Pacific Ocean …Read More »

  • SCUBA Show 2010 Breaks Records

    In its 23 year history, the SCUBA Show has never seen as much exhibit space and attendance then at the 2010 show held May 15-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Over the course of the weekend, a record 11,216 attendees enjoyed the largest consumer dive expo in America. 324 exhibit spaces filled the convention center, the most ever. Perhaps …Read More »

  • Wyland to Paint Yukon Dolphin

    California Ships to Reefs has announced that acclaimed artist Wyland will create a unique and historic work on steel cut from the hull of the HMCS Yukon artificial reef. The work will honor the tenth anniversary of the sinking of the Yukon in San Diego, a ship which is today a rich new ocean environment and popular diving and recreational …Read More »

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