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  • 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 »

  • Safe Abalone Diving

    Safe Abalone Diving

    Each spring Northern California divers look forward to the beginning of abalone season with the exuberance of children waiting for Santa Claus. With good reason since abalone are one of the tastiest shellfish that you will ever harvest in California and they are still very abundant. Although diving, in general, and abalone diving, specifically, are very safe activities, a small …Read More »

  • How to Photograph Lobster

    How to Photograph Lobster

    Now that the fever of lobster hunting has died down as far as eating them goes, perhaps it is time we pick up our cameras and turn our attention to photographing them instead. These funny crustaceans that we just grab and head them off to the dinner table are actually quite interesting creatures, albeit on the simple side.  ABOUT LOBSTER …Read More »

  • Bluewater Starts Monthly Photo Contest

    Bluewater Photo has just launched their first monthly photo theme contest on the Bluewater Photo Facebook page. This is a free contest that anyone can enter. Everyone is welcome to submit a photo and vote.  Each month will have a new theme with prizes. To stay up to date become a “fan” of Bluewater on their latest contests. This month’s …Read More »

  • 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 »

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