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  • 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 »

  • Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Search and Rescue Dive Team 2011 Underwater Academy

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Underwater Search and Rescue Team is seeking qualified SCUBA divers who are skilled and reliable and willing to volunteer their time, resources, and efforts in a commitment to their community.Prospective candidates must attend the orientation session for the Underwater Academy on Friday evening, February 25 at 7:00 PM at the Sheriff’s Academy, located at 275 …Read More »

  • Fried Eggs for Breakfast at La Jolla Shores

    Fried Eggs for Breakfast at La Jolla Shores

    La Jolla Shores is a popular beach located near San Diego. Besides being a great spot for teaching scuba, it is also very popular with many local and visiting divers. Although it doesn’t have the most beautiful underwater topography, it does have a nice variety of fish and invertebrate life living in and on its sand and mud bottom. There …Read More »

  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. Search and Rescue — Dive Team 2011 Underwater Academy

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Underwater Search and Rescue Team is seeking qualified SCUBA divers who are skilled and reliable and willing to volunteer their time, resources, and efforts in a commitment to their community. Prospective candidates must attend the orientation session for the Underwater Academy on Friday evening, February 25 at 7:00 PM at the Sheriff’s Academy, located at …Read More »

  • Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup — February 26

    The 30th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Once a year the Avalon Harbor Department permits diving in Avalon Harbor for the Avalon Underwater Cleanup. This event, which is steeped in over a quarter century of tradition, brings together over 400 divers from California and other western states, as well as many foreign …Read More »

  • How to Photograph Blue and Mako Sharks

    How to Photograph Blue and Mako Sharks

    While you may be lucky enough to stumble upon a naturally inquisitive blue or mako shark on the edge of one of California’s lush kelp forests, your best bet is to head out to blue water where the continental shelf steepens before plunging into the deep Pacific. The days of diving into a writhing ball of pelagic predators may be …Read More »

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