Recent Articles

  • Dive Boat Review: Sundiver Express

    “I feel the need for speed!” is the line in the hit movie Top Gun. And sometimes I feel that way on my dive trips. As much as I love the ocean I would rather spend more time IN it than ON it. Sundiver Express provides divers with just that opportunity. This dive charter boat was built for speed and …Read More »

  • REEF Announces 2009 Volunteer of the Year

    REEF Announces 2009 Volunteer of the Year

    REEF (Reef Environmental Education Association) has announced its 2009 Volunteer of the Year recipient, David Jennings of Olympia, WA.  David has been a member of REEF since 2006, conducted over 154 surveys in California and Washington, and is a member of the Pacific Advanced Assessment Team. He has surveyed the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with the REEF team the …Read More »

  • Orange County Ocean Restoration Project Celebrates Its Successes

    Giant kelp forests are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. Often referred to as the rainforests of the sea, more than 800 species depend on them and we are one of them. We use products everyday that contain algin, a compound extracted from giant kelp. Over the last 30 years, giant kelp bed densities have been in …Read More »

  • The North Central Marine Life Protection Act – Impact on Abalone Divers

    The North Central Marine Life Protection Act – Impact on Abalone Divers

    On April 1st the adopted Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) areas in the North Central Region are scheduled to take effect. This follows the creation of protected areas in Central California in 2007. California abalone season also opens April 1st, and it is timely to consider the impact of this legislation on abalone hunting in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties where …Read More »

  • Free Scuba Refresher Courses Offered at

    Beginning April 10th, 2010, will be hosting free Scuba Refresher Courses, for all levels of certified divers. Whatever certification agency you completed your open water training with or whatever your current certification level is, the Scuba Review program is a great way to refresh your diving knowledge and skills. Some of the topics to be covered include: Safe diving …Read More »

  • KelpFest

    This event will celebrate giant kelp forests and their return to Orange County after being mostly gone for more than 25 years. The restoration efforts of thousands of people have restored this precious habitat for the more than 800 species that rely on them. The event will include a live underwater kelp forest presentation, art activities for kids, a community …Read More »

  • Chamber Day 2010

    Registration is now underway for the 22nd annual Chamber Day (to be held on Wednesday, May 5th this year). Chamber Day is a fund-raiser for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, and is the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United States. The Catalina Chamber is dedicated strictly to the treatment of diving accidents on a continual basis. Having the chamber …Read More »

  • Del Monte Beach Underwater Cleanup

    Dream Divers Club, along with their sponsor Aquatic Dreams Dive Center, will be holding their annual event Dive In Earth Day. This year it will be held at Del Monte Beach Monterey, on April 17th. In order to accommodate all comers, early sign-ups are requested. For a registration form go to on the internet. A program for shoreline cleanup …Read More »

  • How a Dive Site Can Be Taken Away

    Here is how a major dive site can be lost to divers and the public. You may believe your right to access the ocean is guaranteed by the state constitution and the Coastal Act but read on. Most common information about Children’s Pool is wrong. There was no beach until a sea wall was built in 1931, to make a …Read More »

  • Diving with Seahorses–Am I California Dreaming?

    After diving for 2½ hours underwater in the murky Mission Bay in San Diego, I am starting to have doubts that there are any seahorses here. All that I’ve seen is algae, stingrays, and more algae. Checking my air gauge, it’s getting low and I decide that I have to get back to shore. Just before the water is shallow …Read More »

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