Recent Articles

  • Buddy Editorial Right On

    Hello Dale, You hit the nail on the head with your August publisher’s message on the buddy system. Buddy separation is a common contributing factor in Divers Alert Network accident reports, but they don’t address a common shortcoming of buddying up. That is that victims often rely too much on their buddies. Each buddy must be self-reliant enough to fend …Read More »

  • Volunteer Docents Needed at Cabrillo Aquarium

    Applications are now being accepted for the following volunteer opportunity at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is seeking volunteers to educate school children about our local ocean environment via docent-led school tours of their exhibit hall, aquarium, and outdoor classroom. Following 10 weeks of training, docents will choose one morning per week to provide tours during the school year. …Read More »

  • The Northwest Dive Guide

    Are you a seasoned diver ready to explore different types of cold water diving? Would you like to find out more about local training tips, gear tips, and the best dive destinations in the Pacific Northwest? Then The Northwest Dive Guide by PADI Master Instructor Mike Hughes is a must-have book. Mike covers issues ranging from how to find a …Read More »

  • Cancun Whale Shark

    Just offshore from Cancun, Mexico, a new protected biosphere named Reserva de la Biosfera Tiburón Ballena (Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve) has been named. It is located in front of the north coast region of Quintana Roo and covers a surface area of 145,988 acres. The marine surface of this Protected Area guarantees the protection of the region that contains waters …Read More »

  • Cancun Mexico Institutes New Protected Whale Shark Biosphere

    Just offshore from Cancun, Mexico, a new protected biospherenamed Reserva de la Biosfera Tiburón Ballena (Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve)has been named. It is located in front of the north coast region of QuintanaRoo and covers a surface area of 145,988 acres. The marine surface of thisProtected Area guarantees the protection of the region that contains watersrich with organic material. This …Read More »

  • California Ships to Reefs Awards Weekend

    California Ships to Reefs invites you to its 1st Annual Awards Weekend to honor the dedicated volunteers and supporters of the organization. The weekend will begin on Saturday afternoon with 2 tracks of seminars for volunteers and supporters, followed by an Awards Dinner. A diving or fishing charter is offered to cap off the weekend. For more information visit their …Read More »

  • Cabrillo Landing Reenactment on San Miguel Island

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) is offering a Channel Island Adventure to San Miguel Island on Saturday, September 12, 2009. San Miguel is the most remote island of the Channel Islands National Park. This year will mark the 39th year that CMA has offered this annual trip. The fee for this trip is $100 ($91 FRIENDS member) and reservations are required. …Read More »

  • International Coastal Cleanup

    Ocean Conservancy now has a new searchable online registration system for the International Coastal Cleanup helping volunteers find a cleanup site in their hometown. This year the International Coastal Cleanup will take place Saturday, September 19. Some of these cleanup efforts will involve underwater trash search and recovery. The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help …Read More »

  • Catalina Chamber Emergency Response Diver Course

    The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is once again offering its annual Emergency Response Diver Course for all divers who want to improve their rescue skill. This year, the Emergency Rescue Diver (ERD) will be offered in October from the 18th – 23rd, 2009. The Emergency Rescue Diver course is a program designed to prepare every diver with the knowledge, skills, …Read More »

  • A Reality Check on the Buddy System

    The buddy system is something that is pounded into all basic scuba course students. “Never dive alone,” is the mantra for instructors teaching diving safety. But is the buddy system all it is really cracked up to be? While I support it, I want to say right up front it is way overrated. It is time for a reality check …Read More »

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