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  • 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 »

  • Guy Harvey Jewelry

    Guy Harvey Jewelry

    Guy Harvey is well known for his artwork and his conservation efforts. His art adorns everything from Fine Wine, T-Shirts, mugs, and license plates to giant wall murals, not to mention his famous framed paintings and tiles. His underwater photography/cinematography images have been published via many media forms including a 13 episode TV series entitled “Portraits from the Deep” and …Read More »

  • Fantasea BigEye Wide-Angle Lenses

    Fantasea Line is pleased to announce the release of the new BigEye Wide-Angle Lenses, featuring innovative configurations and a breakthrough technology. The BigEye Lenses are based on the latest patent-pending lens technology, which allows for excellent wide-angle images at economical prices, as yet unavailable at the market. These lenses can be installed and removed during the course of the dive …Read More »

  • Two San Diego Lobster Poachers Sentenced to Jail Time

    Two individuals recently arrested for lobster poaching in the San Diego area have been sentenced to jail time. The arrests, though unrelated, both involved repeat offenders —one of whom gained international media attention in 2007 for attempting to hide six poached lobsters in his pants. Binh Q. Chau was sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Department of Fish …Read More »

  • PADI and The Underwater Channel Announce Partnership

    PADI and The Underwater Channel, which is powered by Babelgum, have announced a new partnership that will bring scuba diving and ocean conservation video content to a global audience on Babelgum, an established destination for high quality environmental programming and major independent film releases, powers the Underwater Channel. “The Underwater Channel partnership with PADI provides us with an exceptional …Read More »

  • Poachers Threaten Monterey’s Endangered Black Abalone

    California game wardens recently made two new arrests in a series of black abalone poaching cases in Monterey County. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) arrested Jerry Jones, 37, of Monterey, and Terry Callahan, 47, of Seaside on May 13 after being found in possession of 51 black abalone from Point Lobos State Park. Commercial fishing for black abalone …Read More »

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