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  • Malibu Divers Introduce Over 100 Girl Scouts to Diving

    Malibu Divers Introduce Over 100 Girl Scouts to Diving

    Realizing that encouraging young women to become involved in scuba diving is vital to the future of the diving industry, related businesses and the marine environment, Malibu Divers started its new Girl Scout-based initiative in 2008 with its Try Scuba Diving Program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Malibu Divers’ Try Scuba Diving Program has been attended by over 100 …Read More »

  • Scripps Scientists to Develop Swarms of Miniature Robotic Ocean Explorers

    Scripps Scientists to Develop Swarms of Miniature Robotic Ocean Explorers

    In an effort to plug gaps of knowledge about key ocean processes, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. These “drifters” are designed assist in research on areas ranging from marine protected areas to harmful algal blooms. Scripps …Read More »

  • California Ships to Reefs Offers Alternative for Ship Disposal to Obama Administration

    California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) has come forth with a statement affirming that the recent decision by the Obama administration to clean derelict military ships in San Francisco Bay before disposing of them is an important, positive first step. But the organization continued by saying preparing them for sinking and using them to create artificial reefs will provide a more …Read More »

  • Ocean Encounters Breath-Hold Diving Expeditions and Training Now Available

    If you thought breath-hold diving was exclusive to a privileged few highly trained individuals, think again. Ocean Encounters founders Fred Buyle and William Winram will take you places you never dreamed of diving. Both avid world-class breath-hold divers, they have taken it upon themselves to share their passion for the underwater world with the rest of us. They will bring …Read More »

  • Bluefin Tuna Images Needed

    Ocean Defenders Alliance is looking for underwater video and still footage of Bluefin Tuna that will be used for a promotional video. The Southern Bluefin Tuna are destined to be extinct by 2012, according to scientists. This video aims to inform people throughout the world of the plight of these animals and offer solutions to stop the destruction. To read …Read More »

  • Volunteer Divers Needed for California Rock Reef Surveys

    You and your dive buddy can help ensure the long-term sustainability of California’s rocky reefs. The Reef Check Foundation invites experienced divers to become trained in their California rocky reef monitoring program. Since 2005, Reef Check’s California (RCCA) Program has trained over 350 experienced recreational scuba divers to scientifically monitor California’s rocky reef ecosystem at 70 sites from Humboldt to …Read More »

  • Lions Invade La Jolla Shores

    Lions Invade La Jolla Shores

    La Jolla Shores is well known to most San Diego divers. Many local divers received their scuba certification there, including myself. Some divers after being certified at “The Shores” swear they will never dive there again! Many comments from new divers are, “There’s nothing but sand!” Veteran “Shores” divers know better. There is a great deal of marine life in …Read More »

  • Jana Strain Sets New Freediving Record

    Jana Strain Sets New Freediving Record

    In the final heat for constant no fins at the AIDA World Championships, Jana Strain set another Pan American record and claimed a bronze medal with a strong dive to 54M (177 feet), completed in two minutes and thirteen seconds. She broke her own existing Record of 53 meters (174 feet) set in September 7, 2009. “This was an incredible …Read More »

  • Dive Boat Review: Sand Dollar

    The quality of a California dive charter boat operation usually falls on just one individual–the owner and skipper. In the case of Captain George Staehling of the Sand Dollar he has succeeded wonderfully. On the completion of a recent multi-day trip on the Sand Dollar, I watched as divers left the boat and each had a smile, and I felt …Read More »

  • Operation S.E.R.V.E. Kickoff A Success

    Operation S.E.R.V.E. Kickoff A Success

    With a lone bugler playing taps in a frosty but beautiful November Saturday morning at Veteran’s Park in Redondo Beach and full color guard hoisting the Star Spangled banner and OP serve colors, the Operation S.E.R.V.E. team kicked off its first celebration in which it hopes to have many more to follow. Operation Scuba Education & Rehabilitation for Veterans Empowerment …Read More »

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