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  • Dive Boat Review: Spectre

    Dive Boat Review: Spectre

    Anacapa Island in the northern chain of the Channel Islands is the favorite of many Southern California divers. Anacapa is the closest to shore of all the Channel Islands (a mere 11 miles from the Ventura County coastline at its closest point) and it is the second smallest of the Channel Islands (actually just three islets). It is one of …Read More »

  • Alien Creatures Of The Deep

    Alien Creatures Of The Deep

    As we head out of San Diego’s Mission Bay on a bright and sunny day, it’s the ocean conditions that will determine the dive site today. If conditions aren’t just right it will mean a kelp forest or wreck dive. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what we are hoping for is a dive experience that is quite a bit …Read More »

  • Lost Below

    Lost Below

    Lost Below contains 17 fast-paced chapters regarding the history and exploration of some of the most fascinating shipwrecks, sunken aircraft and submerged ruins in the southwest. To help tell the stories the informative book is illustrated with over 200 archival, surface and underwater photographs. Author David Finnern has searched for shipwrecks and submerged ruins for over 35 years. As an …Read More »

  • Whalewatch Volunteers Needed

    The Cabrillo Whalewatch program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to act as naturalists on whale watching trips and provides whale lectures at schools. Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2009, Whalewatch training classes will be given in the John M. Olguin Auditorium at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through the end of March. …Read More »

  • Laguna Sea Dwellers Dive Club Sponsors the First Annual SCUBA Swap!

    Laguna Sea Dwellers SCUBA diving club was established in 1996 and has grown from 22 to 150 in 2009. This year the club is sponsoring a new event; The SCUBA Swap on October 10, 2009 from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit the diving community.  The goal is to connect experienced divers wanting to sell their usable excess dive …Read More »

  • Five New K-9 Teams Join Fish and Game Patrol

    Five police service dogs and their warden handlers have graduated from the Department of Fish and Games (DFG) K-9 Academy this summer. The DFG now has twenty K-9 teams deployed in counties throughout the state to help stop poaching and other criminal activities that harm California’s diverse habitats, species, and resources. “From finding expended ammunition casings to abalone, fish, deer …Read More »

  • Sea of Light

    Sea of Light

    Sea of Light is an exquisite coffee table book featuring the color underwater photographs of Richard H. Salas and highlighting the natural beauty of the California Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, spanning the waters from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. The book has been meticulously researched over the past five years, and includes a foreward by Earnest Brooks II, professor Emeritus …Read More »

  • Indo-Pacific Nudibrachs and Sea Slugs

    Indo-Pacific Nudibrachs and Sea Slugs

    The new field guide Indo-Pacific Nudibrachs and Sea Slugs is the most comprehensive guide to the Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs covering from South Africa to Easter Island and from Southern Japan to northern Australia. This new book provides the most up-to-date identification of species, based on the collective experience of the three authors who have been working professionally for …Read More »

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Now Available Online

    The most popular PADI Specialty course–Enriched Air Diver–is now available online. This latest offering in the highly respected menu of PADI eLearning® course options allows divers to complete the knowledge development portion of the course on their own time and at their own pace. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online incorporates changes to the recently revised PADI Enriched Air …Read More »

  • 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 »

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