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  • Dive-A-Thon

    Make any excuse to go diving in July to win prizes worth thousands of dollars and raise funds to support the San Diego Oceans Foundation, a non-profit organization that has been promoting ocean stewardship for 25 years. The tax-deductible registration fee is $25 and includes a FREE event T-shirt. Online registration is simple and takes only ten minutes. Similar to …Read More »

  • Gold Star Dive

    The 12th Anniversary Gold Star Dive on Catalina Island at the Casino Point Underwater Park will be held on Saturday, July 18. The event is hosted by the Avalon Sheriff’s Station and sponsored by several dive shops, and companies associated with diving. This event will be a fund-raiser for the Avalon Sheriff’s Station’s  Y.A.L. (Youth Athletic League) program and the …Read More »

  • Scuba Travel Ventures and Aqua Dreams Travel Merge

    Scuba Travel Ventures has announced that the company has recently completed merger with Aqua Dreams Travel, which provides divers with more options than ever for dive travel vacations. The merger process, which began last year, is now completed and Scuba Travel Ventures now operates offices in both San Diego, California and Cape Coral, Florida. According to managing partner Ernie Arellano, …Read More »

  • Aqua Lung Pro QD BC Improved and Updated

    Aqua Lung Pro QD BC Improved and Updated

    Aqua Lung’s popular Pro QD BC has a new look for this diving season, complete with the latest features including the patented SureLock II™ weight system, which allows divers to easily insert and lock weights into place using a specialized rail system. “The original Pro QD was an excellent BC, but it was time to update it with some of …Read More »

  • Reef Check California Season Underway

    Reef Check California Season Underway

    Over 300 citizen scientists from across the state are now diving into the 2009 Reef Check California survey season. This small army of dedicated volunteer scuba divers will be counting over 70 types of marine creatures from rockfish to abalone as they survey over 60 rocky reefs from Eureka to San Diego. These aren’t typical university scientists scouring the underwater …Read More »

  • Top Ten Tips to Keep Your Dive Gear Working Like New

    Top Ten Tips to Keep Your Dive Gear Working Like New

    Remember how your dive gear looked and felt when it was brand new? Your wetsuit was flexible and slipped on easily. Moving parts functioned smoothly without sticking. That new gear look and feel, and more importantly that new gear performance, can last longer with a bit of routine maintenance. Here are my top ten tips to keep your gear working …Read More »

  • B&B offers Monterey Visitors Unique Experiences

    Vision Quest Ranch is now offering bed and breakfast dive packages when visiting Monterey Bay to scuba divers. Guests can enjoy a safari on land and sea on the same vacation without leaving the United States. Enjoy breakfast with elephants and a private tour of the safari facility. Afterwards, guests will be transported to a local dive shop to pick …Read More »

  • California Department of Fish and Game Announce Free Fishing Days

    The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has announced new dates for Free Fishing Day in 2009. Free Fishing Days will be the Fourth of July and Labor Day, September 7 when DFG will waive the license requirement for citizens 16 or older. All other fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures …Read More »

  • Oceanic, DiveNav Offer Simulator for Datamask

    Oceanic, DiveNav Offer Simulator for Datamask

    Oceanic Worldwide and DiveNav, Inc. announce the upcoming launch of the eDiving® scuba diving simulator for the Oceanic Datamask. The popular Oceanic Datamask is easily one of the most progressive advances in diving technology and this simulator helps show how simple the product is to use. The latest release of eDiving will also include an interactive virtual dive site designed …Read More »

  • Chamber Day/Evening Raises $115,000 for Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber

    Despite sea conditions that looked ominous the day before (and actually prompted six boats to cancel, the new date for those boats and their 112 divers is tentatively scheduled for June 3). Chamber Day & Eve 2009 came off without a hitch on Wednesday, May 6. Although the ride over was a little bumpy, 115 divers enjoyed a day of …Read More »

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