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  • Big Squirts That Swim the Sea

    Imagine one day that you are casually diving, just snooping around to see what sort of interesting critters are down there. But then you sense that there is something else down there that you were not expecting at all. And that “something else” is cylindrically shaped and BIG! Really big, over twice as big as you are! Don’t panic. While …Read More »

  • More Lobster Hunting Secrets

    I’d no more finished last month’s article (5 Lobster Hunting Secrets) and I’d thought of a few more that I could pass on. Actually, some of these were passed on to me by others. Again, some of these “secrets” are, perhaps, not-so-secret and yet others border on, well, shall we say, legend. COVER A LOT OF REEF Those that get …Read More »

  • Environment in Danger: Stopping the Killer Weed

    Your assistance is needed to prevent a grave environmental and economic disaster from occurring along our precious Pacific coastline. A highly invasive strain of the non-native green seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia has been discovered in a coastal lagoon in San Diego County. (August 2000 California Diving News). This finding is the first time the invasive strain of Caulerpa taxifolia, also dubbed …Read More »

  • How to Hunt Lingcod

    Lingcod are one of the most sought after fish by California divers, and are second only to combined species rockfish, genus Sebastes. Lingcod may be found along the entire state and about six percent of the sport harvest is taken by spearfishers. The scientific name for lings is Ophiodon elongatus meaning “snake tooth,” and they are the largest member of …Read More »

  • California Ships To Reefs Announces Six Reefing Projects

    CaliforniaShips to Reefs, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit Public Benefit Corporationis proud to announce that its Board of Directors has approved for reefplan development, six new artificial reef projects. Work has alreadybegun on cleaning operations for the first of these projects, a 58 ft.former salmon troller, the Restless C II. The steel hulled ship, with adisplacement of 117 tons and height …Read More »

  • Fantasea Line FS-610 Housing for the Nikon Coolpix Camera

    Fantasea Line FS-610 Housing for the Nikon Coolpix Camera

    Fantasea Line announces the release of a new housing specifically designed for the Nikon Coolpix S610 & S610c Digital Cameras. The FS-610 housing, depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet, is fully functional providing photographers with access to all camera functions. Fantasea’s new compact housing design and improved construction ensures easy handling and accurate access to camera functions through the critical …Read More »

  • Naval Forces Under the Sea: The Rest of the Story

    The intent of the book Naval Forces Under the Sea: The Rest of the Story is to record the of the U.S. Navy’s undersea story that were left untold, and to give details of the whole story to include how man, through the U.S. Navy, challenged the oceans’ depths—how they sometimes lost and how they sometimes won. The Navy has …Read More »

  • DUI Xm450 Insulation Jumpsuit

    With feedback from divers around the world, DUI combined Thinsulate™ Ultra 400 Type BZ with Polartec® PowerStretch® to create a new ultra-warm and close fitting dry suit undergarment. The Polartec PowerStretch panels are strategically placed for maximum mobility in the armpits, mid-back, around the waist, knees and down the sides of the legs. The outer shell is wind-and-spray resistant with …Read More »

  • Agrees With Article

    Hi Dale,Really enjoyed your article Diving is a Social Activity. This really sums it up for me. In 2000 I was certified. Before scuba diving I was into to saltwater fishing for many years. Since getting into scuba, I have not had a rod in my hands. You are right about all aspects of diving, it a real social activity. …Read More »

  • truWest Dive Parka

    truWest, a premier manufacturer of dive parkas, also specializes in custom manufactured parkas in choice of colors. truWest dive parkas offer maximum protection against Mother Nature on a bad day. Features include, a waterproof shell fabric, thick truArctic fleece liners, triple stitched stress seams and bar-tacked reinforced welt pockets. truWest dive parkas are available in 15 outside colors and 16 …Read More »

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