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  • Roddenberry Dive Team

    “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The immortal words echoed in the opening to Gene Roddenberry’s infamous Star Trek.  Forty years later, Gene’s only son is using his father’s philosophy to help encourage others to explore the mysteries and preserve the beauty of our oceans. Rod Roddenberry has merged the adventurous ideas and philanthropic messages of Star …Read More »

  • Angry Over Secret Site Revealed

    Hey all: There was recently posted a dive site in your magazine by a ‘Mike Bear’ that showed explicit directions to what was an otherwise unknown destination to those of us that dive it locally. Not normally a big deal; everybody finds each other’s sites eventually. However, this site, visited enough, is going to destroy it within a couple of …Read More »

  • Wyland Ocean Mural at Long Beach Convention Center Gets Fresh Paint

    As part of the Wyland Foundation’s mission to inspire the ongoing conservation of our world’s water habitats, the Foundation, in partnership with the City of Long Beach, has restored the landmark ocean-themed mural, entitled Ocean Planet, on the Long Beach Arena, part of the Long Beach Convention Center complex. The mural was named the world’s largest by the 1993 Guinness …Read More »

  • L.A. County Advanced Diver Program

    Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for the 2009 Advanced Diver Program (ADP). Beginning July 11, local divers can take part in this wholly unique diving program that is designed specifically with California divers in mind. Participants will be exposed to the skills that will create a more confident and well-informed diver in a practical …Read More »

  • Octopus Encounter

    Octopus Encounter

    I’ve always found the octopus to be a great subject to videotape. They can be quite charming and elusive. I’ve been guilty, as many divers are, of just plan harassing the poor cephalopod instead of the gentle approach. When I’ve seen them in the open, I would rush to get a shot, just to have them scurry away. Sometimes this …Read More »

  • California’s MLPA To Be Unaffected By State Budget Crisis

    California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative will continue its public process to complete recommendations for a statewide network of marine protected areas. The state’s current fiscal issues have not impacted the MLPA’s planning budget. In response to the state’s temporary freeze of bond funds, the MLPA Initiative has secured private funding through its public-private partnership to complete a habitat-mapping …Read More »

  • 151 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia

    The long-awaited, fully expanded and updated successor to the Pacific Northwest’s diving bible – 141 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia – is now available from the Mountaineers Books. 151 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia presents essential information on the very best dives in the area. The inland sea …Read More »

  • To The Very Depths: A Memoir of Professor Peter B. Bennett, Ph.D.,D.Sc

    To The Very Depths: A Memoir of Professor Peter B. Bennett, Ph.D.,D.Sc

    This is the extraordinary story of Dr. Peter Bennett’s career and private life. Dr. Bennett is the founder of Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) and currently the executive director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).  In a first-hand perspective, he tells his story vividly and pulls no punches in describing the events and the people involved with him during …Read More »

  • Top Ten Tips For More Enjoyable California Diving

    Top Ten Tips For More Enjoyable California Diving

    California offers divers both unique opportunities and challenges. Divers become comfortable and enjoy new diving situations by gaining confidence through experience. In addition to mastering diving skills such as buoyancy control and navigation, there are simple things you can do to increase your joy of California diving. Here is my top ten: 10. Carry a light. Diving beneath a thick …Read More »

  • Announces New Ways for Divers to Connect Online

    Scuba Divers are social creatures who are passionate about life and eager to share their experiences with others. That’s why has expanded their free Diver Webpage community to make it easier for divers to connect online. There are currently over 500 divers participating from 40 countries with close to 1,000 scuba diving photos and over 250 dive slate …Read More »

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