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  • Avalon Underwater Cleanup a Success

    The sun struggled to break through the clouds as 400 divers hit the water February 21 for the 28th annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. The event not only scours trash from the Avalon Harbor area but also serves as a fund-raiser for both the Catalina Conservancy Divers and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Remembering the abysmal conditions from 2008, divers were very …Read More »

  • Oceanic Wilderness

    Oceanic Wilderness

    The book is Oceanic Wilderness, but it might just as fittingly have been titled Pictures From Paradise, for that is exactly what it presents in such splendid profusion. Roger Steene is an accomplished diver and underwater photographer who has traveled the globe using his skill and artistry to capture images of the splendid creatures that live beneath the sea. The …Read More »

  • Practical Abalone Hunting

    Northern California divers are indeed fortunate to have one of the ocean’s tastiest treats so close to home–the red abalone. These mollusks are abundant in our state’s northern waters and, with a little bit of knowledge, they are easy to harvest and make a mighty fine meal. What follows are a few practical tips to prepare for your dive, collect, …Read More »

  • Northwest Dive & Travel Expo

    The second annual Northwest Dive & Travel Expo held in Tacoma, Washington April 25-26, 2009 will be a weekend that focuses on everything underwater. Meet dive shop owners and manufacturers, resort owners, dive travel managers and touch the latest in new products from leading manufacturers who produce the world’s best dive equipment. Divers will plunge for prizes at Owen Beach …Read More »

  • Chamber Day/Evening

    Registration is now underway for the annual Chamber Day and Chamber Eve, which will be held on Wednesday, May 6. This year, divers will help celebrate the Chamber’s 35th birthday (which will actually be in October). There’s even a chance to sponsor candles on the Chamber’s birthday cake. The event is the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United …Read More »

  • Gala At Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (FCMA) will host the annual Grand Grunion Gala on Saturday evening, May 16, 2009 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA), located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA. More than 450 guests including business and community leaders, scientists, public officials, and educators will attend the black-tie affair. The non-profit’s largest fundraiser benefits the Aquarium’s …Read More »

  • San Diego Underwater Photographic Society Film Festival

    The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society (SDUPS) is proud to announce that its 40th Annual Film Festival will be held April 25, 2009 in San Diego, CA. This year’s film festival will feature a “headliner” film from Steve Drogin as well as a worldwide contest. The winner of the film contest, as determined by the audience, will be awarded a …Read More »

  • Earth Day Celebration

    Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighth annual Earth Day Celebration. Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various earth-friendly organizations and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. General …Read More »

  • Find California Diving News on Facebook

    California Diving News is now on Facebook. This is a chance to meet and talk with other fans and readers of California Diving News. Click here to find our Facebook page.Read More »

  • Is There Wetsuit Recycling?

    CDN, Do you know of a recycling center, preferably in the Bay area, that takes in old wetsuits and related neoprene itemsDave Murai Dave,Unfortunately, we do not have an answer to that question. Any readers, dive stores, or wetsuit manufacturers that have an answer to this question? Please email us at I do know that occasionally select dive stores …Read More »

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