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  • 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 »

  • Is There Any Lobster Molting Videos or Stills?

    CDN,Lobster Molting Footage Desired As always, I enjoy the Sheckler and Team publication.  Thanks, and keep ’em coming. For some time, I’ve had this burning desire to see a lobster go through the molting process.  I have to believe it would be fascinating to see a critter crawl out of its own shell—antennae, legs, and all!  So far, I’ve not …Read More »

  • James Stewart Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    James Stewart, chief diving officer emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has been awarded the 2008 American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award. From 1960 until his retirement in 1991, Stewart managed Scripps’ diving operations, the oldest and largest nongovernmental research diving program in the United States. Under his guidance, the program …Read More »

  • California Ships To Reefs Loses Two Key Ships to Reef Champions

    Milt Beard passed quietly on December 17, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Many people will remember Milt for all his hard work on Project Yukon, the 366-foot Canadian destroyer sunk off San Diego. Milt was responsible for cutting virtually all the holes in Yukon with a gas torch. Milt was a long time member of the San Diego …Read More »

  • What to Do When the Sea Turns on You

    What to Do When the Sea Turns on You

    Dive long enough, with multiple dives under your belt, and sooner or later the sea will turn on you. Surprises will happen. Seas will suddenly come up, the wind will shift, currents will change 180 degrees, and surf will rise unexpectedly. Then you will find yourself in a difficult if not scary situation. First and foremost, be prepared. Have a …Read More »

  • March 17 is Deadline for SCUBA Show Film Festival Submissions

    Assemble now your best underwater video film footage for the SCUBA Show 2009 underwater film festival. The 22nd annual SCUBA Show is the largest dive expo of its type in the U.S. and this year takes place May 30-31 (the weekend after Memorial Day) at the Long Beach Convention Center. One of the most popular portions of the annual Southern …Read More »

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Needs Volunteer Docents

    Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is in need of volunteer docents for this Spring. Volunteers will be trained to provide school children with information about the ocean and conducting related activities on Cabrillo Beach and adjacent grass areas. Qualifications include a desire to learn about marine animals and the ocean environment and an interest in children. Docents are asked to commit to …Read More »

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