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  • Instructor Credit Program Launched

    Scuba.com has just announced the kick-off of their new Instructor Credit Program for free advertising and credit towards gear. Active independent scuba instructors with all certification agencies can now earn credit for the equipment purchased by them or their students. If their students purchase their equipment through their instructor’s account at Scuba.com, the instructor is given store credit and it …Read More »

  • Huge Artificial Reef to be Built off San Clemente

    Southern California Edison (SCE) has gained unanimous approval from state regulators to create a 150-acre man-made giant kelp forest off San Clemente, Calif. SCE plans to begin work this June expanding a 23-acre test reef into the largest U.S. environmental project of its kind. The resulting two-mile kelp forest is expected to produce as much as 50 tons of fish …Read More »

  • Mares Puck Computer Line

    Mares has introduced the new 2008 Puck computer line. The new line is entry level, versatile full featured collection of dive computers including Puck wrist, Mission Puck 2 and Mission Puck 3 consoles. The new Puck wrist dive computer features a high-resolution high contrast display, and larger digits, for easy reading, and backlight illumination on demand. Single- button operation makes …Read More »

  • California Diving Community Loses Pioneer

    A pioneer in California diving passed away late in February, Dr. Bob Given. A certified diver for nearly 50 years, Dr. Given used scuba in almost every position he held since 1957. Since 1966 he held various positions at the Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, including resident biologist and director. Bob designed and taught various courses in underwater research …Read More »

  • Color Binders for Dive-Logs

    Color Binders for Dive-Logs

    The popular Dive-Logs have added a color version for those divers who wish to distinguish themselves from the crowd. The binders are now available in red/grey and grey/grey. These color combinations are added to the blue/grey color scheme. These binders are made to the high specifications as all Dive-Log binders. It comes with plenty of pockets for all your dive …Read More »

  • How to Hunt for Photo Opportunities

    How to Hunt for Photo Opportunities

    Sometimes when I’m out photographing, I think to myself, “I’d have made a really good predator.” When you think about it, that’s exactly what we are when we put a camera in our hands. What we’re hunting for are good photo opportunities. And there are some things you can do to improve your chances of getting a good shot. SEE …Read More »

  • Practical Buoyancy Control

    Practical Buoyancy Control

    Buoyancy control is one of the most difficult skills to master. This skill requires the coordinated use of many of the skills acquired in class and the confidence and comfort that come from experience. However, proper buoyancy control is not that difficult to achieve with a little understanding and practice. Buoyancy is an upward force exerted on an object in …Read More »

  • Diver’s Guide to Abalone Biology – With Hints for Better Hunting

    Diver’s Guide to Abalone Biology – With Hints for Better Hunting

    Each April abalone season reopens and divers flock to the sea to satisfy their craving for this tasty treat. Abalones are complex creatures, and this complexity has spawned a set of complex regulations. What follows is a short description of abalone biology with emphasis on what divers need to know to better understand their quarry, be better hunters, and to …Read More »

  • Stay Away Sponges Getting Attention

    Sponges, although so often unattractive and unassuming to look at, have a rich and glorious history. In ancient times, it was discovered that the flexible remains of certain sponges were both tough and absorbent. These sponges proved to be quite practical in cleaning and scrubbing of people, of objects, and for use in certain types of art. While some of …Read More »

  • How to get better Shark images

    How to get better Shark images

    Sharks have an image problem. On one hand those who do not know them very well think of them as indiscriminate, savage killers; while those who have spent time with them in the water think of them quite differently. Silent, curious, graceful, sleek…. The words used are descriptive of their beauty not our fear of them. Fact is sharks are …Read More »

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