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  • 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 »

  • White Shark Reaches Mexico in Record Time

    A young white shark, returned to the wild by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has traveled past the southern tip of Baja California and is heading toward waters off the Mexican mainland, according to data from an electronic tracking tag the shark is carrying. The tag is delivering near real-time information on his position – information the public can track online, …Read More »

  • Vision Dive Boat Refitted with New Cleaner Engines

    Vision Dive Boat Refitted with New Cleaner Engines

    Truth Aquatics in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District is proud to announce an engine re-power program that was completed on the M/V Vision, March 2008. The new engines are Detroit Diesel Series 60 with 535 horsepower each. The engines show 10 percent more fuel economy and are a cleaner running engine for the environment. “The passengers …Read More »

  • Scuba Schools of America Opens in Orange County

    Scuba Schools of America has been serving the Southern California scuba diving community for more than 47 years and now SSA is coming to Orange County. Scuba Schools of America Orange County will celebrate its grand opening the weekend of May 17th and 18th in the store located at 2429 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA  92663. Owned and operated …Read More »

  • California Wreck Divers Make Donation to Help Travis Foundation

    Jocko Robinson, Dive N’ Surf repair chief, accepted checks totaling $1500 at the annual California Wreck Divers banquet held March 1. Travis Robinson, Jocko’s son, suffered a broken neck in 2003 that left him paralyzed. With the help of a cell implantation operation and continuing physical therapy, Travis is in college and continues to gain strength and function. Funds for …Read More »

  • Unique Dive With A Researcher Program Announced

    The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has announced a limited number of openings in its unique “Dive With a Researcher Program” program. This innovative opportunity provides certified scuba divers with a chance to dive and gather data alongside a working scientist. According to Dr. Carrie Manfrino, President and Director of Research at CCMI, “There is a certain fascination and mystery …Read More »

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