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  • Federal Tax Deductions Remain for Private Boaters

    When Congress adjourned for 2007, they left in place two federal income tax deductions of potential benefit to boat owners. A boat is treated like a second home for federal tax purposes if it has a galley, a head, and sleeping berth. Mortgage interest paid on the loan is deductible from your federal income taxes. Taxpayers may use the mortgage …Read More »

  • Aquarium of the Pacific Certified Green

    The Aquarium of the Pacific has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry to become the first museum in the United States to earn the status of a Climate Action Leader™. By joining the Registry, the Aquarium of the Pacific demonstrates their concern regarding global climate change by measuring, certifying, and voluntarily reporting …Read More »

  • Easy Freediving

    Easy Freediving

    Many divers would not even think about entering the water without a tank on their back. Yes, a tank extends the depth and range of a diver, but there are many times when a tank is not only unnecessary, but also inappropriate. Some game may not be legally taken with tanks, some critters may not allow you to photograph them …Read More »

  • Body Posture and Movements in Underwater Photography

    Body Posture and Movements in Underwater Photography

    Body Posture and Movements in Underwater Photography by Dale Sheckler There are a lot of tools in underwater photography—various cameras, lenses, strobes and more. But there is a tool that most underwater photographers rarely consider—their own body. How you move and posture your body can have a huge effect on the success of your underwater photo expedition, even on your …Read More »

  • Fantasea Line FD-40X Waterproof Housing For the Nikon D-60, D-40 and D-40X

    Fantasea Line, distributor of popular and affordable underwater photographic products, announces the release of the FD-40X waterproof camera housing dedicated exclusively to the new Nikon Digital D-60, D-40 and D-40X cameras. Together, the FD-40X housing and the D-60/D-40/D-40X camera offer an excellent combination for entry-level underwater DSLR photography at an affordable price. The FD-40X’s interchangeable port system accommodates a wide …Read More »

  • Hardigg Storm Cases

    Hardigg Storm Cases

    Hardigg Cases are now designing versatile injection molded protective cases for the underwater enthusiast – the Storm Case. These highly respected waterproof cases are just the thing for underwater equipment such as regulators, BCD’s, fins, masks, cameras, dive bags, dry suits, wetsuits, tanks, gauges, lights, First Aid and more. Storm Cases are designed to transport a wide range of sensitive …Read More »

  • Fond Memories of Beach Dives

    Dale and I just had our fourth edition of Southern California’s Best Beach Dives book published. As I sat down and edited the material, I found myself reminiscing about every dive, some multiple times on a particular site. All dived over the past 25 years, then again for the most recent book. Wow, what a wonderful time we’ve had up …Read More »

  • Spearfishing Debate Continues

    CDN:Karl Fredricks letter to the editor in the June 2008 Issue illustrates the largest problem facing true conservation of our oceans resources today, which is a lack of thought and attention to detail, concerning our environmental problems. Although I completely agree with Karl’s statement that fish are disappearing from our oceans at an alarming rate, it is ludicrous to attribute …Read More »

  • In Defense of Spearfishing

    I am curious to hear if any of those against spearfishing ever eat fish? If they eat commercially caught fish, they don’t have a leg to stand on when being against spearfishing. I find it the ultimate exercise in hypocrisy to criticize people that selectively hunt fish to consume when the same person doing the criticizing is happily eating fish …Read More »

  • Island of the Great White Shark

    Island of the Great White Shark

    A precarious population of great white sharks and the ongoing scientific research intended to secure their survival is the subject of Island of the Great White Shark, a just completed documentary film by RTSea Productions. The production is the culmination of a three-year effort by filmmaker Richard Theiss to provide the first comprehensive look at the great white sharks found …Read More »

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