Recent Articles

  • 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 »

  • A Diver’s Guide to Southern California’s Best Beach Dives, 4th Edition

    A Diver’s Guide to Southern California’s Best Beach Dives, 4th Edition

    Beach diving in Southern California is easy, fun and exciting. Clear, life- filled waters, and game (including lobster) are right in Southern California’s back yard. Southern California’s most outstanding beach dive sites—70 in all—are covered in the newly released book A Diver’s Guide to Southern California’s Best Beach Dives, 4th Edition. All information in this revised edition has been updated. …Read More »

  • The Lifecycle of Spiny Lobsters

    The Lifecycle of Spiny Lobsters

    For many sea creatures parenting is easy; they have little or no contact with their offspring. Take for example, the California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus). Found off the West Coast from Monterey Bay, CA, to Magdalena Bay, Mexico, this is the succulent crustacean that causes a diving frenzy known as Lobster Season. Ever wonder why the season is closed between …Read More »

  • How to Balance Ambient and Artificial Light

    How to Balance Ambient and Artificial Light

    Many photographers would say that photography is all about understanding light. Photographers create mood and bring out emotion by manipulating the subtle layering of light and shadow. There are two sources of light underwater photographers have at their disposal—ambient sunlight and electronic artificial light, usually in the form of a strobe (flash). What follows is a discussion of what you …Read More »

  • Horn Sharks

    Horn Sharks

    When most of us think of sharks, we think about large, efficient predators with big teeth. This description, however, is only true of a tiny fraction of the world’s approximately 400 species of shark. Most sharks are small, docile, and have really tiny teeth. These are the anti-sharks, and are actually a joy to watch and photograph. The California native, …Read More »

  • Practical Kelp Diving

    California’s great beds of kelp are the single most important feature that makes diving here so interesting and unique. Throughout California kelp thrives on rocky reefs. In the north the predominant kelp is bull kelp, in the south it is giant kelp or Macrocystis. Both form the foundation for a healthy reef community and provide shelter and food for a …Read More »

  • Marty Snyderman and Clement Lee Honored as Reaching Out Award Recipients

    The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) is pleased to announce that dive industry icons Clement Lee and Marty Snyderman are the recipients of the 20th Annual DEMA Reaching Out Awards (ROA). Given in recognition of their significant contributions to the sport of scuba diving, the Awards will be presented on October 24, 2008 at the DEMA Awards Party in …Read More »

  • SCUBA Show 2008 A Massive Success With An Attendance of 11,195

    SCUBA Show 2008 A Massive Success With An Attendance of 11,195

    The SCUBA Show, which took place June 21-22 at the Long Beach Convention Center, drew record crowds to the event. The show had the largest two-day turnout in the history of the show and largest single day attendance ever. Saturday attendance was 6,134, and Sunday attendance was 5,061. The show drew its largest Saturday and Sunday numbers in the 21-year …Read More »

  • Huggins Presented with the California Scuba Service Award

    Huggins Presented with the California Scuba Service Award

    Hyperbarics and diving science pioneer Karl Huggins was presented the California Scuba Service Award on June 21, 2008 at the Casino Party Benefit held in conjunction with SCUBA Show 2008 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Karl Huggins has been diving since 1977 and a NAUI Instructor since 1980. He is noted for his work in decompression theory and models, …Read More »

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