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  • Pelaj Railgun Speargun

    Pelaj Railgun Speargun

    Pelaj announces that its Railgun range is now available worldwide. Comprising four models, Pelaj has a rail gun to suit every fish —from a mullet to a marlin. Made in Australia, the Pelaj Railgun range features numerous innovations including: reinforced Rhino speed barrels allowing use of stronger multiple rubbers resulting in more powerful, accurate shots; double clip in muzzles aligning …Read More »

  • Peace Dive Boat Announces Online Reservation System

    Peace dive boat has announced that its new online reservation system is up and running. Now you may at any hour of the day go to to view the space available for all open boat and freediving trips and sign up. Booking online with the Peace dive boat’s new online reservation system is easy and user friendly. Just enter …Read More »

  • California Scuba Service Award 2008: Karl Huggins

    Highlight of the Saturday Evening Casino Party is the awarding of the California Scuba Service Award. This award was established in 1989 by Saint Brendan Corp. (parent company of California Diving News and the SCUBA Show) to recognize those who have made significant and long lasting contributions to the California diving community. The recipient of the 2008 California Scuba Service …Read More »

  • Recommendations Made for Marine Protected Areas Along the North Central Coast

    The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Blue Ribbon Task Force has recommended marine protected areas for California’s north central coast. The recommendation includes a preferred alternative and three other proposals that will help the State of California improve the design and management of its marine protected areas (MPAs). This recommendation will be presented to the California Fish and Game Commission, …Read More »

  • Chamber Day / Evening Reaches New Heights

    The 20th annual Chamber Day 2008 broke all previous records with a staggering $120,168 raised for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. The event, which was held on May 7, consists of Chamber Day, Chamber Evening (held at the Aquarium of the Pacific and celebrating its 10th incarnation), the Chamber Challenge, daytime and evening raffles, and blind-bid auctions. Divers, 227 in all,  …Read More »

  • 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 »

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