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  • 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 »

  • Using Digital ISO for Great Underwater Images

    Those of us who grew up photographically on film were ingrained — no pun intended — in the intricacies of ASA and ISO (a.k.a. film speed) because it made a difference in picture quality, as well as what we could shoot. Simply put, when we were dealing with film, “speed” really referred to the size of the silver halide crystals …Read More »

  • Diving is a Social Activity

    One of my favorite sayings is, “Always dive with a buddy… It is more fun that way!” Diving is, or at least it should be, a social activity. You can try to tell somebody just how really big that Giant Black Sea Bass was, but it is so much better for you to share with fellow divers your mutual feelings …Read More »

  • No Halibut

    Hey guys, I’ve been diving heavily in the central Cal area since ‘86 with thousands of dives at Port San Luis, Tajiguas (near Refugio) and at Refugio beach. Hunting halibut has always been my “specialty” and I have been very successful at always finding the fish. Until the last few years, starting about four to five years ago, I could …Read More »

  • “The Biology Behind the Limits” Exhibit Now at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    An interesting exhibit on California fishing regulations will be on display at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) in San Pedro through January 4, 2009. Several drawings of popular animals fished in our coastal waters help to explain fishing regulations, bag and size limits, gear, and time restrictions. One regulation states that the California Spiny Lobster is limited to seven per …Read More »

  • Survey to Find Economic Incentive for Protecting Ocean Resources

    Oceana has released a new survey that finds a strong economic incentive for protecting living ocean resources. Sea the Value: Quantifying the Value of Marine Life to Divers shows that scuba divers are willing to pay more to see healthy corals, sharks and sea turtles. As part of the study, scuba divers were asked the maximum amount of money they …Read More »

  • San Diego Oceans Foundation Dive-A-Thon Raises $27,227

    San Diego Oceans Foundation Dive-A-Thon Raises $27,227

    During the month of August, 50 SCUBA divers spent nearly 30,000 minutes underwater and raised $27,227 in support of the San Diego Oceans Foundation (SDOF). The annual SDOF dive-a-thon is very similar to a walk-a-thon in that divers seek pledges and donations from family and friends. Each minute spent under water and each dollar raised has a point value. With …Read More »

  • Sustainable Fisheries Guide Available for Sushi Lovers

    Sushi lovers nationwide now have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world’s ocean wildlife. Three leading ocean conservation organizations—Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay Aquarium—have now made available to the public color-coded consumer guides ranking popular sushi selections based on whether they are prepared using seafood that’s caught or …Read More »

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