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JakeID.com Dive Gear Identification Tags

JakeID.com is now offering a practical and enduring way to identify your dive gear. Your name or any other notation you’d like up to 19 characters, are woven into strong nylon strapping. Woven directly into the strap material, your wording will not fade, chip, rinse away or peel off. Currently, there are dive gear bag tags, zipper pulls, and gear ID tags. Coming soon are dive light lanyards. The lanyards and tags, lanyards, and pulls are all made in California, USA. For more information, go […]

IST Holsters

It seems you can never have enough pockets–or pockets in an easy place to reach. IST sports has come up with a unique accessory for those divers needing more storage space on their dives–Holsters.This stretch soft and plush 3 mm neoprene accessory wraps easily around your waist and thighs and secures with an adustable Velcro closure. Additional D-rings, both inside and outside the pockets serve as an extra attachment for valuable pieces of gear. The large pockets are closed with heavy-duty rust-proof YKK zippers. Available […]

How to Photograph Giant Black Sea Bass

Hurry and grab your cameras! They’re here! The giant black sea bass (GBSB) are back and entertaining divers once again.  Giant black sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) were once endangered and rare due to over fishing, largely blamed on excessive spearfishing and sport fishing. In 1982 they came under protection of the state government and have made a partial but dramatic comeback. Most animals seen by divers are in the size range of 3 to 5 feet and around 300 pounds but can range upward of […]

Sport Chalet’s Treasure Hunt Begins July 12

Sport Chalet, in cooperation with Tabata USA, Aqua Lung, Mares and Sea Pearls, will be taking divers on an adventure this July with their first annual Treasure Hunt. In the 1700’s the San Philip set sail for the West in search of new resources and riches. The 30-person ocean vessel sailed from the Atlantic Ocean across to the Pacific Ocean carrying cargo, supplies and gold. The ship mysteriously disappeared and was never found again. Three different gold treasure bars will appear somewhere off of the […]

Wyland to Paint Yukon Dolphin

California Ships to Reefs has announced that acclaimed artist Wyland will create a unique and historic work on steel cut from the hull of the HMCS Yukon artificial reef. The work will honor the tenth anniversary of the sinking of the Yukon in San Diego, a ship which is today a rich new ocean environment and popular diving and recreational site. The Wyland piece, which is a steel dolphin taken from the Yukon hull, will be auctioned as a joint fundraiser for the Wyland Foundation, […]

Jewels of the Sea: California?s Most Photogenic Sea Shells

In the early years of my diving career I collected shells (a long time ago). That stopped when I learned how to photograph them. This was much more rewarding, allowing me to record not only the shell’s appearance but the animal that lived in it and behaviors such as mating and laying eggs. No longer alive and removed from their habitat, many shells lose their luster—but photographs preserve their beauty forever. California waters contain a variety of seashells, some of which are exquisite. This does […]

Operation S.E.R.V.E. Kickoff A Success

With a lone bugler playing taps in a frosty but beautiful November Saturday morning at Veteran’s Park in Redondo Beach and full color guard hoisting the Star Spangled banner and OP serve colors, the Operation S.E.R.V.E. team kicked off its first celebration in which it hopes to have many more to follow. Operation Scuba Education & Rehabilitation for Veterans Empowerment (Operation S.E.R.V.E.) is a non-profit tax-exempt (501-C3) pending national organization chartered in the state of California. Operation S.E.R.V.E’ s purpose is to empower our returning […]

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