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Why Go There? What to Expect from the Scuba Show

You’ve heard the old saying, “birds of a feather flock together,” right? I’m not sure how to correctly describe a gathering of scuba divers — a school? A herd? A pack? For the purposes of this article, we’ll call them a show of scuba divers. As in, the Scuba Show. Why?  Well, the word “show” fits in this instance, because at the Scuba Show there is a lot to see. It includes every scuba divery-thing you can imagine — and some you haven’t even imagined […]

Very Special Days for Divers are NOW HERE!

Christmas. New Year’s Day. My birthday. My mother’s birthday. July 4th. Opening day of baseball season. The World Series. The Super Bowl. Starting way back when I was a kid I note the passage of time with these “special” days. In my adult years I still do the same with these days, and I have added a few more. The first days every month when bills are due. Various anniversaries.  I also note the first reported sighting of a California gray whale off the coast […]

IST B-006 Roller Gear Bag

California divers need a bag that is both light in weight for travel and yet large in capacity and sturdy enough for the demands of California diving. IST has stepped up to meet these demands in the their new B-006 Roller Gear Bag.  This is a large capacity dive bag intended to hold a full set of gear for the California diver — wetsuit, BC, regulator, fins, the whole works. Side pockets hold even the large, long split fins that have become so popular with […]

Gear You May or May Not Need

Most active California divers also travel to exotic destinations one a twice or year to dip their fins into warm tropical waters.  Gearing up for tropical coral reef adventures can however be different than California diving, and we are talking about more than just a thick wetsuit or dry suit. Standard equipment for California divers is not always so standard in the tropics. Sometimes, it is simply not needed. Often it is even frowned upon. Below is look at some items of gear that you […]

SCUBA Show 2010 Breaks Records

In its 23 year history, the SCUBA Show has never seen as much exhibit space and attendance then at the 2010 show held May 15-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Over the course of the weekend, a record 11,216 attendees enjoyed the largest consumer dive expo in America. 324 exhibit spaces filled the convention center, the most ever. Perhaps the most significant observation by the exhibitors and show attendees as well as the show management was the energy level in the exhibit hall. “Underwater […]

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