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How to Photograph Sea Lions by Dale Sheckler

The California seas are full of marine animals that can be a challenge to photograph. Personally, for me one of the most difficult is the sea lion. They are fast and they are dark. And they are smart. Back in the day I burned a lot of film on these funny guys. I have had a bit more luck with digital, but that is only because of the ever-present friend of the underwater electronic photographer: the delete button.  I have met some excellent underwater photographers […]

BLUE Ocean Film Festival ? August 24-29

BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit will bring together filmmakers, photographers, scientists, divers and ocean enthusiasts in Monterey, California August 24-29 for a multi-media global ocean event that will honor 70+ of the world’s best ocean films while empowering professionals with the latest developments in underwater film and photography technologies, The mission of BLUE is focused on leveraging the power of film to help protect the ocean and the life within. Industry passes are available at www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org “Ocean lovers, film & photography amateurs and […]

3Rs Beach Diving Workshops ? August 7, 14, 21 and more

Rocks, Reefs and Rips program (3Rs) is a mini-course to familiarize divers with popular beach dive sites and improve beach diving skills. Summer sessions in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area will take place: Aug. 14 at Point Dume, Sept. 11 at White Pt., and October 9 at Nicholas Canyon. For the San Diego area, sessions will take place: Aug. 7 at Hospital Point and Aug. 21 at Casa Beach. Instructors will demonstrate and supervise proper surf entry and exit procedures, explain unique aspects of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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