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06
Feb

Peace Boat to Anacapa: Sea Lions, Dolphins & Whales Oh My!



Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2016 - Southern California’s reputation as a surfing destination has been around for decades, first cemented in Hollywood movies like 1959’s Gidget and Beach Blanket Bingo, and with bands like The Beach Boys’ whose first three albums in the 1960s - Surfin Safari, Surfin’ USA and Surfer Girl, became synonymous with California’s youth lifestyle.
  
But as I recently discovered during a scuba trip to Anacapa Island with PADI scuba diving store Malibu Divers, not only are the waves amazing, but also what lies beneath them.
 
Full disclosure: I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know there were islands off Southern California. To me, islands conjure up images of the Caribbean or French Polynesia. Clearly I had a lot to learn.
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20
Mar

Love Diving? Take Your Passion One Step Further: Become a Rescue Diver

Rescue Divers are Prepared Divers 

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2015 - You've splashed off the Oil platforms Eureka, Elly and Ellen, explored the wreck of the A.C.E. drum seiner, and dived Casino Point at Catalina Island so many times you're more use to kelp than trees. Whether you do most of your dives near home, or save it for Cabo, you've seen a little bit of everything by now. New dive sites just aren't the challenge they were when you started; so now it's time to go a little further - train to become a Rescue Diver. It's a challenging, demanding course, but there isn't a single certified Rescue Diver who regrets having taken the course.

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30
Apr

Freediving For Fun

Freediving, A New Challenge

Los Angeles, CA – April 30, 2014 - Anyone who has ever watched a nature documentary about whales or dolphins knows that they dive deep and that they can stay submerged for a very long time, but did you know that marine biologists recently documented a dive by a beaked whale that lasted over two hours? Pinnipeds can stay underwater for up to half an hour. Elephant seals have been known to dive for about two hours

Makes the few seconds that most of us can manage to hold our breath seem pretty lame, doesn’t it?

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23
Apr

Earn Valuable Non-Corny Skills By Training to be Rescue Diver

Kevin Costner, The Guardian

Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2014 - What does Rescue Diver have to do with a corny rescue movie? Our Rescue Diver program will be better than any corny rescue movie you watch and more realistic.

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18
Apr

Lazy Reef Fish & New Scientific Discoveries

Lazy Fish Scientific Discoveries

Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2014 –In most recent news, researchers that specialize in reef studies at James Cook University have found that warming oceans could slow down active reef fish. Studies conducted by the University's ACR Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have revealed that steadily increasing ocean temperatures have caused large reef fish to become lethargic. Many of the fish affected tend to rest on reefs or at the sea bottom, when they do take to the seas, they swim and at exceedingly reduced rate of speed.

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26
Mar

Scuba Lessons Can Be Profitable For Your Pocket And Your Soul

UNderwater Photography & Scuba Diving

Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2014 –There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, equal to being on the open water. Sunshine, glinting off of the blue ocean, the smell and taste of salt air, and sea breezes flowing across your body.

That is, of course, unless you are IN the open water. The views are spectacular!  From the smallest to the largest of all manner of sea life, the colors, textures and wonderment and SCUBA Lessons (or perhaps, FreeDiving but more about that in a future blog) are the only way to get this experience.

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25
Mar

Scuba Diving Gear for the 21st Century: Apps for Your Android

Android Apps For Scuba Diving

Los Angeles, CA – March 25, 2014 –Android apps for your phone or tablet may not yet have attained the level of essential scuba diving gear or accessories, but you can bet you will live long enough to see that change. The following suggestions for apps to download to your phone or tablet computer may not yet qualify as the kind of scuba diving gear you cannot do without, but many of them may already have the power to enhance your love of the sport.

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12
Feb

33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup

Avalon Harbor Clean-up

 
Los Angeles, CA – February 12, 2014 – What do diving, parties, fun, and odd finds all have in common? They can all be found at the 33rd Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup. Taking place at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, this event offers exciting dive adventures that are only available during the event. The Harbor is closed to divers at any other time.

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17
Oct

Lobster Diving: A "Tail" for the Breakfast Table

Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2013 – It's almost dark; only a quarter moon will light the sky tonight. Excited divers dot the beaches along the southern coast of California. As the sun sets, the divers make last minute preparations to enter the water in Malibu, California. Adrenalin is pumping -- you know your dive buddy is with you, but you are alone with the thoughts in your head. You wonder what creatures you will discover in the darkness. You force yourself to slow your breathing and focus. You enter the water. The hunt is on; spiny lobster season is in full swing from Saturday, September 28, 2013 through Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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18
Apr

Local Boy Scout Organizes Malibu Ocean and Beach Clean-Up for His Eagle Scout Project

Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2013 – With Earth Day on April 22, 2013, a local boy scout and members of his local troop will be in the final stages of preparation for one scout’s eagle service project – removing trash and debris from our ocean and beach.

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