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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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04
Apr

No Cell Phones Allowed

 

Los Angeles, CA – April 4, 2015 - How’s the above-water world treating you lately? From the blare of your alarm clock in the morning, to traffic with its noise and frustration, the news tearing at you, your cell phone ringing. . .and that’s all before your work day even begins.
  
Even when we “get away”, these days, it’s hard to get away. We are always connected to our phones, computers, and the pressures that come with life. There is one place though, where very little of the surface world can touch us. It’s under the sea.

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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
Jan

So You Want To Be A Scuba Instructor? Read This Story

Paradise Cove Malibu 

Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2015 - January morning in Malibu’s Paradise Cove, windless and sunny, I was packed into seven-millimeter thick neoprene, geared up for a beach dive. It was my first ever on the southern California coast and my first step toward becoming a dive instructor, though I’ve been certified advanced open water since I graduated high school. You’ll have to guess when that was. I’m not telling. It’s been that long and, for me, too long to wait to take my diving to a professional level.

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23
May

Not Just A Summer Vacation idea with Kids

SCUBA Fun as a Family 

Los Angeles, CA – May 23, 2014 - The tween and teen years are some of the toughest for family vacations; the kids are too young for toys and to stay home alone, but too cool for the attractions-based vacations that used to work, and let's face it... not too many people are begging to keep your tween(s) or teen(s) for a week or so while you take off on vacation.

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09
May

Pro Scuba Training for a Career You Love

Find a Job You Love 

Los Angeles, CA – May 9, 2014 - The feeling of gliding through a new world, one both older than the one you left behind on land and yet still new. The feeling of slow motion flying, the sights of colorful schools of fish, or the mystery of the darkness of night underwater. Feelings that few people know, but many wish to know.

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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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26
Apr

Five Reasons to Try Scuba Diving

Try SCUBA Today & Learn the Secret

Los Angeles, CA – April 26, 2014 - The term SCUBA is an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. Scuba diving is underwater exploration while carrying the scuba gear like a backpack for the purpose of breathing underwater. Scuba diving is one of several ways of being underwater, but is the most convenient method. Scuba diving allows greater freedom when underwater and allows the diver to swim without restrictions.

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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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19
Apr

Help Children Become SCUBA Divers and Give Them Advantages for Life

Advantages for Life

Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2014 - When children become SCUBA divers, they have life long advantages. By the age of 10, children are eligible for SCUBA lessons and to be certified as Junior Open Water Divers. At the age of 15, teens can upgrade their certification to that of PADI Open Water Diver.

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